Saturday, 5 October 2013

Be Different....

Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to see you here.
It's not often I get the time to take part in challenges, but yesterday I had some time to play and here is the result:
I know, - just a tag, but I managed to incorporate some of my favourite techniques, texture through a stencil (one of the new Tim Holtz ones), wrinkle free distress for the background, using Crushed Olive, Forest Moss and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and then of course some stamping.

I really can't remember where the raven and the crown came from, I found them in my box loosely named "Halloween stamps".

The Teesha Moore girl I picked up many years ago in a German stamp shop.  I love this quicky girl and to me she really suits a Halloween themed tag. I stamped her in Jet Black Archival on a piece of paper coloured with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks and then cut her out.

Finally, the leaf at the top was die cut with a spellbinders die, embossed with an old Cuttlebug folder, and then with some gold embossing powder randomly sprinkled over it.  I then coloured with the same Distress Inks again. The sentiment along the side is from Tim Holtz simple saying highlighted with a white pen.
Well, there you have it. I am going to enter this into the following three challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Say it with Stamps"
Our Creative Corner "It's Halloween let's tag it on"
Dragons Dream Tag it on " challenge 151, "A word of your choice plus brown, diecuts, layers" 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will have fun this weekend and get some creative time!!

48 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous tag , love the depth of rich colours youhave again achieved ..great make and yummy texture on that leaf x hugs x

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  2. Hello Astrid
    This is a lovely Tag,with its beautiful texture and all the interesting elements to catch the eye.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Your tag is so unusual Astrid,love it. I reckon you'll win the challenge

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  4. Fabulous work Astrid, the colours and images are perfect for a Halloween theme and I love the leaf poking through at the top and the decorated edge at the bottom. Good luck with the challenges.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  5. Fabulous Halloween tag Astrid..lovely rich colours and live all the elements you've used

    Anne

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  6. what a fab Play and love the style, soemthing completly different

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  7. Another amazing creation here Astrid, and it´s so beautiful as ever in great colors too.
    Best of luck with the challenges, let´s hope, you´re lucky, you´re definitely talented enough to win them all.
    Have a wonderful week-end.

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  8. Great tag with beautiful stamps and colors. Good luck in the challenges!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xxx Marianne

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  9. Gorgeous, richly decoated tag, Astrid. I agree the Teesha girl is great for Halloween - she has a very disconcerting stare.

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  10. Wonderful colours and images Astrid. The red ribbon material looks stunning at the top.

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Great tag with so much interesting detail - love the embossed effect on the leaf and the colours you used overall.

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  12. love the Teesha Moore stamp and the overall look/design of your tag. Have a fab weekend x

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  13. OMG! That's what I love about your tags so much: they always look so much "Astrid". You have a certain way of creating subtle but intense backgrounds and combining them with beautiful elements so all together creates a wonderful whole! No thing only added for embellishment (and thus "too much") and nothing missing! That's what is called art.

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  14. WOW...Fabulous tag Astrid... so many wonderful techniques the texture you have achieved is amazing...The images are fantastic as is the colours... Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream.... Hugs May x x x

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  15. How nice that you had some playtime for yourself Astrid and the result is stunning. I love all the colours, so apt for this season as well as Halloween and the texture is wonderful.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  16. gorgeius tag Astrid! love the colors and the stamps is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Barbarayaya

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  17. Very effective tag, love it much.
    Have a nice weekend,
    big hugs Anja

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  18. A fantastic tag with great layers. Love the Teesha Moore gril and all the texture on your tag. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

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  19. Gorgeous tag Astrid love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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  20. Fabulous Tag Astrid, love the different techniques you've used. A perfect Halloween feel. Sue C x

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  21. So beautiful Astrid! I love the lush colors and your embellishments!

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  22. Oh WOW this is a most stunning tag. The depth to the colours brings such richness and I love the off-beat nature to it.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Dear Astrid,- I LOVE your gorgeous tag,- your colour combinations are fantastic... wonderful leafe, and the messure on the other side of the tag looks great with the girl, dressed up for Halloween,waiting for the raven to bring her the crown !!!
    A beautiful eye catcher and gorgeous art piece, my dear .
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  24. I love everything about this tag Astrid! It's fabulous! xx

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  25. Love the quirky girl combined with the be different sentiment. I love the mix of texture, stamping and inky background which all works beautifully together. The raven is a lovely touch with the crown. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  26. Love this tag, Astrid
    Rosie x

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  27. Beautiful Astrid
    Love the vivid autumnal colours
    Love the character and embellishments

    Hugs

    Jools x

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  28. What a gorgeous tag!! The colors are stunning!!

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  29. Amazing texture and wonderful colours!

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  30. Its a fabulous tag, the background looks so textured and detailed.
    Yvonne

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  31. Perfect background and color for Halloween! The girl stamp does look right at home on this Halloween tag! The highlighted saying really adds a little more of a ghostly feel! Love this! Hugs!

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  32. It's not just a tag in your creative hands. This is beautiful..love that little girl, and really love the sentiment.

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  33. Fantastic tag Astrid! I love the grungy colours, your wonderful stencilling in the background and the Tessa image is so perfect! It's one of those makes that you want to pick up and stroke! Delicious!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for my tag challenge.
    Juliax

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  34. Finally some time for you to play and what a fabulous tag you have made I don't even like halloween, but you tag os fabulous, love the colors, crushed olive is fantastic, love how you colored that girl and your ribbon, fantastic, excellent work again, Miss Astrid, you rock my world, thanks a million for being YOU, have a wonderful day, you have made mine...

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  35. as a Zetti girl I really love your tag, Astrid!

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  36. Astrid...I LOVE IT! :) This tag is so cool. Love the background with so many different techniques and textures. The embossed ruler looks so cool on the left side balanced out by the shadowed "Happy Halloween" on the right. Love the little girl and the crow with the crown floating above his head. The textured leaf at the top is a very cool embellishment with the metal pieces joining it. LOVE the ribbon at the top! That really pops! And...the trims at the bottom....spot on perfection! Love it all! Thanks so much for sharing your always beautiful art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

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  37. An amazing tag Astrid!! Such gorgeous rich colour and the stamping is so you!!! Love that beautiful ribbon bow too. Just love it all!! ox

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  38. Great inking effects Astrid and the whole tag has such a lovely warm Autumnal feel to it, especially that lush leaf.

    B x

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  39. just a tag, as you say ;-)
    but what a stunning tag !
    xoxo

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  40. Such a fabulous spooky tag, Astrid - I love the slightly queasy background colours, and the texture looks great. Love that central image too... Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison xx

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  41. Love your tag! Love your blog! Just started following you a week ago - so not disappointed!!!

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  42. This is such a gorgeous tag Astrid! Love the background, stamping, sentiments and great colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  43. Wow she seriously has a glum face, better watch out Mr Crow. Staggeringly arty Halloween tag Astrid.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  44. Superschön, liebe Astrid.
    Du hast großes Talent mit den Materialien zu spielen.
    Ein tolles Tag!

    Sophie xx

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  45. I adore this!!!! Love the images and colors!!!

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  46. Fabulous tag Astrid, wonderful colours!

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