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

Autumn Trio

On Saturday past, I had a card making afternoon and created three autumn themed cards.

I began by using a new clear stamp by Inkadinkadoo- "Corn Stalks" #60-30561. First of all, I sponged Tim Holtz distress inks Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade on glossy C/S, then I embossed the image in black which created fall colours in the plants and the yellow harvest moon. I cut it out with Spellbinders circles.
I embossed Coordination paper with the Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest folder #37-1906, sanded the embossed areas, and sponged TH Spiced Marmalade on the leaves and pumpkins. The edge was distressed with TH distressing tool and sponged with the same two colours of inks.

Each card I created a little differently with brads, rafia, punches, crocheted edged ribbon, Sizzix Sizzlet pumpkin & oak leaf dies, chipboard phrase, Spellbinder scallop circles, Spellbinder Curved Rectangle nesties, etc.  The two bottom cards have the fall verse label on  the inside.

The verse label is also a new Inkadinkadoo clear set that contains two phrase stamps- "Autumn Verses" #60-30566.

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I am entering the first card "Fall Gold" into the following challenges:

-Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: "Fall Photo Inspiration  #132
-Friday Mashup #26: Fall & Brad
-Dragon Den: Fall into Colour
-Pals Paper Arts #113: Heat Embossing

Oct. 3/2011