Monday, 1 August 2011

Simon Says - Show Grungy Monday a Tag

For Grungy Monday today we are working on techniques from Tim's Christmas tags again - this time it's 2009 - click the link for the details straight from the Master. And check out Linda and her Guest Designers for some fab samples at Studio L3

I had to rummage for my vellum, as I wasn't sure which box of papers I'd put it back in the last time I followed this technique... oh, what a mess!

Anyhow, I made a tag using a Hero Arts stamp "woman writing" rather than copying Tim's music theme.

I stamped Wendy's large script background on the vellum, inked it and heated it according to Tim's instructions and scrunched it up a bit, causing cracks and creases.  Folded it roughly and tied it up with a piece of velvet ribbon - well, it is a love letter!!

Thanks to Tim for the inspiration, and Linda for running these fab challenges. Link up at the Tim Yahoo group too

I am sure I have done something very similar to this before, but I promise it's new - and I didn't have the pen nib idea-ology before!! And, as I have used a tag, and Simon Says' theme this week is 'a tag' I am entering it for that challenge too. There is a $50 prize for a random winneer, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Ooh Helen that image is lovely, so romantic and perfect paired with the vellum. Tracy x

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love that image, so pretty with the vellum.

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooo I like this, love the velum and the image, it's very romantic xx

Netty said...

Lovely romantic tag Helen and the pen nib compliments it beautifully. x

Judy Wood said...

Very pretty, so soft and feminine. Love the pen nib! Great job!

Sarah said...

lovely image and subtle colours...Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Debbie said...

Great tag! Love your image and details!

Lori said...

Awesome use of the technique, Helen, this is fab!

Alison said...

Your card is a stunner Helen! Love your design! xx

inge said...

Hello Helen,

I recognize Tim's techniques from his tag, but I really like how you interpreted this and made it completely your own.

The letter is perfect : indeed a love letter, but I like how you ripped and folded it... it adds to the story :)

greetings from Belgium

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Your love letter is great. That stamp is perfect for this technique.