Thursday, 21 July 2011

Simon Says - Grungy Monday on a Thursday

Once again I have been able to combine my two favourite Monday challenges - Grungy Monday's host Linda wants us to get playing with Grungeboard and/or paper which is one of my most favest Tim products ever - and the other lovely Linda hosting Simon Says - show us embossing. So.....

I started with a tag - spritzed it with water to make the Lettuce colourwash spread easier - cover the tag and dried it.  Using Snowcap white adirondack (I LOVE that ink!) I white embossed the Papillon background. That's for the Simon Says bit.

I die cut the dress form in grungepaper - that's the Grungy Monday bit - and used Fresco paints from Paperartsy (Toad Hall to base, then the fab crackle glaze and Snowflake on top to create the crackle) to paint it.  When that was dry I tied some sparkly green fibre round the waist and fixed it to the tag, coloured the cotton reel and button (don't tell Wendy but I didn't thread the button... apparently she hates that!) 

Then I took my (new - just came today!) Haberdashery stamp set and stamped the two cotton thread labels on grungepaper, coloured it with distress inks and embossed them in a texture fade sanded them to highlight the embossed pattern , fixing them to the tag with a couple of fasteners. Added a Wendy text on a scrap of watercolour paper and a piece of Tim's trimming (LOVE that stuff!)

Don't forget to check out both challenges, Simon Says has a $50 prize up for grabs too... that would be nice!!  Thanks for looking.

12 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Helen, really like the dress form painted with fresco paints, lovely colour palette. Tracy x

Kaz said...

Fresco paints rock!! love this helen, you have rocked that form , fabulous x

Minxy said...

absolutely beautiful Helen

Artyjen said...

Gorgeously beautiful!
xoxo Sioux

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i really like this project with all its layers!

flutterbycrafter said...

This is really wonderful, love the crackled dress form, your background is stunning xx

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen, enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lori said...

This is FAB, Helen! Always love the sewing theme, great work with that new stamp set and die!

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Helen, this is such a great tag! The background looks incredible, and the crackled, antique-y dress form is beautiful. It really does look like a vintage piece. The embellishments are perfect, too!

Gillian .... said...

Fab tag Helen, love love love the crackled dress form. x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful tag! I really like the sepia tones you have used here and the Haberdashery set is one of my favorites. Terrific work on the embossing challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous tag! Love your colors and I can see why you don't want to stop using the Papillon stamp - it works with everything! This is a beauty.