Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween - Or Not. 12 Tags of 2014

Well, I nearly didn't make this month's tag.  Halloween doesn't feature in my life.  So: no Halloween stamps, stencils or stickers, no bones but also no Distress Spray Stains, no monocle, no tinsel twine, no swivel clasp.   Time to improvise.

Here's Tim's inspiration:

Here's my improvisation.

Tim's Halloween stencil: I used the alphabet stencil.
Tim's mask material: I masked with copy paper.
Tim's texture paste: I used Polyfilla (spackle).
Tim's Distress Spray Stains: I smudged on Distress Ink minis and spritzed.
Tim's Distress Spray Metallic Stain: I diluted Brushed Pewter Distress Paint into a water mister.
Tim's alpha chips: I stamped the 13 red.
Tim's tinsel twine: I used black velvet ribbon.
Tim's monocle: I stamped a clock.
Tim's swivel clasp: I dyed some chain-looking ribbon with Black Soot.
Tim's bones: pass!

I'm quite pleased that I managed to use most of the techniques and got the overall effect, even though it's not necessarily Halloween.  But that's fine by me ;)

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. Hi Shirley! Your tag is amazing! Right, Sunday roast for me, I will need that wish bone to top yours! LOL!! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

  2. Love this tag Shirley ... amazing. Great job improvising from Tim's tag. Honestly, like yours better! Loll xx

  3. Wow! You did an amazing job on this tag, Shirley...especially given that you don't own any Halloween supplies! I love all the texture and dimension you've created and the colors are fabulous!

  4. Your take on Tim's tag is fabulous! Love the card and the clock dangling! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. This is great! Just discovered its your birthday: many happy returns! Jo x

  6. Awesome tag! HEY, ENJOY your birthday and today's Linky party!!

  7. Happy Birthday, Shirley Girley!! I hope you are having a fabulous day! I've been away and just learned about your line of stamps. How exciting!! I'll be checking that out and raising a glass in toast to your special day today!! Mwah! Darnell

  8. Happy happy birthday Shirley. Wish U lovely year ahead.

  9. Happy Happy Birthday Shirley!!!! I love your tag!!

  10. Love your version Shirley - and wishing you a very happy birthday yesterday!!