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, indeed...life is good when it's time for pumpkin pie!