Saturday 9 November 2013

The Octopode Factory - Spots n Stripes

Ok it's official I have a new fave image from Lily over at The Octopode Factory Shop she has just released 2 new images from Beetlejuice. A classic film from my childhood and probably my first brush with Tim Burton.
The Beetlejuice image for me was perfect for our latest challenge that starts today over at The Octopode Challenge Blog, the theme this fortnight is Spots n Stripes.
I started with a tag cut from some black mount board and masked of some stripes with tape. I painted the rest white with Acrylic paint from Decoart. I used the Dyan Reaveley spots stamp and stamped with Pink acrylic paint randomly over the top.When all was dry I peeled the tape away and was left with my stripes. It was looking a little stark so I used the duller green Dylusion Spray and then wiped it back so it more stained the paint than anything else, I coloured my ribbon at the same time. I also added the words, Say My Name. If you have not seen the film, you need to say Beetlejuice 3 times to summon him ;)
Beetlejuice was printed onto some 300msg card and coloured with my Copics, He was fussy cut and glued to the tag and the whole thing was given a coat of Decoart's Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.To finish off I added the brad to the bottom corner.
We would all love to see you joining in our challenge, your crafty make does not need to be spooky, just as long as it fits the Spots n Stripes theme. You don't even have to use an Octopode Image, although we love it when you do and your name goes into the prize pot twice x.
As always thanks for stopping by, I'm sorry for the number of posts this week, just the way it goes sometimes ;)  However I really do appreciate you taking the time to stop on by xxx

I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Punkyou Girl, they are having an 'Angels and Demons' challenge.


  1. wow this is fabulous! I love what you have created here... and now I need to go add that image to my collection!

  2. Hi Mark, I'm loving your tag! It looks great - especially that beetlejuice image, he is perfectly coloured :)

  3. Fave movie of one too! Great tag! Off to check out the Octopode site.

  4. Brilliant tag Mark! What a fab image! x

  5. That took me back a few years, love the Beetlejuice image and that Triple Thick Glaze looks like a must have now! A brilliant tag Mark (thank you for your well wishes too). Anne x

  6. Brilliant tag. Must get some of those Octopode stamps !
    Corrie x

  7. Love, love, love, love, LOVE!!!!!! xxD

  8. Fab colouring on a very funky image, and the glossy finish is great.
    Alison x

  9. Wow!! Fab Octopode image! Love the tag, I guess we're calling him a demon! lol Thanks for entering at PunkyouGirl again this month! Mo dt xxx