Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Grungy Monday - Week Two - A Little Madness!!

Hello Peeps. 

What a FAB Grungy Monday project Linda at 3Ls has lined up for us this week.  One I have thoroughly enjoyed working on!

First we went on a mystery tour HERE.  Then we got to "play" at using the technique that Tim Holtz had demonstrated on his lickle video!

Woo Hoo!!! 

For some reason I kept singing the old Madness song "Our House - In the Middle of Our Street" and thought about using my lickle street On the Edge die to make the stamp with funky foam!  When I first bought this die it reminded me of the first lickle terraced house which my DH and I bought just before we married - hence 47!

The background paper is part of a very old solicitors diary which I found in our Archives propping a door open, and it actually has the name of the then solicitors who were at the firm I work at, including the father of my Boss!!  You have to look real hard to spot it tho' but I know so nyer nyer nyer nyer nyer!!!

I made my tag using my tag die from Tim Holtz and covered it with the diary paper (using the matte medium to adhere them together of course).  I made my stamp using the On the Edge die and foam and a lickle grungeyboard house too!). I used lots of different distress inks and finished it off with the Rock Candy distress stickles to give the sky a little schparkle! 

The 47 was made by making two more stamps using Sizzix dies and more funky foam which I then used to stamp some shrink plastic (really lurving this stuff!) which I then heated and hey presto! it shrunk would you believe!!!  I then used some lush enamel from Ranger to back the 47 to make it look white.  Had to use some tissue tape - Tim's fault since I was at the Paperartsy event.

Some cellophane off a Quality Street chocolate to back the windows, gold deco balls and glossy accents to fill the windows, ribbon, fluffy fibres, keys and beads and hey presto one little tag which I loved making.

Thanks for looking.  Let me know you have been visiting by leaving a message please.

TTFN and Happy Crafting.

Hettie

Ingredients:
Ranger: Dies - tag, on the edge village; Distress inks, black soot, weathered wood, faded jeans, dusty concord; grungeboard;christine helmuth multimedium matt;  stamps qvc mini, french market; glossy accents; distress stickles rock candy; perfect pearls forever violet; enamel; shrinkplastic; stayzon black; Sizzix font - metro; gold deco balls, charms assorted; funky foam; old diary; cream cardstock; atg gun - the best I have tried yet!; quality street wrapper - chocolate is back in the tin - it is Lent you know!; purple wire; boy, that is alot of stuff for a small tag!!!

19 comments:

lisa said...

What a gorgeous tag and so much detail. I love all the little bits that mean so much to you. I shall be singing that song all night now.
Hugs Lisax

Sally said...

Great tag! Love your take on it, great use of the darker colours.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag with wonderful details, love the little key at the top.

Shelly Hickox said...

Great tag! Now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head all day. ;-)

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Love all the detail.

Marilyn

BrianK said...

This is the coolest thing. Love all the little details and the work you put into the tag. Great song.

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Sam, I'm having such a great time skipping around your blog! I just added you to my blogroll. If I'm ever in the neighborhood, I'll look you up so we could play! lol

Love that song and your tag is fab!

Angi

Julie Forest said...

Fabulous tag!! Oh, that song is a trip down memory lane...haha! :)

Sue West said...

Love your tag, and I'll have that song in my head all afternoon now!!
Sue x
PS Thank you for visiting my blog.

Evelyn S. said...

I like the unusual dark tag! I admire people who do truly creative things, and this is one of those. Love that it reminds you of your first house, too!

Terry said...

Just loving your GM tag! So amazing with your choice of darker colors! Fabulous! Love the picture of that awesome piece of furniture! Happy to follow you and have a great weekend!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic tag Sam! x

Lisa said...

That song is hard to get out of your head once it gets in there. LOL Love your tag and all the details, but I especially love all your repurposed items. wtg!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love that song, Hettie! I remember the cute video and how much I wanted to hang out with those guys in their fun house! This tag is the PERFECT tribute to that song and that lighthearted feeling, and you absolutely ROCKED the resist technique! Everything about this makes my heart happy, and I'm so glad you're part of Grungy Monday!

Jolanda said...

I love you 'dark' tag - love the resist and the embossed diamonds look great :)

Plume said...

What a cute little tag. I love the little house and all the beautiful little things you attached to your work.And by the way If I had a prize to give for a blog header I would give it to you! i love your banner!

Scrap Vamp said...

Awesome tag! Love the dark colors and the diamond pattern!

Shelann said...

Great tag love all of the elements and the song that inspired you too.

SannaS said...

fabulous tag!! beautiful details and colors!! =)
hugs, SannaS