Where did the weekend go? It's already Monday and we all know what THAT means...a new week for Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenges and Grungy Monday! My sweet friend and Ranger U Alum, Linda Ledbetter hosts Grungy Monday. And my fellow Simon Says Stamp and Show Design Teammie, Dan, is one of the featured artists on Grungy Monday this week! This week's challenge is from Tim Holtz' January 2008 Technique Challenge.
I chose the Umbrella Man as my subject to highlight using this technique. While I won't give the technique away, I will tell you the colors I used and the steps I used to create this tag.
I started with a manila tag and stamped the Umbrella Man with Antique Linen. I then distressed the tag using Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed and a hint of Rusty Hinge. After completing Tim's technique, I distressed the edges with a Tonic Distressing Tool and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain. I then lightly swiped a flourish stamp with Vintage Photo and randomly stamped a few flourishes on the tag. Finally, using a Tonic scratching tool, I scratched areas on the tag for a more distressed look. Now to embellish the tag....
I sprayed some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink spray I made onto a Mini Heart cut from Tim's Mini Hearts Die Cut. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the heart using one of the sayings from Tim's "Stuff To Say" stamp set. I inked around the edges of the heart with Black Soot. I added the Game Spinner and the Foliage piece to the heart and topped them off with a snap. Then I began a small silver link chain underneath the umbrella and slinked it down the side of the tag. At the bottom, I added a little silver heart, another piece of chain and a silver key. The chain is held in place by Glossy Accents until it comes out from under the heart. At that point, the chain can swing freely. The heart is put in place using black pop dots.
Finally I added some Harlequin images to the tag by swiping Vintage Photo onto the stamp surface and lightly touching it to the tag. I added just a hint of Barn Door Distress Ink to areas of the tag to pull in more red.
I hope you're having a Grungy Monday! Doesn't it feel GOOD to get ink on your fingers?!?!