Tuesday, 12 July 2011

grungy monday I'm back again

I've had a couple of weeks off  from grungy monday.
I have been doing 'wedding stuff', but today I needed a break and had to do something different.
Have a look at this weeks challenge from Linda Ledbetter's blog

It's all about  the lovely Tim Holtz Technique see it  HERE
This is a lovely simple technique, one I will definately use again.
I decided to make 2 tags, 1 to sent to uk stampers and 1 to keep.
The first tag has a masculine feel .
I used dried marigold for the first embossing and then vintage photo.
The stamp is from papermania vintage cars.
 I used mustard seed a, rusty hinge and vintage photo.
 I added some die cut gears and stamped world traveller at the bottom. hey prsto .... job done!

The second tag has a more romantic feel.
 For the base I used lavender with a glimmer embossing powder (must admit the clear is best as Tim says).
I also used dusty concorde on the edges.
The heart is inked with spun sugar, lipstick and mahogany, the stamp is again from papermania.
I layered the paper flower with the  3 colours I used on the heart.
The envelope is a die cut (left over from wedding 'stuff' ).
The love sentiment is from the same set as the heart.
Oh it was good to get back to normal crafting  . .  but dont tell my other half, he thinks I have been doing the ironing (he should know me better than that lol)
I'm off to peek at all the arty stuff you have been doing


  1. They are so different but both fantastic. I love how you colored the car in the first one. It really makes it pop.The second is pure romance. Lovely...Donna

  2. The multi distress pad effect really stands out on your car perfectly and also the technique for the background on the same tag the other one is pure romantic beauty.

  3. Both tags are wonderful! Love how you worked the technique!

  4. Love the porsche! I must get this stamp. Also enjoyed your tag.

  5. both so different - the backgrounds turned out great!


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