Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Tim Holtz/Sizzix - Pumpkinhead Colorize

Hi my friends, I'm sharing the Mini Etcetera Tag I made for the Tim Holtz/Sizzix YouTube Live launch of the Halloween release using Pumpkinhead Colorize and Alphanumeric Varsity Thinlits from Chapter 3 to create the saying that we hear our adorable Professor say all the time. If you missed the Live, you can catch up with all the new Halloween goodies and the amazing amazing inspirational projects from the makers over on Tim's Blog HERE.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to be slightly larger than a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Etcetera Tag, spritzed with water, sprayed with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and Distress Oxide Spray to create a light neutral background.I fixed the Distress Watercolor card to the Etcetera Tag with Distress Collage Medium and sanded to neaten the edges. I inked the Lined background stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Composition and Lined with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide ink, stamped horizontally across the tag, inked again with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink and stamped vertically. I inked the Composition background with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and holding the stamp in my hands. stamped randomly around the edges.I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Splotches Mini Layering Stencil with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink to add some extra colour to the background.
I applied Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to Distress Watercolor card, Sizzix Neutral and Eclectic Cardstock and die-cut Pumpkinhead and 5 pumpkins, assembled following the guidelines that the die imprints on the die-cut pieces. 
I die-cut the spectacles and hat using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crazy Things Thinlits and the umbrella from The Park Thinlits to add some fun embellishments to this dapper character and used a black Fine Liner pen to give his trousers a plaid look. I added splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint to the background and fixed Pumpkinhead and the pumpkins in place with foam adhesive to create dimension.  I painted a thin coat of Distress Collage Medium over the hat, his coat tail and shoes and sprinkled with the absolutely gorgeous Distress Nightfall Glitter from Tim's Ranger Halloween release, believe me when I tell you this is seriously sparkly glitter magic in a tub.
I die-cut the title from Distress Watercolor and Sizzix cardstock, fixed in place and added Nightfall Glitter to the black letters.
I added white dots to the pumpkin eyes using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Small Talk Stickers and a Mummy Cloth bow spritzed with Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain.

Have fun with whatever you are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This is just so wonderful l love everything about it x

  2. A fabulous tag Kath and I love the head tucked under his arm, wonderful.xx

  3. Loving these cheeky pumpkins.A fun tag.creative and colourful.Made me smile.xx

  4. So much fun! Thanks for sharing the details. I can’t wait to try it.


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hugs Kath xxx