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.

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


Vintage ATC at The Stamp Man

The Stamp Man ATC swap running at the moment is a vintage theme. With Jill and Ian's move to the unit next door, the address for sending your ATcs has changed. It is now -

The Stampman, Unit 11, Craven Nursery Park, Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2QR,

I have used the sewing room die with shrink plastic and created this mini version of the dress form. 

 I used the TH weathered textile stamp on the dress form.

I have also used the haberdashery stamps and the mini classics all by the great man himself of course.

If you fancy having a go at this do post your ATC and link it to the challenge blog, we would love to see what you create.

If you have seen my mini canvas piece I published yesterday you will note that when I was at Lucy's earlier in the week she showed me how to make moulds and cast embellishments using clay. She has been asked by a number of people how she does it and she is going to run an on-line course (for a small fee) to demonstrate how it is done. If you would like to have a go at this, and it really is a fab way to make embellishments of your own, then pop over to her blog HERE and email her for more information.

I hope you are having a good weekend and thanks for your continued support in my artistic endeavours..

Photobucketluv and hugs {brenda} xoxox