Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BOOhahahahaa Wednesday

 Happy Halloween

I wanted to get an early jump on my WOW Wednesday blog hop over at Cat's .  Every Wednesday folks have the opportunity to link their latest and greatest creations via their blogs and galleries on Cat's blog.  Everyone is encouraged to "hop", view and share the love and then come back and comment on Cat's blog.  Everyone who leaves a comment on the blogs and at CAT's blog is entered in a chance to win BLOG CANDY... Or should I say a TREAT!  

This last Saturday, I attended Nanci's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas class.  I had so much fun!  And Nanci is a most excellent instructor!  This was the first of three classes and we created four tags... here are three of my four (the fourth is still under construction)
 This class basically started us out at ground zero with inking.  Nanci showed us how to build and layer color.  Sounds simple?  Well it can be but it also takes a certain touch!  Too light a hand and you can't see the color, too heavy you end up with flat color.  No depth, no shadows... So everyone got their feet wet and played.  My first card is very simple.  Three colors of ink, an embossing folder and I used a "deboss" technique that I lifted from Tammy Tutterow.  (she's like the female counterpart to Tim Holtz)

The second tag, we again layered inks to create depth.  We also played more with stamping images and embossing folders, playing with direct ink techniques and playing with our Liquid Perfect Pearls, Stickles, glitters and stash!  Marilyn bought the last of the cool silver glitter so I snatched up some Flower Soft in silver!  HA or should I say HO!?  

 The third tag, we continued playing with the techniques Nanci taught us.  She also taught us to play with the "cut out" left by our die cuts.  Or the negative image.  I didn't go that direction tho'., instead I was crumpling and distressing my tag and then spraying everything down with my Perfect Pearls Mists in Biscotti!  Then I used my stickles to glitter up my Noel.  I KNOW I stepped out of my comfort zone and glittered.. I'm still finding it on my clothes!

Class 2 is this Saturday out at Cat's.  If you like tags, want to learn some fun simple techniques, hang with some awesome women... call her NOW (okay call during normal business hours) and reserve your spot NOW.  She was completely full last week!  My seat's reserved and I'd love seeing you there!

So what do you after you take a tag class, surfed pinterest and find LOADS of awesome Tim Holtz inspired tags, viewed your favorite blogs and watched the tutorials?  MAKE a tag of course!!  And that's how my Halloween inspired tag was created.

Again, Tammy Tutterow inspired this creation using Tim Holtz tissue paper.  I don't think there's any Halloween inspired tissue paper, but I had the Halloween tissue tapes on hand.  So... if it worked for one, why not the other right?  I used three different tissue tapes, my Ranger Glue & Seal, pushing and crinkling the tissue about until I was happy.  Then I allowed it to dry.

Once dry I trimmed my tissue tape and inked using Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo and Seedless Perserves.  I built up my colors until I was happy.  Then I stamped my skull from Apothecary CMS138 Stampers Anonymous set and inked and distressed him until I was happy.  I fussy cut him out and edged him with more inks.
I added another stamped image from another old set.. highlighted with clear embossing powder and applied to the tag.   After some spritzing with my Tattered Angels and Perfect Pearls.  I then stamped more images from the Stamper Anonymous set, layering images, inks and spritz, this time using left over bits of Grunge paper, which gives the inks a whole different dimension!

Then some bling, a few flowers and a little ribbon!  Poof finished tag! 
Cool huh?  Wanna learn how??  CALL CAT!!  
If you're not local, use the internet, watch tutorials.. or better yet.  Break out the inks, grab some manilla tags and PLAY.  Get dirty and have fun.  You'll love it, I promise! :D


AllisonG said...

Your tags are fabulous! I really like how you took us step by step through your Halloween tag - it turned out great. What do you do with your tags once you've made them? I have no idea what to do with them, so I don't make them - LOL

Cat! said...

These tags are great! You did a wonderful job!

Papel Scissors said...

you did a wonderful job...but I know how much u Luv this is a perfect project for you!

Valerie said...

awesome job Shaunery! Maybe YOU should teach a class! How do you think of all that stuff to do? brain doesn't work that way :( Great Halloween tag and great job of making the Christmas tags your own! You definitely "WOWed" me for "WOW" Wednesday!

Sandy Trefger said...

OOOHHH!! AWWWW!! I love your Halloween tag! Awesome! And your Christmas tags are fab too! I'm loving making tags and now have to make myself do my design team creations instead of making tags but I've got a Christmas one on the worktable right now that I want to finish. It's my homework tag for this Saturday @ Cats! Ha, ha.
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Shaunery said...

I know what you mean Sandy, I too have DT stuff that's due, but I HAD to make a Halloween tag... I still need to finish my fourth tag too! :D

Anonymous said...

I love your tags! I used Tim HOltz Oct 2012 tag design for my Christmas tag.

marilyn said...

Love your tags. Fabulous job on all of them and love your new Halloween tag.

Tammy Tutterow said...

You made me giggle with that comparison! Love your tags!

Shaunery said...

Tammy just commented on my blog... *faint*

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