Yikes - I finally found time to work on my Tim Tag for August - with just a couple of days to spare! Here's Tim's Tag and his tutorial on how he made it. This month he wanted us to create showcasing our own creative muse.
So although I was inspired by his techniques for the background of the tag - I did use different colors, different stamps, different Idea-ology, and a different theme. Here's my tag.
First, like Tim - I laid down two pieces of Tissue Tape - I used Commute. Then I stamped my cool cats from Tim's new set Halftone Halloween over the tape. When I was all done with my tag - the cats didn't show up too well being stamped over the Tissue Tape - so I stamped them again on card stock, but them out, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered them over the stamped cats with foam dots - slightly lower so the stamping behind looks like a shadow. I also used some stamps from Steampunk. The spider is die cut from Alterations Candlelight Fright - that I covered with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. I tucked the spider web into the Tinsel Twine and Natural Trimmings I looped through the hole on the tag.
I used Tim's Halloween and Harlequin Stencils with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste over my tag. After the paste dried, I colored my tag with Spiced Marmelade, Wild Honey and Weathered Wood Distress Stains - rubbing the stains on my nonstick craft mat, spritzing my tag with water and dragging the tag through the stains. I let the colors drip down and dried the tag with my heat tool. To add the dots - I stenciled over the tag using Tim's Dot Fade and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I added a Plaquette with the #31 for Halloween that I covered with Archival Dandelion Ink. I put a Remnant rub/Apothacary spider on a Vial Label adding a Chit Chat Sticker over it and inking that with Dandelion Ink. To finish off my tag - I spread some Glossy Accents on the top right and bottom left corners and a little on the left edge - than poured Mustard Seed Distress Glitter over it, tapped it off and let it dry.
So - I got my tag done! just in time to find out what Tim has to inspire us for the September Tag!