Tuesday, October 15, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - October

Before I left on my trip to Italy, I wanted to complete my October tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2013, but I've had very little extra time on my hands lately. I thankfully managed to whip up a few postcard tags during my lunch and nightcap times while I was teaching last weekend at The Crafty Scrapper. I will use these for trading while on Tim's Tuscany Tour, and as you can see, I just can't help but have Italy on the brain with all the excitement I have bottled up. The second I saw the moon on Tim's tag, Dean Martin's tune started humming around in my mind, so it made sense to me to just go with that theme instead of Halloween. 
 I made the backgrounds the same way Tim did using Distress Paints. Then I added a little Distress Ink to highlight some areas. I stamped my images with Jet Black Archival, Distress Paint, and Distress Ink as well. I glittered the moon and eyes with Distress Glitter too.
I thought the David image was perfect for looking up at the moon, and having the Florence Santa Maria Duomo in the nighttime background really paints the scene.
It will be a while before I can post or comment, but I will be back in a few weeks to show and tell you about all the places, things, and people I saw while on my trip. Ciao!

Supplies:


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



43 comments:

  1. Love love love your tag! I'll tell you in Italian : E' BELLISSIMA!!! Buon divertimento nella mia Italia!
    Barbarayaya

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  2. Beautiful ATCs! Have a great trip.

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  3. Fabulous colours and imagery Anita, love this tag with David looking at the moon. Have a wonderful trip, enjoy every moment and come back with lots to show and tell.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. Wow that is a beautiful tag! Have a great time in italy.

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  5. Well done on completing a fab October tag Anita - I cant imagine how busy you are right now. How exciting. Have a fabulous time. I look forward to seeing what you all get up too. EnjoY! Hugs Helen x

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  6. Very cool tags, Anita! Have fun in Italy.

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  7. Stunning ATC'S Anita, Love the images & design...Enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

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  8. I love your take on TH's challenge for October. Have fun in Italy, my friend. Blessings!

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  9. Wonderful ATCs, I love them. Have a fantastic time.

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  10. These are amazing! You always make the coolest ATCS ....everyone on the trip will be so happy to get one. I keep the one you gave me in Vegas on display in my studio :). Have an awesome trip I can't wait to hear all about it!

    Amy*

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  11. Ciao to you too! Your tags are fabulous, I love that David stamp and he looks amazing gazing at the moon like that..... hope you have THE most fantastic time in the wonderfully romantic Italy!! Hugs, Anne x

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  12. These are beautiful Anita, I love the way you used David. Such a wonderful color combo as well. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  13. Ciao Bella! Have a fabulous time in Italy. Give Jim and Cesar big hugs. Your ATC/October tag is wonderful. Love the colors and David looking at the moon is just perfect. Hugs.

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  14. Fantastic take on Tim's October tag. Enjoy your holidays in Italy :)

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  15. Very clever! Have fun and can't wait to hear all about the trip and your experiences when you get back!

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  16. fabulous ATC's Anita, have a wonderful holiday, Annette x

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  17. Such great results Anita...great composition and colours

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  18. OMG!! I am jealous! Have a wonderful time on your trip to Tuscany with Tim and Mario...I will be there in spirit. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Have a super time!!

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  19. Ciao Bella! Have a great trip!!

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  20. Gorgeous tag! I love that you are making ATC's with that design. Have fun in Italy! :)

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  21. Love it! That background is just yummy! Love the moon over the rooftops and the David stamp...so artsy and energetic and just plain fun. Drink in all the beauty while in Italy. I am so happy for you that you get to do this! Hugs!

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  22. I love how imaginative and creative you are Anita, and these beauties are a case in point. I wish you the best ever time in Tuscany - you seriously deserve it. Jenny x

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  23. Wonderful tag creation, I never had the idea to use the stamp like you.Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  24. I grew up with that music! My Dad had an incredible voice and being Italian he loved to sing and eat! Fabulous tag and I do love those green eyes! Have a grand time in Italy!

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  25. Gorgeous tags! Love that stamp! Have fun on your amazing trip! I'm sure you're gonna have lots of fun! Hugs, Sandra

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  26. Hello Miss Anita, I love they way your mind works and hope you interpret it is such a unique and special way.. Those backgrounds STUNNINGGGGG, using the face, PERFECT, love it, the stamped building looks like it's floating in the sky, love the stars and that fabulous moon, and your crazy song, these are EXCELLENT and who every gets one will be the lucky one, hope you have a fantastic dream holiday with Tim and the other crafters.... BIG HUGS...

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  27. I absolutly love your postcards! The scene in the corner is fabulous!

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  28. Beautiful!!! I SO admire your creations!! Have a wonderful trip, can't wait to read all about it :-)

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  29. Hi Anita, fabulous take on Tim's tag - love the images and your composition and the song lyric made me smile - my boys have been singing this on and off for the past couple of weeks. Love the colours you've chosen. Hugs MMx

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  30. What a perfect use for David! Hope you are having an outrageously good time. I can't imagine how you wouldn't! Looking forward to your recaps.

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  31. I always think of the movie "Moon Struck" with Cher when I hear that son. :))
    Wonderful postcards.

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  32. Love love love this creation, Anita. The background colors are fantastic! Hope you enjoy your trip. :)

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  33. By now, I think you will have met 'David' in all his glory,! I've been following your exploits on face book and it looks like you're all having the most amazing time! Can't wait to see how this marvellous blast of inspiration plays out in your work! Love this fun interpretation of the October tag . Toni x

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  34. So nice when I see a name on Tim's blog I know! Congrats and enjoy your win!

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  35. So pleased you won at Tim's October tag challenge!!! Jenny x

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  36. Ah, Anita, yo win you win at the Tim Holtz Blog! Congrats, you so deserve this. Enjoy!

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  37. Congrats Anita! Love your tag, it was great meeting you in Italy.
    Johnna

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  38. Congratulations on your win Anita! MMx

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  39. Congratulations Anita! How exciting! Love how it tied into Italy! Such happy stuff!

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  40. Don't know how I missed this - so glad it got picked as a winner so I could catch up with it! Looks like everyone had the most amazing time in Italy - wow! And congratulations on the Tim win too!
    Alison xx

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  41. Congratulations on your win - well deserved. :)

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