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Monday, 28 March 2011

Grungy Monday #1 - Tim Holtz Tag Technique

Well, here is my offering for this brand new challenge from StudioL3, and the lovely Linda Ledbetter. She wants us to create a tag using the techniques shown by Tim Holtz (stop trembling, Gaywood, and get on with telling it...!!!) on his 10th tag of 2008 Christmas... He created a background by using a mask and a home made spritz of distress ink and perfect pearls... Go check it all out, because it's well worth the inspiration!!!


I started with a large tag, and spritzed it with a mixture of antique linen and vintage photo, with some golden mica shaken in... The large clock mask is a fav of mine, and it always looks bold and beautiful. I sploged it with stormy sky, when it was dry then did the splatter thingy - sounds like a crazy dance!!! The bird is embossed with ep then cracked and he carries a crown I got from Lin Brown's shop, after the brilliant TH ArtsyCraft day... I took a Prima flower and added some new fangled mesh-type ribbon I found at the NEC on Friday... It's WONDERFUL stuff, and can be used for allsorts of things, including jewellery!!! Watch out for it 'cos I shall use it lots in future!! The button is TH again...

The last ickle bit I want to chat about is the tiny watch I made in shrink plastic and stuck to a sprocket gear... I love it and I shall do that again sometime too. So there you have it, my "cuckoo clock" for this premier launch challenge. There will be loads of crafters more able than I entering this one, but I bet they don't enjoy making their pieces as much as I did mine!!! tee hee.. I shall also enter it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show - a hat - I expect a crown will do!!

Thanks for looking, and please leave a comment, I love reading them...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

24 comments:

Netty said...

Oh wow Frankie this is brilliant, loving all the beautiful parts you have added. Annette x

donna said...

Great idea for the watch! Your tag made me smile. It is wonderful. I love your shimmery background and the words you chose. Cheers..Donna

Caroline Hallett said...

loving your watch - its brilliant! Great tag

Linda Ledbetter said...

Frankie, welcome to Grungy Monday! Your tag is absolutely fabulous! I love how you incorporated so many great little charms and metal bits, and your reinterpretation of Tim's tag is brilliant! That tiny watch is amazing!

Don't sell yourself short-- I'd put this tag right up there with the best of them! The fun you had creating it really does shine through.

Terry said...

Love the Cockoo! Awesome crowned bird with that stunning background. Love this and all your lovely embellishments.

Helen said...

Just brilliant, Frankie! Seems this challenge said birds to several of us!

Lorraine said...

love the grunge

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag, love the bird with the crown:)

Dawn said...

hi ya Frankie this is a lovely tag the flower is wonderful

love Dawn xx

Maggie said...

Great Tag love the cuckoo theme brill idea, still haven't heard one though!!

Cass said...

Hi....very nice tag! I love all the different goodies you used! Have a great day!

Alison said...

It's fabulous Frankie! x

Shelly Hickox said...

Perfect and totally gorgeous! Love all of your embellishments - they really make the tag!

Candy C said...

Hey there! Great tag! Love the crown on your Cuckoo! That makes a great "HAT" for entering into Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week! Thanks for joining us!!! <3 Candy

Jenny Potter said...

Wow! So much going on with this tag! Great job!
Smiles
Jen

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous tag. I love how you did the 'o'.

Minxy said...

What a fun tag

Meg said...

Oh I'm so in love with this tag! You rocked it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic tag with great elements.

Gillian said...

Great tag, love the grungy look and all the embellishments.

LynneForsythe said...

Frankie....MARVELOUS tag...love how the mask pops yes is not overpowering!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the TEAMIES of Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

CuddlyBunny said...

You've clearly got the talent to run with the Big Dogs, and especially the "more able" crafters!

Your tag is AWESOME!

Heidi said...

Great tag!
Beautiful details:)

Linda Elbourne said...

A great tag indeed! This is fabulous ... love all the details! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!