Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tim’s Tag – October 2012

It had to be Halloween – there was never going to be another subject for Tim Holtz to do for October, lol.

We don’t really “do” Halloween in New Zealand although in saying that, my boy does love to dress up and I take him to 4 or 5 friends houses.  Last year he was Freddy Kruger (Nightmare on Elm Sesame Street), the 10th Doctor Who the year before and Ronald McDonald the year before that.  What will we be in for this year??

Right – back to the tag.  Here is my version:


I was pleased that I had the right font so I set to with the Cameo.  I forgot to weld on a bit of cobweb beneath the “B” but never mind.  The spider was a Silhouette shape (1 of 4 shapes in a set).  I didn’t have Tim’s products but I mixed some Diamond Dust (available at Scrapbook Dreams) with black alcohol ink and some very fine Martha Stewart black glitter.

I didn’t have his tissue paper wither but I do have a great newspaper stamp from the now closed Scroll Works and I just used a facial tissue, separating off the stamped layer.

I inked the tag first using Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Grapes because I wasn’t sure that the facial tissue would hold up to the inking process.  I smothered the tag with glue stick and pressed the crumpled tissue on.  I then sprayed with Tattered Angels gold mist, added the wee printed calendar and there you have it.

I am really very pleased with it.

Cheers, Esther


  1. Great looking tag Esther! I love your 'number 8 wired' kiwi attitude of making things work without using exactly the same product... go you!

  2. I LOVE how your background turned out! Who would have thought to use facial tissues??!! Very cool effect!

  3. Facial tissue? Who knew it would produce such a cool affect. Great job!