Sunday, August 7, 2011

Challenges Entry: Spooky Tag

Studio L3's Grungy Monday #18 takes us back to 2009 with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas...{day 8} techniques.  There were several great techniques rolled into this one tag.  Instead of Christmas, I took mine in a Halloween direction.  I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp & Show:  A Tag, because,'s a tag!

I'm scooting in at the last few moments, so I'm skipping the details tonight, but be sure to check out Tim's blog...he details it out much better than I could anyway!

I used alcohol inks to grunge up the shiny metal edging on the tag and also to color the bead. 
The bead also has a slight coating of Lime Green Stickles.

: manila tag; SU! vellum; Tim Holtz grunge paper
Stamps: SU! ‘French Script’; Basic Grey ‘Spooky’, ‘Halloween’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’; Top Boss embossing pad; DI ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Peeled Paint’, ‘Old Paper’, ‘Vintage Photo’; AI ‘Mushroom’, ‘Oregano’, ‘Aqua’; SU! Classic ‘Eggplant Envy’; Glaze pen ‘white’
Embellishments: Stickles ‘Starry Night’, ‘Black Diamond’, ‘Lime Green’; TH jump rings; Blue Moon bead; Stampendous embossing powder ‘Midnight Black’; assorted fibers

Tools: TH paper distresser; vellum tape; tweezers; foam tape; felt ink blending tool; foam ink blending tool; emery board; heat gun; embossing powder tray


  1. Very 'spooky' indeed! Nice layering! Great tag! Great job!

  2. Great coloring - love the way you've done tim's technique in unusual colors. This is a beautiful tag!


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