I've neglected this blog lately, and October is one of my favorite months. I usually am busy creating spooky and fun Halloween stuff but I haven't done much this year. Here is my tag for my monthly tag swap, that I was scrambling to finish. Someone was a little ambitious in choosing a theme, we won't mention any names (Nicole!!!) and we had to having moving parts and noise or something touchy,feely.
This one was pretty challenging, but this is what I came up with:
My tag base was some black chipboard (I wanted it to be sturdy enough to hold the little book on the front) which I covered the front and back(the back was put on last) with paper from Tim Holtz's Halloween resist paper. I inked and stained the paper with distress ink and stain.
I then drilled holes in a metal plate from Graphic45, on the left side (I used the Tim Holtz drill press, which went through this metal so easy!) I cut out some resist paper in the same shape and size as the plates for my book pages and another piece of chipboard for the back, attached everything with Tim Holtz charm rings. Before I put the book together, I alcohol inked purple and green on the plate and then sanded off some of the color. Then I stamped a web image(this one is from Basic Grey) on the front center with staz-on black ink.
I was inspired to make the metal plate into a book from Graphic45's blog, they have some really great ideas using their metal plates, flowers and door knobs!
Have a great weekend!
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