Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Grungy Monday 6 & Simon Says

Hi, I forced myself to stay awake after dinner to crack a twofer challenge -Linda's Grungy Monday is using a neat technique of Tim's from 2008 - check out the original here - weathered wood with paint dabbers.

And Simon Says - 'anything goes' - this week, so this must count!!

 I settled for a tag - used juniper dabber and bundled sage & tea dye distress inks on the tag; juniper dabber and weathered wood distress on the scrap, following the Tim technique.


Then I stamped the Eiffel Tower and the leaf (that's one of Wendy's) using the clover paint dabber - my dabbers are very thick and gunged up, I watered this down a bit, but it still won't come through the applicator so I scooped some out onto the craft mat and swooshed the stamp through that instead .

And because this set of stamps "just happened" to come through my letterbox tonight, it would have been rude not to use some of them on the tag!

Finished it off with some toning fibres.

Go check out both Linda's blog and Simon Says for some incredible entries.

13 comments:

Kaz Hall said...

It would of been rude Helen, ROFL!! Love your tag too, looks fab!!

kazx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Same here Helen I have just not been able to get going this week on any crafting. Great tag and I love those new stamps too. Back to settee now, no energy LOL. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Great tag, love the sentiments.

Carmen Wing said...

How handy for that to 'just' happen :D

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Helen,
Oh, i love your tag--and I love the words on it too!!
XO
Cindy

Lori said...

Love it Helen! Great choice of stamps and your tech came out great! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Twiglet said...

Great tag with a perfect sentiment!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! love the saying you used.

brenda said...

Lovely colours Helen, I think my Juniper must be all inked out because I donlt get anywhere nere this shade.

Keeping it all crossed from the crunch meeting tomorrow.

B x

Gabrielle said...

I saw this colour paint dabber in the shop and was tempted to buy it but now I know I should have! I wish those stamps had dropped through my letterbox too! This is lovely!

Alison said...

Great tag Helen! The clover stamped images look great! x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great job with those new stamps! Loving the teal tones you used here. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, I love the sweet, vintage look you created for these challenges! Your paint technique for Grungy Monday is perfect, and the colors you chose are beautiful together.

Isn't that stamp set great?! Have fun with all those fabulous sentiments!