12 Tags of 2015 – August

18th August, 2015

Hello friends! Thank you so much for leaving comments on my last post, I really do appreciate it. I knew once I popped open those Halloween Words: Block dies I wouldn’t be able to stop! So when I saw Tim Holtz’s fantastic tag this month I knew exactly what I was going to do… (Count Frightful made me do it)! 😉

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
With a Halloween theme in mind, I used lots of the new seasonal ideaology and added orange to the adornments to give a cohesive look. I learned this useful tip last year from a really cool halloween project by Paula Cheney.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
This month’s techniques make a really sturdy tag, so perfect to load up with embellishments! I altered the spider from the oddities adornments set, (see further down for details).

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
I used a card from the found relatives pack and rubbed on a skull from the curiosities remnant rubs. I got really excited when I realised it was a white rubon (it’s the little things that make me happy…)! I covered an heirloom rose with butterscotch alcohol ink to tie in with the orange palette and rubbed spiders onto her dress!

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
I covered “poison” from the wicked alpha parts with rusty hinge distress paint. Once dry I covered in glossy accents and sprinkled rusty hinge distress glitter over the top! I am obsessed with this glitter and I’m usually not a fan of glitter!

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
I used the new ledger scrip stamp (CMS241) on one side of the tag. You can see the really cool mixed media background technique over on Tim’s blog!

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
To bling up my spider I used a spider from the oddities adornments set, glossy accents, pitch black alcohol ink, rusty hinge distress glitter and a file.

Cover your spider with pitch black alcohol ink and allow to air dry.
*Note: I use an egg cup because it acts like a bath so you use less alcohol ink and there’s less clean up.
Once completely dry, use a file to scratch the alcohol ink off the head and tops of the spiders legs.
Cover the back of the spider with glossy accents and cover with rusty hinge distress glitter. Shake off the excess and set aside to dry.
*Note: To give a faux amber look, cover the distress glitter with a final layer of glossy accents.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 August
Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag. You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.


  1. Lynda says:

    Loving that spider! I must admit, your work/blog/ig are my new obsession! You’re pics are giving me such inspiration!!! Happy Crafting!

  2. BunnyD says:

    Strange worlds collide! Spooks meet Bling! Loving that skeleton with the bow.

  3. Anne R says:

    I love your take on Tim’s tag Zoe, the pops of orange really stand out so beautifully and I just love the background you created. You totally inspired me with Count Peckula and I have used a Halloween theme on my tag too. x

    • iGirlZoe says:

      Thanks Anne! I’ve just been to visit “Lord Wampyr” I LOVE him! It’s so fun being part of this bird crazy community. You’ve inspired me to continue our tale. 😉

  4. Fa-boo-lous Zoe, love your spooky take on Tim’s tag!

  5. Jess says:

    I love the rub-on on the found relative! It is so perfectly creepy!

  6. FABULOUS!!! LOVE the Halloween spin on the tag!

  7. Nicole says:

    Ohhhhh I love, love, LOVE! Fantastic Halloween Tag!

  8. Julia says:

    Wowee! There is so much awesomeness going on here!
    That blinged out spider is so cool! I’ll have to try that technique.

  9. Sandy Dehon says:

    Fantastic tag — I do love Halloween!!
    Sandy xx

  10. Claudia says:

    Wow! Such a cool take on Tim’s October tag! LOVE it!
    Claudia x

  11. Claudia says:

    erm….lol…just saw that it was the August tag…but that doesn’t change how much I LOVE this tag!

    gigglegreetings from Vienna,
    Claudia x

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