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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

It's Halloween - Let's tag it on!

Well, that's the theme over at Our Creative Corner for this month and the wonderful  Julia has given us a Halloween Challenge.  Julia has asked us to create a Halloween tag with some surface texture on it.

I absolutely love using stencils and I am getting better with embossing paste (I won some Wendy Vecchi paste recently and it is wonderful to use) but I chose to use a dry embossed base for my tag.


In fact, a lovely American blog friend sent me this Tim Holtz embossed background and I knew it would be perfect for this tag.  It has a beautiful raised texture which I sanded and then went over it with Pumice Stone Distress Ink to give it even more definition.  The cat and bats are die cuts, as is the fence.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set.


The cobweb in the corner is my new Tim Holtz strip die, I love this one!  On the right side, I wanted to add even more texture to the surface of the tag and I used Frantage - Aged Black Embossing Enamel which has a lovely sheen to it.

The ribbon is vintage seam binding which I coloured with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint and then stencilled over with a burlap stencil.  The skull and crossbones is Idea-ology and I just glued this to the ribbon, after giving him some orange Ranger Stickles eyes.

I really hope you will pop over to Our Creative Corner to see what my talented teamies have come up with and then I hope you will join in this wonderful challenge.  You never know, you could be our winner and be spotlighted or one of our top three.  We would love to have you join us and you have until the 28th to get your entry in!

I must say a big thank you to my latest followers, it is lovely to have you along.  Thanks so much for visiting, hope to see you soon.  Big hugs, Anne x


48 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant Halloween tag Anne and has given me lots of inspiration as I have just got the cat and raven die! Love the use of the spiders web die too, I really want that one! X

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  2. love it love it love it...very spookilicious...the spiders web has gone on my long long wish list and don't you just love the definition on Tim's embossing folders...the best on the market...hugs kath xxx

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  3. This is really fantastic Anne. It's definitely what Halloween spells out to me. Glorious colours. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Absolutely fabulous Anne, love every little corner of it! The sanded and inked background is just the perfect backdrop to the die cuts and the colours just glow, stunning!

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  5. Brilliant Anne - love the bold coloured background against the sihouettes!

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  6. oooo Anne - love this one - will have to get the ripe persimmon - wow - its fab xx

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  7. Love your awesome halloween tag, Anne!

    I only received my cobweb die today and adore how yours looks on the tag! And the embossed background is just stunning!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  8. This is gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

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  9. WOW! this is wonderful Anne. The colours and textures look amazing.
    hugs Sue xx

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  10. I like that cobweb in the corner and the embossing is wonderful, such great texture.
    This has the WOW factor.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. Love the right orange and black silhouettes! Nicely textured too. Hugs Kelly

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  12. Fabulous tag Anne. I love black and orange for Halloween. Lovemthentouch of webbing at the top of,your tag, perfect with the scary cat. Thanks so much for popping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. Tracy x

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  13. This is superb Anne. Love the embossing and the stencilled ribbon in particular. Jenny x

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  14. Das Tag ist herrlich, Anne.
    Ich liebe diese Halloween-Szenen immer ganz besonders.
    Und die schwarzen Katzen mag ich ganz besonders als Katzen-Fan.

    Sophie xx

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  15. Absolutely fabulous Anne. That cat would scare me to bits! Gorgeous the way you have graduated the background colour. Nicola x

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  16. Great tag Anne, Just love that bright orange!
    Amy x

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  17. Wonderful tag Anne and I love that gorgeous background and the spiders web, fantastic colour too! Chris x

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  18. This is fab. Gorgeous colours
    Rosie x

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  19. Fantastic Anne - I do love that cat and just have to get me one for next year. I also love the embossed background -- I need to learn how to do that. The only thing I don't need to learn is how to read!!!!! Well done Sugar - how does everyone always beat me here!!!! I have been thinking about you a lot kid.
    Sandy

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  20. Anne, this is stunning...the embossed background is brilliant! Hugs Carole Z X

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  21. Gorgeous Halloween tag Anne, Love the vibrant embossed background...the spider web is brilliant.. Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  22. Anne, I just love the gorgeous texture and colours on this fabulous tag! It really screams Halloween and fits my challenge absolutely perfectly with that amazing background. I'm so lucky to be on a team with you!! Big hugs, Juliaxx

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  23. Love it!! A great background and so many cool details. A perfect Halloween tag!!

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  24. Wow Anne I just adore your work this tag is fantabulous as my grandson says lol huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxx

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  25. Perfect Halloween tag, Anne - I love that lettered background, and the stencilling on the ribbon is so effective. The bold black die-cuts against the vivid orange are fab... and now I'm even more tempted by that cobweb strip die!!
    Alison xx

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  26. Hee hee I've seen this for real and it's fantastic xx

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  27. Superb tag Anne. Wendy's paste seems to be very popluar going by the blogs I've read. I really like your black enamel corner, it reminds me of welding blobs. I do like the Ripe Persimmon colour; I've just got it as a pen at the mo. Your skull is a fab touch too :o) xx

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  28. I love your Halloween tag Anne, the fabulous textures, colours and imagery together and the frantage that adds that extra dimension. A great job.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  29. Wonderfully done Halloween tag. You are really getting into this Halloween thing. Hard to remember it's not a holiday in the UK. Loved the embossing and you carried that EF over the top with all the extras you added. Thanks for the idea to color the ribbon & then stencil over top. I've done the reinking coloring of seam binding, never thought about stenciling another layer. What fun things Iearn from my lovely blog buddies. TFS & Hugs (PS...DH will see this one fer sure).

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  30. Perfectly Halloween! Love the web and embossing! Gorgeous make!

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  31. Such a super cool tag!
    Halloween is just so huge over here.
    Not everyone celebrates though. I think we make such a big deal out of it in our family because of Evan. He just loves it so much!

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  32. What an awesome tag, Anne! Love the vibrant orange and how you put it together. Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  33. Excellent Tag Anne, love how you sanded the embossing then went over with ink, love your ribbon, with Ripe Persimmon oh my another color I have to get, my wish list is huge LOL, All the embellishments are perfect, thank goodness no spiders, they scare me :O), thanks for sharing, yikes I'm late I better get off and go bye for now..

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  34. This tag is gorgeous. Love the shade of orange you have got to - it looks so bright and just right for this tag. Great cat - might just have to splash out and buy that die.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  35. This is fabulous! The embossing really pops. I love the dies, they are so cool - so is the skull with the orange eyes! Brilliant Halloween tag! xx

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  36. Oh Anne you have done it to me again! Now I need to get that strip die!!! Love all the embossing and the touch of Frantage, which I have not mastered that use! Love this Halloween tag! Hugs!

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  37. Yikes, Annie, this tag is sensational, but it's pretty darn spoooooky for me with that cat and the bats and the spider web and the skull ... I think you have Halloween covered in all its gory detail, my friend!! No one does textured tags as awesomely as you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  38. Hi Anne, Wow this is great, no wonder those bats are flying off into the distance with that nasty looking feline tip toeing across the picket fence and it looks like the spider has had the same idea. Love the cobweb it has left behind though. I have just taken delivery of my simple saying set looking forward to using it now. Hugs Mo x

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  39. What fun Anne! All the little details are perfect!

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  40. Good evening Anne, I don`t do Halloween but have to say I love this wonderful "tag"
    The colours and all the details are brilliant
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xx

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  41. Oh Anne...I am rather behind on comments but here I am x love your gorgeous embossed background and the cats/ web are wonderful. Love the use of the picket fence die.

    TFS and best wishes

    Annie x x

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  42. Hi Anne, love your Halloween tag, it so captures all that is 'Halloween' to me. The embossed background is very effective, think I need to put that on my neeeed list that and the black Frantage embossing enamel. SPOOKTACULAR !!
    Hugs Lottie x

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  43. Oh Ann...how deliciously spooky this is! I love that shade of orange and it so suits that embossing folder! Wonderful dies used on this spooky tag!

    I need to get my butt in gear and get 4 Spooky cards made!

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  44. Gorgeous tag Anne. You can't beat Tim's dies and embossing folders especially for Halloween. The cat is just perfect and the colours stand out so well. Big Crafty hugs, Angela x

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  45. Lovely tag Anne! The embossed surface is lovely and the die cut pieces are perfect . I really must get on and make something for the OCC challenge ! Xx

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  46. Superb tag Anne! I love your background and textures and the spider web die cut is gorgeous! Chris x

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  47. Texture galore! I love your haunted tag... and Happy Halloween wishes to you today!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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