Thursday, 23 June 2011

show me Metal on a Grungy Monday

Yikes, the week is running away with me and I haven't achieved anything!

Truth be told, I did make a card on Monday using this Tim technique chosen by Linda for this week's Grungy Monday theme - but really didn't like the way it turned out, and it's taken till today for me to be able to try again.  And, because time is running away, I have combined it by using metal, with Simon Says for this week's Simon Says challenge.

 I took a piece of paper from a Tim Paper Stack and covered a tag, and applied the technique to the top, using a Heroarts stamp "shaded squares"

I used butterscotch dabber - after taking it apart, cleaning out the top, watering it down with hot water to try and get the paint re-flowing again - grrrrr - I am not sure if the stamp was the best to use because it doesn't seem to have worked too well (or maybe there wasn't enough paint) ..... I think maybe this is a technique that takes lots of practice... and patience, and time, none of which I have.
I used a die cut umbrella man, painted with Paperartsy fresco paint (honeydew) and some idea-ology and a Tim sentiment.
And, you can link it up with the All Things Tim yahoo group here

anyhow, check out Linda's blog for lots of cracking good entries, and Simon Says for some great metal work (there's a prize on offer too).

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, that's all I say.... got to go buy myself another birthday present at the weekend!!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Must admit I am having a bad week too, do not feel like doing anything. Great tag, love the pop of colour at the top and umbrella man. A birthday present sounds like a great way to cheer yourself up. Tracy x

Artyjen said...

You got to have a birthday present! LOL
I know T!m is a God but those dabbers leave a lot to be desired!!!
You worked wonders under the trying circumstances Helen ;)
Have a fab weekend
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I should know by tomorrow if that $%!* melt pot is beyond repair.

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen and love your painting of umbrella man.

Debbie said...

Love Umbrella Man! Great technique and design! Awesome!

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the way you've used umbrella man, fantastic tag. Yes, you treat yourself to another birthday present, spoil yourself xx

Alison said...

Brolly man looks fabulous as usual Helen! Great tag! x

Evelyn S. said...

I have only 3 dabbers and I just use the cut-n-dry foam with my other acrylic paints. Love how you dressed up the Umbrella Man here!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tag and great work with the colour
hugs June x
have a freebie on my dezinaworld blog for fun friday
have a good weekend my friend
hugs June x

Lori said...

Brolley man looks great! Love the tag Helen, and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. I do love brolly man, and the Fresco paint looks good on him.

Dabbers seem a bit hit or miss. I have some quite old ones that still work no problem, and the odd one that always gunges up.


sasa said...

Hope you are enjoying Friday... love the umbrella man in white and the grungy background tones.

Dan said...

Great tag and great use of the umbrella man! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful tag, love the umbrella man.

Gillian .... said...

I know the feeling well Helen, I only managed to post mine today eek! Umbrella man looks great against the contrasting background.

Sue West said...

Great tag, I've always loved umbrella man. Hope you have a great birthday. It's really important to treat yourself to a pressie, a guilt free load of new stash.
Those paint dabbers are a real pain, I've stopped trying to dab and just splodge paint out onto an old plate now.
Sue xx