Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Tag + a Winner!

First off, let me announce the winner of the Tim Holtz idea-ology messenger bag and other assorted goodies! I plugged the number of comments into the Random Number Generator and the number chosen was 15. That's Claudine C! Congrats, Claudine! I will be getting your package out as soon as I get your mailing info. A huge thanks to everyone who left me such wonderful comments - I wish I could send something to everyone!

Now, for my tag! I was so excited to see that Tim posted the August tag for the 12 Tags of 2012 this morning. I missed last month because I just didn't have time to sit down and get it done. This month, I was on top of my game and did it asap! I used a lot of the same elements in a Halloween card I made for CHA, so I decided to recreate it, but in tag form. That made it very easy to pull together!

I love the idea of using an Adirondack Dabber for the resist - genius! It really made the embossed portion pop. I just got the Seasonal Reflections stamps a few weeks ago and love how they look with the Book Cover Texture Fade, so I used the Halloween stamp to add the text behind my silhouette. Instead of using the new Stampers Anonymous stamp, I used the new Sizzix Mini Silhouettes. I gave her a little witchy hat trimmed with the new idea-ology Tinsel Twine - love that stuff!

 I am such a huge fan of the roses made with the Tattered Pinecone die, but it's impossible for me to pass up the chance to use the Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland die. I just love stacking up the layers! These were made with black Kraft Core'dinations that was sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist. They are so gorgeous in person! I backed the tag with a piece of kraft cardstock cut to size, and used the Distressed Doily die to cut the bottom border.

Since I don't have the new Seasonal Chit Chat stickers yet, I used the Reflections technique on a scrap of kraft cardstock to create a substitute for the them. I was pretty happy with how that worked. It's a great way to make those stamps do double duty! For the ribbon, I dyed idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon with Black Soot Distress Stain.

I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself for getting this done so fast! Tim's tag is beautiful and I hope I did it justice. If you like to purchase any of the materials I used, you can get them from Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order!

55 comments:

  1. Oh Shelly, I LOVE it!!!! I can't stop staring at it, so cool!

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  2. Oh Shelly I LOVE it!!!! You did an amazing job!

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  3. OMG Shelly, your tag is amazing!! I just love the way the orange pops! Everything about it is just so cool! Thanks for sharing! Also, thank you SO much for the giveaway, I really needed a pick me up. I'm super excited that I won!!!

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  4. ...gorgeous Tag Shelly, loVe the colours of Halloween, a superb make...Mel :)
    Well done Claudine...enjoy!

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  5. Your tag is just perfection, Shelly! I like every little detail.

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  6. Oh Shelly, another gorgeous tag! I haven't even been over to see what Tim posted, but I'm sure you're spot on. ;-) Yeah for Halloween!

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  7. Love your take on the August tag! The colors are fantastic. The doily at the bottom is the perfect finishing touch.

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  8. I really like your take on the August tag! Very inspirational! Great job!

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  9. My favorite holiday. Your tag is beautiful! It is so pleasing to my eyes..
    Loving it! Great job, once again.
    Ivette

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  10. Shelly...this is such a cool tag. I love the embossing and the way you've altered that silhouette to be a witch. You're so clever! Tag is awesome!Congrats to Claudine! <3 Candy

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  11. I'm stunned………….Wow you brought Halloween into my life in a heart beat…..BAM….Love this card soooo much.

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  12. Wow, this tag is gorgeous! Love everything about it, especially those black flowers! So gonna use those for a project, if you don't mind! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Yay Claudine!!! Shelly, your tag is fab!!!! Love the witch and the reflections use in the sentiment...brilliant!

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  14. Fabulous take on the August tag - silhouette witch is a delight, and the colours, text background and embossing are all fantastic!
    Alison x

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  15. I love your version Shelley! Great job on it.m Can't wait to get my sillouhettes.

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  16. Congrats Claudine, I'm so glad you won when you needed a "pick me up"!

    Yay for you, Shelly, on creating such a cool tag in such a short time...you are Tim's 3rd entry for this month!

    Your Distressed Doily cut looks like you altered it with a hole punch and....? It almost looks like a Gear Doily! How did you do it?

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    1. Thanks so much, Erin! I didn't do anything to the doily. It might just look a little different because so little of it is exposed.

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  17. I have to say this is probably the best Halloween tag I've ever seen. I really, really love it. It's very cool. You've completely inspired me to start on Halloween stuff.

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  18. Beautiful Shelly - love the Halloween twist and the black flowers are fabulous!

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  19. Terrific design and a fab tag Shelly, x

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  20. Gorgeous tag, with lots of luscious details!

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  21. Well I have to concur with everyone else, as they have summed up this Tag very well; it is awesome Shelly.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  22. Shelly...I already posted how much I love this tag but then I saw that you added it to our blog at Simon Says Stamp and Show! I'm so glad that you did. Hopefully more people will see this wonderful piece of your crazy genius mind! Thanks for adding it to our blog challenge! <3 Candy

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  23. So perfect! Love your tag this month now I'm thinking ahead to Halloween too! :)

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  24. Nicely done!!! I love black but I don't think I would have ever thought of making black flowers--brilliant!!!

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  25. Candy C said it best...you ARE Crazy Genius! WHOO HOO!

    ~Linda

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  26. WOW... you did it AGAIN ! That is one cool tag ...aaah great inspiration... humm gears are turning in my head already!!

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  27. Just Beautiful!!

    Hugs
    Shirley Pumpkin

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  28. This tag is Spooktacular!!!! Love it!!!

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  29. What a gorgeous tag! Love it! And congrats to Claudine... woot!

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  30. Shelly you are so amazingly awesome! LOVE this!

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  31. Wow, love this tag. Great way to start thinkging about Halloween.

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  32. Just brilliant!!! lovexx
    kaz

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  33. I love your "substitutions". This turned out really amazing.

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  34. Oh I love it! And I have the Tattered flower garland-haven't used it yet.This is the perfect inspiration and just what I was thinking of when I bought it.My old hands and fingers just can't work with the pinecone one.

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  35. Your tag is utterly fantastic!!!! I love it!

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  36. A very very nice tag Shelly
    I love Halloween so i lke it very much.

    Greetings Janny

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  37. Fabulous, I always love b,ack and orange together, so striking. Love how you have used the silhouette. Fabulous design and texture. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  38. Shelly, what a PHENOMENAL tag! It's absolutely stunning and I love every element!

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  39. Fab, fab, fab!!! Great colours and amazing imagination..

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  40. FABULOUS tag!!! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

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  41. Fantastic take on Tim's tag Shelly! Love it!
    Alison x

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  42. Absolutely stunning! I love how you tweaked Tim's tag for a Halloween theme.

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  43. Your Tag has that Halloween Spirit, great job!!!!

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  44. Loved your tag so much that I had to order your products so I could make one

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  45. I love your take on Tim's tag!

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  46. Fantastic! Wonderful addition of the hat on the image and loving your Halloween inspired projects!

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  47. Your Tag is bewitching Shelly! Love it. I think I need some of that tinsel too!!

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  48. Absolutly love everything about your tag! The colors are perfect! Another inspiring creation, as always!

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  49. Awesome tag! I love the witch and the great trim of her hat. I have to pick up some of that tinsel!

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  50. I LOVE your FUN take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  51. I hopped over from Tim's blog because your tag really stood out. I've been on hiatus all summer, but have been inspired by your beautiful work!! Gorgeous!

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