Thursday, October 15, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 October

Hello and welcome,

Have you all got your spooks on for Halloween? We have decorated the windows on our house which I will share soon. Today I am sharing my Tim Tag for October. My coffin die arrived just in time to have a play with it. I didnt take a lot of progress photos as I sort of got lost in the creative moment.

HERE is the link for the Tim Holtz blog where you can check out all the amazing entries.

I went for a witch themed type funeral. You will see in the photos there are skeletal remains in the coffin, so let's just say the witch whom I will name Hocus was reported missing back on 31 October 1781. It was also reported at the time of her disappearance she was involved in a broom collision whilst hosting an Acrobatic Broom Carnival during Halloween celebrations, but her body was never found. She was recently discovered by some archaeologists near an old farm house south of London. Detectives from the scene have stated there was definitely foul play and the area was cordoned off as crime scene detectives investigated further. Her remains were sent back to Salem where she will be laid to rest by the Salem Witches Council on 31 October 2015.  Hocus was a great lover of bats, hence the bats on her coffin.
RIP Hocus.

Ok that's enough story telling from me. Lol. Let's get on with it......I hope you like my tag!

How cool is this Coffin die. I cant wait to see if Tim brings out more accessories for it. I used black card stock and I added some silver paint around the edges.  I also added metal hinges and knob and some black texture paste around the sides. Then some bats which also have silver paint around the edges. The small altered tag is from Tim's Tiny Tabs and Tags die. The rub-on's are from Tim's collection and the cross and plate are from the accessory movers and shapers dies for the coffin.

This was taken before added the texture paste. I also added some wheels.

Here are the skeletal remains with one of Tim's new bottles which I recently received form my good friend Correana. I filled the bottle with Micro-beads. Thank-you Correana.x

Here I used a window die from my stash with Tim's Manila card.

Then I added Crackle paint. Be generous.

Leave it to dry completely.

When pulled from the non stick craft sheet it looks like this. Cool hey? I love this look.

Ok so this stamped book plate has been sitting on my desk for ever so I thought it would look good as a background, kind of like wallpaper.

Adhere with some Glossy Accent and cut out.

I have also added some Crackle Accent.

Just the window missing here as it wasn't completely dry yet.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy Crafting!!


die amelie said...

Oh, wow! This is beyond cool!
A fantastic Halloween project created with a lot of imagination and love and labour! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Claudia x

Samra Leshinski said...

What an amazing story and stunning tag! Love it!

butterfly said...

So many fantastic details and great stories behind it all. Love the wheels on the coffin, and the fabulous hinges. What a great take on the October tag.
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fantastic take on Tim's original! Perfect for Halloween, that coffin die is amazing and I just adore how you have used it here! Fabulous work!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely loved your little story Karen, you should become a mystery writer .. LOL!! Your tag is awesome, so imaginative and so cool!! Love the little touches of authenticity such as the skeleton in the coffin, most would have simply left it empty. Totally brilliant make!! xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fantastic project! I loved seeing all the clever details you came up with and your fictionally-fantastic write up had me giggling! LOVE your creativity (always have) and I adore how you combined so many elements so brilliantly. I love the ring on the coffin door with the Salem Mass tag. And those hinges are so perfect! I love, love, love the bats and this whole thing came together beautifully. Kudos to you on another banner project and entertaining write-up!

JackieP Neal said...

Wow- your details on this creepy coffins are enormous! I love every bit of it!! What a great tag Karen!! xo
ps..loved the tale that went along with it-heehee thanks for sharing ")

Shari Trumbull said...

OMG!! Karen, this tag is SPOOKATACULAR!!! I love every little detail about it, especially your story of Hocus!!! Such a great tag and I completely adore how you put wheels on the coffin!! FaBOOlous through and through, Karen!! Happy Halloween to you!! XOXO-Shari

that crazy chick said...

what a great mix of craftiness in both execution and story. i love this!