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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Friday 12 October 2012

TH #10 - October Tag

I knew this month's Timmy Tag would not only be a challenge supplies wise but also subject wise.

I pondered a while and then jumped straight in by making my own tissue paper by stamping some music score on plain tissue paper with jet black StazOn. Quite amazed at how well it turned out. I Pritt sticked my tag and squished the tissue paper on and again pleased at how well it crumpled up and moved about.

Got some Autumn paints colours out (Avocado and Clay) and did the baby wipe thing - hmmm like that technique. Smooched the paint about and added Pitch Black to the edges. I highlighted with  Crushed Olive and Spiced Marigold Distress Inks and stamped a few bare trees with black archival. Nearly forgot to spray with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist but so glad I didn't forget as it looks lovely and rich and sparkly.

The word "TIME" just grabbed me so I black glittered some of my WORDPLAY letters. (Don't think I have glittered this way since last year's 1st Christmas Tag - LOL).

I cut out the October month from my Lost and Found Paper Stash and attached with a swirly paper clip. Hmmm - then what next? I hunted around and found my last ceramic hedgehog button and sewed him on the bottom edge, added a few leaves, an acorn, some string strands and even a dangly metal leaf.

Then after the word "TIME", I just HAD to add the words "To Hibernate".   Done!

I'm sure this would count for Simon Says Stamp and Show's current Rustification Challenge too as it is rather RUSTIC!

Just had to pop this in to ABAC too.


Cynthia said...

Time to hibernate--I love it!! Gorgeous, rich colors on your tag, so beautiful!

Dan said...

Great tag, I love the rich autumnal feel it has. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

SandeeNC said...

Darling, and wtg making the October tag your own! I especially love that hedgehog button, that is just toooooo cute! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Redanne said...

Hi B~J, I just love your tag, gorgeous autumn colours and love the idea of the little hedgie hibernating - fabulous idea. Huge congrats on your win over at SSS too! Crafty hugs, Anne x

www.hokiecoyote.com said...

The colors are amazing. Great job!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the rusty autumn colors of this tag. It is incredible. And I like how you "did your own thing." Tgat hedgehog is so cute and clever.

Julia S-W said...

Not sure how I missed this BJ! It's a gorgeous tag. Full of texture, wonderful colour, images and lovely embellishments. I think the composition is spot on too. So glad that you decided to show the tag at Anything But A Card too!!

Kim said...

Very nice! The colours and embellishments really make the tag have that "need a sweater but still want to be outside" feel. Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

You put so many great touches into this tag to make it perfectly October themed!!!! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

Alica said...

great fall tag! Love all the details and elements put together.
Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card challenge!

Hugs, Alica ;)