Saturday, 3 October 2015

Spooky Doings - Tim's Tag for October

*I love the Zombie die (and the others) that Tim used to make this months tag, but this being the UK, and therefore a month or two away from these being available, quite a lot of improvisation was required this month.

I love the dimensionality (is that even a word?) in Tim's tag, and wanted a similar 3D effect. Had no idea how to achieve it so slept on it. Amazing how your brain works, I woke up remembering I had a stash of Tim's Kraft resist Halloween themed papers, and that there was a skeleton in there somewhere.  But once I had a look I realised that the witch would be perfect for this tag, because I could colour her green to reflect Tim's tag.  And frankly she was a lot easier to layer than the skellie.

So, this is the paper, befor chopping it up


I cut out all the witch faces from one sheet, and coloured them lime green using an American Craft stamp pen as I didn't have that colour in distress pen, though I used other ones to add shading.  I then used 3 different layers to build up her face, including cheekbones, eyebrows and eyes.

Layers!


I had to cut out and layer up her hat to make it pointy, (otherwise she would be a witch from Wales) and used picket fence pen to whiten her teeth and pupils.

The background for the tag is from Tim's 8x8 Seasonal Stash, as are the 'spooky' letter squares.  I didn't have the splatter layering stencil or the black distress stain Tim used so I mixed up a bit of iced spruce and weathered wood stains and dribbled that on the background to get a similar effect, and used a random round er..thing I found in my drawer to get a 'coffee cup' stain.

I coloured some white rayon ribbon, added a spider charm and also a bit of orange rickrack to finish to tag.

 I like the wee ghostie peeking out from the back :-)

Here's a picture of everything I used, apart from a heat gun, which wouldn't fit in the picture. 
Okay, I forgot about it. :-/. Oh, and some fasteners and a loop pin.

And yes, that's a toffee hammer, used to bash a dent in the fasteners. Needs must.


I was so chuffed with this one I posted it in Facebook.  Couldn't wait for Halloween!

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Well it seems that I wasn't the only one to like this tag as, after posting my link to his 12 Tags blog, TIM HOLTZ (the MAN HIMSELF) emailed and said I was 'brilliant'! 

Woot, wooty woot woot!

I can't tell you all how overwhelmed I am with everyone's kind words, thank you to all who left a message, I really, really appreciate it.  You know how it is with crafting, it's like creating in a bubble with not much contact with the 'outside world' and to get this response is just gobsmacking.

Pressure's on for next time now!
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33 comments:

  1. Cute tag. Even in the states we often have to wait for the dies so improvising is fun! Like your color choices!

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    1. Thank you so much, it was fun to make and the response has been amazing!

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  2. So awesome ... how creative you are !!

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    1. Thank you, I have had a fantastic response to this tag. totally unexpected.

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  3. WOW! This is an amazing tag. Great job, Sara!

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  4. What a great version of Tim's Tag - love your layered Halloween Witch - great colors and design!

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  5. This is a great improv of Tim's tag - very creative and fun! I'm inspired to go clean off my desk and create something myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. what a great tag! The coloring is great as is the layering...really amazing!!

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    1. I have had a wonderful response to this tag, and thank you Paula, I love your blog!

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  7. Fabulous version of Tim's Tag !
    Corrie x

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  8. Absolutely inspired! I like your witch much better than the male dies on offer!! Fantastic work.
    Alison x

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  9. Shw mae. I spotted this in the linky at 12 tags and had to pop over. So cool. Love how you layered the witch. Then I read you scribblings. Very amusing. OMG a toffee hammer!! Haven't seen one of those for a decade or two. Used to love bashing the toffee. I think she would look great as a welsh witch. Off to look around. Hugz

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  10. Fantastic tag!! Love the layers!! You inspired me to create a tag.
    Christina

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  11. Your tag is so creatively clever and super cool Sara. Congratulations on your prize package. Can't wait to see what you create next. :)

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE the layered witch!!! Brilliant!!! Excellent take!!!

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  13. It is fabulous and awesome and I am so glad I didn't go back after 1st October to see what others made before I added mine - love this! Karen x

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  14. congrats on your win!!! love, LOVE your take on this months tag!

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  15. Amazing interpretation of Tim's October tag, love your witch! Congratulations on your win!

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  16. Absolutely love it! Tim's right, it is brilliant. Kudos on your win.

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    1. Thanks everyone, I'm so thrilled to have been picked as a monthly winner.

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  17. Hi Sara! I can sure see why Tim picked your witch as a winner! I love it! I could have sworn I commented before the draw, but now I can say CONGRATULATIONS! Hugs!

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  18. Very well deserved win. This is fantastic. I love all the layering.

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  19. Well deserved! Fantastic creativity on this fab tag ! X

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  20. I have been back to look at this several times; love how you pulled out all the layers. Congrats on your win!
    vicki

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  21. Congrats on your WIN!!!! I am loving this WITCH!!! Soooo different
    and SPOOKY BABY! FABULOUS job with all the detail and color!
    So glad I took the time to check out everyone's Tags....soooo fun!

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