Tuesday, 23 October 2012

T!ms October Tag

Well this has taken me an age - it took me a week to decide on how to incorporate a British theme into this months tag! In the end I went for a map of the British Isles using a template I made earlier in the year and modelling paste - I love this effect as its all bumpy and looks just like land when finished.

I didn't have Black Alcohol Ink (oh woe is me!) but I did have Slate which I think makes a fabulous gravestone colour - dont you all agree? the graves are cut using T!ms on the edge gravestone die and then cut up into individual graves.  I then used Wild Plum alcohol ink for the letters which are cut using T!ms alphabet die.  The ticket is also one of T!ms and is held on with a paperclip that I think is supposed to be an apple but I dyed it with Sunset Orange and Bottle alcohol inks and put it on backwards so now its a pumpkin! (there is a leaf on the front which is how I am still able to use it as a clip so I haven't had to glue it down or anything - neat eh!).

The background is done with 7 Gypsies tissue paper which is of a London newspaper (so helps towards the British theme too!) but mine is coloured with dylusions sprays (how fabulous are these!) in Pure Sunshine and Crushed Grape and I inked around the edges with Black Soot.  The land is coloured with Frayed Burlap and Mowed Lawn inks.  The skull I made last week using my melt pot and a skull mould that I found in Poundland - the twine I have been hoarding for ages and haven't yet used so I popped that on the tag rather than dyeing ribbons to match which is what I normally do.

Hope you all like it!  I like to look at this and think that I live in the dead centre of the world - hee hee hee.  It's also strategically positioned in front of my Trick or Treat countdown box and for those of you who are following the childrens daily delights with this will be pleased to know that every day so far has been a treat for them!  Yay.

Thanks for looking - Feeling spooky from Solihull


Buttons said...

What a seriously inventive tag! Love the skull (will keep my eyes open for moulds when in Poundland next:) and the gravestones are genius. Another hightlight is the wire pumpkin shape on your ticket. Hugs, Buttons x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a cool looking tag - fun skull. Got rid of my melt pot years ago but Wookie bought me some mouldable in hot water plastic which I was thinking I might try to colour.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous piece, great take on Tim's tag.

Mrs A. said...

Feeling suitably spooked!!! Great October tag. Hugs Mrs A.