Tuesday, October 21, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - October

Hey there everyone! I'm back and before the end of the month, to show you my October tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014. He used so many techniques that I love on his tag, and I of course had to do the same, however, I was also inspired by some pumpkins I recently saw in a Grandin Road Catalog.
I just love the non-traditional pumpkins they have in their catalog, so I made a few of my own, but with paper!
The photos just don't do the pumpkins or the backgrounds justice. I either need a photography class or a new camera.

I love Tim's new Pumpkin Parts Sizzix die! It was so easy to put together. I die cut these from scrap cardboard, and gave them all a few coats of White Picket Distress Paint.
Using a Mini Inking Blending Tool and Pitch Black Distress Paint, I stenciled in the designs onto the pumpkins. The trick to doing this is using very little paint, and making sure the paint is thoroughly in the pad.
I added a little Distress Paint to the edges of the Alpha Tiles, and then added Distress Glitter.
I used the 31 instead of the spider, and used Brushed Pewter and Black Soot Spray Distress Stain. I thought it needed a little more color, so a Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker and Marker Spritzer did the trick!
The Mini Blueprint Pumpkins didn't require much color since I wanted them white, but Pumice Stone Distress Marker provided great shadow.
I love Orange Peel Stickles the best! The color is opaque rather than just glitter, and I love that! It highlighted each pumpkin just the way I wanted.
I have had these leaves in my stash a zillion years, but they were the wrong color. Ranger's Alcohol Ink colored them right up.


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!