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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Grungy Monday #19 and Simon Says Stamp and Show a TH Technique

Great stuff again this week... opportunities to get inky and get out the paints. I have done a tag for Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tim Holtz technique and for Grungy Monday #19, Tim Holtz Christmas tag here... ooo, so exciting... so sit tight and here we go!!

 Yippee... lots of opportunities here to use my new Victor Vagabond... for the plastic tag and texture folder and the umbrella man die. Holding breath, I tiptoed up to VV and prepped for him cutting and texturizing... and it worked!!! Hurrah!!

I decided to use the TH technique but to substitute my own ingredients... The background was painted with trad tan, then distressed with Viva gold and haematite, to give this grungy feel. The stamp is double stamped in weathered wood and black soot, then embossed with clear ep - well THAT is very unusual for me!!! tee hee...

 The piece was finished off with a double crystal bauble from TH and two phillips screw head brads... T!m used washers etc here...

 The umbrella man was coloured with Viva haematite, a wonderfully shiny, grey paste, then he was printed with words from a TH stamp... this picture shows the great dots pressed into the plastic packaging tag, meant to look like rain... no!!! you would never have guessed eh!!?

 The bow was seam binding, dyed with weathered wood distress ink. I stood the tag up for these two shots and the reflections were very interesting...

So there we have my latest tag - not sure how many I have made this year, but it IS a very lot!!! tee hee... Thanks for looking and leaving your wonderful comments... off to do a bit more tidying and crafting
Love and light
Frankie
xx

20 comments:

Karenliz said...

Love your tag! It does look like it's raining!

Sandy said...

Wo what a stunning Tag.
Unbelievable.

Von said...

What an outstanding tag ! :)

Helen said...

Fab tag - I was going to use Brolly Man too, but saw it had already been done - but this is fab - love the raindrops! (going to sing Sacha Distel now!)
Take care.

Talking Horses Arts said...

Ooh what an awesome idea to make rain like that! Wonderful tag!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Andrea.

Nancy Wethington said...

WOW. Love how this turned out. Great use of the die. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Candy C said...

HI Frankie! LOVE your tag for Grungy Monday and for Simon Says Stamp and Show. Great technique...great execution of it! Thanks for joining us at the Challenge. <3 Candy

Terry said...

Hey there Frankie, thank you for joining the Dt from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fab tag. Love what you did with the Umbrella Man and the colors are just great. Hugs Terry xxxx

Netty said...

Fabulous tag and love the plastic embossing, wow thats really neat. I love it. xx

Sara said...

Really great applications!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUSLICIOUS!!!!! love love love love love it XX

sasa said...

Frankie - what a stunner! This is an amazing, creative and wonderful tag - love everything about it! Standing ovation here!
and...Thank you for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show!
Sarah.

Marjie Kemper said...

So gorgeous! This may be the coolest use of that embossing folder I've ever seen. LOVE the way you made that pop!

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the way you used the sun rays folder. I am waiting for that one to come in the mail - can't wait to get it!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous! I love the mixing of the sunrays and the rain - great idea! I think I'm going to have to get the umbrella man - you make him look so great!

PsyPenguin said...

Great tag! Perfect grungy background with the sun rays folder. I love it. xx

Rebecca said...

Don't you just love brolly man? So cool what you've dine with him...so to speak!
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Alison said...

Fabulous tag Frankie! Love your design! x

Evelyn S. said...

This is just absolutely stunning! I do believe it's my choice of the lot!

Trish said...

Great tag! Love that brolly man!