Wednesday, March 30, 2011

GRUNGY MONDAY

Yay!!!  Linda has started up another GREAT Tim Holtz inspired series of challenges at Studio L3's GRUNGY MONDAY!  This is the first of the new series...so get involved!  This theme is taken from Tim's Christmas Tags of 2008 ~ Day 10.
Here is my entry into "Grungy Monday" ... featuring Tim's famous "Umbrella Man".  I chose Tim's stamp "LIFE IS NOT ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS BUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN" for this tag.  Boy, how true that is!!
I started with one of Tim's "Borderline" masks and spritzed the tag with my concoction of Broken China Distress Ink, Kiwi Perfect Pearls and water in a Mini Mister.  I rubbed on some Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and edged just a bit with Black Soot.  Then I did Tim's splatter technique.  LOVE that technique!
The text features "LIFE" and is copied out of an old dictionary.  I tore the edges and inked it with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain; with a touch of Black Soot on some edges. 
The Umbrella Man is stamped onto Grungeboard with Black Embossing Powder.  Before I heated it, I brushed away a bit of the powder so that I would have more area that would accept the "paint" I made out of Green Patina Perfect Pearls and water.  It worked really well.  Then I inked the edges with Black Soot.   I thought the mini pins looked like raindrops falling...so I wired them onto the umbrella.  Aren't they great?! 
 The filmstrip is from Tim's "Captured Moments Stamp Set".  I heat embossed it with Walnut Stain Embossing Powder.  I cut away the centers and added a piece of clear vellum.  Underneath the vellum, I added three vintage pictures of little boys take from Tim's old "Distressables and Doo-dads" strips.  I added some antique silver brads and glued or pop dotted everything into place.  Finally, I added a couple of pieces of color coordinated ribbon and a funky piece of black trim to accent the tag.

So, that's it...Oh my gosh!!!  That was so much fun to get my fingers all INKY again!!!  Thank you Linda for starting up GRUNGY MONDAY!!!  Have a great day everybody...and take time to PLAY & CREATE!!



27 comments:

  1. Hi Candy,
    I just love this grundgy tag! I love the color of the background. And the umbrella with the little pins? Fabulous! I wished you lived next door, gal friend! I would be the student and YOU would be the teacher!;)
    Have a wonderfully creative day-you are off to a great start!
    Hugs and love,
    Sonya

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  2. Just as I knew it would be, totally fabulous, Hugs Annette x

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  3. Candy! you must be proud of your tag! it is so beautiful. I love the colors, the theme , the filmstrip and it gives me the gooose bumps because of the pins that act as rain or tears... Bou-hou sniff...

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  4. love your gruinge!~What a fun piece and those pics of the little ones are so cute.

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  5. Hi, Candy! Your grungy tag is amazing!! Love the safety pins dangling from the umbrella {don't be surprised if you see me steal this idea and use it in my art at some point...lol! well, they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery}. Fabulously creative!! And all your color combinations are gorgeous!! :)

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  6. Ooh! This is really brilliant! Love that film strip Candy! x

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  7. Brilliant Tag using my fav stamp and the raindrops are FAB with all the tag effects it really looks like a stormy day!

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  8. Absolutely love it, especially the added pins touch :D

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  9. Wonderful tag, love the safety needles.

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  10. FAB-TAG-STIC!!! Tags are my favourites and this is truly amazing!! I love, love, love it!! thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog....made my day :O)
    thanks
    kazxx

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  11. Fabulous tag! my favourite stamp of all time the umbrella man.
    Congrats on getting in to Ranger U:)

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  12. I am so glad you visited my blog. I would never have discovered your fabulous artwork. Thank you.

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  13. The safety pins on the umbrella look amazing, as does the entire tag!

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  14. Candy - You've made a great tag! I really appreciate your attention to detail and the overall "finished" look. Nice!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  15. Just fabulous... My best bit?.. Well that has to be the safety pins dangling!!! Do you call them bobby pins? Anyway I love it!!!
    Frankie
    xx

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  16. Awesome, Candy! Love the filmstrip embellie!

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  17. This also is my favorite stamp and I'm planning a tag with it as well for a different challenge. Love the elements on yours, including the pins hanging from the umbrella. Thanks for the visit!

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  18. Candy, this is FABULOUS, girlfriend! What a brilliant design-- I love your out-of-the-box creativity, with the safety pin raindrops and the gorgeously layered papers and textures. The filmstrip/vellum combo is ingenious.

    I can't wait to MEET YOU!!!!

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  19. Fantastic Candy, love brolly man all blinged up, the pins are such a neat addition and the quote ... just perfect:)

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  20. Wowwww Candy, great piece of art wowzersss love it. Hugs Terry xxx

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  21. Oh I love this tag! Love what you did with the umbrella man!!!

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  22. Loving your take on the challenge, the pins hanging from Umbrella man are cool!
    Jan x

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