Friday, September 19, 2014

They're Baaaaaaack

Hi and Happy Friday! 

The Altered Pages Team is continuing our partnership this month with PanPastel.  I'm sure you have seen some of the amazing creations using PanPastels and hope we have inspired you to have fun with them as well.  Be sure to visit for all your crafting needs. 

Today I have for you a large Halloween tag.  For those of you that have seen some of my previous posts using the creepy baby doll head collages, they're baaaaaack.  You can see some of them here and here.  I know some folks like 'em and some not so much.  I think it's perfect for some Halloween fun. 

I started with a large white tag, inked the edges with black and then gave the background a modeled effect with my PanPastels Red Iron Oxide and Diarylide Yellow.  I then used my Clear VersaMark with a couple spooky stamps from my stash.  After stamping I colorized the images with the Red Iron Oxide and a "Sofft Tool" blender.  I LOVE this effect.  You can make it as light or heavy as you want.  


I added the word BOO from my stash.  The spider was actually cut using my Silhouette.  I used small clear rhinestones for his eyes.  Then came the baby doll head.  I also added paper flowers that were originally green and I again used my Red Iron Oxide to add a bit of depth and extra color to the green flowers.  The baby doll and paper flowers were adhered using Adhesive Dimensionals.  The spider and Boo were adhered using Aleene's Tacky Glue.  I also added a border at the bottom using black script washi tape. 

And, there you go.  A cute and creepy Halloween tag.  

I am going to add mine to our neighborhood tradition of "You've Been Boo'd".  Some of you have probably heard of it, but if not...well, it's tons of fun.  You put together a basket full of goodies, a hanging white ghost and a note saying You've Been Boo'd with instructions on how to keep the Boo going.  You drop it at a neighbors door, ring the bell and RUN!  Then, they hang the ghost on their house (so no repeats) and they do it to someone else creating another little basket full of goodies and a copy of the white ghost.  As October rolls on it is so fun seeing the number of houses increasing with little white ghosts hanging up.   
Thanks for stopping by.  Remember to leave a comment as often as you like for your chance to be entered into our PanPastel blog drawing.  Each comment you make enters your name, easy squeezy.  

List of supplies I used - 
Oversized tag
My Head is Spinning Collage
Paper Flowers
Washi Tape  
Adhesive Dimensionals
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Stash stamps
Stash Patterned paper
Silhouette Cutting Machine

Have a great weekend and happy crafting! Oh and BOO! 
Stephanie S. 


  1. Boo-tiful tag and what a fun idea to "boo" your neighbors to brighten their day! Great tag and idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. The tag is GREAT, thanks for sharing and I love your neighborhood Halloween "You've been Boo'd" tradition. Those activities strengthen a community.

  3. Cute tag! Love the creepy doll head.

  4. Those creepy baby heads are perfect for Halloween! LOL Great tag, Steph!

  5. Those creepy baby heads are really creepy, and oh so perfect for your Halloween tag. Love all the little touches you added, too. It is a fabulous tag!

  6. I'm not a fan of the creepy baby heads. I love the tag anyway.

  7. Lots of creepy fun here! Love the softness the pastels add. Thanks so much!~kim

  8. Boo - tiful!
    I've never heard of this tradition!