Thursday, 16 June 2011

Grungy Monday...

... a new week means a new challenge and yes, I am a little bit late at joining in with the Grungy Monday challenge but it is worth the wait because I had a whole heap of inky fun playing and making my tag. Devised, invented and hosted by my lovely Ranger Sister, Linda Ledbetter, all the deets for this week's challenge are HERE. And of course, not forgetting that the very clever and uber inspirational Tim Holtz... this week his technique HERE is the one to try out.




So... armed with a tag and a teensy bit of Mojo, I set out to get inky and try out this technique again. It is like a Batik but instead of clear embossing ink and powder you use a pale colour Distress Ink and clear powder... so I chose my fave Pumice Stone (I NEED this in a Stain!) and stamped up Tim's birds and a rather splendid clockyspinery-thingymabobs that I can't remember the name of... stamping, embossing and then using Distress Inks over the top to create a resist.


I didn't bother really chosing the colours, I just grabbed some and went with it... so, on this tag are Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain. Then ironing the resist off and doing some stampy bits and then decorating with Brolly Man - I stamped part of a clock onto his brolly. The On The Edge Iron Gate was cut from Mountboard, coloured with Walnut Stain and then sprinkled with ickle dusty bits of Queen's Gold Embossing Powder... giving a bit of a rusty effect. I added a little round Fragment with a little clock stamped image under it and finally added some Idea-ology to finish. I wasn't 100% sure about the colours at first but they have grown on me now - not my usual style but it is good to do something different right?



So... last night... did you see the Moon? You know that supposedly blood red Moon that was going to be eclipsed by the Earth? Did I? Did I chuffery because... it was raining! Huff! I got myself all excited that I would see this rarely seen phenomenon only to go outside to see cloud and little else... then by the time the clouds had gone the Moon was back to normal! Why does that happen huh? Anyways... time for me to stop with the waffling and get on with the creating... I have a few ideas buzzing about my bonce and need to get cracking before I forget them all lol Have a grand afternoon... TTFN!

Hels x

20 comments:

Helen said...

Fab tag, Hels. My iron had a shock when I plugged it in for this one, I can tell you, lol!!

I couldn't see the moon for clouds down here either!

Larisa said...

Fantastic tag!! Very beautiful job!

Marjie Kemper said...

Loving the way Umbrella Man came out... looks like you've decked him out in leather!

Neil said...

Hi there. Well I am sure that I love the colours you've used! I think and hope this week that I will get back into entering some challenges again as I have been so busy with everything else! You've got me inspired again, for that I thank you! Have a great day.

Candy C said...

Beautiful tag Hels. Your ideas and techniques never cease to amaze me! <3 Candy

Paula said...

fab tag.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous tag. I can't wait for my umbrella man die to get here - finally got to order it.

Daniele said...

fabbie tag Hels

craftimamma said...

I think the colours look fab as does the tag Hels. A change from your usual style has done no harm at all, in fact quite the opposite. I love it!


Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Hels! Love it!

Barb Cady said...

Love this tag Hels, really strong colours suite you! Want that umberella man even more now! xx

Plume said...

I love this tag . Its got lots of dimension!

Kaz said...

BOo-ti-ful!! I love this tag Hels ....one of my favourite dies and you have rocked it big time full of all things fabby xxx

kazxx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, I love the Umbrella man as well.

sasa said...

Really liking the muted shades on Mr.Brolly man!

Jane said...

I absolutely LOVE your tag. All the details on brolly man, colors, etc. You are SO creative.

Dawn said...

This is cool Hels

love Dawn xx

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Marvelous Hels. Love the how nice you did brolly man. The umbrella is really nice. Love the clock too. You're a true wiz!

BrianK said...

I believe clockyspinery-thingymabobs is brilliant and should be the actual term. Luv, luv, luv your tag Hels. The colors are great. I like what you did with the brollyman.

Sam said...

Fabbey tag here Hels! My fabbey friend bought me the Umbrella Man die for my birfday - don't know how she knew I needed it - so I can now make myself the stamp!! Yeaaaah! Just ordered the butterfly stamps too from my MIL!!
I didn't see the moon either!

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