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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tim Tag October 2013

Firstly, a big welcome to my latest followers, I am so thrilled to have you along on my creative journey! A quick post as I don't want to be on the last minute with my tag this month.

I absolutely love Halloween and I love Tim's tag for October, but sadly I don't have any of the new dies that he has used.......so once again I have had to improvise.  You can see Tim's beautiful tag HERE.

And here is mine:


I created the background with Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw Distress Paints, following Tim's instructions.  The edges were distressed and aged with Black Soot Distress Ink.  The tag has been stamped randomly with the script element from the Chemist stamp set - well I had to get that in there somewhere!

The bats and the bottom part of the dome (a Tim die) have been coated with Glossy Accents and then liberally coated with Black Soot Distress Glitter - I am not a huge glitter fan but these distress ones are lovely, not too sparkly and quite chunky, so easy to handle.


The top part of the dome has been done in two parts.  The background has been embossed and lightly coated with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  The see through element of the dome is one of my latest obsessions - it has been cut using Wendy Vecchi's wonderful Clearly for Art.  I gave it a coat of Glue and Seal, allowed this to dry and then coated it quite thickly with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint - an idea by Wendy Vecchi that Tim shared with us recently, but with a glass vial.  I thought I would try it out with Clearly for Art and it worked really well.  I waited until it dried and then I gently heated the CfA and shaped the dome slightly so that I could fit the bats underneath.  Sadly, this is one of those pieces that looks much better in real life but hopefully the close-up gives you the general idea.

To finish off I stamped trick or treat from the Simple Sayings stamp set and added some vintage ribbon to the top which has been coloured with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint and then stenciled with the Burlap stencil.

Thanks so much for looking, I will be missing for a couple of days so will not be able to visit your lovely creations but I hope to catch up with you again soon!  Big hugs, Anne xx

50 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, This tag is brilliant, very original to use the glass dome to frame the bats. Love the effect with the clearly for art/rock candy combination. If it looks better than these photos in real life it must look amazing, cant wait to see it. Hugs Mo x

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  2. Anne
    That dome is sensational - oh WOW, so impressive.
    I think we can tell that you are ever so slightly obsessed with Halloween and having so much fun.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. oh Anne - that dome really is amazing - what a wonderful tag - love it to pieces - - dare I say it - its better than the masters - shhhhhhh! Hugs rachel xx

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  4. I love this Tag Anne. the bats look fabulous and its so bright and cheery. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. Great tag Anne. I haven't seen Tim's yet but it can't be better than yours, it's just fab.
    Craft On, Angela x

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  6. Totally wonderful Anne, a really fabulous design and amazing detailing.
    I agree with Rachel, I think it is better that Tim's!
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. How extraordinarily imaginative and clever Anne. That cracked dome with it's caged bats is a genius move. LOVE this. Jenny x

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  8. Fabulous Anne, love what you did with that dome, so very, very clever, captured bats, yikes. Totally fabulous tag though, so original and clever!!

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  9. Beautifully spooky - love it! Chrisx

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  10. Fabulous techniques and effects Anne, love the crackled dome and bats underneath, cool idea. I have used the same text as you on mine, hope to get it photographed tomorrow and up sundry.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  11. Wow Anne! What a fantastic tag! I love the crackled dome and shimmery stand! I'd love to give that technique a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Hi Anne,
    That's a fabulous amount of creativity you have put into that TH box! I also have one of those boxes (as yet unused). I really must do something with it.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog regularly, I do appreciate it!
    RosA

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  13. Stunning! I admire your creative improvising, cause I always like it better than TH (Shh!) I didn't know a lot of the products you described, but it sure was interesting to read how you did the processes involved in this great tag. DH is gonna have to see this one. Then he's gonna ask me 'what is..." and then we'll have to visit Mr. Google. Anne, this is just a great tag, WELL DONE! TFS & Hugs

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  14. Hi Anne, love the effect you created for this tag. I've not heard of some of the products you have used, but your step-by-step clearly showed how fabulous these are. Fantastic. have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

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  15. Love your gorgeous tag, Anne!
    The effect with the (poor) bats in the bell jar looks sooo fab! Great, great improvising!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  16. Anne this is really interesting. Puts a new slant on bats in the bel - fry doesn't it.Ilove your improvisations by the way. Be boring to have all the product!

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  17. Great tag Anne. Love how you've created your cobwebby dome to keep the bats contained. That Ripe Persimmon background looks good too - think That'll have to go on my shopping list!!

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  18. fabulous adapt and overcome tag Anne...mine is still on the drawing board...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  19. Redanne your tag is absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pinned!!!!!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  20. I love your tag!! Fabulous jar cover, I love the spider web and trapped bats inside and the result is so spooky icky like it should be. Awesomeness!!
    Have a great day!!
    Kelly

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  21. Shhh...I like your tag better! :) Seriously cute!
    But I did pin his post because I liked his idea for distressing the tag.
    I need to try that after misting or painting!

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  22. Hi Anne,
    What a great job you've done with this month's tag ....... I think it's better than Tim's!
    Love the dome, I'll have to check out that technique. As usual I'm going to be on the minute with mine - not even statred it yet! Have a great weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  23. Ewwwww, Annie, bats and their slobber under a dome! You are an evil creative genius in what you can do with your imagination and your products!! Tim should PAY you for your creative ideas!!

    Have a PERFECT weekend!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  24. Love the crackle encapsulated bats! What a fabulous Halloween tag and you have me wanting that die now! Hugs!

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  25. Hi Anne, what a brilliant tag..I love what you have created here...and this bats are superb! Hugs, Carole Z xx

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  26. ...amazing Tag Anne, I'm loving all the halloween colours, but your bell jar steals the show for me it's awesome!, the best i've seen so far for halloween, LOVE it...Mel:)xx

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  27. Hi Anne, fabulous creation. I love the colours and you have just reminded me that I have not used this die yet. Great design and technique too. Enjoy the weekend. Tracy x

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  28. Wonderful work Anne! You describe what you do so well, I always manage to visualise what I have in my stash & think about whether I could possibly have a go myself. Lol - maybe one day. Your use of the CfA is brilliance itself :0) xx

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  29. I am going to start calling you The Queen of Ween - or maybe The Mistress of the Night Taken Flight - I Am Boolicious And A Little Boodacious! Whatever or Whoever you are kid - your tag is fabulous and wonderful. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! You know I am thinking about boo!
    Sandy

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  30. I was trying to figure out how the heck you had got a cobweb to stick to your tag, well until I read the description of how you made the glass dome. Gorgeous tag and it must look even better IRL, but it's gorgeous Anne. I keep popping back to look at your haunted house. I love studying it and I keep finding new bits that I hadn't noticed before - it's brilliant Anne, absolutely first class x

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  31. awesome tag! love the idea!!

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  32. Oh wow Anne - your work on that dome is superb - well worth expanding your photo to see detail better! Another fantastic tag! I'm sorry I've been missing so much lately - 'life' has been taking over on a number of fronts. I hope that you enjoy your own break away. Happy Weekend. Nicola x

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  33. Fabulous take on the October challenge. Your crackled dome is just superb. The close up really shows it off well. I love the bats under the dome, great idea. Have a good break xx

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  34. First off fabulous take on Tim's tag! I so adore the faux cracked glass technique on clearly for art...it's like they were made for each other. Those batty bats do not look happy to be under glass I hope you poked air holes for them :)

    Amy*

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  35. Brilliant Anne, another winner here I think! Great idea with clearly for art - I love that stuff. I'm sure Tim will love your entry, I do! X

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  36. A really fantastic take on the tag, Anne - absolutely love your crackle glass dome full of bats - what a stroke of genius! The background colours and stamping are perfect for the Halloween look - really, really love this one!
    Alison xx

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  37. Really love your Tim tag Anne and such marvellous improvisation! The crackle looks superb and the colours are fantastic! Chris x

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  38. Hi Anne x Fabulous background and I love the focal point. The crackle looks amazing on the dome die.

    Very inspiring and great take on Tim's tag.

    Best Wishes

    Annie x

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  39. Sorry I took so long to visit, this tag is FANTASTIC, your improvising is PERFECT, I too have to improvise, so I can appreciate the extra work, anywho, this is fabulous and we will see you when you can, thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week..

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  40. Hi Anne, Your tag is just fantastic! I love the crackle finish on the top of the bell jar...it's FAB.U.LOUS! I must give that a try. I hope your doing well! Take care.

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  41. Tag is fantastic Anne and I hope your well soon hun lots of love and huggles take care xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  42. Hi Anne, I'm back again to say thinking of you and hope you are better soon, big hug, Carole Z XXXXX

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  43. Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  44. Oh my sweet friend, so sorry to hear about your fall, wishing you lots of speeding in your healing, you will be missed greatly.. (((( BIG HUGS )))))... XXOO

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  45. Hi Anne - just to say I hope you get well really soon! Hugs, Di xx

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  46. Fabulous tag as always... sending lots of love & best wishes for a speedy recovery....Hugs May x x x

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  47. Oh I really really like this!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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