Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015--October-- Ghastly!

Hello friends!

I'm incredibly early for Tim's October tag, but I knew right away what I was going to do the minute I set my googly eyes on his ghoulish 3D tag!  I had just finished layering up Tim's  Mr. Skellie on my altered Halloween box when his October challenge posted, so my tag had to involve Mr. Skellie!



For Tim's complete tutorial, including a video on how to use his Zombie thinlit die, visit his blog.

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When I saw Tim's Sizzix Alterations Sneak Peek in July, I knew I had to have his Coffin Box, and it is the perfect size to hold the smaller Mr. Skellie from Tim's Halloween Haunts Kraft Resist Paper Stash. With a little dis-articulation, that is.


I fussy cut 4 of the skeletons from the quartered page and cut various parts to layer up, trying to stay anatomically correct from what I could remember from my Gross Anatomy labs. Yes, we used the real deal! I layered the skull 3 times: background layer which I colored with Peeled Paint Distress ink, the cranium and facial bones, and the jaw.  I layered and curved the ribs and cut out the clavicles and sternum and layered that on the ribs. I cut the spinal column out and gave him an appropriate lumbar curve.  Lastly, I cut out the pelvis and pubic symphysis and popped that up as well.  All bones were colored with my Galaxy marker   and  lightly touched with Distress ink in Peeled Paint.  In the end, I added a little Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and wiped with Vintage Photo Distress stain to highlight the cracks.

For the coffin, I used Tim's Wrinkle Free Distress technique on both sides of Ranger manila card stock, using various shades of browns, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke on one side and Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke distress inks on the other.  This is my favorite way to create a background--Tim, you're a genius! I cut the coffin down on the sides of the bottom piece so my skeleton wouldn't get lost in there. Aren't these papers just yummy?! (I forgot to photograph before I cut.) Photos just don't do them justice!




I used Tim's Regions Beyond Paper Stash to cover my tag, sanding the edges and adding some Hickory Smoke and Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges. Because I didn't have the Splatters Layering Stencil, I added my splatters free hand using my Hickory Smoke stain.  I lifted my stain and brought the business end straight down on the tag.  It's a little messy and definitely uncontrolled, but a good effect. Protect anything you don't want splattered!  For the rings, I used a medicine cup dipped in the stain on my craft mat.  Dots added by blotting my tag in what was left on my mat. Dry with a heat tool.

I prepared my word band as Tim did, but added some Mushroom alcohol ink and then rock Candy Crackle paint.  When dried, I swiped on vintage Photo stain to highlight the cracks. I felt the word band is very appropriate and somewhat sinister.


I finished my tag with cheese cloth dyed with Hickory Smoke and Peeled Paint Distress stain and a snippet of Crinkle Ribbon and a silvery gruesome hand charm from my last order with Frilly and Funkie. I love Linda's little thank you gifts she includes; so thoughtful and so USEFUL! I altered it as I did the word band and attached with a loop pin.  I added the bones for a little something extra.



What a super fun tag this month!  Thank you for the inspiration, Tim! One final look at the completed tag:


Final word:   I went to Joanne's today while the Crackle Paint was drying to get my daughter a really cool water bottle they (used to) sell.  Guess what I found???? Too late for this month's tag, but I know I'll use it!


I would like to enter this into the following inspirational challenges:
Try It On Tuesdays Autumn Halloween means Autumn to me!
Mixed Media World MMW # 7 Anything Goes With Autumn Colors Dark and dreary...that's what our autumn has been so far!

Thank you so much for your visit today, and for all your lovely comments! 
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

58 comments:

  1. Brilliant tag Sara, such fun.
    Julie x

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  2. Hi Sara Emily! This is fantastically wonderful! What a great interpretation my friend. Nikki xx

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  3. Truly scary - especially your descriptions of the amendments to the skeleton. Fabulous interpretation of this months tag. Hope you kept his feet intact 😜 X

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    1. His feet are all there! I just had to cross his legs in an unnatural position! Ouch! I did have way too much fun with this!

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  4. Sara this is out of this world fabulous! I absolutely love your take on Tim's October tag and using the coffin and skeleton is simply brilliant! Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Terry! I hope Tim likes it, too!

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  5. Fabulous scary Halloween tag.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  6. I am so pleased you showed the details Sara, your tag is magnificent! I love the skellie and that coffin is 'to die for' (not literally - lol) and your background is incredible. I think this is my favourite Halloween tag for this year - it really is fabulous and so, so spooky - I love it!! It is an amazing and very clever interpretation of Tim's tag... Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Such a fun tag... love the anatomical comments as you constructed Mr Skellie. Hugs Carol .xx

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  8. Ww a cool tag! Thank you for joining us at TIOT's!

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  9. Love your version of Tim's tag Sara - the coffin is SO cool with that scary skeleton hand holding the cover open!! (I got one of those from Linda at Funkie Junkie too!) Julia xx

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  10. I love your interpretation Sara ! M. Skellie is ful of life! Beautiful scary tag. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Sara Emily, is there a mean to send you a mail? I can't see such a typing box (?) on your blog...

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  11. So amazing! All of your tags are just too awesome! You have done lots of work and it's has paid off. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at LOC challenges!
    Peace,
    KristyLee
    (LOC DT)

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  12. You nailed it, in a totally original and Sara fashion! I love this tag more than Tims. Yeppers, I said it! That coffin is on my wish list now! Your clever use of the hand and the bone on your ribbon add such eerie fun to this piece! I bet if we lived by each other we would go all out for October and I would have a buddy to watch scary movies with! Lol. Love the pop of green and your technical terms for human anatomy. Love your lumbar lordosis! :) Cadavers are very interesting. I have only worked on animals but had access to humans as well. But that is another story for some other time.......Huge Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  13. Halloween Queen!! Please do Halloween all year round, you rock!!!! This is incredible and so original. That skeleton is creepy/amazing/haunting, love that you have him in a coffin too! xx

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  14. Wow Sara, I am blown away with all the little details you created with the skellie! Brilliant as ever x😈😈😈

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  15. What!!!!! I LOVE LOVE it! I am in awe of the little coffin!! Its brilliant! Cxx

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  16. A great tag, great tutorial hugs Bee.

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  17. Oh Sara - what a brilliant 3D variation on Tim's tag. Your coffin is fantastic, and the layered bones inside are so cool. Love, love this!
    Alison xx

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  18. Oh, Sara, your tag is a way better than Tim's! Bravo, my dear, this is my absolutely favourite! Wow, can't take my eyes of this stunning creation! What a super creative mind you have, my friend! LOVE it!

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  19. Very cool tag! :) love the coffin! So fun! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid X

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  20. Love your Halloween tag. The coffin is amazing - I haven't seen it before. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media World.

    With smiles
    Laine K
    DT Mixed Media World

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  21. Hi Sara, sorry I was too busy looking at all the details to remember to thank you for joining the challenge at Our Creative Corner! Hugs Jan x

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  22. Mwahaahaaa! Ghastly ghostly, all the above and downright brilliant!
    You are such a talent Sara Emily and you have a particular ease with the ghoulish! Do I need to know something more about you? heehee
    Awesome tag with Mr. Skellie and his bed! I love how you create! xoxo

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  23. Your take on Tim's tag is awesome! Mr Skellie is superbly spooky. TFS!

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  24. Fabulous interpretation of Tim's October tag Sara, love the coffin and Mr. Skelly, well done! Deb xo

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  25. This is so creepy clever, and spook-tacular! once again, I like it even better than Tim's tag! Mr Skelly turned out so dimensional and ghoulish. The coffin cover on the tag is brilliant! Love it!

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  26. This is a great take on Tim's tag Sara,
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

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  27. Brilliant tag Sarah - great idea! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  28. Awesome tag! Love how you've done the skeleton. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  29. Beyond AWESOME!!! LOVE the coffin! Brilliant make!

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  30. This is the coolest tag out of all the entries so far. I love it. So creative. Why did I not think of that? Thanks for sharing.

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  31. A wonderful Halloween tag!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Halloween” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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  32. This is so amazing, Sara!! I absolutely love it!! Your take on Tim's tag is so fabulous!! I love Mr. Skellie and how you used the creepy hand charm!! It's just spectacular!! I hope you win this month - this tag deserves it!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. Sara this is a really wonderful Halloween tag from Mr Skellie to the aged colours you've chosen to use. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

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  34. Very fun, Sara! Love Mr. Skellie's "closet" - wonderful tag! xx Lynn

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  35. Simply awesome! Fabulous attention to detail!

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  36. Congratulations on your October Tim's tag win, Sara Emily!

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  37. Congratulations from me too!! Well done you! Hugs, Anne xx

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  38. Congrats on your win for the October tag muffin! Super excited and happy dance for you!!!! Hugz and Hugz!!!!!!

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  39. Fantastic take on Tims Tag ! Sara So spooky . Congrats on making the top 12 list - much deserved x

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  40. congratulations on your win!! that is one awesome take!!

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  41. What a rockin tag!!! So pleased that you have won! Congrats, Nicola x

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  42. Congrats on your Tim tag win!! Love your ability to make 3-D things - I am directionally challenged (as in geography AND following instructions!) But your step outs are fabulous, so please keep these 3-D projects coming....along with all of your other fabulous makes! And appreciate so much your visit to say thanks - you must have a ton of sites to look at - so glad you stopped at mine! xxx Lynn

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  43. Thank you, thank you, thank you! All your comments really warm my heart, and so excited to hear my tag was one of the chosen ones! Yippee! There were such awesome tags this month! I think you're ALL winners! Big hugs!

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  44. Congrats on your win, Sara! I loved the coffin and skeleton - so cool with the techniques you used and I also really love your ribbon...awesome job! Love your other projects, as well :-)

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  45. Congrats Sara! A fabulous tag ! X

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  46. MOST FABULOUS TAG in the bunch Sara. Don't know how you do it - to me - you are the 3D Halloween Queen. Ahhhh heck - to me - you are QUEEN of my heart period!! Congrats on your TIM win..... sooooo sooooo deserved. LOVE LOVE LOVE this INCREDIBLY CREEPY tag. XXOO j.

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  47. MOST FABULOUS TAG in the bunch Sara. Don't know how you do it - to me - you are the 3D Halloween Queen. Ahhhh heck - to me - you are QUEEN of my heart period!! Congrats on your TIM win..... sooooo sooooo deserved. LOVE LOVE LOVE this INCREDIBLY CREEPY tag. XXOO j.

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  48. Ohhhh!! I love 3D stuff and this tag is INCREDIBLE! Fantastic job and congratulations on your win :)

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  49. congrats on your win, the coffin looks amazing
    vicki

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  50. What a fabulous tag /coffin Sara. So glad you won, Congratulations! Karen.x

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  51. Sara....Congratulations on a job well done and your win!
    I love this take on Tim's tag...So fun making the 3D coffin! with
    the skeleton inside! I am also liking your "Charming Hand"...LOL!

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