Tim Holtz Inspired Halloween Tag

I was reading the current Grungy Monday challenge at Studio L3 - Tim Holtz in 10! and thought I would give it a try. Now this is quite a challenge for sure! I planned out the design, set the timer for 10 minutes, then got to it.

I cut out the raven using my Cricut and the "October 31st" cartridge, then cut a 3"x6" piece of Tim's halloween word paper from his Idea-ology 12 x 12 paper pad, ripped both ends, and applied it to a tag. Sponged Spiced Marmalade DI around the edge, followed by Black Soot DI.  I already had a stash of grungeboard bookplates cut from Tim's Alterations Tag die, so this saved a minute or two. Rubbed Versamark over the bookplate and covered it with black EP in which I mixed a few specs of Stampendous Frantage Mica Fragments. They bond when the EP is melted.  You have to be careful and gentle with the heat gun doing this technique - the first time I tried it, the mica bits blew all over the place!

I used my oval punch to cut an orange background for the bookplate, sponged it lightly with Black Soot DI and affixed the numbers (Doodlebug 123's) in the centre. They are sort of white coloured but  pick up the orange shade when glued down. Copper brads on each end, and foam tape pop up the bookplate.

I also cut out a little sign "trick or treat" from Tim's Idea-ology paper, covered it with self-adhesive acrylic, placed it behind the bookplate and underneath the raven.

Finally, I applied Black Stickles glitter to the wing portions of the raven, along with black eyelash fibres and orange glittery ribbon to the top of the tag.

The timer rang when I was applying the stickles and I hadn't covered as much as I wanted, so it probably took an actual 12 minutes to finish. Is this OK for the challenge??  I have never moved so quickly while stamping/creating!!!! LOL

So, thanks Linda for this challenge....it was fun.

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October 22/2011


Studio L3 Grungy Monday - Tim in 10

Gingersnap Creations GC123 - Ravens

Going Grey with Scrap-creations Challenge - Tags

All Sorts - Week 128 Halloween


  1. I love Tim Holtz and you did a great job with this tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  2. A stunning creation ~ Definitly got the spook factor.
    Thank you so much for entering my Halloween challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Awesome tag Sharon and you did great doing it in 10 min. love the stickles on the wings .See you in the morning

  4. Tim in 10 minutes! Amazing! Great tag...brave woman!

  5. Wow this is fabulous love that striking image!!!

    Thanks for joining in with our Halloween challenge at Allsorts this week...

    Emma xxx

  6. Amazing what you can achieve in 10 minutes. Great 10 minutes worth.Thanks for joining us at Gingers

  7. This is wonderful, and it looks like it took way longer than 10 (or 12!) minutes. Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations!