Once of my favorite Creative Challenges is Tim’s 12 Tags of 2014. He posts his Tag on the first of the month and then you have the whole month to post your version. I usually jump on it right away but I’ve never been much of a Halloween person so I don’t really have a lot of Halloween “stuff” to use so this project was a total IMPROVISATIONAL Attempt. This Tag was so grungy-licious that I had to give it a try!
Translucent Embossing Paste was applied through the TH Halloween Layering Stencil and allowed to dry. Silver Tinsel Twine was colored black with a Black Permanent Sharpie Marker. Dusty Concord Distress Stain was applied to a Craft Sheet and spritzed with Water. A small piece of Specialty Stamping Paper was swiped through and heat set. This was used to cut out the word “Boo.” Originally, I stamped a pumpkin and put it behind one of the round Facets but it was too white against the distressed background so I didn’t use it.
Once the Embossing Paste was dry on the tag, Orange Marmalade and Dusty Concord, and Crushed Olive Distress Stains were sprayed onto the tag.
“B-O-O” from the Alphaneumeric Dies were placed onto the Dusty Concord colored Specialty Stamping Paper and passed through the Big Shot.
Once they were cut out, Crackle Paint was applied over the letters. I had to use a Paper Piercing Tool to apply the Crackle Paint to the letters. I found that anything else I tried was too big. They were then adhered to the Grunge Board Squares with Crystal Effects.
I cut 3/4″ x 3/4″ squares of Grunge Board and sponged them with Black Soot Distress Ink. The “Boo” letters were sponged as well.
Brushed Bronze Distress Stain Spray was sprayed onto the tag slowly to create the big splotches. The edges of the Tag were distressed with a Distress Tool and then inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I didn’t have a Monacle so I used a Small Round Fragment and then painted the edge with a Silver Permanent Marker. Once that was done, I applied Remnant Rubs to the top of the Fragment and applied Picket Fence Distress Paint with my finger to the back of the Fragment.
The “eye” from a Remnant Rub was applied to an Idea-ology Type Charm and then covered with the clear dot that comes with it. Both were attached to a Swivel Clasp which was attached to Natural Black and Cream Trimmings that was tied through the hole in the Tag.
The Bird from TH’s Nature Walk Stamp Set was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. It was cut out and covered in Crystal Effects and then attached to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The “Boo” Squares were adhered to the tag using Score Tape. Holes were pierced into the squares and little Screw Top Brads were inserted.
This was really Grungy which I loved but my fingers were a complete mess! Thank Goodness for my Craft Scrubby!
I dug out my old Ceramic Halloween pieces to photograph the Tag. I hope you like it! 😀
Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2014 – October
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Fall in love with…
Craft Hoarder’s Anonymous – Happy Fall Y’all
Frilly and Funky – Fall Colors
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes
Anything But a Card – Change of Season