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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quoth the Raven

Time for Tim's tag for September!

I spent today crafting with my good friend Lisa.  We both spent all day working our tag. We had lots of laughs and fun today, even if we didn't get too much finished. (Thanks Lisa!)

My tag started from the cool technique shared by Tim and morphed into a dark  Halloween tag.

 Once I started down the path of aluminum foil and black ink I never left it.

The background is created with layers of aluminum foil and I added the rivet and texture.  I then added my alcohol inks and sanded the layers off.

I die cut the Sizzix Clock from chipboard and coated it with Distress Paint - Crackle - Brushed Pewter.  After it dried I sponged Black ink over the surface.  I finished it off with a white gel pen edging and black gems.

I stamped the stampendous raven using black ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  I cut him out to add him to the center.

I die cut a center circle from aluminum foil and embossed with the embossing folder.  I smeared black ink over the surface to pick up the embossing.

The flowers are die cut using the Tattered Flower Die from Sizzix on more aluminum foil backed by cardstock.  After they were cut they were embossed and smeared with black StaZon ink and highlighted with silver stickles.

The branches are a Memory Box die and colored with Black ink and highlighted with the Stickles.  The background is stamped using the Stampendous Raven. I inked up the stamp with Versamark and masked the raven to stamp just the quote.  I heat embossed the quote with black embossing powder.

I also created a few other pieces that hopefully I will be able to use in future projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

31 comments:

  1. This is right up my street, love the metal, the industrial feel, your background, the white highlights, the raven and your die cut. A wonderful piece . Tracy xx

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  2. Great tag. I was thinking about using foil as well.

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  3. Edgar Alan Poe would be delighted!! Awesome details!

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  4. Fab take on Tim's Tag, love your "dark side"! The added White Gel Pen really makes all those metal pieces and embossing pop! Thanks for getting your craft on with me today!

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  5. I love this you have managed to give the metal almost a frosty look. Such a wonderfully unique twist on the challenge.

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  6. Absolutely love it!! Just gorgeous!

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  7. I love the Halloween vibe you gave it.

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  8. ooh Sue, what a fab tag.those flowers are genius. definitely an inspired tag!

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  9. Fabulousamundo tag, Suzz! Love how you did every.thing in foil. Love it!!

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  10. Amazing tag, Suzz! The silver 'industrial' feel looks fab and the flowers are fantastic! x

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  11. Great this tag. Do you have found your inspiration in the tag of September of Tim Holtz ?

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  12. Love that aluminum foil on this tag, very cool! Glad the two of you had such a blast.

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  13. I am so jealous! Very cool tag Suzz.............

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  14. Totally fab! Love your spin on the Sep tag and bonus points for knocking it out so soon!

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  15. Wowzers this is awesome. I love the design. We both use foil on our latest tag! I am your newest follower too. Michelle x

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  16. I love what you did with the challenge! This has a fabulous industrial feel to it and yet it is still pretty.

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  17. So clever using aluminum foil here. I LOVE it.. What a great tag..

    Hugs~

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  18. What a fabulous tag Suzz. Hugs from Scotland Rita xx

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  19. You do some fabulous takes on Tim's tags Sue and this one is brilliant. Love your treatments of the foil and that raven is fab.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  20. Wow! Amazing! it all turned out so fantastic! Everything goes together so nicely! Great Great Tag!

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  21. Hey Suzz...very cool take on Tim's tag. I love your monotone tag...with all of it's details and layers. Outstanding! <3 Candy

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  22. Incredible Suzz. Love the superb finish

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  23. I like your original take on the tag. Blessings!

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  24. Gorgeous tag Suzanne. I know it is halloween but it does look lovely and frosty too - This fab metal technique has some mileage over and above the industrial I think.

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  25. oh is pretty!
    the flawers, love this tag.

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  26. This tag is amazing, I love the flowers!

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