Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Different Kind Of Tag!

The challenge theme at Frilly and Funkie is "A Different Kind Of Tag" plus a theme of  Autumn or Halloween!   Anita wants the tag to be "altered" and not used as a regular tag, so fly on over to Frilly and Funkie to see what both sides have come up for you!  Remember to untag your tag and as always there is a $25 prize to The Funkie Junkie Boutique and a Winners Badge!  For my "different" tag, I used one of those Giant Tags and turned it into a little story book, if you will!  My theme is Halloween, but I think you can guess that!   I am also linking this Halloween book up at Inspiration Journal for their October's "Spooktacular Decorations."
There was quite a bit of activity taking place in this tag.  First I inked it up starting at the bottom using black and then working my way up the color chain!  I did add a few streaks of various colors using the side of the applicator.  Folded this in half and trimmed one edge to have a double faced tag, added a reinforced piece.  Once inked, I gave it a quick spray with Krylon Matt Sealer. 
Front side, I stamped some bats from Artistic Outpost, the witch is from Stampin Up.  For the moon effect, I just placed a Spellbinders circle die over the area and wiped with a slightly damp paper towel to remove a little color.  The owl from Tim's new stamps was stamped in Archival black and cut out.  The cat was inked with Black Soot Stain on manila paper and a second cat was cut with green.  I was going to highlight the cat with some white ink, but loved the way Vada did her cat.  The tree was a blast to do.  Cut from manila paper, inked with vintage photo stain and then stamped with Black Archival using Tim's wood grain background stamp, as was the little fence around the house! 
For the inside, I inked the Artistic Outpost bat stamp with Black Soot Distress Marker, as I wanted this to be more subtle.  The house was sprayed using Dylusions, then embossed with the notebook folder, inked with Archival Black and then clear embossed.  Pumpkins and ghosts are shrink plastic.  I colored the pumpkins with Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers, after giving the shrink plastic a light sanding, baked, colored with stickles and let dry!  Yes, I stamped and cut out that little pumpkin from the "kids" stamp to place in the window.  I still don't have that die strip!!  Pretty much the rest of the images were stamped with Archival Black and then clear embossed. 

Hope you like my little Halloween book and will join in with all the fun!  I so appreciate your visit today and hope you have a wonderful day!

30 comments:

Pam said...

Very cute tag book Terry!!

Sharon said...

Very clever Terry - a great idea & it looks amazing!!

Mrs.B said...

WOW - this is a great fun idea. Love all your little Halloween embellishments.
Avril xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a neat book, Terry! Love how you varied the color on your pages, and all the neat die work. That ticket with "the end" is such a great closer!

Vada said...

Oh Miss Terry! What A "WOW", of a tag! The detail work on this tag is outstanding. Love the green color added to the cat. Have a Wonderful Halloween.
Hugs Vada

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant gosh love the design,and the images really stand out to make one,brilliant book hugs Cherylxxx

craftattack said...

Lovely, spooooooky tag! Valerie

Buttons said...

Loving this spooky book Terry. I'd probably read this to kids during the day rather than just before they went to bed!! Great inky blending and I love the ghosts. Very Casper. Hugs, Buttons x

1CardCreator said...

Great idea Terry this looks fabulous! Love all the distressing too!

lynne said...

A fabulous twist on a tag creating a mini book.
Terry you have made me smile with your comments on my dark side that has emerged in recent weeks. Never fear, the Queen of Romance still lurks beneath LOL.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

I totally love your tag book!!! Great Halloween elements and oh so grungy good!!!

butterfly said...

Wow Terry... the colour blending on this is simply sensational! What a wonderful tagbook - just fab!
Alison x

Karin said...

love it!

Netty said...

Terrific tag book, fab halloween project, xx

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous Terry! What a superb way of using tags! A lovely idea to turn them into this gorgeous Halloween booklet!
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Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwwww Terry what a beauty is this.
Love the way of using the tags.
Love the Halloween elements and the grungy look-

Greetings Janny

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Terry ! I love how you've blended the colours they look amazing ! Sue C x

Sandra said...

Oh my, Terry! this is so freaking cool! Love your jumbo tag! So cool that the owl is siting in the tree! One pretty jumbo tag card! Hugs, Sandra

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Halloween book, love all the stamps and details.
Yvonne x

BarbaraW said...

Such a fab Halloween tag booklet. I really like how you added the trick-or-treaters to the pages with the house. So spooky cool!

Beth said...

GF Gerrie is the Queen Of Grunge but I dub you the Queen of Tags great job and this is spooky. ;-)

2amscrapper said...

great idea and beautiful work!

wwilloww said...

Great way to alter a tag Terry. I love its spookiness!!!

Alexa said...

Great non-tag Terry - love that green background.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful! I'm sending you some rain, it's ok, I can spare it,

Lucy x

Michele said...

very eerie, very cool! xo

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How fun, I am so happy to see your work on F&F, hope you are enjoying yourself.

Brenda Brown said...

Well I just love what you did with this jumbo tag. A fabulous blend of colours and superb textures and images. A fabulous idea and a great finished outcome.
Happy Friday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Carol said...

Clever tag! Love the colors and design!

Kelly Booth said...

This is soooo Fun Love it! Thanks for joining us at The Inspiration Journal!

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