Monday, 9 January 2012

Grungy Glitter...

...cor blimey and thrice alive indeedily... talk about a coincidence... namely, my favest challenge in the World ever, Grungy Monday, has just posted this weeks new challenge theme. Hosted by the delightful Linda Ledbetter, all the deets on this weeks challenge, how to join in etc are HERE. So... the GM theme this week is to use a technique learnt from the Tsar of Tags (ahem) Tim Holtz during his bonanza 12 Tags 2011. I just so happened that I was faffing about last night with a tag and decided to have another little play using Grunge, Glue & Seal and Glitter (I know, I don't do glitter normally but I rather like *ok, lurve* this use of it) The inspiration for this technique is HERE on Tim's blog where it shows you just how to do it!



So... my entry; the tag base was made by dragging a Snow Cap Dabber across it, drying the paint and then blending several DI colours over the top - I used Wild Honey, Broken China (memo to self, get a re-inker, the pad is verrrry dry!) Seedless Preserves and Aged Mahogany with a smidge of Walnut Stain to edge the tag. I used Aquamarine Archival Ink to stamp a fancy border across the top and some flourishes and then I set about making some embellies for it.


The butterfly is cut using Grungepaper and the Fanciful Flight Alterations Die. I just cut one set of the wings as I only wanted half the butterfly for the tag. The bottom layer of the butterfly had the technique treatment and I used White Art Glitter... mmmm, still not sure about the white so I used my finger to dab some Silver Dabber over the glitter to change the colour of it. I cut a frame using Ranger Metal and a lacey border too using the Lace Border Alterations strip and added Black Dabber to antique the metal. The sentiment is a Movers & Shapers Label, cut, coloured with the same Distress Ink and stamped with Jet Black Archival. I added a pretty little newspaper flower that I coloured with more DI's and popped a Pen Nib onto the butterfly for his body.



So... how fab that I had already made the tag and the challenge fitted perfectly... do go and have a look at the challenge, it really is a fabbydoodles one and this week it is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and you could win a $25 gift certificate! Cool, I want to win that :O)) Right, enough waffling for one day... I have an appointment with a lovely big pile of Studio 490 stash... thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

19 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Hun I love it.
Spectacular Tag. I love all the details. Your art rock. xoxo

Juls said...

fab, Love how you have used the pen nib on the butterflies! Hugs juls

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wowser Hels, that is a stunning tag. I love the butterfly & the flower & the background is gorgeous.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the tag, what a fab way to create a side view of a butterfly!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely tag, Hels - the pen nib for the butterfly's body is genius. And the background is beautiful. Elizabeth x

Maria said...

Wow, Hels, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors and how you used Tim's techniques! Well done!

Sue said...

Love this tag! Great colors. Just beautiful. Love the butterfly with the pen nib as a body!

Bella said...

Wow, Mr Mojo is back in town, even the day before he is due! How prudent is that?!? I love he colours you have used in this tag and the idea is fantastic. Also thing the butterflies body is a bit of genius!

Helen said...

Great tag - I see Mr Mojo is well and truly back!

Crafty mop said...

Fab Hels it looks excellent ......mojo back with a vengeance then !! X

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic! Amazing colors...so bright and perky!!! I love the butterfly and nib...you are so creative! That flower is gorgeous as well! Fantastic!

Mary said...

Beautiful tag, love the colors and the sparkle! =)

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous, Hels! Then again, I've n ever seen anything you've made that isn't!

Terry said...

Another cool creation! Love your attention to every detail, which is always amazing! Love this!

Anesha said...

Stunning tag, adore the colours.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful Hels! Just love the colours.

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Beautiful, spring-y background color combination. And a great idea of how to change the glitter color. A delightful tag!

Alison said...

Gorgeous tag Hels! Love those colours! Good luck with your shows today, I'll be watching! xox

Sam said...

Lovely tag Hels. That flutterby is super lush too! Great tag Hels and well done for being the first!

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