Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yum, pumpkin pie!

It's November....time for Tim's 11th tag of 2013.  While I have the framelits/stamp set he used, I opted to not use it so I could be more creative with another idea I had in mind.

I took a 4"x8" tag and dipped it in various distress inks and stains to make it look very autumnal.  It was so pretty I really hated to cover it up.  On the 'net I found a recipe for Classic Pumpkin Pie that I copied and shrank to fit on the tag.  I tore the edges and using brown and black distress inks made them look burnt.  A bit of wadding up and a spritz of water helped age the recipe.

Using the chalk art technique Tim shared, I chose the pumpkin from Halloween Blueprints 2 and the label and text from Simple Sayings.  The pumpkin was attached with Tim's tiny staples; the label was elevated with foam tape.

From black cardstock I die cut some ivy using an old Sizzix die.  I pounced distress paint on the die cuts in a haphazard manner.  They were tucked around the various elements.  A word stick finishes off the piece; a bit of distress paint was worked into the letters.  Scraps of silk ribbon were stained, misted, wadded and dried.

Yes, is good when it's time for pumpkin pie!


  1. YES! I LIKEY very much ! The mix of color and the vines of the well as the VERY personal touches. I vote yours if it was up to me. :) Your take is REALLY cute !!

  2. I love how you took Tim's tag and turned it into your own! the chalkboard effect is really great, I must get round to trying this!

  3. Very cool take on the November tag, Susan! Love the recipe idea! Awesome!

  4. Super cool tag! It screams Fall! I just love all of the techniques you used. Tim would be proud!.....dianne

  5. Hey Susan!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message. Your Tim tag is darling! Love the chalkboard pumpkin idea! So cute on your tag. The recipe behind is also such a great idea! You did a great job! <3 Candy