Sunday, September 23, 2007

Trees and Tag(s)

This weeks challenge over on Saturday Stampers is Trees, so, as Halloween is fast approaching and I've yet to make a single piece of artwork for it, I thought nows my chance to get started and create this piece.
I used ANM Trees, Magenta leaf and Inkadinkadoo house scene and crackle stamps.
Colours are a combination of Distress inks, Adirondack Lights and Versamagic Dewdrops. Dew Drops are handy as they are fairly cheap and so allow you to collect a wide range of colours you perhaps wouldnt ordinarily stock.

Please click on the image to make bigger.




I was also 'tagged' by Roben Marie (of Paperbag Studios)
It goes like this...
Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blogpost containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog.


....well the first stumbling block is I don't actually have a middle name. lol....but, to those long standing visitors of my blog, you may remember that I almost ended up with the fantabulous name of.....Bunty lol (cringe)

So lets give that a run for its money lol

B.........for Brighton. I moved to the south of England 22 years ago, known as London by the sea. Its a very arty city, very open minded and liberal.

U........is for errrmmm ok I said this was tricky...oh..yes Unfit(especially since I started crafting a few years ago)...thats me.

N.......is for Notre Damne. When I was 28 I went to Paris for a French couples wedding. The day before the 'do' we had a quick tour of the city and visited Notredame Cathedral and I was lucky enough to be chosen by the tour guide to ring the huuuuuuuuuuge bell (maybe it was my Barbie pink hair that got me noticed). All shocked, flustered and flapping, I stood up and bumped my head on the bell roflrofl...its only big enough to fit 20 or 30 people inside it so easily missed rofl

T...is for the three men in my life...Dave my husband and my boys Zak and Kane, all of which I couldnt imagine life without.

Y....is a question Dave often asks when looking at all the craft stuff of mine that is taking over the house inch by inch.

Phew...thankgoodness I didnt choose my Grandmas name, Elizabeth...I'd have been here all day!!

I would like to tag...

Audrey H

Kaz

Joanne

Suzan

Heather

40 comments:

saturday stampers said...

OOOOOOO I LOVE the tag, I am going to love all the halloween stuff, the dark trees are brill, the image is perfect, love it. gorgeous. Kaz x

and thanks for the tag....tsk....lol

alcoholinky said...

nice one Jo. Love the atmosphere this creates.

Julie said...

This collection of elements is EXCELLENT!! The text, moon, tree, teh look on her face..outstanding!

deb said...

Fab work Jo, Love the look on that little girls face.

joanne wardle said...

love the tag and thanks for the tag (I think! lol)

GISOU13 said...

Très sympa. Je trouve votre tag plein d'humour. Bravo
Gisou

Nellie said...

Oh stunning again Jo!! Great colours and a great idea!

Debbie said...

Oh wow - that is absolutely stunning

Penny said...

Fab! Like the lit-up house. It has a spooky but fun atmosphere to it!

Em's Blog said...

Love the tag JO and well done for getting to the end of the 'tag', gave me a good giggle lol

Paula said...

Fantastic tag. What a great scene you have created.

Gillian said...

Love the halloween theme, all the elements you have used are fab:)

Lol ..... great read Bunty:)

Andrea said...

Truly wonderful, love the little girl

Audrey said...

Great tag!

Heather Robinson said...

Thanks for tagging me, Jo! Love the Hallowe'en piece...so moody and mysterious!

Karin said...

I love the scene you've set here absolutley fantastic, great piece of work. :o)

Zuzu's Blog said...

Yay!! halloween

I love this tag Jo .. ( mostly cos it was made By Jo C-S and I am a fan )

love the shadowy scary trees . Excelent background all over ..
I can feel autumn and halloween OOOooozzzze out of it
and that wee girls face is priceless

:-)

Barbara said...

Beautiful Halloween tag.

Roben-Marie said...

Hey, Jo! Thanks for playing along! I love the "bell" story. I, too, have been to Notre Damne and it is something to behold! What a great memory! RM :)

Paula W said...

Very atmospheric...love it!

Carrie said...

Love this Jo - the image of the little girl is very cute.

Greensleeves said...

Love the eerie atmosphere with a touch of irony.

Rein said...

What a wonderful tag!

Lisa Renéa said...

Precious tag..such an adorable image!

Viola said...

Stunning tag, Jo! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This tag is amazing. Great colors and textures. WOW!!!

Debby

Sandra Evertson said...

I really Love this piece, you have such a great eye for placement and colors! I like the glowing light in the haunted house! A Most Talented lady you are! My husbands tour will be Germany,Switerland and France, Thank you for asking!

P.S. And I Love the fish in the piece below, how they swim right off the page!
Sandra Evertson

Sanja said...

what a fab tag,JO!!!Love it!

audrey h. said...

I love that little halloween tag. That little girl is just the sweetest and has the most awewome expression. Love the house also. Re: the tag.......yeah, you must be psychic. I still think I must have told you a long time ago what my middle name was so you tagged me on purpose, lmao. Talk to you later...........by the way, I am still sick, yuck!!! Later.

Far North said...

Wow what a great atmosphere you have created on this tag! ...Fantastic!...Jan

Seona said...

Love the whole feel to this piece Jo - fabulous!

Patti G. said...

Jo, Beautiful tag! I am SO Not ready for Halloween yet though! I wish I could have gottne some halloween art done! :0) Yours looks great and puts me in the mood for sure! Your explanation of your middle name and information you shared is precious! <3
Hugs,
Patti

Angela Sumner said...

Jo this is fabulous!! I love all the little details, especially the little girl. A really great tag:)

alice k. said...

That was great reading, and I wouldn't have minded sitting through Elizabeth...
Your tag is fantastically creepily beautiful!

Chris said...

That little girl is just fab - but then the whole tag is a masterpiece :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I just love your tag! this is the sweetest! amazing details too! :)
beautiful work!

johanna said...

great halloweeny atmosphere! like it a lot!

KardKrazy said...

Great tag -- very eerie and Halloween-y.

Magickdiva said...

FAbulous Tag - i love the colours and the imagery -

Angelina said...

S T U N N I N G!!!!! Love it!