Saturday, 16 July 2011

Rusty embossing

Yay I have managed to get a tag done that has been inspired by both the rusty embossing background from the fab Tim Holtz for Grungy Monday and the Chestnut Theme challenge at Gingersnap Creations called On The Road.


You can find the explanation for the rusty embossing background HERE on Tim's blog where he shows how he has used it with a Christmas tag. There are some fabulous pieces as inspiration by Linda, the lovely hostess and two fabulous guest designers Barbara and Rinda.


Mine has the car, map and a bit of the nuts and bolts as Gingersnap's overall focus for the month is Steampunk and you know me I love to play in this genre.

This looks out of focus, but the glossy embossing hasn't helped on the truck. But you can see how I have added the journalling.

Supplies
TH die ATC and corners.
DIs - weathered wood, vintage photo, frayed burlap, walnut stain and black soot.
Clear embossing powder.
Old book of AA maps and bits from my oddments box.

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by to have a look at my tag today.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Grungy Monday - TH technique
Gingersnap Creations - On the Road
Paper Crafting Journey - For him
Crafty Creations - Boyz to men
Make my Monday - Vintage and embossing
Crafty Catz - Tags

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33 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, wow love this tag, fabulous image and love the embellies you have used. Am really enjoying playing with my distress inks and grunge board, cant stand the smell of it though lol! Have a great weekend, hugs Heidi x

Dezinaworld said...

Love this brenda, i gotta check out that rusty embossing but strangely enough i just posted a rusty embossed key i created myself and added to facebook album. it was fun and an experiment, might see what time does different
YOURS is amazing
hugs June xxxxx

Margreet said...

This is brilliant, Brenda....will take a look at the TH link...hope to learn something else than my normal cards...!
xxx Margreet

Netty said...

Rusted embossing is fab to do and you have got great results. Terrific tag and a smashing design. Thank you for joining in the fun at Gingersnaps. Annette x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

You've excelled yourself against Brenda! Great to see you continuing to play along with us at Gingersnaps!

Irene said...

Love the look of the rusty embossing, might have to check that out, brilliant tag as usual Brenda.
Hugs
Irene x

Fliss said...

Just fabulous Brenda and I really love the rusty effect with your road trip theme. A perfect match!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Looking good! The embossing effect worked out great! Next time you replenish your stash, better get hubbie to do the same. (lol) But wait, they always have more stuff than us, no?
Joyce xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun you have this down to perfection,great rusty grunge look love that car too,brilliant work hun hugs cheryl xxx

Sue said...

Ooh love this Brenda! Lovely vintage feel and great design - love the stamp and the keys etc. lots of lovely textures!!

Hugs Sue xx

Cazro said...

Such a fantastic technique,it looks so perfect on your wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz

Jane said...

Love the tag. You did a great job on the technique as well as incorporating all those other challenges. The truck is perfect.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Brenda
A fabulous tag ,great technique,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Janette said...

Hi Brenda,
Love this Tag, it's choc full of technique and inspiration,a really fab creation, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Junibears said...

I love your rusty grungy tag Brenda. Fab work as always. Hugs. xx

Fliss said...

Only just realised you've entered this is the Make My Monday challenge and it's lovely to see you there.
Hope you can join in again as I think you'll like the next one!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suzi B said...

fabulous tag! Love the rusty look. thanks for the link x
sue :)

Lisa Jane said...

Oh i am loving this Brenda .. its a Car!! fab embellies
Lisa x

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous tag - a lovely vintage feel to it. Thank you for joining us this week onMake My Monday - Jacqueline xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous tag, love the background and the use of all these metal elements.

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Brenda ! I love the rusty background, I need to give that a go! Sue C x

Daisychain said...

A great tag, love the design and embellishments. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

Angela Weimer said...

Love that background and technique. It looks great. Sorry I have been MIA lately. Trying to catch up on my reading now. Have a great week. Angela

Shirl said...

This tag is full of masculine-ness!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge this week :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a terrific tag! Thought I had left a comment yesterday but it isn't there!!

Lucy x

Dots Dabbles said...

Love this tag Brenda...especially the nuts and washers ~ and the colours on the rusty effect really finish off the maleness of the tag.
Dot xxx

donna said...

Fantastic tag Brenda. I love the piece you did for Grungy Monday today too. You rock! hugs..Donna

StampDancer said...

The colors and map are brilliant. I love the details of the nuts and bolts with the vehicle key too. Super job!

juelmarie said...

Wow girl - you really were rocking it!! Love all the details! Wow - Awesome job - thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie Design Team

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow fabulous piece all lovely and rusty and grungy gorgeousness.

Marie

Juls said...

fabulous!! gorgeous, love the gorgeous rustic colours and the key detail! Hugs Juls

Lisa said...

Fantastic tag, love that rusty embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey. xxx

michele said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda love the rusty look it's fabulous hugs x