Sunday, October 16, 2011


This week's CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple Challenge is to create a clean and simple Halloween project with NO orange.

There's a lot of cool texture in this project and I'm also going to submit it to the Textured to Perfection Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I wonder if it's ok to submit multiple projects... I have a few more ideas for that challenge.

I had a lot of fun with my first CFC challenge! Instead of going "clean" I decided to make my project dirty. I literally said to myself "I want to make this as ugly as possible". 

I started off with Forest Moss Distress Ink and wrinkle-free distressed the tag. I blended Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed and Black Soot Distress Inks.

After I was done inking, I covered the entire tag with Super Fine Detail clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I stapled foam letters, added three brads and beat them up for texture.

Then topped it off with some frayed tulle and twine.

I hope I don't get disqualified for the Rusty Hinge color - it looks kind of orange in the photo but it's brown in real life.

I can't wait to see what everyone else made!


  1. LOL! It's a DAS tag! Dirty And Simple :) It's very cool and I love all the color and texture you brought. Glad you played at CAS-ual Fridays and I look forward to seeing more of you :)

  2. Hi Tess, Love your distressed tag with the frayed tulle! The staples are great effect for the spooky theme, too! So glad that you love our CAS-ua;l Fridays challenge! Hope to see more of your work!

  3. This is super spooky, I love the staples. :)
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Dang! This is so fun and interesting - love the texture that all those distressing inks give the base. Really clever!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  5. Hey Tessa! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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