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Friday, May 10, 2013


Over at the Haunted Design House there's a Stephen King challenge and your project has to have something to do with him.  I thought I'd have a go and join in, so I made a tag with the theme of the film 'The Shining'.

I googled Stephen King and found a couple of images that I thought could be perfect.  One was a PC wallpaper of a man holding an axe and the other a cartoon sketch of the man himself (I hope it's ok to use them).  Both were manipulated in photoshop as they weren't quite what I wanted.  I stuck the man with axe onto a manilla tag  and inked it all over using brushed corduroy and fired brick distress ink pads, then edged it with walnut stain and black soot. I stamped the background corners using a Kaisercraft stamp and the cracks using an Andy Skinner stamp.  The blood was also an Andy Skinner stamp which is from his steampunk set, and I think it's actually an oil spill.

I went to the internet again and found a picture of the Olsen twins and then heavily manipulated it in Photoshop, printed it onto acetate and adhered it with glossy accents.  The text was computer generated using the font 'Chiller' and then printed onto Safmat and stuck on. I finished the tag off with some antique brads and the key.

Entering into:
HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE (Macabre Monday)  #166 - Stephen King.


mark gould said...

Very cool. Love the mix of digital media and the use of stamps. I really like the addition of acetate. Thanks for joining us at hdh x

Misty's said...

Hi Lorraine
I love Stephen King's stories. I've never read any of his books but seen many movies. They are brilliant and so is your tag! Love what you created! Absolutely awesome!
Michaela xx

~Lady B~ said...

Absolutely brilliant work! I love your tag!!!

Sarah said...

I am in awe of your creativity!! It's fantastic x

artwolf2009 said...

what a cool tag! Thanks for joining us at LOC and sharing your artwork with us

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE this! Fabulous tag. thanks so much for sharing with HDH. xxD

ike said...

Excellent - I love the SK face in the doorway :-) Brilliant tag and I love your mixed media design overall :-)
Thank you for joining us at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE this week :-)

Andrea C said...

Love your tag absolutely brilliant entry. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

I Don't Do Straight said...

Brilliant tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

The Olsen twins?! LOVE it! Great use of those images from the web. Fabulous tag. So glad you decided to play in the dungeon with us at HDH!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous take on the challenge - love the stamps you used! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Steph said...

Awesome tag, thanks for joining us at LOC challenges this week.

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