Thursday, 18 October 2012
Tim Holtz Tag - October
I have to own up that I am NOT a fan of Halloween. I suppose if I lived in The States I would have grown up with it as a festive occasion but here in the UK, except for a few small areas where it has been traditional to celebrate it, I feel it's an occasion manufactured by stores in order to sell pumpkin shaped lollipops, witches hats and other ghoul related stuff. Halloween is definitely my bah humbug moment and I wasn't looking forward to this month's tag but I have to say I enjoyed making it and I'm happy with the end result.
For this month's Tim Holtz tag I used a crumpled book page and stuck it down with creases as instructed. Not having the correct dabbers I used Stazon in pumpkin and imperial purple DTP and then sponged extra colour to fill in any gaps. I thought the Sizzix embossing folder cracked would give a good approximation of a spider's web and highlighted that with Memento London fog and a good spritz of gold spray. The skeleton and the 'boo' are 2 picks that I think I saved from some cupcakes a few years ago. The calendar and text were computer generated and coloured with spiced marmalade and brushed corduroy DI. I edged the calendar with black Stickles and added an eyelet and some co-ordinating ribbons. I'm really pleased with the texture and the look of this background.