Friday, 25 October 2013

Tags of 2013 Halloween

Hello Everyone, thank you for visiting me in blogland. Big hello to new follower alibabs.

I have had a few stresses over this months tag because anyone who knows me know that there are two things in life I cannot get on with. One is sand and the other is GLITTER. So when the master came up with this glitter inspired tag this month I was heading for the door. But then I thought well maybe I can use my distress glitter glue (I can cope with this as it stays intact and does not stray to areas it should not be!). Out came the bottle, and it became obvious that no way was there going to be enough in the bottle to do the project, so back to the drawing board and finally I found  a way to complete my tag and the result is here.

I was itching to use a few of my new dies and stamps I had purchased recently and decided to use the Bigz window die and box as my frame.  As you can see it is glitter, yes but...
sorry it is non-shed glitter card:(
I apologise to all of you who are gasping with disgust,  but, hopefully I have made up for your dissapointment with the rest of the project.

The background was made up very much the same as Tim describes here using  different distress paints and the marbeling effect technique and edged with black soot  distress ink. The background was then and  stamped using black archival ink and a few different stamps from my stash.

This cobweb die-cut was one cut by my friend Anne when she came down with her die and of course you will all recognise the sentiment as one from the lovely simple sayings set, another new purchase, I am in love with these, so useful.
These little bottles were cut from shrink plastic from another of my new dies, the bigz apothecary bottles.  They were coloured with distress paint on the back and then shrunk down.  I love the little stoppers that come with the die as well the bottoms of the stopper were coloured again with paint to give them a cork colour and the top of the poison one was given a coat of distress crackle glaze as was the front of the magic potion bottle. The labels are hand made  as I don't have a stamp this small.

I had to get an owl in somewhere and this little fellow was in my collection of many owl charms.  He had the meanest look on his face so that is why he was chosen.  I coloured his eyes with ripe persimmon distress paint .

The ribbon was coloured using the same colours as the background and then stamped when dry with the cobweb stamp.
 The spider and cobweb stamp is from the Indigo Blue Hocus Pocus set, his legs got a coat of gloss sakura pen and his body was given 2  small  blobs of black distress glitter glue to make him a bit more 3d. 
I actually really enjoyed making this tag and for once I am not last minute with it. 
Thanks for your visit.
Hugs Mo x 


  1. Fabulous tag Almo! Love how you got round the glitter issue and those bottles against the window frame just look amazing!! Beautiful background too!!

  2. Great tag Mo. Love your workaround on the glitter issue and those dies are fab.MMx

  3. Love those bottles in front of the window', Almo! A gorgeous halloween tag with lovely colours!

    die amelie x

  4. Hi Mo, this is a fantastic tag.....LOVE IT! I just bought the apothecary jar die cut and haven't even got it out of the box. Really like the idea of using it on shrink plastic.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. LOVE this Mo. The mix of colours in the background echoed in the bottles and that fabulous glittery frame work finishes it beautifully. Jenny x

  6. You & Anne make the most wonderful tags, and I tell Anne, I think you all do those that are more to my liking than the Master (Shhh!). I love how you did this, with the marbled background. Just got this die, and what an inspiration you've provided. I think your glitter glue did a marvelous job, probably better than plain glitter would have done. It sparkled on my monitor for sure. Your ribbon was such a beautiful touch and your spider looked very juicy too! I think my fav item on this delightful tag, though - was the bottles from shrink plastic. That was just inspired! What a perfect finishing touch. TFS & Hugs. I hope you submitted to TH's blog so he can see what he inspired here.

  7. What a brilliant take on Tim's tag, Mo! I love the window frame and that rainbow-marbled background - fantastic design and glamorous sparkle. Sorry I haven't been around much. The big move (clearing and moving out of the family home of 40 years) knocked me out, but I'm looking forward to some proper catching up over the next days and weeks.
    Alison x

  8. Well, I think you know how much I love your gorgeous tag as I now have my very own! Just dipping my toe in, not getting far - but trying! It was so good to see you the other day. Home now, so much better..... Hugs, Anne xx