Sunday, 27 October 2013

Oh No, not another tag.....

Ehrm, well yes, yet another tag I'm afraid to say....
But before I carry on, please let me start by saying thank you for dropping by today!
So today's tag is my version of Tim's Tag for October. Now my big confession is that I have NEVER played in any of Tim's tag challenges before, but after having done the recent Creative Chemistry 102 classes I enjoyed myself so much that I finally decided to play along.....
Of course as most of you will know, all of the details can be found on Tim's blog HERE.
This months it is all about using the new Distress Glitters. Now I am not really a glitter girl and the only Distress Glitter I own is the Clear Rock Candy that came out last year already. But as Tim explained in his October tag of 2012 (yes, I do usually read all about them), you can colour Clear Rock Candy glitter with Alcohol Inks, so that's what I did.
The background to this tag was done with Distress Paints, spritzt and marbled as Tim explains on the first video of CC 102. I used Salty Ocean, Broken China and Frayed Burlap. Then I added various Distress Inks, edged with Black Soot, added a few squirts of home made gold mica spray. For the rest I am going to let the pictures do the talking as we are all busy people and you have probably better things to do than read my detailed descriptions. If you have any questions, just email me.

Here you can see some of my home made Distress Glitter (so hard to photograph decently). I coloured the little book-plate with Adirondack Espresso ink and then mixed my Rock Candy Glitter with some drops of Espresso Alcohol Ink. Have to say, love the result, NOTHING like any other kind of glitter. Also added a few touches to my die cut leaves.

Added another few touches of glitter to the top of the bottle which is of course a Blue Print one.
Here you can see a bit of the embossing and background stamping and stencilling I did and that is basically it.
Well, there you have it, my October tag complete. Quite a lot different from Tim's original, but I did use the techniques, so I hope it counts.
Thanks for visiting like always and hope you will have a creative inky time yourself.

46 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous tag - love the details and of course the colours. Thanks for the tip about colouring the glitter because I was wondering just how many colours of distress glitter I could warrant buying. Have alcohol inks and the rock candy one - yay!

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  2. And my, what a beautiful vibrant colors. It's awesome!! LOVE this one!!
    xxx Marianne

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  3. Gorgeous rich Autumn colours, its a super tag with fantastic textures,
    Loved your altered box in the previous post as well.
    Yvonne

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous as usual Astrid, so nothing has changed at all. I just don´t think, there´s anything you can´ty do, no matter what you´re creating, it always looks amazing, and so does this one. Marveless work.

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  5. Wonderful colors and great use of glitter! I like your tags very much.
    Evelyn

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  6. sensational , I absolutely love this , beautiful colors and textures .. hugz x

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  7. So beautiful Astrid. I love the depth of colour you've achieved here and the coloured glitter is super. Great to see you playing along too. Jenny x

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  8. I'm loving all your tags at the moment Astrid, and cannot imagine not seeing them. I love the colours of this one and that glitter is so unique. TFS. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. This is so gorgeous in every detail, Astrid! Definitely not just another tag!

    Lucy x

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  10. Your interpretation of the October tag is adorable, Astrid! Love it!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  11. Beautiful tag Astrid and I love the different techniques! I have never read his tag posts, so may have to check it out. I love the colors on your tag too, so pretty!
    Hugs, Dena

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  12. No, I have not forgotten you and your wonderful works of art. I had a few problems with the heating installation of my house.
    Great new works you've done in the meantime. I am (as always) very impressed! I hope that I once again have more time to visit my favorite blogs.
    Have a nice Sunday, my friend!

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  13. I LOVE this tag, Astrid! The background is great, both the color and texture! I love the glittered frame and the spill of glitter from the bottle top. I agree that Tim's glitter is unlike any other. Such a great tag!

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  14. OH NOOOO...I'm so happy that it's another tag..hehe

    Love this one and thank you about the FYI on the rock candy glitter. A great way to make your colors all your own.

    Hugs and Happy Halloween!!
    Regi

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  15. Just brilliant. Love, how you archive the colours in your pictures. I'm in awe! (:o)

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  16. Your tag is smashing, scrumptious and so poisonous! Wickedly gorgeous and I love it!!
    Sandy

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  17. I love all your tags. Seeing how you do different things is always inspiring.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  18. Never, ever apologise for sharing another tag with us as they are always full of inky goodness.
    That background is sumptuous, not something that can be readily said for Halloween art.
    Funnily enough I am not a glitter fan making the exception of using clear glass glitter or DekoIce and I do like a flutter of mica flakes as you well know!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Wow, wow and another wow! What a debut Tim tag - it's absolutely glorious, Astrid... I love the glowing colour contrasts, the embossed texture, and the Espresso glitter looks just fantastic.

    Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!
    Alison xx

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  20. Well Miss Astrid, lucky us you decided to play along, oh yes another tag, we all looooooove your tags,the background is gorgeous,beautiful framing with the dictionary word, the ticket and bottle are lovely, the leaf and gatherings on it, it's all so enchanting and glowing colors I agree with Butterfly it's glorious, thanks for sharing..

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  21. This is a great tag Astrid I love the poisen leaking out of the bottle and the lovely decorative leaves. Hugs Mo x

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  22. Oh wow what a wonderful array of colours on this stunning tag! I have still to get to do my CC102 and can't wait to get started.

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  23. Oh YES ,another most beautiful tag, from dear Astrid :-)
    With the fall colours glowing together with your homemade gorgeous glitter, and the wonderful stamped and stencilled background!
    Fantastic!!
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  24. yeah, yippieh, another tag :) Love your tags so I definitely like to see more of them :)

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  25. This is a great tag. I love how you used the embossing folder on the bottom; great idea!

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  26. it may be another tag, but it's a beauty :-) love the colours and gurney pretty details, Debi x

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  27. Yes but another absolutely beautiful tag. Simply love this one.

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  28. Hi Astrid

    This is so delicious - all those colours together just look so creative before anything else is added. I love how you have managed to colour your rock candy - it seems there is nothing alcohol inks won't do... (well, technically I know there will be - but you know what I mean ;) !!)...

    I've only ever made one tag - i've another half done which I abandoned - is this what creative abandon means lol?!!!

    Oh - thank you for being my first (if not, my 2nd) Twitter follower!!! I knew I knew the name - then it hit me - i've been here a few times before because I adore your vintage stuff. I then read about you and the work of the school you work in (I'd never heard of them before), but never realised you were on so many massive design teams - being as I am only just starting to dip my toe in the world of altered art and mixed media - I know that you are definitely going to be a huge source of inspiration to me... I'm just starting to find out about the products I shall need to start collecting - and while I do have bits and bobs, it may take me a while due to funds etc (long story - ill health), so I shall just have to improvise in the meantime. Sorry this comment is more like War and Peace - I'm well known for it... even my txt messages usually take 5 or so! lol.

    I'll be looking around then - bye for now

    Paula x x x

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  29. Wow Astrid, you've worked your magic again!! This tag is glorious!!! Such gorgeous rich colour, you always get the mix just right. I absolutely love it!!! ox

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  30. Fabulous tag! The colors and stunning!!

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  31. Stunning Astrid, this is really a beautiful take on Tim's tag combining his processes and your own unique and wonderful ideas and style. Love it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  32. This is beautiful, the colours are stunning
    Rosie x

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  33. Astrid I had lost this post!! Your tag is really gorgeous, I love the colors you used and I adore the bottle! BArbarayaya

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  34. How gorgeous this is! I'll never tire of your art tags. What lovely details you include!

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  35. This is absolutely, positively, without a doubt STUNNING! Love the way you improvised.

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  36. Beautiful tag, amazing colors and congrats on winning on Tims blog :)

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  37. SOOO pleased you won at Tim's October tag challenge!!! Jenny x

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  38. Yay, Astrid,

    huge congrats on being one of the Tim's 12 tags of 2013 winners for the October tag!!! Such a deserved win!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  39. Wow Astrid your a winner! Well deserved this is a beautiful tag Congratulations. Hugs Mo x

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  40. Stunning first entry into Tim's tags! AND a winner too! Congrats!

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  41. I do believe yours is my favourite! Well done!

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  42. Oh, yay! Congratulations - I hoped this would be a winner - stunningly lovely!
    Alison xx

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  43. This is a breathtaking tag with fabulous details. Congratulations on your win - well deserved.

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