Sunday 3 April 2011

Grungy Monday No:1

Hi All - my second post for today but again, Happy Mother's Day to all Mum's in the UK. I hope you are being treated to some fun, time off and love from your nearest and dearest.

Now onto business and how exciting, Grungy Monday has it's big PREMIER this week and oh boy I know this is gonna be one challenge blog I won't want to miss.  A huge thankyou to our fabulous hostess Linda Ledbetter at Studio L3 for continuing the amazing Tim trail of techniques and inspiration. What a wonderful way to have fun, experiment and learn new tricks and ideas. I have also taken inspiration from the Gingersnap Creations, Once in a Blue Moon challenge where you can re-visit any of their previous challenges, and I chose 'Wings'.

This week our trail takes us to the 12 Tags of Christmas, 2008, Tag No:10.

This is my take on it.
Mask the background and spray with glimmer mist and ink all over with DI.
Stamp the dress form (on seperate card) with embossing ink and emboss with black powder.
Paint over the dress form - I used twinkling H20's.
Cut letter shapes from stamping, die-cuts etc - mine were PC generated.
Tear strip of text or music paper for the side and ink it - I used a downloaded dress pattern.
Die cut wings and add to dress form - I used gold metallic card and added alcohol inks.
Dye ribbon to match the background and tie round the middle of the dress form.
Die cut thread spool, add thread and buttons as an embellishment. Attach with a snap fastener.

Ingredients -
Glimmer Mist - peacock green.
Twinkling H20 - orange peel
DIs - broken china, antique linen, walnut stain, black soot.
AIs - stream, ginger
TH die - sewing room
TH stamp - haberdashery
Mask - 'a special touch of' but no name given for the design
thread, buttons, snap and ribbon

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by,

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Grungy Monday - Tims tags Xmas 08 No 10
Gingersnap Creations - Once in a Blue Moon - Wings
Stampin' Royalty - Heat embossing


Netty said...

Terrific tag Brenda and loving the design and colour scheme. Thank you for playing Blue Moon with us at Gingersnaps. Have a lovely day. Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

Happy Mother;s day Brenda .. i left you a comment on your previous post.. love this Brenda .. dressmaking is a fave of mine and this is gorgeous
Lisa x

Candy C said...

Wow Brenda...what a great tag! LOVE the dress form, the torn text that is an old pattern, the spool with the thread and buttons attached! A lot of thought went into this! Darling! <3 Candy

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely tag Brenda! Again, all the details, so wonderful to look at...don't want to miss any!
Joyce xx

Jenny Potter said...

Great tag!

Kathyk said...

FAB tag, great to have the details too - Happy Sunday B


donna said...

Happy Mother's Day Brenda. A fabulous tag you have created here. Your masking looks terrific and I love all of your accents! hugs..Donna

The Stamp Man said...

Brilliant tag Brenda!

I hope you are having a lovely day

Jill x

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm so glad you're excited about Grungy Monday, Brenda, and boy oh boy, did you ever create a gorgeous tag for the debut! I love this piece-- the colors are so bright and happy, and the vintage look of the seamstress elements is a perfect contrast. You did, indeed, "INSPIRE!"

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
thank you so very very much for your lovely warm comment on my blog, its so good to be back and to be amongst my crafty friends again. I hope all is good with you, its good with your craftwork i can tell just by looking at this gorgeous piece, fabulous my friend and I adore the little thread spool
hugs June xxxxx

Zue said...

Are you into sewing in the real world? I love to sew.

This is a very pretty tag. Lovely bright, sort of 'oriental' colours.
Very pretty!!
Sue xx

cheryl said...

oh hun,you have created one,amazing tag here hun,just brilliant,super,collage hugs cheryl xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Brenda and what fab colours.

savvy teaching tips said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tag! Thanks for playing the Gingersnapper's Choice Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tag! Thanks for playing the Gingersnapper's Choice Challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome tag Wendy, fabulous colours and wonderful design I am liking this big time.
Lorraine x

Georgeann Manning said...

wow! this is fantastic! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

trisha too said...

I found you at Gingersnap Creations--your tag is so vibrant, it's really gorgeous!