Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Grungy Monday 15 & Simon Says

This week, Linda 's Grungy Monday challenge is based on ths fab Tim technique which gives you a lovely soft sort of suede-y feel to your tag; and Simon Says show some sewing. 

Now, I am NOT one of life's natural seamstresses (as you will see from the wonky lines) and after the first butterfly I gave up with the Tim ruler trying to get them in straight lines, and just pricked some holes. It's rustic, ok!

The tag is coloured with wild honey and vintage photo (I think - I did it on Monday - if not it's walnut stain!) .
Stamped 'learn to pause' and cut it into strips and fixed it with my tiny attacher to the tag.  The butterflies are from Tim's Papillon set, cut individually so they didn't completely hide the technique on the base!  Did some multi-ink colouring as per tim's instructions (link above)
Topped and tailed the card base with tissue tape to fill some of the blank space.


Don't forget to check out both blogs to find some fabulous examples - and probably some amazing sewing... lol.

13 comments:

Gillian .... said...

The background is fab Helen, loved this technique, lol @ non seamstress ... me too! :)

Candy C said...

Hi Helen. Your background on your tag is lovely! I like your sentiment that you used on your tag and how you used it! The butterflies are lovely as well. And you did a great job on the stitching! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Lori said...

Love the background, Helen! Fab tag, and the stitching around the butterflies is brill!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

great tag Helen, love the background :-) Love the tag below too
anne xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonky lines are good, lovely tag, gorgeous colours very creative xx

Anesha said...

Great tag, and like the wonky lines!

Faye said...

Helen, the colors are awesome. So beautiful!

Kaz said...

LOVE this piece Helen...the colours are so gorgeous xx

kazxx

sasa said...

Great background and varied inking on the butterflies!

Carmen said...

Wonky works wonderfully :D Love this tag!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm no seamstress EITHER and I think those stitches are just perfect for your creation! *smiles*

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fabby! love those butterflies! Kim

kim-paperbabe said...

Wonderful tag Helen, the stitching is fab loving it's rustic way!
♥ Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
BiG HuGs Kim :)