Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Return Of Grungy Monday...

...Hurrah and thrice! The Grungy Monday Challenge has been on a break for what seems like a yonk and a half and yipyah, it has returned this week with the theme Hallowe'en. If you haven't heard about this challenge before, speed off on this link to see my lovely Ranger Sister, Linda Ledbetter... all the deets for the challenge are HERE. The challenge focuses on the techniques and products from the one and only Duke of Distress... and knowing how much we all love him, I am sure that there's more than just me happy to see the challenge return!




Anyways... my entry is a tag... nowt new there then! I did a quick resist using the Spider Web and clear embossing powder... and therein lies a lesson... always clean your stamps when you have finished with them... because tag numero uno ended up in the bin. I stamped, embossed, then dropped the stamp onto the tag... "ah, it is clear, it won't show at all" I says to my AlfieCat who happened to be supervising. Wrong! The clear ink left its impression and when I went to blend Distress Inks over the top it kind of smudged in and looked like nowt on this Earth lol



Never mind... I re-did it and used those GORGELUSH new Seasonal Distress Inks to colour the tag... I added in some Aged Mahogany and Wild Honey too... but wow, they are so bright and vivid... perfect for this time of year... ahem, that would make sense then! The skelington is stamped onto Grungepaper with white Dabber, embossed with clear and cut out. The papery bits are from the Seasonal Stash and the big spidey is a new Tim Alterations die... covered with Rock Candy Stickles. Not sure why I did that but I like him :O))



So... today... yes, today is the day! Oh yesh, today is the day that I fly to America (yes, I have polished off the broomstick in preparation lol) I am rushing about like a loon trying to remember everything I need to take with me and... I have butterflies the size of Teradactyls whizzing around in my tummy. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind flying, not at all... I just get reaaallllly bored and end up clock watching the whole time. I am hoping for some sleep, a decent film and keeping my interest in my book to help pass the time. Thing is, I am always paranoid that if I fall asleep I will end up snoring and drooling and wake up with my head on the shoulder of the person next to me. Right, on that rather lovely image, I shall say... the next time I post I will be in America... with my BFF Ellen... and getting ready to meet my crafting "heroine"... the one and only.... Wendy Vecchi!!!! Eeeeeee, I had better get a move on... I still have to...erm... pack... well, the majority of the stuff is next to the case, it just needs to flip itself in to the case. Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

21 comments:

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous tag, Hels. Love it. When I go wrong on a tag, I save it and either use the other side or use the other side to stamp sentiments and stuff (that way I don't have to open my pack of tag paper that I bought....!!!)
Have a great flight and hope your trip to Ellen's (and Wendy) go so well. Don't buy too many Cheesy Cheetos....You'll turn as orange as the season.

Von said...

Fabulous tag Hels :)
Von x

Joanne said...

That's wonderful, so many techniques too. Now then, have a magical time in the US and enjoy their Halloween build up.
Hugs Joanne xx

Debbie said...

Love those new DI colours! Fantastic tag, Hels. I've been putting Rock Candy on everything lately! Love all your terrific details and creative juices!

Debbie
^..^

Laura said...

Great tag and those new colours are amazing!

Alison Horne said...

Have a wonderful time, lay off the cheetos or you will be as orange as the lush distress ink on this tag when you get back. Can't wait to hear all about it.x

Annette said...

Awesome tag. Love all the details and color. Welcome to America and have fun with Wendy. I would love to meet her one day myself!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous tag, lurrrrve the spidy, have a great time over the pond.
xx

Candy C said...

Oooo...wicked fun!! I love your Halloween tags!! The orange one with the owl...this is a perfect Halloween tag!!! Love your background and all the spooky characters that abound on this one! The skeleton tag with the fragment is equally creative and fun! <3 Candy

whyducks said...

A very spooky tag Hels. I do hope you are sitting next to Brad Pitt or Gorge Cluney in the Plane Hels, but don't dribble too much on them if you do! Going to miss you x

Crafty mop said...

This tag is fab il itious hels!! Enjoy your trip away you lucky bugger. going to give this grungy monday thing a go hopefully will be back soon . don't get sick on cheesers!

Pam said...

You are so funny! Love your tag, sooo much better than mine! Safe travels, my friend, and emjoy your "Wendy" time!

Shelly Hickox said...

Fantastic tag, as always! Have a great trip!

Linda Cain said...

Man! This is great. I LOVE the colors you used...they are super!

~Linda

craftimamma said...

You're probably nearly there by now Hels. Have a great time!

Love the tag. I got my fabby new limited DIs yesterday. Scrummy1

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Such a grgeous tag Hels, can't wait to read about your adventures Stateside.

Sarah said...

Fabulous richly coloured and detailed tag - looks like Mr.Bones is at the disco! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

fatmonica said...

fabulous tag!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag.

Gillian .... said...

Hey hun ... SPOOK-TAC-ULAR tag, love Mr Bones ... this tag rocks:) xxx

Izzwizz said...

Oh I love that dangly spider :)

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