Friday, 24 October 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.



11 comments:

  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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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