Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Treat Bag

Hello everyone! This month is almost over, time really flies. We have a 'this is a treat' challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week.
I made a little Halloween treat bag using Tim Holtz In The Bag die, Distress Ink, stamps and a stencil. The In the Bag die is a Movers and Shapers die and I placed the owl die inside it when die cutting it, to get an owl shaped window. The bag was die cut from manila cardstock.
Behind the window there is a piece of Frosted Film, coloured with alcohol ink and stamped with a spider web stamp. It is translucent, so you'll be able to peak what is inside the bag. I thought the owl would look fun with googly eyes.

The background was inked with Distress Ink and stamped with a spider web stamp. I used a stencil and Ranger's Texture Paste to add the words. They were inked after the paste was dry. I also added some die cut bats and tissue tape.

At the back, the bag looks like this. I splattered the bag with Black Soot distress ink, smeared on my craft sheet, misted with water and picked up with a paint brush.

You might be able to see the frosty surface of the owl better here. I love Frosted Film.

The handle is a piece of wire which was wrapped with tinsel.
I hope you will join us in the challenge. As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you so much for looking!
Happy crafting!

Surfaces: Ranger: Manila Cardstock; Tim Holtz idea-ology: Frosted Film; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft-Core Cardstock
Dies: Sizzix: In the Bag, Mini Owl and Crescent Moon, Halloween Shadows
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Halloween 3
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves
Alcohol Inks: Adirondack: Plum, Raisin
Medium: Ranger Texture Paste
Stencil: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Halloween
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Seasonal Chit Chat stickers, Autumn Tinsel Twine, Laboratorie Tissue Tape


  1. Anna-Karin your little bag is so cute! I love so much the owl and tinsel! fantastic work! BArbarayaya

  2. What a fun treat bag Anna-Karin! Love the stenciled detail and googly eyed owl! Too cute to spook!

  3. Fun bag! Clever little owl window.

  4. WOW, adorable treat bag you made. The Texture paste really pops and your Owl is a HOOT! I am a frosted film nut too.

  5. What a fantastic bag, I love the cute little owls and the tinsel handle is such a good idea. Love this! Anne x

  6. This is pretty awesome. I love seeing the words spelled out with paste. So cool! I love it!

  7. What a fun treat bag! I love the tinsel handle! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. That owl is just divine. He's got all the eerie beauty of a great Halloween creation. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  9. What a cute and lovely bag Anna-Karin!!! I love it! :D Coco xx

  10. Fabulous gift bag! Love the cute owl! He is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  11. This is such a cute, yet sophisticated, treat bag! I love how you used traditional colors, but kept them subtle. It's a great look and I particularly like how you made the background stenciling stand out. It is perfect and I'd rather have this than a bunch of candy any day!

  12. Love your cute and beautiful bag! The owl and textures are awesome. :)

  13. A fantastic bag! Love the colors!

  14. Super cute! Love the mixed colors of the embossed texture and the owl! The handle is so pretty!

  15. This is so cute Anna-Karin, fantastic textures and I adore the googly eyes on the owl!


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