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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.
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  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!!
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And now everything is covered in glitter. Oh well, it is only 60 days till Christmas!!
 Happy Halloween!!
ps OCTOBER GIVEAWAY CLOSES SUNDAY ‘ 9.00 PM.

6 comments:

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???

Sally

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!

Hugs
Susan

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