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!