Monday, 27 October 2014

My version of TOT (Tim's Autumn Tag)


Hi everyone
Well last month I am afraid to say, I did not manage to do my Tim Tag, so this month I was determined to get it done, even if rather late in the day....

At the beginning of the year I decided to always create double tags, a size 8 on top of a size 10 and add the month at the top. Why? Who knows, just thought it would be fun and it does give you more room to play....
Now for those of you who don't know, Tim's original can be seen here. For once I had pretty much all of the products he used (well almost). I also loved the colours he used, so mine are pretty similar and I used exactly the same techniques he shows for my background.
But, on my small tag I decided to use a different stencil with the spider stamp, I used the shattered one.

I also decided to use the skull  and little label stamps rather than the pumpkin, but they are from the same set, I did use the little letter tiles, I just put them at an angle because I thought it would suit my design better.

I don't have the tinsel, I have an absolute hatred for tinsel of any kind, so I then finished my tag quite differently.
I added a little Halloween Ticket from the Odds and Ends set:

I also don't have the ideaology monocle, but I was lucky enough to have another one which was a gift from my lovely friend Louise, I think it is a genuinely old one which she got on ebay so I added that instead and used different remnant rubs as I don't have the holiday ones.

I used the Halloween words stencil on the background tag:

I highlighted the raised bits with Treasure Gold in Copper, but it does not show up very well on the photo....

Well, that's it. I had fun making my October tag and of course I am going to add it to Tim's challenge.
Have a great week everyone and thank you for visiting!!















35 comments:

  1. Its lovely - I like the way you are laying tags and the shattered spider is fabulous!

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  2. NICE JOB!
    The textures look so so cool!

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  3. FABULOUUUUS tag Astrid! Love all that wonderful texture and the colour. The ticket looks great too. Karen.x

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  4. As always totally inspirational Astrid.

    B x

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  5. It´s really beautiful in all the fall colors here, and even I´m not too glad about Halloween, I think you managed to make a great tag here.

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  6. Gorgeous tag, lovely colours, too. You will make Tim happy! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. A fantastic tag as always Astrid! I always love your doubled up tags for even more layers and details. Nicola x

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  8. Love it Astrid! Gorgeous colours and textures and yes I too love the doubled up tags. I might borrow that idea sometime! x

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  9. Wow Astrid, that spider web texture is something else! Love the doubled up tags and your BOO wood piece sentiment is perfect! hugs :)

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  10. Fantastic, you make the most amazing backgrounds. I totally love this - in fact I like it better than Tim's! The double tag idea is great - I love tags! TFS!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Terrific tag with great colours, textures and images..

    Love Chrissie x

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  12. Wow! Love the layered tags!!!! I was wondering what the shattered stencil would look like with the stains ... amazing. Love your colors too! Great take on Tim's Tag Astrid!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  13. Oh Wow!! The detail is amazing ... Look at that web! So beautifully done Astrid!

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  14. I love this tag! All the layers are freakishly amazing. Everything is so yummy. I missed August...oops!

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  15. Looking at all your tags recently has been so inspirational and helped remember just how much I love creating them too. I love this Halloween Tag with all the colours and texture and want to go off and play now lol xx

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  16. Love everything about this tag the colours and texture brilliant. Dee x

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  17. Wonderful Halloween tag! Love that texture and spooky details! Enjoy the week!

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  18. this tag is teriffic Astrid... awesome - how good you managed it this month with the Tim's tag - it is just beautiful!

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  19. Love your October Tim tag, Astrid! I didn't do a September tag either ;) But you sure have made up for it with this wonderful Halloween tag :) It's layered magic and I love all of the details & embellies!! Good Luck!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  20. Such amazing tag, ...fantastic crackle effect ...your work is stunning Astrid ,-and love your background tag, in lillac , the raised words looks great highlighted with treasure copper .
    So special, and lovely scaring !!
    XX, Dorthe

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  21. WOWZERS! A double dip! LOVE that you layered two tags! AMAZING take!!!

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  22. I do love the changes you made Astrid, the shattered stencil looks amazing! This is such a great take on Tim's tag. Anne xx

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  23. What a fabulous tag, love the crackle and textures and colours,just perfect!

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  24. Boo to you to Sugar! Smashing Halloween tag and the texture in the background looks really good!
    Sandy xx

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  25. Fabulous textures and colours, loving all the Halloween details you added.
    Yvonne

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  26. Great Holoween tag!!! Awesome texture and colors!! Hugs!

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  27. Love the tag ... but am head over heels in love with the cracked spiders web. Such a fantastic effect.

    Great colours too. Very well done Astrid! love ~ Cobs. x

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  28. I do love your version of the halloween tag, awesome work as always

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  29. wow this great detailed tag looks awesome and I love the colocombination purple and orange!
    Groetjes Karin

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  30. Great tag Astrid, love the way you've layered them too.
    Have great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  31. Astrid I do not get over here much but you make the most glorious things, always a surprise when I see them! This tag is beautiful and I love all the texture and elements you put into it! Very bootiful!
    Hugs Kelly

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  32. Hello Miss Astrid, WOW I love this better then Tim's, well you are the Tag Queen after all, the colors are beautiful and all that texture, it's stunning thanks for sharing...

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  33. Once again I'm catching up. You've been very creative. Fantastic texture on all your pieces.

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  34. And what a superb version it is. Love it! Jenny x

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  35. Love your take on the tag, cool stencil effects and the colours are lovely
    Purple and orange just work so well and the letter tiles are perfect

    Jools x

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