Saturday, 25 October 2014

12 tags of 2014 - October

Hi all,

I love this time of year, all the warm colours of the leaves, (much better than just green!) and misty mornings.  Although we don't make as much of Halloween in England I do like all the imagery and definitely the colour scheme.

I decided that you cannot have Halloween without witches so I wanted to put one on my tag, the witch on Tims Carved Halloween stamp set was perfect but as she is on a broomstick she has to fly!

 After stencilling the spooky words with grunge paste I set the tag aside to dry.  From the Carved Halloween stamp set I stamped the witch, pumpkin and two spiders onto some spare card.  The spiders were embossed with clear embossing powder and cut out, quite a labour of love I can tell you.  The witch and the pumpkin were coloured using distress markers.  The pumpkin was then triple embossed with clear embossing powder cut out and some dimensional tape put on the back.  The witch was cut out, her pumpkin lantern and boots were embossed with clear embossing powder and a long narrow strip of acetate attached at the top of her hat.

I then die cut the cobweb decorative strip using some black card and swiped the picket fence distress stain over the whole thing waited a couple of seconds then dabbed with a tissue to get an uneven finish.

I then took the dry tag and spritzed with wild honey, barn door and dusty concord distress spray stain and dried with a heat gun.  I then sanded lightly over some of the grunge paste letters to get some of them a lot lighter.  A light dusting of walnut stain distress ink over some of the other letters to give variations in tones and I then inked round the edgers of the tag with the same ink.

I attached the various pieces to the tag and attached the other end of the acetate strip to the bak of the tag so the witch looks as though she is flying across the tag.

 A few small text sayings and a bat from the Apothecary remnant rubs completed the front of the tag and a piece of crocheted black ribbon tied at the top to complete the tag.

Thanks Tim for the inspiration and hope you like my interpretation.



  1. Just stopping by to say you did a good job on your tag. I like the way the witch is holding the pumpkin on her broom. I can't believe how many entries this month. Looking forward to November. How about you?

  2. Fabulous tag Lyn! Congratulations on your win! Karen.x

  3. Wow is this creative! Love the "flying" witch! Congratulations on the Win!

  4. Great job, love your take on the tag.

  5. So much to love here! Great images, and congrats on your win!!!

  6. Love the witch flying off ... aren't those stamps fun ? Congrats on your win !

  7. Oh this is so cool Lynn. Your jack-o-'lantern on the witch's broom is such a great detail. Gorgeous colors on the background. Congrats on your win on Tim's blog!!

  8. like your tag and congrats on your win. Love witches.

  9. Just realised this was you Lyn, many congratulations on your win with this fabulous tag.
    Hope I will see you tomorrow and the tag?
    hugs Brenda xxx