12 Tags of 2014 – October

13th October, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
I love this time of year and was inspired by the gothic #26 layering stencil to create a witches boudoir for my October 12 Tags of 2014. The gothic stencil reminds me of wallpaper and it seemed fitting for the background of somewhere a witch could hang up her broomstick and hat. 😉

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
Tim’s wood planks texture fades folder is perfect for creating some faux wood shelves.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
I colour tinted one of Tim’s found relative cards with distress marker to create the photo for a boudoir wall hanging.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
I attached some fine twigs to give a wild and withered look to the tag. This was so fiddly, but the glossy accents held them in place, I LOVE this adhesive, it’s one of my most used products.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
I used ivy from the spring greenery decorative strip die, intertwined with the twigs and using the leaves to cover the blobs of glossy accents I had used to secure the twigs.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
I tried out Tammy Tutterow’s felty witchy hat using felt and phoomph for fabric. Be sure to check out her awesome tutorial.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
I picked up this miniature broomstick and witchy shoes from a tiny shop in Gruyere, Switzerland selling all things miniature. You could easily make this broomstick with a BBQ skewer, some fine twigs and a hot glue gun.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
This place is amazing for all things miniature. I sent my friend, Sue, a few bits I picked up for her here and she made the most creative Basket Gnome Garden.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 October
Thanks for taking a look at my “Witches Boudoir” tag and take time to hop over to Tim’s blog to see this month’s tag and techniques. If you would like to see the post in French, hop over to Scrapdeco’s blog.


supplies: tim holtz; manilla tag/core’dinations kraft core/layering stencil (gothic #26)/distress ink (walnut stain)/distress paint (brushed pewter)/distress marker (peeled paint)/distress sprays (wild honey, rusty hinge, dusty concord, peeled paint)/idea-ology (crinkle ribbon, mini fasteners, found relative cards)/dies (spring greenery decorative strip, wood planks texture fades folder)/cling stamps (mini halloween 3 #140, mini blueprints 7 #203)/mini blending tool/grid blocks
other: texture paste/clear embossing powder/archival ink (jet black)/glossy accents/sticky back canvas/felt/phoomph for fabric/twigs


  1. Genevieve says:

    this tag is pure magic! I absolutely love the colors you used (two months in a row… maybe they are slowly getting into you -lol) and all the miniatures you used.

    Great job once again!

  2. ingrid says:

    wow ces tons orangés c’est superbe ! ça met en relief toutes ces jolis éléments

  3. Brilliant – perfect colours love all the elements

  4. Martina says:

    Hi Zoe, your art is fantastic! What a wonderful Blog you have! Nice that I could get to know you through Facebook. I am going to sign up to follow your blog and I will be back for frequent visits for inspiration! WOW! Best to you

  5. Fabulous tag Zoe! I love the hat, now I must get myself some felt. The shoes are just gorgeous. Wonderful background too. Karen.x

  6. LauraVi says:

    Beautiful take of October’s tag! Love the hat and the little boots, the broom with the spider spooktacular, all the atmosphere is really magic!

  7. paula says:

    Zoe, I love your tag. You are always so creative. This is the best use of the Spring Greenery decorative strip I have ever scene. Super creative to mix it with the twigs!

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