Sunday 25 October 2015

Meet Metalhead!

Hello Everyone

Hope you've all enjoyed a super sunny Sunday - Its great to see the Sun holding on in there even though the clocks went back an hour last night and British Summer time has officially ended for another year.
So that means Halloween is edging ever nearer and after making my Tag for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015-October last week I decided to make another only this time, as you will see, I have made a few changes .

I used the “wrinkle-free distress” technique with Distress Inks ( Wilted Violet, Spiced Pumpkin, Black Soot) on my tag this time rather than on the Zombie die cuts and gradually built up additional layers of colour until I was happy. 
Once dry I then added a greater depth of colour using distress inks and a blending tool .

I added some light stamping and stencilling using Tim Holtz Stamps and Stencils , Black soot DI and Jet Black Archival Ink. I added touches of Silver Gilding wax to the tag edges and spritz the tag lightly with Pewter Perfect Pearls. I kept the tag background fairly simple as I wanted the Zombie to have the spotlight.
I die cut the Zombie pieces using Silver Mirror board and black card stock. I then embossed the mirror board pieces using Tim Holtz Shattered embossing folder.
Using my fingers I rubbed Black Soot Distress paint over the embossed pieces, left for a few minutes to become tacky and then rubbed back the paint using a piece of kitchen towel. I then added Silver gilding wax again using my fingers to further enhance the embossing. I also added touches of Silver Gilding Wax to the black card stock die cuts that I would be using .
Here's a few pics of my assembled Zombie  a.k.a. 'Metalhead!'

Definitely my kind of Zombie! 
I used the black soot distress paint in the same way for the word band and hex nuts. I attached the word band to the tag with hammered long fasteners

 and adhered the large hex nut over the hole of the tag with a smaller one to each side.
 I also added a small hex nut to the left eye, topped with a purple gem

At this stage I decided to mount my tag on to a piece of heavy grey board that I covered with paper from Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper pad and distressed with Black Soot DI. I added a hinge clip as a final touch.
 Now 'Metalhead' can stand on my desk and keep his purple eye on me! 

As well as entering this into Tims 12 tags of 2015 - October
I would also like to enter my altered  tag into the following challenges 
 (I have used Spiced Pumpkin, Black Soot and Purple ( wilted violet and Purple gem) in my work) 

Time for me to go make a start on clearing up my crafty trail of destruction so I can start creating again tomorrow  hopefully. 
Thank you so much for  stopping by today and until the next time hope the coming week is  kind to you all . 
Take care 
Amanda x


  1. What a great halloween creation!
    Hugz Tinz

  2. Awesome as usual Pink, you are amazing and should win in all challenges!!! Hey, if you figure out how to create that path, let me know how you did it, I'm lost in my room and can't get out😽💓💓💓

  3. Storming second variation on the October tag - I love your Metalhead! Thanks so much for sharing him at Country View Challenges too.
    Alison xx

  4. Freaking Awesome!!! Love this Amanda. Love the Salvaged Word Band for your amazing Metal Head. Love the purple eye1!! Such a cool take on Tim's October Tag. -- Mary Elizabeth

  5. Metalhead is certainly impressive and I just love his purple eye and the background colours you used are so beautiful too. The nuts and bolts you added are just the perfect finishing touch Amanda - love this - lots!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. He looks how I feel lol.
    Seriously another amazing make!! Bravo!
    Poppy and I send massive hugs today xxx

  7. Love what you have done, the results are fantastic and scary.
    Julie x

  8. Love your beautiful tag! The colors and texture are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Metalhead is stunning! That backgroud and the colors are stunning! This tag is truly a work of art! Thank you for joing us at Art with Heart October challenge!

  10. oh my soul!! i love metal head!!! he is fantastic i am so glad you joined us over at Eileen Hulls challenge so i had an opportunity to explore your site!

  11. Love love love the background! And Metalhead is awesome!! This would be a great entry into the Emerald Creek Dares Tricks and Treats Challenge!

  12. Your background is delish! And WOW I love your whole tag! Thanks for sharing with us at the Art for Heart Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

  13. That background - wow!!! I am in love! And I love the die done with metal. It's probably my favorite of any I've seen. Great ideas all around. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie this week!

  14. Wow, all that metal is so cool! Thanks for joining us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)

  15. What a fabulous Halloween tag! Gorgeously coloured background for your zombie and a great tutorial too! Xx

  16. How cool is this Amanda! Love the embossed metal zombie and the background is just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  17. Fab piece - well done on being one of the five projects in the Designer Spotlight for the Monster Mash challenge over on Simon Says Stamp xx

  18. Very cool tag! I really like that background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  19. Fantastic!! Love this zombie - so spooky!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  20. Awesome background and awesome zombie! Fabulous take!

  21. mirror board plus that embossing folder = SWOON! very cool tag!!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


  22. A fabulous background Amanda and the Zombie looks it!!

    Hugs Annie x

  23. How cool! You had me at the background, but I love what you did with Tim's zombie! Hugs!

  24. I absolutely adore this version with the embossed head and rich distressed background. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  25. This version is just way cool too! It also caught my eye...
    The detail on your monster is just sooo fun to look at!!!!


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