Monday, March 28, 2011

Grungy Monday Premieres!

After having so much fun experimenting with the techniques from The Compendium of Curiosities and following along with everyone at Studio L3, I was thrilled to hear that the challenges would continue! This week's challenge is to create a tag inspired by Tim's tag #10 from the 2008 12 Tags of Christmas.

I created the background of my tag by cutting out acetate gears using my Vagabond and the Gadget Gears die. I carefully laid the gears in place and spritzed over them with my homemade shimmer mist I created using Brushed Corduroy Distress reinker and gold Perfect Pearls, which I combined in a Mini Mister bottle. After removing the masks, I inked over the gears using Weathered Wood Distress ink.

For my focal point, I stamped the men from Tim's new Steampunk stamp collection on Grungeboard and embossed them using Ranger's black embossing powder. After it cooled, I trimmed around it and spritzed it with the same shimmer mist I used on the tag. Here's a tip! You know how you end up with a raw, uncolored edge when you cut something out of Grungeboard or even regular paper? I hate that! Well, the new Distress Stains work great for covering that raw edge! I used it on my stamped men and it gave the piece a nice, finished look.

Finally, I stamped the 'Admit One' - also from the Steampunk set - onto the back of an Adage Ticket. To give it a little more interest, I overstamped it with the background stamp from the same set. It's attached to the tag using Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher.

Please be sure and head over to Linda's blog and check out the great artwork that is being posted. Thanks so much to this week's hostesses, Terry and Tracy!

57 comments:

  1. Shelly... awesome job... love all the techniques involved in this... so much fun !!!!!

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  2. This is a fabulously grungy tag to start this new challenge! I have to say, steampunk is growing on me!

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  3. This is a fabulous tag Shelly, love everything about it. Annette x

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  4. Absolute grunginess at its best! Love this delightful steampunk tag! Love it more seen the stamps used, that are waiting for me! Fabulous masking and inking! I can't stand to leave uncolored areas! Do you color pop-ups??

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  5. lovely - and this has brought the tag right up to date - love those three gentlemen - if one of my children really loved me for Mothers day I am sure I would get that set - enough hints have been dropped with him indoors! Great work

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  6. Wow! I love what you've done with the Tim Tag techniques! Gorgeous in every last detail.

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  7. Fantastic use of the techniques. Your steampunk tag is awesome!..Donna

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  8. Stunning, Shelly! I am itching to play, but as fate would have it, I'm stuck on Jury Duty this week. Waaaaaaa!

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  9. I love this and I love how you've given us all the details!

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  10. What a cool, perfect work of Steampunk goodness, Shelly! You re-visioned Tim's holiday piece in such a fabulous way-- the colors, the masking, the imagery-- it's all spectacular! I"m so happy and grateful that you dove right into Grungy Monday.

    BTW, great suggestion to use the Distress Stain on the raw Grungeboard edges-- I'm going to do that from now on. Thank you!

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  11. Great tag for our new challenge!!
    Pam

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  12. Great tag girl. Now this is grunge! I love it.

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  13. Wonderful tag!!!! I really like the background!!!

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  14. Great tag, I love the colors and those steampunk men. You have motivated me to get involved again.

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  15. You inspire me! I want to get back to grungy stamping....

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  16. Of course, the details of your tag are fabulous! The whole thing is perfect....steampunk-grunge!

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  17. Great tag, and I especially like how you photographed it!
    Rinda

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  18. Great grungy tag!! love the stamps and colours on it.

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  19. fabulous Tag with the steampunk theme and so very vintage Tim!

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  20. This is Fantabulous, Shelly!
    I LOVE everything about your tag.
    You always do such awesome ART!

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  21. This is my favourite Lord Tim stamp set ... and I LOVE how you used it! FABULOUS tag!

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  22. Fantastic bit of grunge art Shelly!x

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  23. Fabulous tag, Shelly! Your grungy background looks amazing! (I'll have to try that color combo - love it!) Love the new steampunk guys stamp, too! :)

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  24. I really do like this tag and these stamps have to go on my wish list ;0) masking is a great technique and gives fab results as you have shown. Love the tag and thanks for stopping by my blog

    love Dawn xx

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  25. Fabulous tag and what wonderful colours. All so beautifully done. And thanks too for visiting my blog - I really do appreciate it! Jennie

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  26. Ooo I love this one, I think I must get this stamp set!!
    Frankie
    xx

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  27. Like this tag so much, the background is marvelous. The embellishments used are just enough, some people tend to overdue, this is perfect. I'm with all the other ladies who said the grunginess is great and it's inspired me to do some grunginess myself. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  28. Love this tag, Shelly. The background is just inspiring!

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  29. As Always-LOVE your tag Shelly!

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  30. Shelly - I love love love what you did with the background - so much going on. Great tag!!!
    Smiles
    Jen

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  31. fantastic collage! i love that stamp set!

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  32. Gorgeous work, I'm completely impressed.

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  33. great steampunk tag for this challenge. I always enjoy your work.

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  34. WOW! What a great steampunk set up! Love the background, love the printed paper with formulas, love the admit one of the three boys idea... great tag!

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  35. Your steampunk tag is beautiful! I LOVE all the colors and the stamps you used. The masking and then splattering technique you did was perfect! Love everything about your tag!! <3 Candy

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  36. Oh your tag is beautiful! Tim would be proud!

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  37. That's wonderful great background and elements.

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  38. I love this stamp set Shelley and what you have done to create this awesome tag:)

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  39. I say I say I say, what a golly right good tag on show, top notch and all that :p

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  40. I think you tag ia fab. Love that you used acetate for the mask. How did you get the acetate to stick? I tried, but could not acomplish what you did.

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  41. Wow this is spectacular Shelly. I love all the grunginess of it. I did not participate in that challenge blog but wish I had.
    Have a super weekend.

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  42. Your tag is absolutely wonderful! I love your version of the week's techniques, and your choice of design elements! Fantastic!

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  43. Awesome tag! Love your background!

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  44. What a great tag and thanks for stopping by, it's lovely to see you. I love your stamp punk tag lots and the little tag work fab

    love Dawn xx

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  45. I absolutely love your tag, and I think I must have that stamp set !

    Marilyn

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  46. Oh Shelly, what I can do but echo all the compliments above posted....I'm so jealous that you (1.) have that stamp set. I'm patiently waiting for my lss to get her order...(2.) how perfect your tag is....I just love it...it's perfect...oh yes, I said that..lol (3.) Please do more...more, I can't get enough... (4.) Lord Tim would love it...really.

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  47. i JUST CAN'T get over the vintagi-ness in your card. I absolutly LoVe, LoVE it.

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  48. this is totally totally gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

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  49. Oh this is awesome! You amaze me!!!

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