Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge #1

The Lovely Linda Ledbetter has granted wishes and continues to host Challenges on her web site! This round is called Grungy Monday - where every Monday she will post that week's challenge.

This is my first entry "Time to Begin". Our challenge is from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2008, Tag #10. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink with gold pearls (mixed in a Mini Mister as instructed). Whoa! That is such a cool technique! I love how it shimmers! The mask is a TH - the large clock face. I followed all Tim's steps for this and then over stamped the whole tag in sepia Archival ink with the large text stamp from his new Papillon set.

Next thing was to stamp, emboss on grunge board and cut out the clock face. I stamped each word with letter stamps onto some old paper I had from 1975! It was kind of crackily so I had to be careful with it - especially inking the edges. Added some metal embellies and and lens from my stash. Used my Tiny Attacher to add the ribbon at the top behind the Prima flowers and a brad from my stash.

What fun! I didn't think I was going to make it - busy, weird week - but here it is!

9 comments:

Marjie K said...

Fabulous! So many layers... love it!!!

Candy C said...

Your tag is awesome! LOVE LOVE the colors, the masking, all of the elements you used to create this little masterpiece! BEAUTIFUL!!! <3 Candy

Karen said...

Beautiful tag!

Jenny Potter said...

Beautiful :)

Sam said...

Oooo. I like this! A lot!

donna said...

Wonderful tag Brilliant beginning...Donna

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, this is a FANTASTIC tag! I love the "Time" theme, and how you reworked the original into something completely different but equally wonderful. The little charm is precious! The pretty flowers are a great touch-- feminine and sweet. Thanks so much for helping launch Grungy Monday!

Shelann said...

Clever and I love it all.

Katie aka scrappykat13 said...

beautiful work