Saturday, September 17, 2016

12 Tags of 2016-September

 Hello crafty friends and visitors! Can you believe we are half way through September, and my favorite time of the year is just around the corner! With temperatures dipping into the 70's at night my mind turns to fall and Halloween! Tim must have been thinking of Halloween when he picked this month's Technique Remix--Paint Patina and Alcohol Ink Resist. His added technique from his Chemistry 103 class of what I call 'alcohol ink ghosting' screams for Halloween stamps!


You can find all of Tim's instructions and his fabulous industrial looking September tag on his blog. I love the Evolution stamps he used, but sadly I don't yet have that set. Nor do I have the ubiquitous Yupo paper--well, it's seen all over the Internet, but not yet in our local craft stores. So, after attempting the technique with so many surfaces I had in my stash--some successful, others not--I did some research and made my own Yupo-like paper. Out of respect to Tim, I will not reveal my secret. But it did work--mostly. I still have the real Yupo on my on-line wish list.

Oh, my how I LOVE that painted patina! I tried this on several surfaces, too, and there is no substitute for that Ranger manila card stock or Tim's tags for this. My colors of Distress paint are Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint (just a titch) and Antiqued Bronze. Distress inks used are Evergreen Bough, Ground Expresso, and Black Soot. The stamps are from Tim's Undertaker set. I stamped the Undertaker and spider images in Distress black archival ink (my only color) and the script background images in Ranger Potting Soil archival ink. The spiders were over stamped in the Potting Soil. I used some new and old Remnant Rubs, Linen Ribbon and an altered spider ring from my stash.


The patina technique was used on bats from the Wicked Alpha Parts set. At first I used the colors from my background and then realized I wanted purple bats. The bats in the background are done using Tim's Layering stencil and his alcohol ink resist technique.


Gotta love that woodgrain look from swirling on the alcohol inks. A trio of Tiny Attachers altered with alcohol ink finish it off.




I'm playing along with these challenges:
A Vintage Journey September Challenge Create Within a Frame Stretching here?? I framed my "ghosting" panel in black and the filmstrip ribbon frames a rub on:) :) Remove if necessary.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Your Favorites My favorite fall holiday and favorite time of the year to craft. Copper--my favorite metal besides rusted metal of any sort. Possibly my favorite new Tim technique if I can get my hands on some Yupo!
Mixed Media World MMW#18 Magical/Fantasy I think of Halloween as a celebration of fantasy. I don't follow the so-called evilness behind it, but it is a time we can be anything we want (and not look too strange doing it!) 
Stamps and Stencils- The Colors of Autumn No leaves here, but lots of my favorite fall colors on the background and on the embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your heartfelt comments! They mean so much to me!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

37 comments:

  1. wow wow wow sara - so spooky - I absolutely adore this! Brilliant! Can't wait to have a go at this tag - awesome. Big hugs rachel xx

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  2. Wow, made your own Yupo, well done you!! I certainly could not tell by your result that it is not the real stuff! I love Halloween (only the scary fun part of it) and I really love your tag. The undertaker is one of my all time favourite Halloween stamp sets - he looks fantastic on your tag!

    Whilst I am here, thanks so much for joining in our Create within a Frame challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Gorgeous Sara, your background technique is really cool, spooktacular!!
    Hugs Kerstin

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  4. A brilliant remix tag Sara I love that you used Halloween for your theme, the undertaker worked so well. Now making your own yupo paper sounds good, how clever to have taken the initiative and found a way to recreate and a mount us definitely a frame so thanks for sharing your fabulous tag over at A Vintage Journey xxx

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  5. OMG, Sara, it's so brilliantly done! What a genius idea to make your own yupo paper! Absolutely stunning result, my friend! It's one of the most beautiful Halloween tags I've seen! I love your stamp choice and that spider is a cherry on top of your fabulous design! It's spectacular!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month!
    Lots of love to you! Branka :)

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  6. You know I love your Halloween projects, Sara Emily! So clever of you to research how to make your own Yupo, and I love how your stamped image and background turned out - so cool! Love the spider and your bats - perfect touch. An awesome Halloween tag - can't wait to see what other Halloween projects you create!

    Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and comments - means so much to me :-)

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  7. Sooo creepy cool! bwaaahaahaaa
    Have to say, I LOVe the colors of your bats! Drove me completely batty with excitement! heehee sorry, overkill on my coffee intake this morn! xoxo

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  8. Fantastic take on Tims tag! Sara Emily . Great minds - I had that stamp in mind too lol but I sure didn't have thoughts of creating my own yupo! How super clever are you ? VERY is the answer lol .
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    Thanks for all the love you have left me recently- you sure do make me blush ! So kind of you and much appreciated .
    hugs xx

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  9. You are so creative!! I can't believe you made your own yupo!! How awesome!! I love, love this, Sara Emily!! The undertaker looks amazing!! This is my favorite Halloween tag...maybe ever!! The details and techniques are spectacular...or spooktacular!! Wow!! A-may-zing!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Ahhh - back in your element and favorite time of year Sara! Always love your Halloween imaginings. Xj.

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  11. Love Love Love your tag Sara Emily! Love how you created it as a halloween tag! Plus all the extra elements you've added are fabulous. Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

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  12. I just knew you would be at Halloween before I had a chance to catch up with your blog (I just took too much on and couldn't keep up with visiting blogs) Maybe at last I am going to enjoy Halloween as I adore this!! Going to get back to being a regular visitor! Big hugs, Chrisx

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  13. Hi there, Sara! What an awesome Things With Wings tag with your flying bats. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. We love to have you play along, and hope that you will join us again real soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

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  14. Yes yes yes and yippee!!!! I so enjoy this time of year just to see your ghoulishly awesome sauce designs and Halloween decor. This is scrumptious and that patina is magnificent! Love love loves it! The slide ring looks so real and Wowzers!!!! Amazeballs design dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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    1. Huge congrats on the one over at Tim's place for this gorgeously ghoulish tag! Hot diggity!

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    2. Huge congrats on your win. Darn autocorrect.

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  15. Love your tag! Great Autumn colours in your patina effect and love the spooky image ! Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils Toni x

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  16. Such a brilliant way of using Tim's techniques here Sara Emily. I agree, they work so well for Halloween. Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  17. Sarah great presentation on your tag!!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Ridge Trading Co. Be sure to join us again next month, love seeing your work.

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  18. Really beautiful tag! Have a nice day, Maria ;-)

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  19. Oh, this is WONDERFUL Sara Emily! from colors to stamps to ephemera - a gorgeous design! thanks for joining us again in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  20. Another stunning creation from you Sara Emily! I just love this and the purple bats are perfect!

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  21. Huge congratulations on your win Sara Emily! xx

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  22. Woohoo to you Sara Emily! Congrats on your win! Nicola x

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  23. Yay Sara! So thrilled that you won with your wonderful tag!!! xxx

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  24. Wahoo! So happy to see your name on the winners list Sara Emily. Well deserved . Time to happy dance :) xxx

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  25. Yay! Your AWESOME tag won!! I saw your site listed on the winner list and was so happy for you! Congrats, Sara!!

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  26. Congrats on your win!! Just love this tag so much and the spider at the top is so creepy and real looking! ~hugs~

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  27. So happy to see this on the winners list Sara and in my giveaway links. Huge congratulations xxx

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  28. Congrats on your Tim win - well deserved!!!

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  29. Great tag, congrats on your win at TH!

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  30. Great work... love your take on the tag this month. Can't wait to see what you do with this month's challenge. Congrats, on the win!

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  31. Your technique toolbox is deep and filled with so many goodies. I love the patina you created with your inks and such. And your trio of bats is suitably creepy. Wonderful work Sara Emily! Thanks for sharing with us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon "things with wings" challenge!

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  32. Wonderful tag Sara with layer after layer of gorgeous techniques. Those little bats are my most favourite element and I don't even like bats particularly! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for the September Challenge. Julia x

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  33. A very clever tag...Sooo creative...LOVE it! Congrats on your win!

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