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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

WOYWW #102 - More for TIO and Grungy Monday #7

 Yet another Wednesday rolls round and finds our little desks exposed to sight... thanks Julia for this continued opportunity to share ideas and thoughts with so many others... This week, I am still reeling in the throes of that ickle bug which started off last week, making me cough and sick etc...  Still, I have had some antibiotics today, and hope to improve from now on... The stuff on these pictures is for the tag I have made for TIO and Grungy Monday... Writing /Postage for TIO, and a Tim Holtz technique for GM...

This technique entails the use of distress inks - oh how horrible!!!! and unusual!!! - and blocking as Tim shows us here... I used a bright selection on my background, then layered some lovely stamps from the selection above. This is a favourite way of working for me... just stamping and layering... gudd stuff!!

 So this is what I made. A layered tag with some extra additions... a metal tag and an unusual wired bead...

 Some coloured TH rose trim and pen nibs add little touches

 and a postcard, finished in the same blocked colours... I love this stamp because it can look grungy or vintage, depending upon how you finish it...


So there it is... one tag, two challenges. I wish I had felt well enough to enjoy making it!!! But it will do and my teamies on TIO have made some fabulous art to tempt you, so why not drop in and have a look... you might be tempted to dream with us...

Thanks for looking and leaving your lovely comments - I really appreciate them all...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

43 comments:

Elaine Harding said...

Hope you feel better soon. What alot of work goes into these ickle tags! #4

Cathy said...

Ohh fab colllection of stamps and gorgeous makes. Happy Wednesday,
Cathy xx

Neet said...

These really are a showcase of your talent. Love each and every one of them.
Sorry you are not feeling well (know how you feel) and hope that soon the sun will shine and you will feel much better.
Hugs, Neet 10
ps thanks for looking at my Steampunk Album

jude said...

Gorgeous tags good luck with the challenge!Hope your feeling better soon and the Anti' B's take effect
hugs judex 14

JoZart said...

Beautiful tags even though you were/are ill. It just shows how it must come naturally! Get well soon.... love JoZarty x

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, wonderful colour blocking. Hope you get better soon, your DT needs you, lol!

Doone said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery to well being, the tag is wonderful, I love layering and collage work.

Dx

Linda Elbourne said...

Remember me??? I joined in ... am here ... after all that time! Glad I showed up too because it is all looking very lovely indeed!

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Frankie that's delicious - so glad to see you finally using your DIs!!!! Too nice to give away, so what's the plan - be sure to have it on show, huh!
Hope you start to feel truly better now you're scoffing the pills...it's been a horrid week for you.

triciasconfetti said...

Love the tags - just recently having a go at them , well I have made one!
Hope you feel better soon
x Tricia (55)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sorry to hear you are not well Frankie commiserations there, I struggle with headaches when doing all my close work which is hard at times! amazing tags... happy WOYWW and may God bless you with better health! Shaz in Oz.x

Sunshine Girl said...

Hope you are feeling better soon - that tag is fab I so must invest in some of that rose trim. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl No. 40

Quirky Boots said...

great creative space and gorgeous works of art too x

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow! Everything is just stunning. Your work doesn't show any signs of ill health, that's for sure. Hope you're feeling better soon and thank you for sharing your amazing talents.

NatashaMay said...

There sure is a lot of stamps! :) Great tags, too. Happy WOYWW! :)

Dawn said...

I loved how your tags turned out they look really cool!

Love Dawn xx

fairyrocks said...

Wow, wonderful creations!!! Love what you've done with your stamps and inks

stART said...

Beautiful - love the one with pen nibs; I have my uncle's from the 1940's....

butlersabroad said...

Don't be afraid of them there DI's, you did a beautiful job. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Hugs
Brenda 84

Beryl K said...

Terrific artwork as always Frankie, hope you start feeling much better soon
Beryl x

Zoechaos said...

WOW you have added layers to your layers here and lush colours really strong vintage feel. XOXO Zoe

Spyder said...

I was here, but I Had to come back as I couldn't see all the pictures. They are fabulous, really beautiful little works of art.
(Lyn)

Chrissy said...

Great tag! Feel better soon!
Chrissy

Terry and Shirley SU said...

I love the rich colors and content of your tag. It's beautiful.

Terry #129

Carola Bartz said...

I think I need to follow your link - your tags look so yummy that I want to know more about this technique. I especially like the colors that you chose.

Faye said...

Frankie, what a gorgeous tag! I sure hope you feel better soon.

RosC said...

Lovely work Frankie. Like the layering in your designs.
Cheers,
Ros. (140)

SueH said...

What a beautiful tag!
That’s not a look that I’ve ever managed to achieve myself despite trying but you’ve created a little masterpiece there.

Happy WOYWW!
Sue
X

Claireliz said...

Love this Frankie, the colours are lovely.
C
xx

lisa said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly, Frankie. Hope it all clears up very soon so that you can enjoy your art again.
Your tag is amazing, you put so much detail into such a small space, it's incredible.
hugs Lisax

Sam said...

Sorry to hear you are unwell Frankie. Hope you are well again VERY soon. Love your work though - well done. You have inspired me to get mine done for GM now! What I do not know but I am sure I will think of something once I have ink on my fingers again!!
Big Hugz xxx

Jen said...

Great tag Frankie, love all the different elements. You put them together so well to make a fabulous whole piece. In answer to your question I use Picasa to edit my photos. Think I need to adjust the setting on my camera though.
Jen x

oneoff said...

So delicate and detailed - you really are so painstaking in what you do, and the effect is fabulous.

Bx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your tag is breathtaking.

Kim said...

Your tags and card are beautiful! Great that you could work through feeling badly--nothing I try then ever works out!

Jane said...

Your tag is gorgeous. I love all the details too.

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love the details and those pink flowers!

sasa said...

love the vintage tones with the hint of pink...cannot get of stamping either...
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 46

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Beautiful tag. Lucious details and colors

Shelann said...

I love your color combo and the many details on your tag, beautifully done.

Wendy said...

Great tag. I love the way you made a post card for it too. Lovely grungyness.

Daniele said...

stunning tag with lots of yummy details

BrianK said...

Really dig the colors in your tag. Pulls everything together. Great layering, love the stamps.