Thursday, September 6, 2012

SEPTEMBER TIM TAG ~ WITH A SPOOKY TWIST

Hello friends!  It's almost the weekend! 

Over at Tim Holtz' blog, he's celebrating Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp with a 20% discount off of all of his stamps.  Gotta check THAT out!


 He has also created and posted his wonderfully steampunk style tag for September.  Check it out by clicking on the 12 Tags of 2012 above.


Here is my Tim style tag for September.  It's steampunk with a twist...adding orange alcohol inks to the metallic look and then creating a spooky Halloweenish steampunk theme!

Here's how I did it ...


I started with a #10 manila tag (the new LARGE tag).  I glued "BOO" - letters from Tim Holtz' Grungeblocks and Mixed Minis sets to the tag.  Then I did as Tim did on his tag, cutting pieces of a Metal Foil Sheet and randomly placing them all over the tag.  Then I used a paper stump to press the foil all around the letters, really making them pop and creating a faux embossed look.


Next, I used one of the detail wheels from my Ten Seconds Studios Cool Tools and Tim's Design Ruler to create a soldered look on the tape edges.  I also did Tim's very cool technique of adding indented "rivets" by using a ballpoint pen.  It's on his blog...check it out.  I also added some half pearls in various spots on my tag to create raised "rivets" as well as Tim's indented ones.


I could have done what Tim did and leave the metal background an old weathered aluminum looking finish but I wanted to create a Halloweenish tag.  So, I pounced Sunset Orange and Terra Cotta Alcohol Inks (separately) all over the tag and the "rivets".  Then I added a wash of black paint all over the tag and kept dabbing to remove the excess, adding more paint and dabbing it off until I achieved the look that I wanted.  I added Gold Paint Dabber to "BOO" to make it stand out. 


Here is a more closeup view of the tag.  You can really see the detail of the soldering marks, the rivets and how cool the alcohol inks look on the metal background. I also really like the faux embossed "BOO".  


Now that the background was finished, I just needed to create all of my pieces to put on the tag.  I stamped Tim's Apothecary skull onto manila cardstock that I had rubbed with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber.  Then I covered the skull (other than the eye sockets and teeth) with Crackle Accents.  I cut a rosette out of metal foil that was glued onto a piece of cardstock.  I washed the metal foil with black paint to darken it.  Then I made the rosette as you normally would.  Once dry, I cut it in half and offset stacked one on top of the other.  This created a clown-like collar for my skeleton.  I edged the collar in Paprika Stickles and let it dry.


I covered a plaquette with the significant Halloween number of "31" with Crackle Accents and then added a little Gathered Twig Distress Ink to darken the pearly white finish.  I also added the two words "ALTERED SOUL" from Tim's Chit Chat underneath a Label Pull.  I attached a Swivel Clasp to one side and attached one of Tim's Seasonal Adornments, a scary spider.  It swings freely from the Swivel Clasp.


Here you can see the spider attached to the Swivel Clasp.  I used Tim's Drill Punch to make the hole in the spider to attach a jump ring.  Next I added some little metal Gears to the corner.  The skull is distressed with Gathered Twig Distress Ink to really show all of those cool cracks in his head from the Crackle Accents.  I hot glued the 3D clown style collar in place below the skeleton's head and I hot glued the antique gold Clock Key in place behind my skeleton's head.  Then I added three layers of pop dots and stuck the skull in place. It's very dimensional and looks really cool.


Here is a closer look at the skull and all of that wonderful crackling.  


Finally, I just got my new Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine yesterday.  I added a piece of black and a piece of orange from Tim's Autumn Tinsel Twine Set.  That stuff is amazing!  I love it and I'm sure I'll have to have MORE of it!

Oh...and to my friend, Kaz Hall of The Shabby Little Shed...who has "this thing" with mustaches ... 


My skeleton is getting into the act with a pair of Grungeboard Angel wings!!

Have a great weekend everybody! Take some time to PLAY .... IT'S SOUL FOOD!
 

Here are the supplies I used on this piece that are available at Simon Says Stamp.

42 comments:

  1. This is ridiculously, amazingly cool!! Love it - you have so many original and unique ideas, Candy. Your work is so special!

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  2. Fabulous tag Candy, love love the collar from the rosette die. The colours in the background are perfect for Halloween and the metal looks wonderful. I love using this technique, it's great fun isn't it. I love the addition of the boo and your dangling spider. Wonderful attention to detail as always. Tracy x

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  3. Oh wow , this is a wonderful tag, I love your Halloween take on Tim's...the colours are scrum my and the collar is such a clever idea!there are so many wonderful details,the crackle on the scull and all the wonderful idea-ology additions! Just love it!!! Trace x

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  4. If I was allowed to vote for the winners on Tim's blog...you would totally win. This tag is so ridiculously fabulous in every way!!! Love love LOVE the details and all the hard work you put into this amazing creation! I can't get over how cool that skull is......

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  5. oooh Candy, this is a fabulous take on Tim's tag with a wonderful twist. We don't seem to celebrate Halloween so much here in the UK so I love to see all the skulls, spiders etc on my US blog friends work so much! I saw you do rivets with pearls before and they look amazing, but I love how you did the 'Boo', must try that. I know I keep saying it but you have the most amazing imagination - wow, wow, wow. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  6. wow, very cool Candy, I love the effect you have got with the alcohol inks and all the elements come together brilliantly. Very creative as always, Love coming here. x

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  7. Fantastical! LOve the Boo in the background, and the orange metal!!! Ultra cool work!!!

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  8. Wow, Candy, this is completely sensational! Your background is absolutely glorious - love the inny and outy rivets, orange metal and fabulous skull (have just bought that stamp set myself, so this is great inspiration, thank you)... and thank you so much for all the detailed information into your creative process - fascinating.
    Alison x

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  9. Oh i really like this!!! So fun and spooky. The BOO is so nicely done too.

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  10. What a fantastic Tag. I love that you have made it a Halloween one too. A real Art Piece Candy. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  11. Hi Candy,
    thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving that nice comment.
    I'm very happy having found your blog because the things you create are so wonderful.This Halloween tag is fantastic.I love the way you made the skull and the collar.That looks great.

    A good night from Germany (It's half past midnight here)

    Anke

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  12. OMG Candy, you have done it again babes... a skull... with a ruff! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! LOVE this tag MORE than I love Cheesy Chester Cheeto's... so you know how much that is!!! Am in countdown mode now... FOUR months... and counting!!! Lotsa love hunny xxx

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  13. WOZERS Candy!!! This tag is one amazing piece of art! I am waiting for an order from SSS for that foil tape....thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  14. Awesome take on Tim's tag. I particularly like the letters under the foil! Great idea.

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  15. OMG, I love this! Wonderfully spooky and I love the coloring of your background. Fabulous details!

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  16. Excellent :-) very nice done Candy !

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  17. Oh Candy!! This is off the scale cool!! Love everything about your tag.....spesh that moustache!!! That made me LOL!! thanks Candy for thinking of me xxxx will email you later ;0)

    love

    Kazx

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  18. This tag is fabulous! So many cool details.

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  19. Wow what a tag! Your background is just gorgeous on it's own. Love the bat-stache :)

    Thanx so much for sharing this

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  20. I haven't seen Tim's tag but I love your deliciously spooky tag with all its fab embellishments. Annette x

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  21. I love your tag!!!! the colo9rs look fabulous together! the skull is cool too!!!

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  22. Gorgeous as always. love the stitched look.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  23. The details are amazing Candy! What an amazing piece! Super spooktacular! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. wow technique heaven love your art work simply amazing with such depth of colour and texture
    Hugs Kate xx

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  25. Hi Candy - stunning tag absolutely love it!

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  26. whoooaaaa - love it! :) cute rosettes and scary skulls ... who dare say, this doesn't match? Opposites attract! Wonderful combination ... and this TH metal-technique is so amazing, too! Have do to my own one soon,
    kind regards, serafeena

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  27. I love your take on Tim's tag Candy. The skeleton is fab........... I am sure Kaz appreciated the moustache !! how funny !!

    Another brilliant creation. TFS

    Hugs Annie xx

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  28. Love the color!!!!! And the rivets looks so cool. I love the way you've attached the spider Great work!!

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  29. OMG, this is SO cool! Love the skull, and his "collar"...so wonderfully creative! LOVE IT!!!

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  30. Oh, Candy, this is fabulous! So much eye candy... I'm loving the skull with key and collar, especially. What a creative mind you have.... LOVE this!

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  31. I love that you did Halloween and thanks for the step ups. It's great!

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  32. I love it and that you did it with a Halloween theme!

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  33. I love that you did Halloween and thanks for the step ups. It's great!

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  34. This is absolutely fabulous. I love everything about it.

    Thanks so much for the step-out photos and great descriptions of your creative process.

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  35. This is gorgeous Candy! Fabulous details! Hope to try out this technique!

    Wishes
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  36. I popped over from Tim's blog to see your Sept tag and love your tag as well as the hero project and the beautiful dragonfly wings.

    I hope this only comes off and a polite suggestion but if you adjusted the widths of your columns the projects would take the spotlight. It is easy in Blogger- just go to Template, Customize, Adjust Widths and play around. It took me forever to realize I could do that on my blog-

    Can't wait to see what you make next.

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