Friday, 19 October 2012

ANYTHING GOES @ FUSSY & FANCY



...all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them...
- Walt Disney -
 
 
...hello everyone, I have some exciting news, I'm delighted to share with you that I have been asked to join the very creative bunch of girls over at Fussy & Fancy and I'm thrilled to be sharing with you my first piece with Team A...
...the challenge for the next fortnight is: ANYTHING GOES...



 
...as we are so close to Halloween I thought I'd do a spooky tag...I used corrugated card with the mini bookplate die as a tombstone, distressed it with black soot and snowcap, added a crucifix with a fun jewelled skull...
 
 
...I'm not sure of the name of this on the edge die as this strip was given to me, it works well as a graveyard railing though, it has been heavily aged...
 
 
...the background of this manilla tag was given a coating of chalk paint by ParperArtsy named Mermaid, alcohol ink was randomly dripped over the entire tag, the effect was quite surprising, an embossed tree branch roughly charcoaled and spooky numbers added to complete this tag...
 
 
...I do hope you pop on over to the Fussy and Fancy blog and join us in the challenge which runs for two weeks http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations...
 
...as always thank you so much for dropping by...
xxx
 
 
 
 
 

 

37 comments:

  1. Hi Mel, I do love this creation. The tombstone looks just absolutely fabulous and you're right, the on the edge die makes a great graveyard railing. Also love how you created the background ... Great TAG, joy to look at :-)
    Have a great day, Suzanne xx

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  2. Mel this is brilliant.
    Fantastic details.
    Love the cross with the skull.
    Stunning work.

    Have a wonderful weekend Sweetie.
    xoxo

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  3. Love your tag Mel,so much texture.xxx

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  4. I love the spooky look of your tag Mel, tempered by the glittery skull. That tombstone is an amazing use of that die and love the railings, perfect for the graveyard look! A brilliant tag. Crafty hugs, Anne x

    PS Many congrats on joining the DT, they obviously know talent when they see it!

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  5. Well done Mel, you'll be a credit to the team, your work is gorgeous, and so professionally finished. I'm a huge fan xx This tag is brilliant too, I love the aged fence top, it looks cool, and the corrugated tombstone looks amazing. Your makes are so inspirational. Michelle xx

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  6. Congratulations , I am not surprised...they are luckybto have you and your gorgeous work!
    This tag is fullmof yumminess, love the fence and the waybyou have combined all the elements...a fab make Mel! Trace x

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  7. Hi Mel,
    First off, Congrats on your DT post!! and WOW! what a spookylicious tag. Great idea to use the bookplate die as the tombstone, looks fab. Love the touch of bling on the skull too. As always, a stunning make from you. xx

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  8. WOW what a fab first project on the DT at F&F and I love all the techniques you've included :-)


    xx Sazzle xx

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  9. Wonderful tag Mel! The details are so interesting and it's definitely spooky :-D

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  10. Congrats on the DT spot Mel. This is such a clever tag. You've put so much effort into each element and it is a joy to behold. Hope you have a fab weekend and that all is getting better with mum and baby. Hugs, Buttons x

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  11. Great tag Mel, love the corrugated. Well done on your first DT piece.

    Shall pop over and have a look.

    Sam xxx

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  12. Brilliant work as always Mel, Lots of fabulous techniques, Big congrats on your DT Post...at Fussy & Fancy.... Hugs May x x x

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  13. Hi Mel, this tag is amazing! I love all the detail you used to create all of the wonderful spooky effects...great job and so glad you joined our team.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  14. Oh the background is marvelous, but that tree speaks to me!!! The chalking on it is grand...it looks painted in! A true artist you are! Spooky cool make!

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  15. This is awesome, perfect colours and fab details
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  16. So cool, Mel - the ageing on the railing is just fabulous, and I love your inky background so much! Great inspiration for the challenge... great to have you on the team!
    Alison x

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  17. Congrats on the DT position!! Your creations are always amazing, I love seeing all your grungy projects! So many nice layers to this tag, it's awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  18. Congratulations and well deserved Mel. Love this tag with so much atmosphere. You have made the railings look like real metal.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  19. huge congrats on your DT place Mel...gorgeous tag as always...love that spooky skull...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  20. This is SOOOOOOO GEORGEOUS!!!!!!!
    Love it ALL!!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  21. Hey Miss Mel -- I sure am spooked out with this one! I love it and a big congratulations to you -- honor well deserved!!!!!!!
    Sandy

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  22. Oh my gosh..what genius tag! I adore it!

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  23. Mel, this is incredible. And congratulations on your new position. Lucky, lucky you!1

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  24. Fabulous tag Mel and huge congratulations, xx

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  25. Hey Mel this is absolutely gorgeous, love all the spooky elements, congrats on your DT news too. x

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  26. congrats on the well deserved dt spot, you will rock it over there.x love ther tag, if you get time stop by haunted design house and enter xx. I will be looking forward to seeing all the future projects Mel xx

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  27. Wow Mel, love your tag with amazing details cleverly put together in a fab design!
    Welcome teamie :)
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  28. Ohhh...this is so you...Love the spooky, gritty look to it! That bottom edge die is fabulous.

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  29. Nicely done indeed. I am rather a cemetary person myself.
    Keep smiling and creating. You make me want to skip the sleep and go straight to my room and make something

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  30. Very spooky, glad I'm not visiting in the dead of night. Love the colours on the ribbon too.

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  31. This is just so fab Mel and love how you have created it. Well done on your new Dt spot. you are going to be great for them.
    x catherine

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  32. Hi Mel I love your scary tag its so cool with the lovely paper!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  33. Wonderfully atmospheric and beautifully executed. I love your style.
    Juliaxx (I'm on catch up as usual - sorry!)

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  34. Fabulous spooky tag Mel. Love all the grungy details. Sorry I haven't been round to visit and comment for a while. I've been absolutely flat out with my Ebay store.

    Sarah x

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  35. Just catching up with some blog hopping, so a late congratulations on joining the team at Fussy and Fancy. Well done!! I love your tag - nice to see some different colours for halloween.

    Hopefully I'll be up to date soon on visiting everyone!

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  36. Oh dear, I've missed so much these last three weeks or so but congratulations on your new DT and I hope you're having fun Mel. Fantastic tag and such wonderful artful techniques, I'm always in awe of your designs! Chris xx

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)