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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Tim Tag August 2015

Hello friends!  The year is whizzing by, with talk of Halloween and Christmas already!

With all the inspiration we have had from Tim Holtz and his very talented designers recently, I have gone for a Halloween theme for my tag.  I was very much inspired by the talented young lady igirlzoe and her wonderful Halloween creation here.  Zoe's tag with Count Peckula just made me smile....

Following Tim's techniques for his August tag here, I created my very own 'Lord Wampyr', a distant British cousin of Count Peckula.....  Those of you who know Bram Stoker's Dracula, written in 1897 may know that it was a through a visit to a library in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that Bram Stoker changed the name of his main character from Wampyr to Dracula.  Wampyr the vampire just does not have the same ring to it does it?!  

Anyway, on to my tag.


I am not going to repeat Tim's techniques as you can see them here


Sadly, I don't have the word dies that Tim used so I used my Alphanumeric set to cut the words and numbers.  I added a bat from Tim's new Oddities Adornments.  Lord Wampyr prefers a tuxedo to a cape and his favourite tipple is red wine rather than blood, which possibly explains his red eyes...


The ephemera comes from Tim's Frightful Ephemera Pack, a new release.


Lord Wampyr has been stamped with the Crazy Birds set, the hat, bow tie and pumpkin have been stamped using the new Crazy Things stamp set.  The metal bat is from Tim's new Adornments set, Oddities and the arrow from Tim's Idea-ology

This is also my Design Team piece for Inspiration Emporium where you will be able to find items that I have used to create my tag.  If you do shop there and use my code Redanne, you will get a 10% discount off your whole order.  Postage rates are very reasonable at $5 for the USA and $10 for international orders including Europe.

I do hope that Lord Wampyr made you smile, thanks so much for looking and I hope to see you again very soon!  Big hugs, Anne xx

43 comments:

  1. oh Anne - this is such a blast - I adore it - I definitely feel a win coming on here - and if not I want to know why! Absolutely brilliant xx Hugs rachel x

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  2. What a fabulous take on this months tag Anne ..... I love it!!! xx

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  3. Anne, Thank you for the laugh at the end of a very long day. I love Lord Wampyr. Thanks for the literature trivia. I love the colors and Lord Wampyr is too cute. Great take on Tim's tag! :) Kim

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  4. Awesome tag Anne! Love the fun background and that bird is a hoot! So fun and creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. you've done it again Anne...what a great take on this month's tag...I adore this spooky Wampyr dude xxx

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  6. This did give me a smile Anne. You are so clever, great design many thanks x

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  7. LOVE the colours on this one Anne and the way that cheeky bird has become rather spooky. I could just see him starring in a production of Rocky Horror!!! Jenny x

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  8. Great take on his tag. I have not even tried it yet. Not sure when I will get a gap... perhaps on Friday night. My week is full with prepping for classes this week-end... kitting up a storm.

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  9. Oh my gosh, Count Wampyr is fabulous, I can never get enough of those crazy birds! Love your take on Tim's tag Anne!

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  10. WOW! This is wonderful Anne, your Lord Wampyr Crazy Bird is fantastic! I love your background design and fabulous detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. Lol lol love your count Anne, he is fabulous, I love how he has red eyes from too much red wine, bit like my hubby lol . Love the backdrop and his tuxedo. Fabulous tag. Tracy x

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  12. Anne, this is such a fun tag and I'd love the Halloween twist on it. The spooky background is so fantastic and I love the colors. Love that bird. Hugs!

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  13. Distant Cousin Lord Wampyr!!! OMG! I laughed, I cried, I clapped my hands and squealed! Your post has utterly delighted me. I LOVE your tag and your addition to this bird crazy saga. You have inspired me to add to this tale... Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for the mention. x

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  14. So, so fun Anne! love Lord Wampyr - and how so much better that you created your own words to die cut (but what a lot more work!) wonderful colors, splatter and ephemera - a very creative version of Tim's tag! My efforts to do this month's tag have been disasterous - will have to give it another shot! Julia xx

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  15. That is fabulous! Love your different use of the Crazy Birds - I have just got the dies for these but am waiting for the stamps to come back in stock - as usual I want them when everyone has got them. Thought I could live without but not so sure now, especially after seeing what you have done. Brilliant!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  16. this tag is so awesome!! I just love it Anne. (big heart here)

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  17. I'm chuckling away here looking at Lord Wampry he is so comical. It's the eyes that do it for me xx

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  18. Just catching up Anne as I have been unable to type lol fabulous makes and this tag is gorgeous!! huggles Sue xx

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  19. I think Lord Wampyr is adorable. Your whole tag is fabulous with lots of areas to catch the eye and enjoy seeing. {{Hugs}} xo

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  20. Every time I think I have my little boat going in the direction I really want to go in - someone comes along and I have to go a new direction - and it always costs me money! Anne your tag is outrageously fantastic -- I love this idea. My mind is all a whirl. Well there is nothing like excitement to keep one young!!!!
    Sinful Sandy is at it again!

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  21. TOTALLY and COMPLETELY the BEST of the BEST Anne - WOW WOW WOW - smiling sooooo big. FABULOUSLY INCREDIBLE.... love, love, love. j.

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  22. I am loving this tag! These birdies are getting everywhere they are so versatile. Love the name you gave him too.
    Happy crafty week my friend, Angela x

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  23. "Lord Wampyr" is fabulous Anne. What a super tag.
    Toni xx

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  24. You have rocked this month Tim tag Anne. This is a sheer delight! Really making me smile. I'm sorry but I'm just not scared of Lord Wampyr at all!! Hope your name comes out of Tim's hat. Brilliant work! Nicola x

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  25. Lord Wampyr gets my vote! What an inspired take on Tim's tag, via Zoe's hilarious offering - brilliantly mutated with your own Redanne twist of spooky playfulness. I love the pumpkin cauldron, and I think standing up there on his podium he deserves our attention. Mind you, those bloodshot eyes don't bode well. Brilliant!
    Alison xx

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  26. This tag is Awesome!! Love the colors, the owl die!! My favorite so far!!

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  27. Oh, Annie, you rocked using the krazy bird as Dracula (or should I say "Wampry" which just sounds too wimpy to me!)!! This whole tag is brilliant from start to finish and if it doesn't win recognition, I'll eat bat droppings on my oatmeal for a week!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  28. I LOVE your spooky crazy guy!!! Way cool take!!!

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  29. Ahhhh ao creeptastic! Lord Wampyr's exiled brother Sir Baron Beaknfly Esquire is waiting to make his debut. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. To transform the bird into a vampire is genius and comical at the same time! I so love the expression on his face and the attention to detail is spectacular.
    You will soon be starting your countdown to Halloween and me because I will have your stunning lantern to display again this year.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  31. I'll say it again: YOu channel Tim's techniques (to my mind) better than HE does! I LOVE this crazy bird the way you've used him. It takes more creativity to adapt your own supplies, rather than just using exactly what TH does. And you always manage a splendid effect. I like the way you've cut the lettering, and Lord W's tux is just delightfully grand. I'm loving his red eyes, the punkin & all the other cute embellies you've tucked around on the terrific sponged colors. WTGo! I know this is your favorite holiday. You'll be having fun. TFS & Happy wkend.

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  32. LOL Lord Wampyre....that's so cute! Everything about your tag is amazing and it definitely made me smile. :)
    ~~julia~~

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  33. Oh, MY Gosh, Anne! Lord Wampyr not only made me smile, he has me giggling and grinning ear to ear! What a fun take on Tim's July tag! You have made me believe I must get these bird stamps and their accessories! Me thinks me have to skip this month's tag, sadly!

    Thank you for your really sweet comment on my spotlight post at Craft Stamper TIMI! It just really made my day! Hugs!

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  34. Oh, MY Gosh, Anne! Lord Wampyr not only made me smile, he has me giggling and grinning ear to ear! What a fun take on Tim's July tag! You have made me believe I must get these bird stamps and their accessories! Me thinks me have to skip this month's tag, sadly!

    Thank you for your really sweet comment on my spotlight post at Craft Stamper TIMI! It just really made my day! Hugs!

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  35. This is so much fun and I just adore Wampyr! It's a winner for me(and lots of others I see too!)
    Hugs, Chrisx

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  36. Too fun! I haven't seen the little pumpkin yet... what a riot all the accessorie are!

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  37. A totally fabulous take on Tim's tag Anne and I just love it xx

    Those stamps etc are a must

    Huge hugs to you and David

    Annie xx

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  38. How did I miss this - just saw it on Pinterest and had to come find! Amazing, fabulous, wonderful - you are one talented lady Mrs R!! Nikki xx

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  39. Hi Anne!! I'm trying to come by to catch-up with all of the creative wonderfulness you've been making of late!! LOVE your take on Tim's August tag, Anne!! It's fun and playful and I'm going to call this...A WINNER!!! LOVE THIS!! XOXO-Shari

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  40. Great tag! Those birds are the bomb and for Halloween they are somuch fun.

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  41. What a fab tag and these birds suit Halloween so well! Hugs Carole Z X

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