Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twelve tags- Day 12

Well, it happens every year; we get to the last tag and he blows it right out of the water! Wow, what a tag he made for the final day of this creative holiday journey we have been on! So many cool techniques and products used on this one. Lovin' that new tissue paper!!! Gotta get me some more of that.

Twelve tags- Day 11

I had a great time making this quick and easy tag. Love the background and surprisingly enough, I had no problems making my shrink embellishments in the melting pot and utee. Love this retro Santa!

Twelve Tags- Day 10

I was on a roll yesterday and finished up all of the tags so now have to get them posted. Yahoo is being a bear and won't let me add pics to the albums in the ATT group or the OWSE group. I have been trying every day this week, so yesterday I decided to leave the computer alone and get the rest of them made. This was a really easy one and I was so amazed how easily the image transferred.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twelve tags-Day 9

I loved making this one so much, that I made a second one for my good friend and co-worker, Nancy. I was going to take her Christmas gift to work and decided I could add this tag to the top of it as I had already mailed her card out. I used a new Penny Black , I think, background stamp I recently bought for it. Love this stamp but it's very hard to see here. I really liked the lamp-post that Ted used on his tag, so I went with that as well and added a jingle bell to it after glitzing it up. I love how the glossy accents addition to the letters makes them look. What a transformation! I will be doing that over and over again. Thanks Tim!!! Well, it was a hit with Nancy and when she came to work today, she said her husband looooved the tag! He told her, she can't throw that away. LOL As if.....

Twelve Tags- Day #8

I finally had some time and have gotten this fun Steampunk tag made. Wow, what fun this one was! I don't know why I skipped it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Twelve tags- Day #7

I really love this tag. It is so subtle and yet looks so detailed and deep witht that ghost stamping technique. Very cool results. I had to include the angel on my tag as I think it is just beautiful! This is one of my favorite sets of Tim's stamps. love the alcohol inks on glassine paper also. I had not tried that before today. I am kind of surprised that I caould go right to my pack of glassine paper at all! Usually most of my time is spent digging for the supplies.

Twelve Tags- Day 6

i am finally getting this one uploaded. I have to say, I was NOT impressed with this tag as I was making it. Was actually thinking it was headed towards the trash. That is until I burnished off some of the paint and then inked and embossed. Wow! What a difference that made! Very cool technique, thanks Tim!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Twelve Tags- Day 5

This one was pretty hard for me like many others, but I finished it anyway. Several spots are blurry. I didn't make a wreath, as I really loved the stains and crackle paint grunge-board from day 4, I made an ornament the same way an the numbers 25. i haven't even gone and looked at today's yet and have to go to my grandson's Christmas program real soon so back to catch up tomorrow. LOL

Twelve tags- Day 4

I really loved this tag for day 4! Love, love, love the crackled paint, distress stain baked grungeboard! Gonna do this again and again! Thanks Tim! Love the glossy accents in the cut out 25 also. Very cool results! Since I cannot throw anything away, I have tons of the clear plastic packaging to use also. My friends used to make fun of me for keeping it as I kept it before anyone was doing anything with it. LOL

Day 3- Twelve tags

Wow, I have never really liked this technique before, but after following it better and really concentrating, I got a stamp pad made and it works! i think the embossing really adds a lot to it. Loved the curling tip from Tim and the bell really makes it cute!

Twelve Tags- Day #2

I remembered to get a quick picture of my version of Day #2's tag while it was still light out so here it is. I chose a paper that was a bit too dark but it still came out ok. Love the canvas deer and will be doing this again!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Twelve days of Christmas Tags- Day !

Yeah, it's finally here! The tags Tim Holtz shares with us every year for a twelve day learning journey of holiday fun has arrived at last! I am already a day behind but I have yesterday's tag done and am going into my studio to start today's after this post. i pretty much followed the instructions to a tee today but I had so much fun making the pine-cones that I made extras and added them all. I just used some loose pearl beads for my baubles and cut my Noel die cut from glitter cardstock so no messy hands here. LOL

Friday, November 4, 2011


My dear blog-buddy, Lynn, is having a three year anniversay giveaway on her wonderful blog Pop over there and say hi and check out her gorgeous work. She makes the most amazing things!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Grungy Monday #24/ Show Us One Color

This week I am combining challenges again for Linda's Grungy Monday #24, Perfect Distressing by the master of Distress himself, Lord Tim and SSSS challenge to show us one color. I used red as my color and made a Christmas card from mine. I really liked mine until I spritzed it with water after brushing the perfect pearls on. I lost the definition of my gorgeous background.Still looks good, but was really pretty before that. I stuck to just red so I could use it for the challenge in SSSS.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grungy Monday #23

Well, I am taking a few minutes to play along again this week!Linda at StudioL3 has challenges us with "Tim in 10". Make a project with any Tim product in 10 minutes or less. Much needed for my sanity! I have been spending every waking moment, not at work, down to my daughter's new home they bought last month trying to get it ready for them to live in. Done or not, they plan on moving in tomorrow. I used coordinations cardstock and ran thru embossing folder and sanded the snowflakes with T

im's sanding block. I die-cut his reindeer and embossed them as well. Added some bling from my stash with glossy accents and used Tim's Distress stain to die my seam binding and dried it with my heat-gun. Voila!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Grungy Monday- #21

Linda over at StudioL3 has challenges us to use fragments this week. Love these babies. I finally got brave enough to try to put together a necklace made from these after ogling Sherry's beautiful works forever on her blog and wishing I lived close enough to take her classes. I got out some patterned paper scraps, an old map, a couple stamps and some archival ink and went to town. I stamped the images onto them and then began laying my fragments onto them to see where I wanted them. Once I decided, I smeared a bit of Glossy accents onto the fragments and laid them onto the stamped images. Went to family room and watched my beloved Packers until half-time to allow to dry. Then I used my Tim scissors to trim around them and cut them out. I then used the tutorial Christie Hund

shared on her blog, Thanks Christie! Except I used aluminum tape from the hardware aisle of Wal-Mart for my metal sheets. Added some alcohol inks, ran through one of Tim's embossing folders and sanded the high spots. I then smeared my black archival ink pad over it to make it pop. Next a layer of Rock Candy distress stickles to seal it after I sanded the edges good so no sharp edges remained. Poked through the holes with Tim's awl tool, added jump rings and my chain. Then I added a couple wings, heart and wings, and a key charm to a couple of them randomly. What a fun and easy project! And the Packers won!!! Doesn't get any better than this!

Twelve Tags of Christmas-Final tag

Whew! It's been a long journey, but here we are at long last, completing our sets of Tim's Christmas tags. It all started when we were following along with Tim last year and my good blog buddy, Donna, commented how she wished she had made all of the years of tags. I told her if she made just one a week starting in January, she would complete them all in plenty of time to be ready to join Tim again this year and have a complete set. So, she popped right back at me with, "You'll be making them with me, right?" Well, the rest is history and Allison joined in along with us and played every week as well, except she not only completed a tag each time, but also a Christmas card, so she has a good supply ready to use for this year's mailing! Smart girl, that Allison! It has been very fun and challenging to revisit all of these techniques. The background on this week's is one of my favorites. It is just so soft and pretty looking! And of course, who doesn't love the grunge paper roses! Anyway, here's my final tag and a huge thank you to Donna and Allison for joining me in this fun adventure!

Friday, September 2, 2011


This week over at SSSS, the theme is Anything Goes. I have been itching to make a Configurations Box so thought this was the perfect time. I took a big box of stuff I had collected for it over to my good stamping friend, Diana's house to see her new craft room and we went at it. I just finished mine up today with the addition of the banner at the bottom that I lifted from the very talented Candy. Thanks for the inspiration girlfriend!!! I also added the fake snow to the floor of it and around my snowman to look more real. I think it turned out pretty cute for my first one! I have a few close-ups on here so you can see the different boxes up close. I added distress inks to my tissue tape to give it some color and depth. Can you see the On The Edge snowflakes in there made with glitter cardstock. Very pretty and sparkly in real life. Fun project!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gothic Arch

On my OWSE group, the next challenge in the alphabet challenge is G is for Gothic arch. I just happened to decide to finally start a series of gothic arches that I learned and was inspired by Roni on her blog last May. She made hers up as a Mother's day gift. I knew I wouldn't have time to make them by then, but printed off each day and saved them. Well, finally I finished one of them. Need to move onto another one now. Wish me luck on that!

OWSE challenge

Robyn made a fabulous tag last Friday and gave us a week to come up with our version of it and post for a chance to win a prize. I made up my background and waited patiently,or not so much, for it to dry so I could finish it. Well, this morning I put it together and added some tissue tape and a UTEE covered chipboard butterfly I die-cut a while back and stamped into with gold ink while hot. For his body portion, I used one of Tim's memo pins and threaded more of the same Papillon tissue tape onto it and kind of ruffled it. Added some ribbon and tied in a knot and layered it up. What do you think of it? So shimmery in real life!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stampsmith Challenge

I have so many beautiful stamps form the Stampsmith, yet I never find time to use them or any others for that matter. Well, I am still on vacation this week, and saw the challenge on their blog. A sketch was given and you have to foll

ow that and use at least one Stampsmith stamp. I went with a Christmas theme and stamped in Archival black on glossy for my image. Used a few designer papers, mostly glittery ones. I added some ribbon to the one strip to break it up a bit and cut one of my new doily die-cuts from Cheery Lynn designs. I am loving their dies and so glad I stumbled upon them. This was a fun challenge for me as I never seem to use sketches anymore.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eyelet challenge layout

On the Outlaw Women's Scrapbook Emporium (OWSE)yahoo group, we are challenged to make a project and use at least 15 eyelets. Now, that's a lot of eyelets! I even used my Cricut to cut the scalloped circle layer to begin with. I punched holes for the eyelets only to discover that my Crop-o-dile couldn't reach all of them. I dug and dug until I found an old fashioned eyelet setter and never did find a mat. LOL.

I guess I need to buy the Big-Bite after all. I made several of all the sizes of Tim-baby's rosettes and several fancy flourishes to tie the colors together. The pics are of my oldest daughter, Angela, and her kids, Victoria and AJ (Anthony). What fun I had making this and now I know that I need to start making some more layouts. I haven't scrapped anything in so long!

December tags, Day #11, 2009

OMG, where has the time gone! This vacation time is more hectic than working. LOL We were out of town for a few days and I forgot to have my post ready for Saturday morning, so here it is, a bit late. This was a fun one for me, though my brads did not cooperate, even though I have the tool, and with not mush time before leaving for vacation, I decided to use some cute buttons from my stash instead. Will play with that tool later and get it figured out. Don't forget to add your link if you play along and go see what Donna and Allison have made as well.


Having to go for a two-fer again this week! I needed to do a masking challenge for my OWSE yahoo group and the theme at SSSS this week was Travel, so I am using this piece for both. I started out with a vanilla cardstock and laid my masks on it. Sprayed with color washes in butterscotch and sunset orange. Dabbed and removed the masks. Using an ink blender, I added Vintage photo and then Walnut Stain to the edges of the card for depth. I then stamped many background images randomly using Archival inks in a few colors, mostly sepia, coffee, and olive. i also added a few in Monarch Orange. Yum! I then stamped the car in embossing ink and then black powder and heated it. Then stamped the verses in black archival and coffee archival inks. Mounted it to a brown cardstock and called it finished. Will make a nice page to a 6 x 6 I think so am keeping it flat without embellies at this point.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eclectric Paperie Challenge

What a fun challenge I saw over on the Eclectric Paperie blog that I just had to make the time to enter. We were challenged to use an egg carton, a die, and distress inks and or stains. Well, that part was easy as I use them on everything I stamp. My background was wrinkle-free distress and then I took the bottom of the egg carton and cut apart the sections where the eggs sit and used it to stamp the background with Pumice stone distress ink. I die-cut a flourish from the egg carton and colored it with Peeled Paint stain and glued it dwn with glossy accents. I die-cut 6 flowers from the egg carton and used Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmelade stains to color these, stacked and bent and formed them and used a large brad to hold them together and used "snot-dots" to hold them onto the tag.You know, the dimensional big globs of glue. LOL I added Distress stickles in the same colors to them for a little sparkle. I stamped the verse on bottom corner and then die-cut the butterfly movers and shapers out of more of the egg carton I used for the flowers. I stamped it with a crackle stamp in black after using Broken China distress stain on them. Added the Gunmetal Stickles for the body and glossy accents to adhere it to the tag. Died seam binding with Distress Stain to match and voila!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

December Tags- Day #10, 2009

Quickie post again as I am swamped with things to do. Sorry it's late as I am posting on my lunchbreak. I struggled with this one as you can see. I couldn't find a lot of the supplies I needed so had to improvise big time! Hope you gals do a better job on it than I did. LOL

Friday, August 19, 2011

SSSS- Show Us Some Bling

This week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show,(SSSS) is Show Us Some Bling. Well, I finally decoded to try to use some of the various baubles and trinkets Ikeep buying and hoarding and made this up. What was I waiting

for! This was so quick and easy and turned out so cute!

Grungy Monday #20

Wow, week #20 already of the lovely Linda's challenges! I finally made something for this. Have been wanting to try my jalopy die for a while now, so used it here. I used plain old black cardstock to cut it and then cut the trim pieces with aluminum tape from the hardware aisle (used for plumbing I think.) I used a map for the background and then after I added tecture to my jalopy with one of Tim's folders, I smeared it up good with Black soot Distress Stickles. Hard to get the cool sparkle effect on a camera but I caught some of it for you. Once dried, I added several of the trim pieces cut from aluminum. I thought it looked like chrome, so no need to color it with alcohol inks. Also wanted to thank everyone for praying for my oldest daughter, Angela. We got great results, NO LUNG CANCER as they had suspected, but Sarcoidosis instead. We will deal with that! Much better than cancer! It was a long couple of weeks waiting and she is still very sore and in a lot of pain from the accident but hoping to heal. She has three vertebrae that have torn ligaments in her neck area so long way to go to feel good and return to work but at least we won't be dealing with cancer on top of it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Outlaw Women's Scrapbook Emporium- Quickfire Challenge

In the OWSE yahoo group, we are having a quickfire challenge where Robyn has challenged us to cut at least two hand-made dies and create a piece using them. She made a really great piece with hearts but I didn't want to copy hers, though I can draw and cut a heart. LOL I went with Christmas trees. I used two different patterns of glitter cardstock I have been hoarding forever and then cut trunks from brown cardstock. I used snowflake brads as my stars and distress inked the edges of both layers of my background in
Vintage Photo ink. I glued one tree down and pop-dotted the other for depth. I used my Viva Decor Pearl pens for the ornaments. Oh, those are fun! We only have until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow to finish them her time so it is just what it's called, a Quickfire Challenge". What a fun challenge and I have got a card done for Christmas!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grungy Monday #19

Wow, 19 weeks already into Linda's Grungy Monday challenges! I can't believe how fast time goes. Thanks to Linda for giving us these fabulous challenges every week to keep us creating! I so enjoy these and going to all the other blogs to see the wonderful artwork that is shared! It has been a blast for me and have made so many blogger friends! This week we revisited Tim's Christmas tag for the technique we used. I decided to make a humorous Halloween tag from mine, so cut my embossing folder like Tim does to use it on tags. I also tried his Distress Stain marbling technique on the tag with Picket Fence, Dusty Concord, and Marigold stains. I used my tiny attacher to add the packaging to the tag. One of my bats was added to the outside of the plastic packaging and I painted it with Rock Candy crackle paint and blasted it with my heat gun and made it blister for some cool texture. Colored my white ghost ribbon with Dusty Concord using the blending tool and pad.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

December tags, Day #9, 2009

Happy Saturday bloggers! Here is my tag for Day #9, 2009 of Tim's Twelve tags of Christmas journey we are almost done with. I am also using it as my entry to the SSSS challenge this week to show a Tim technique. This is such a fun and playful tag. I wish now I would have used the faux enamel technique on my numbers as well. I might have to take them off and do it! Such a hectic week here with lots of running to Dr's and specialists with my oldest duaghter. She was rear-ended a week and a half ago and was hurt. When she had her cat scans for the injury, they found some other possibly very serious things that need to be acted on right away so we have been to three appt's so far and will go Tuesday morning for the results of the lung biopsies they did on Thursday. We are so praying for the sarcoidosis rather than lymphoma. Please pray for Angela if you are a believer!

Friday, August 5, 2011


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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grungy Monday #18, SSSS, show us a tag, and December tags Day #8, 2009

Going for a three-fer again this week! For Linda's "Grungy Monday" #18, we are using Tim's Christmas Tags technique from Day #8, 2009 which is exactly where we are this week on my challenge here and on SSSS

we are to make a tag. I loved this tag of Tim's since I saw it, so had a great time with this one. Love the lamp-post but will be happy to have the die instead of cutting it out after stamping on grunge. LOL Love the music background on the vellum also. Very cool effect.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Grungy Monday #17

Last minute attempt to get this uploaded. Had grandkids here and didn't get it done last night even though the tag was done. My 6 yr. old grandson made me up a pile of backgrounds on tags using Distress inks and blending tools so I am putting them to use. He and my 10 yr. old granddaughter love to craft with Grandma, so I taught them how to blend distress inks and to do wrinkle-free distressing. They made a pile of small tags for themselves to use and a few large ones for me.This week we are using Tim's "Get Ready to Rock" technique. I have been itching to try one of my new sets of Tim's stamps so used it here. Love that Rock candy! AJ did too. He had to have his tag crackled too.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day #7, 2009

Up to Day #7, 2009 in the challenge to complete all of Tim's Christmas tags. Only five more to go and we will be done as we did the 2010 tags along with Tim last year. I really love the soft background on this one even though it was not like Tim's at all. I think I need to reink my pads and replace my white paint dabber as it barely shows up. I used an old vintage Santa stamp that I have had forever and stickled a circle frame for him to give it some bling. Hope you'll join us and add your li


Saturday, July 23, 2011

December Tags, Day #6, 2009

Halfway through the last year of the series! I really loved making this tag. Such a fun one and love the technique used. Head over to Tim's blog and click on 12 Tags of Christmas 2009 for details and step-by-steps of how to make it. Of course I see now that my ideology word had spun around backwards for the picture! LOL Oh well, you get the idea. Just pretend you see the word Cherish, it's there, believe me! I have to remember to take the picture while it's still light out as my studio is in my basement and the light's not so good late in the day and evening so always have to be done with mine by my lunchbreak the day before to get the picture. hope you will join us and add a link to your work!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Grungy Monday, SSSS, Everything wendy Vecchi challenge


am really doing this card as a three-for this week. I finally got my piece done which will fit the bill for all three challenges this week. Whew! Grungy Monday #16 was to use grungeboard or grunge-paper, SSSS was to show us some embossing, and Everything Wendy was to make a card using at leat one of her stamps and a bird. I used a piece of Tim's glassine paper to emboss it in one of his folders. First I wrinkled it up and smoothed it out. After embossing it, I ran my Walnut distress ink over the raised areas. yummy! Then I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Pearl spray and mounted it to the cardstock. I stamped Wendy's man on grungeboard and embossed it with black and cut it out and then stamped the watchband on grungepaper and used Walnut distress powder on it and then cut that out. I cut it a little narrower so that I could use a metal slide from my stash and pop-dotted it on. I pop-dotted the dude on also and then took some old copper wire and twisted and tied a small nest and added it on top of the watch-band with two snot-dots as I call the bit pop-up glue dots and punch a bird out of shimmery white cardstock and used the same thick glue-dots in the nest to hold him in after I colored him an eye.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day #5, 2009

i am off for an adventure with my grandkids this morning so it's a quickie post as they should be here any minute. I just LOVE this tag for today. Love the colors and those little fragment charm ornamnets and the German scrap trim. Hope you will be able to join in and play along.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Grungy Monday #15/ Simon Says Show Us Some Stitches Combo

Only Tuesday and I have completed these two challenges for this week already and here is my rendition. Linda had us go to Tim's blog and use his technique on a Christmas tag for our background and then create a project with it. Well, this is one of my favorites, so loved it! I used worn lipstick and frayed burlap for the rusty enamel and decided to go with a sewing theme so I could incorporate SSSS challenge into this tag as well. They had us Show Them Some Stitches. I got out my machine and stitched on some ric-rac that I stained with my Distress stains. I then tied some black lace around the tag and added a Maya Road decorative stick pin into that. I embossed with black onto chipboard the dressform stamp of Tim's and fussy cut it out. folded for pleats and used tiny attacher to add the skirt of tulle. Then added a waistband from some velvet ribbon trim from my stash. Pop-dotted this on the edge and tied some tulle around the hole and frayed the ends by tearing.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Grungy Monday #14

Just squeaking in under the wire this week with my entry which I combined with my July "tip-In" page swap over at OWSE yahoo group. I struggled this time as my theme was Vampire Kisses for Sandy's book. I had no idea so found this image from True Blood and printed it off cut off the words True Blood and It Hurts So Good and added crackle paint to them. For the background, I used the Tim's March 2008 technique

for this week's Grungy Monday over at Studio L3, using Tim's technique as instructed there. Love those homemade mists. I sure hope that she likes my page and that my next assignment is an easier theme!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

December tags-Day #4, 2009

Pushing right into 2009's tags we are already on tag #4. I used some very non-traditional Christmas colors for my Distress inks here. I don't really like my icicles but other than that, think it came out pretty cute. Of course the word Believe is covered up in the pic! Join us and post a link to yours below!

Monday, July 4, 2011

SSSS- Show us a Flourish

I am scrambling to finish up the challenge on the Everything wendy Vecchi yahoogroup this week, which was simple; just use red, white, and blue, and at least one of Wendy's stamps, yet here it is the day before the deadline and I'm cramming. So I combined this challenge with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to use a flourish and voila! I used Ranger embossing ink with Wendy's background stamp that I thought would work for stripes on the lower portion of my tag and then used some Puffy White embossing powder i got at a convention years ago for a $1.00 for a whole baggie of it and have never used. Had to try it as I couldn't find my tupperware dish of regular white. Clean room of stash I keep. LOL Then used tim's stars and did thesame thing to the top. Distress stains over that, masking the two areas from eahc other with scrap paper and then a piece of tissue tape between. Wiped off with a soft cloth, note: regular powder does not wipe part way off like puffy does. LOL Still glad I tried it, it's kind of cool stuiff. By the way, I found my regular white now also. Go figure! Used my shrink plastic and stamloed and then colored with colored pencils the two Artyistic Outpost stamps. Die cut Tim's elegant flourished from blue, glued them down and the shrink poieces over tyhem and added the red ribbon.How's that for a quickie!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Grungy Monday #13/ SSSS-Show Us A Word

Linda's wonderful challenge this week has us watch Tim play with his fabulous alcohol inks and then create something using them, while "SSSS" wants us to "Show Them A Word", so again I am combining these challenges into one.I used the word, Believe here. I love alcohol inks and really enjoyed the plaid technique Tim taught us on Day #3 of the Twelve Tags of Christmas 2009 on his blog, so I used that and recreated the tag here. Thanks Tim, yours was such a winner I had to have one! Think these would be great of men's gifts this year. Whatcha think?

December tags-day #3, 2009

Here is the first one I made for this tag, however, I did make the one with the trees also but am using it for a couple of other challenges as well so using a separate post for it. Please check it out on my blog. I love this plaid technique using the alcohol inks! They are my favorites inks aside from Distress inks but I am falling for the new Archival colors hard! They are awesome if you haven't seen them yet. I have four of the new ones but need them all! You can't see the word charm very well in the picture as it is small but it says Merry Christmas. These are such fun tags! Hope you'll join Donna, allison, and myself in the fun. You can link your work below so we can all see it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

December tags- Day #2, 2009

On we go to Day #2 of 2009 using Tim's technique on his 12 Tags of Christmas  from his blog archives. mine didn't show up as well as his, but turned out alright. I love the background and the metal foliage. Play along and show us your work by linking it below.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Grungy Monday #12/ Show Us Some Metal

I had the afternoon off today, so got busy and did another two-fer for the challenge on Linda's blog and Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. We had to use Tim's April 2008 technique challenge for Grungy Monday and Show Some Metal for SSSS. I used anotehr harlequin background stamp I had on some very bright designer paper with roses on it and I did use the Expresso paint on it. For my metal flowers, I used the metal tape in the plumbing row at walmart added to cardstock and die cut Tim's tattered flowers and the leaves and butterflies are his movers and shapers minis. I then ran them through Vincenzo, my vagabond in various embossing folders and then inked them up with alcohol inks in sevral colors. Bent and formed them, layered them up and added them to the tag. It still needed something, so I added the tissue tape and smeared some Walnut Stain distress ink onto it. Added the ribbon and there you have it!