Friday, 12 August 2011

GM19 - I can see a Trend Coming...Can you guess what it is yet?

Good Evening Crafters

Wow! I cannot believe that we have had 19 weeks now of Grungy Monday Challenges.  If you do not know what Grungy Monday is click HERE and you will be whisked over to the Lovely Linda's desk where all will be revealed.

I have just realised that there is a theme going here.  I wonder if you can figure out what it is.....

Not hard really ey?

This week the Lovely Linda sent us HERE where we saw the Master of Grunge using recycled packaging on a tag.  I am a great fan of recycling so this week was right up my street!  I cut up the box which my tag die was in so that I would have a piece of plastic which would be long enough to cut a tag out of.  On the Kraft paper tag I then used one of the earlier Challenges for a woodgrain effect on the tag using my one and only (lonely) Snow Cap Dabber and Weathered Wood, Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo DIs over the paint and then distressed the edges with the distressing tool and inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI.

I ran the plastic tag through the BS with the woodgrain embossing folder and then used Espresso, Terracotta, Mountain Rose and Gold Alcohol Inks on the reverse side of the plastic to give a shimmery effect.  This was then attached to the c/s tag using brads.

I also then cut out flowers using the Tattered Florals in reds, green and two using the packaging.  I embossed the c/s flowers with various embossing powders and the plastic flowers I used Red Pepper, Cranberry and Bronze Alcohol Inks.  I layered all the layers using a floral embellishment and ribbon and attached to the tag.  I made a Deer using the same die as last week's but the other version and stamped with the Crafty Individuals stamp.  Then using last week's challenge with the vellum I then attached both the vellum and Deer to the tag, after which I gave my Deer an eye using Enamel.

Ribbon and fibres and hey presto my tag was ready for a spray of Perfect Pears in water. 

I hope you like and please do not forget to leave me a comment.  If you want more ideas and/or to keep up with Tim and his blog please click HERE.

As there are soooo many Tim Holtz techniques I can enter this tag into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too- Yippee!!
And before I go, Hello to Jenniebellie!




Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful.... I really love the way you've stamped the text on the reindeer and placed him partially off the tag.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Awesome. The flowers look amazing and I love all the pieces that you brought together. Really beautiful tag.

Candy C said...

Hello! You certainly used LOTS of Tim techniques on your tag! Perfect for our Tim technique challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Love the colors you used. The poinsettia is beautiful. Love Tim's reindeer die. You did a great job! Thanks for joining us for the challenge. <3 Candy

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I can't seem to master this type of thing . . . but you've done a fantastic job.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Great job on combining the techniques, Brillant to use the faux wood with the wood grain. The AI's look fab. And the flower is spectaular