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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Tags of 2013 - October

I read this month’s 12 tag's post with a sinking heart because I don’t have distress paints or distress glitter. I’m going to have to think outside the box, round the corner and into the wardrobe for this one. But hang on a minute, what really are the techniques? Make something glittery on a grungy background – yeah, I can do that!!IMG_0941[1]
I decided I’d do a pumpkin for my centrepiece. I have been cutting out three layer pumpkins at work today for a Halloween make and take with the kids next week so I did the same using smaller circles and grungepaper. Then I coloured with ripe persimmon, added glossy accents and some stellar flash which I’ve had lying around for a while – well it may not be distress but it’s a bit different to ordinary glitter!!
Similarly I cut out a frame using a decorative spellbinder die along with one of the standard circles. Just to be different I covered one in black embossing powder, then silver tinsel glitter.

  But somehow it wasn’t glittery enough so I heated it again and dropped in ordinary black glitter. I quite liked it but I did the second one with just glue and glitter. Then I realised I did in fact have some black glitter paper and I could have die cut it straight out. Never mind, that wouldn’t have been messy enough would it?
I looked through my dies to find one I could use to make the ‘stalk’ bit for the pumpkin and I confess this time I used the glittered paper!!
OK, now to smoosh that background - IMG_0944[1]my favourite and most successful technique (NOT!). I used inks as I don’t have the paints.
Oh well, at least they aren’t complete mud.
A little better after some extra inking and stamping?? IMG_0945[1]
And here are the final tags (two each month, because there will be a complete set to give away in January), I used a nylon ribbon and gave it a blast with the heat gun to get a really crinkly effect.Do you like my purple bats? They are the cut out bits from the frame!!
And now everything is covered in glitter. Oh well, it is only 60 days till Christmas!!
 Happy Halloween!!


sally said...

Hey Cindy those are great tags! Amazing what contortions we go through for these tags every month isn't it and the next one is now only days away :-) movenber anyone???


Krisha said...

Cindy, these are awesome tags!

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas Cindy and terrific tags you made

Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

I think you have done an amazing job with this one Cindy, love them and those pumpkins are wonderful!!

Hope you got my email! Have a great Sunday!

Viv's Visuals said...

These are A-MAY-ZING!!!! Love them Cindy.

SusanLotus said...

Awesome tags Cindy!
Have a great week!


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