Time for another Grungy Monday challenge! Check out my "Airport Girl" buddy Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 site to see more about the Grungy Monday Challenges. They are fun!
Check out Ranger's Blog for this week's challenge technique... TIM HOLTZ' INK COLOR BLOCKING.
I chose to go with several different Distress Ink colors: Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey to create my block background. After doing that, it looked like an old farmhouse tablecloth to me. So, I pulled out my Oxford Impressions Country Girl Stamp Set and used it to create the images for this tag. OXFORD IMPRESSIONS has beautiful stamps! You need to check them out.
First I heat embossed "chicken wire" to the background using silver embossing powder. Then I stamped the vintage picture, left a little cardstock edge, distressed it and added black photo corners.
I used an antique gold bottle cap as the background for the Grade B label. This also added more dimension to the tag. I used Crackle Accents on the label. I double stamped all of the little sunflowers with Mustard Seed and lightly edged them with a black cats eye to pick up the black brad center. I fringe cut the top sunflower and left the one underneath flat. I added a little piece of green leaf trim up the side of the tag and glued all the flowers into place.
Next I added the "nest" at the bottom of the tag by hot gluing some brown excelsior grass down. I then added three little eggs, a few feathers and it was finished! I added the stamped image of the little girl behind the nest. Finally, I stamped the sentiment "The beginnings of all things are small", tore the edges, distressed it and popped it into place using two silver brads.
Hope you're having a really fun week!