Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mad Scientist Tag- Featuring Creative Cafe' - Kit Monster Bash

Hi Everyone!  This month's Creative Café kit has endless possibilities for all your Halloween creations!  This week, I'm working with the add-on set called Monster Lab!  I just love the Mad Scientist in this kit, and couldn't help but feature him in my first project this month.

I decided to make a tag and got out my Silhouette Cameo, and all my distress inks to help create the fun elements of my tag.  Here's a quick look!

To begin, I used my Silhouette to find a beaker shape to cut for the front of my tag, it measures about 4 1/2 x 5" - If you don't have access to a Cricut or Silhouette digital cutting machine, you can find free shapes to download and I found this one here -

I'm using my Tag diecut from Tim Holtz that means it a size 8 tag measuring roughly 3 x 6.
  • I die-cut my tag out of water color paper- so I could water color with my Distress Inks -
  • Wetting down my entire tag first, I than began applying Black Soot to my craft mat wet that and dragged my tag through the ink. 
  • The second color I used was Crushed concord which as a deep purple shade. 
  • Using my heat gun I dried my tag in between applications and added more ink blending the two together. 
  • Once it was completely dry I used my circular sponge applicator and added more Black soot and Crushed concord- filling in areas and edges. 
  • Finally I took my wet brush and created droplets of water to give it that water drop effect.

Die-cutting my beaker out of white cardstock I used this to stamp the Mad Scientist's table of beakers and formula cooking and brewing image directly to this shape.  I colored it in - and my beaker was ready to go!

Next I stamped the Mad Scientist himself - again on white cardstock - I stamped him twice, as I decided I wanted to layer and pop up his head for more depth.
Once colored I fussy cut him out and applied his 'second' head to his body!

To add a pop of color I decided to create a golden moon!  So I cut that from the yellow-gold cardstock in the kit and while still in the die, I added some Mustard Seed distress ink to give it more depth -  See the steps below:

Here are all my elements gathered together and ready to finish my tag!  I added one more fun die-cut element out of black cardstock I cut a piece of wrought iron fence.

...and another look at my finished tag. 

To finish I stamped some lightening bolts to the Moon, I also later added my phrase.  Purple gems from the kit were added to resemble bubbles coming out of the beaker; and finally ribbon trim tied off at the top.

Well that's it for my first project this month - keep checking back as the rest of the team has some more great ideas to share through out the month!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' kit; featuring add-on set Monster Lab
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' kit; featuring Doodlebug 6x6 pad- October 31st-
Ink:  Memento-Tuxedo Black; Distress Inks- Black Soot; Crushed Concord; Mustard Seed
Adhesives: Crystal effects; dimensional tape and pop-up dots
Embellishments: Gems and ribbons from the kit
Tools:  Spellbinder- Circle nestabilities; Wrought iron fence;  Silhouette Cameo; Tim Holtz Sizzix Tag die

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