Friday, 9 March 2012

Grungy Monday 38 & Inspiration Emporium

Linda's Grungy Monday reaches #38 and it's been a while since I managed to join in - but this week she sent us way back to Tim's Tag 2 for 2007 - a paint resist technique (one that I have often struggled with truth be told) and I thought I'd have another crack at it.

Whilst following some links from Twitter, I came across this fab site - Inspiration Emporium -  no idea how it's escaped me so long.... but their current monthly challenge is a "green" colour challenge, so I thought I'd have a go, and combine the two.  Hope that's ok. There is a $50 random prize at Inspiration .

I had trouble with the flash and the artificial light, photographing it.
I've followed Tim's technique featured on his original blog post (linked above) and added some shimmer with the Perfect Pearls Green Patina spray that I used on the flower trim - mopping up the overspray on my craft sheet, onto the tag.
The tree stamp is by Paperbag Studio, the rest are Wendy Vecchi's.

thanks for looking.

11 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Fabulous! Love your version of the technique and how you combined both challenges effortlessly! Looks like I need to find a few minutes tomorrow to have a go...! You've inspired me x

brenda said...

Your resist stamping looks great Helen, shows up well on the paler colours here which I always find harder to achieve.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Helen, love the technique and the green is very striking as is the trim. Tracy x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was glad to read that you liked the concept of 12 tags better than when they were all bunched together at Christmas. An I like this new Tim tag, too. Even in low light, I find it easier to photograph my art without a flash. I'm "GREEN" with envy that you do so well with all these Tim challenges (grin).

I wanted to thank you again for the link to Linda's tutorial. As I said I would, I have used it here and linked to yours and Linda's blogs:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2012/03/on-my-soapbox.html

Thanks again!

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours and your resist stamping, have a good weekend xx

catherine said...

This is just fantastic and love the colour
x catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great tag and wonderful technique.

Carol said...

I love your tag, green is my favourite colour.

sue said...

Fantastic work who would of thought green could look so fab, well done, keep up the good work x

Lori said...

Your tech came out great Helen! Love the background colors, too!

Kate said...

Beautiful tag! I love the resist. The trim and color is lovely! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I hope you visit again.
Kate