Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2014 - October

I finally made my October Tim's Tag - I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it - but couldn't seem to find the time to sit down and do it!
Here is Tim's tag
And below is my version.  I used black embossing paste on the Halloween Stencil.  I also dabbed on Distress Stains - not having any of the new Distress Stain Sprays yet - so the colors look much brighter - I also forgot to mist the tag with water before staining - so that probably had something to do with it as well!  But I like the result!
Instead of a stamped pumpkin and spider - I used the Candlelight Fright die for my spooky candlestick and spider. 
When I was moving around the BOO Alpha Chips to see how they could fit on the tag - I realized it looked like the spider was grabbing the first O when I moved it up a bit, so that's how I placed it.  I colored the rope of the Tinsel Twine with a black marker since I didn't have the black tinsel.  I embossed the spider with Watering Can and a sprinkle of Tree Branch Embossing Powders and then rubbed some Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle on him.  I added 2 orange rhinestones for eyes.  I added dots to the corners of the letters with a Black Glaze Pen.
I embossed the base of the candlestick with Wendy Vecchi Watering Can embossing powder and the flames with Tree Branch embossing powder.  I rubbed some dried up Snowcap Adirondack Acrylic Paint on the candles - (it was really thick being dried up!) - then I rubbed some Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint over them and let them dry.  I added 2 Remnant Rubs/Apothecary on the candlestick.  Then I rubbed over the whole thing with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I added the Monocle with Remnant Rubs on the front and white distress paint on the back and attached it to the trimmings with a Wire Pin.  I layered my tag to a slightly larger tag cut out of Smokey Shadow card stock and called it done!
You'll find lots of tags linked up over at Tim's post - are you making one?  You have until Oct 31st!

Paper:  Manila tag - Ranger,  Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vechi Archival Watering Can and Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo.
Accessories:  Idea-ology - Monocles, Alpha Chips/Elementary, Wire Pin, Remnant Rubs/Apothecary, Tinsel Twine, Jute String, Trimmings Naturals/Black/Cream; Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle - Ranger, Candlelight Fright Die - Alterations/Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Black Sharpie, Black Glaze Pen- Sakura, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Ranger Distress Stains - Picked Raspberry, Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Halloween Stencil - Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders - Watering Can and Tree Branch, Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste.


Linsey said...

What a frightfully fabulous tag Julia! I love how you made your candles look all cracked and waxy with your old paint--it's perfect! And the boo letters with mr spider grabbing at one is such fun too-great eye!! And great tag! I haven't made one but since there's still some time, maybe I will now--thanks for the info and the great inspiration my friend! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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Deepti said...

This is cool! Love those candles and the alphabets in the BG :)

Redanne said...

You really made those candles look so realistic and I think the black embossing paste looks wonderful! The spider is so creepy with those fabulous eyes! This is such a great take on Tim's tag Julia! Hugs, Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

The tags are sooo amazing and fun! Just love the fun accents and charms you've added to it!! ;) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Jeanne J said...

Your tag is amazing Julia. I love all the close ups so I can soak up all that goodness. The little gem eyes on the spider are so cool!

Loll Thompson said...

Very creative tag Julia. Love all the elements --- so dramatic and a bit scary ... I don't like spiders :) I LOVE The colours ... don't think they are too bright. Loll xx

Lisa S. said...

I love the candles Julia and the texture is amazing. Such a spooktacular tag!

Buttons said...

Now that is a great version Julia! Loving the candelabra. Jenny x