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No. 31

 “...nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose — a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818) 


No. 31

Yield:  1 – #8 Tag
Time:  >2 hours
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Eggplant, Espresso, Oregano, Pesto, Pitch Black; Archival Jet Black, Potting Soil; Distress Old Paper, Walnut Stain
  • Other - Collage Glue Stick, Glossy Accents
Dry Ingredients:
  • 4 – #8 Manila Tags
  • Card Stock - Black, Kraft Core Metallic Gold & Silver, Paper Stash Regions Beyond
  • Hardware – Alligator Clips, Eyelets, Hitch Fasteners, Long Fasteners, Plaquette, Wire
  • Other - Black & White Thread
Tools/Equipment:
  • Die –  Thinlits Monster
  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  




46 comments:

Kim Evans said...

Oh Wow! That is awesome. I love the idea of the jumper cables.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

WOW!!! This is INCREDIBLY GREAT!!! Fantastic Frankenstein Hallowe'en tag! And I LOVE the alligator clips with wires attached. Ingenious. (And thanks for including the steps in how you made this.)

Happy Hallowe'en to you!

Nicole Wright said...

So goulish for the grand finally! Love it :)

ßeulah ßee said...

Using alligator clips was a great idea!

Paula Cheney said...

what a great idea to stitch the monster together using the Metallic Kraft-Core! This is just incredible!

Heather said...

Until now, I haven't been very impressed with the new TH dies. BUT, the way you created your sewn and distressed paper gave what could have been a 'childish die' cut some real balls. Excellent work. You rock.

Stefania Salmi said...

Great, great creativity!

tim holtz said...

freaking amazing... coolest thing i've ever seen done with this die - wow!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wowser, great monster!

diana said...

this is beyond amazing!!!!

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow! This is beyond cool!!! love it. The jumper cables are a fab touch to it :)

Carol w said...

Fabulous, love it!

Sara Loves Paperstuff said...

I love this tag, love the metallic, love the eyelets and the clip is just a brilliant idea!

Redanne said...

Oh wow, talk about scary and spooky! Brilliant work, I would never have thought to stitch the pieces - perfect for Frankenstein - Love this a lot! Anne xx

Janspang said...

I'm speechless.... So creative & unusual!!

butterfly said...

Beyond brilliant - the most amazing, grungy, creepy take on the October tag - fabulous metal work - he'll definitely come to life now!!
Alison xx

Hetty said...

Awesome tag!!
Happy halloween!

Priscilla said...

Love It!

Glenda Buster said...

Super cool and imaginative!! Thank you for sharing. Had to share your creation and site with all of my friends on FaceBook!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the connector!!! I need some of those! Great rivets and metal and industrial feel! So flipping cool too!

JAYNE said...

love it !!!!!!

Jess M said...

The stitching is perfection on here. Your creative brain has been working overtime this month!

Rea' said...

OMG ... Way over the top AWESOME !! Stitching and Alligator clips ... pop of red... NICE TOUCH... Frankstein is in the House !!!

Chary Deiling said...

Amazingly creative!! Awesome

Susan Battensby said...

Fabulous! Love the metallics.

Carol said...

Truly AWESOME! What a brilliant tag & although I had no desire to add this die to my stash I certainly want to now, just so that I can try out your technique.... Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Can't get over it...... It's amazing. Carol P. Xx

Marci said...

Amazing creativity!

Paradise Lost said...

This is so freakin' amazing and creative!

Scrapthat said...

Awesome! :D I love the addition of the alligator clips! :D TFS

TangledBlueRose said...

oh wow! Sooooo awesome! I love it, just amazing!! Congratzzz on your Tim Tag win!~kim

Zoe Hillman said...

You are insanely talented! My favourite tag ever!!!

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your well deserved win!! Anne x

A Pink said...

Big Congrats on making Tim's top 12 list ! Definitely deserved x

M!R said...

It's the coolest thing I've ever seen around!!!!
Wow Wow And Wow again!!!!

diana said...

congratulations on your Tim Twelve Tags win!!!! totally and utterly deserving!!! brilliant

Mini Garcia Tafoya said...

that is just one word A W S O M E

Paper Profusion said...

Exceptionally brilliant tag! Congrats on your win. Nicola x

Deborah Adams said...

Wow, this is so cool!! Love it! Congrat's on your win at TH 12 tags. :D

Susie Bentz said...

Genius!

Sara Barker said...

You ARE one crazy Chick! You are totally amazing creating this tag! Love all those mechanicals and your use of the Kraft Core metallics and the sewing machine! My favorite craft piece of the year! Well deserved win--Congratulations!

Deborah Fleming said...

Great tag! Frankenstein comes alive! Congratulations!

Toni said...

What a beautiful monster!

Christi Conley said...

WOW! What an incredible work of art - the jumper cable is so cool! Congratulations on your win :)

Lynn Price said...

Loving your whole Frankenstein take here, including those cables - brilliant! Congrats on your win, and thanks for your visit! xx Lynn

Marty Fishman said...

This is the most awesome tag! Congrats to you on your well-deserved win and also on the buzz it created - I saw that Tim posted your tutorial - double honors!!! Woohoo!!

Mylissa Stout said...

I am sooo happy I took the time to come visit as I checked out all the cool
tags everyone made. I was absolutely floored when I came to your blog.
Your tag is BOOTIFUL!!!!! I see you won tooo....congrats....you deserve it!
I am in AWE of what you did!!!! LOVE, lOvE, LoVe it!!!!!!!! I would love to have
the die just to recreate this FABulous monster!!!! Have I gushed enough????
Ohhhh and TIM like it toooo!!!!! SiZZLING GOOD JOB!

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