Would you believe that I actually completed Grungy Monday 12 on Grungy Monday!! Woo Hoo!! It did mean that my intended early night went by the by but hey - a girl's gotta suffer for her art ey!
For those of you who don't know what I am on about where have you been? The lovely Linda runs a wonderful challenge every Monday called..... have you guessed it yet...... Grungy Monday. Each week we are sent around the blogosphere somewhere where we see a technique which may be new or maybe done in a way we haven't seen before and we are challenged to come up with our own little adaptation of what we have seen.
This week we were sent HERE to the One and Only Tim Holtz blog back in 2008. I then pondered for a little while (I had been able to have a peek at lunchtime so I could think a little in the afternoon in between doing my work!) and wanted to somehow incorporate my lovely new die of the Rain Man which my lovely Buddy had bought me for my birthday. How she knew I wanted him I will never know!! (Large hints I tell you!!)
So I made a funky foam die out of the die and the beauty of making your own stamps is that it does not matter which way you stamp finished stamp so if you want to you can flip him and have his brolly the other way - which I did as I wanted to make my little corner pocket on the left side of my tag!
Firstly, I made a tag using my lovely tag die and then covered it with K&Co paper which came from one of the matting pads - they fit lovely and you don't have to use a 12x12 page. I stamped the image with clear embossing ink and then sprinkled the clear embossing powder over the top, heated with my heat gun and then let it cool. Using a tan paint and a piece of cut'n'dry I painted over the top of the whole tag including the embossed image. Using a piece of kitchen roll and my mini mister I wiped over the top of the tag to reveal the clear embossed image of my man.
I made a little corner pocket and attached it to the bottom left hand corner, die cut the smallest flower twice using the Tattered Florals die, inked with Vintage Photo DI, ribbled a piece of the patterned paper and attached to the pocket with Glossy Accents finishing with a small button in the middle of the flower.
I then made a small tag and covered with more paper. I stamped the sentiment on one side and wrote on the back "Summer 2011!" as I feel alot like the Rain Man this summer!! I also ran some paper strip through my Dymo (this is not as easy as it looks through my Dymo as it is not as posh at Tim's!) printing "Singing in the Rain". A little grungepaper finding to hold the paper strip on using a brad, ribbon, hanging attachment, word stick, doodling, distressing edges and hey presto one tag finished to go with my lovely collection. This is one tag I have really enjoyed. Thanks Linda!
Don't forget that you can go to Tim's blog by clicking HERE to keep yourself up to date with what the man is up to!
Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment as they are very much appreciated.
See you soon.
Ingredients:- Ranger- DI Vintage Photo, Walnut stain; Glossy Accents; Tag die; Rain man die; Tattered Florals die; Word stick; Chain attachment, Pin: Paper K&Co, DCWV; Ribbon; Tan paint.