Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Grungy Monday + Simon Says + New Stamps From Artistic Outpost!

Exciting news! Artistic Outpost has just released two British-themed rubber stamp collections: London Underground and Loverly London. Each collection offers a variety of unique and eclectic images that work well with each other, as well as with other AO stamp sets.

It's been a few months since I whispered into my friend Robyn's (owner of Artistic Outpost) ear, "I NEED a Union Jack stamp, and please throw in a vintage transport sign, oh, and probably one that says 'London Calling'." Thankfully, she didn't just look at me like I was insane, and instead, proceeded to create two amazing stamp collections that totally surpassed my expectations. How lucky am I to have friends who make stamps?!

The Grungy Monday challenge is to use Tim Holtz's Faux Batik technique. What's great is that, when you add a little stamping and inking, you also have the wonderful Faux Designer Paper technique from the Technique Junkie newsletter. I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Distressed Edges - not sure I ever do anything that doesn't have those! ;-)

Supplies used:

Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo
Distress Embossing Powder - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Sizzix Die - Tag and Bookplates
Inkssentials Manila Tags
Idea-ology Philosophy Tags
Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
Idea-ology Pen Nibs
Idea-ology Charm Clips
Compendium of Curiosities

37 comments:

  1. Fabulous tag, love love the collage background, so beautifully put together. I have just ordered these two sets I love them. Tracy x

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  2. Stunning - colors and design work well together and this would be a great "Masculine" tag for a gift or on a card
    TFS

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  3. Oh wow what a lucky girl you are... A fabulous tag and all great stamps. Annette x

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  4. Oh my, Shelly! This is an awesome piece! Just love it and you ARE one lucky gal to have friends who make stamps!!!!

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  5. First of all I just adore your tag......it screams London loud!! I love the keep calm and carry on I have that on a huge poster in my shed. Secondly thanks so much for your lovely words on my blog....it means heaps so thanks!! Im off to look at those stamps as I think Im gonna need them

    kazx

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  6. O my what a BEAUTIFUL tag!
    And what do you make WONDERFULL stuff!!!!
    I hold my breath by seeing your stuff.
    I became your follower so i don't miss a thing!
    Greetz Patricia

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  7. Fabulous tag, the new stamp sets are very cool! Lucky you to have such a great creative friend!!
    Pam

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  8. This is fabulous!! So much detail and that pen nib couldn't be more perfect!

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  9. wow! wow! wow! i love every single little thing on that tag: the colors, the stamps, the embellishments, the textures... it just makes me want to get back to my craftroom and get inky!

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  10. Thuis is a great tag as always shelly! I got an email about those stamps this morning and am thinking I will be needing these!

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  11. Stunning! Vibrant colours and awesome design! He looks like a man in charge!

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  12. Fabulous tag, love those stamps.

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  13. great tag, love it all, colours, elements etc. keep calm and carry on, I should say so
    thanks for sharing
    janet

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  14. Oh WOW Shelly! This tag is amazing! I LOVE LOVE the background colors you used on this. The filmstrip going up the right side behind the gentleman...really great! Oh my gosh...the Union Jack on the left side...amazing! Love all the stamping you did...layers and layers. It's awesome! The little frame thing in the front attached with twine...way cool. And the metal pieces...perfect embellishments! You rocked it, girl! Thanks so much for sharing your artistry with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

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  15. Shelley, another Wow from me too, awesome tag, those new stamps are a must, love what you have done with them and in my favourite colour combination too ... Perfect!

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  16. Love your tag and LOVE the stamp sets you inspired...just fab! Or should I say, just LOVERLY!! ;-)

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  17. Wow! This is awesome cool! I LOVE IT!

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  18. Stunning, the background for this tag is awesome. great use of filmstrip!

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  19. Your tag is beautiful. I love the stamps, colors, and the technique shows up perfectly.

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  20. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, It works very nice, beautiful and creative,,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  21. Ooooh, love this, Shelly! A great combination of stamps, color and design! (BTW, love the pic of your daugther in the previous post, too:)

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  22. Love the way your mind thinks... Vivid, fun, intriguing, great work... What fun it is to view your art and mind all wrapped up.

    Thanks for the inspirations...
    Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

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  23. wonderful tag and loving the new stamps.

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  24. A fabulous creation and eye-catcher. Methinks you may have instigated a trend. Funny, we like vintage American images and you like doing ours...
    Great layering and gorgeous tones and perfect stamp positioning! he looks just dandy!
    Sarah (at 37)

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  25. Great stamps and fabulous tag!

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  26. Just fabulous! love it totally:)

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  27. Shelly - I always can't wait to see what you do next. I think you've created a syle all your own: "Grunge glamourous"
    Thanks so much for always sharing your techniques and ideas

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  28. Everything on this is just one excellent choice after another, great work!

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  29. A most excelent tag Shelly, Great stamps, another thing to add to the wish list. Love the colors in your background and all the details.

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  30. A stunning tag! I just love everything about it!

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  31. Love those stamps and love that tag!! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

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  32. I just love love this tag....you always make me smile.

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  33. Possibly the most amazing blog that I read all year vintage wedding dresses!?!

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  34. WOW Shelley this tag is fabulous!!!
    I am loving the AO london stamps, love what you've done with them and the book plate looks like cork!
    Thanks for entering our challenge at simon Says Stamp and Show,
    BiG HuGs
    Kim :)

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  35. WOW Shelley this tag is fabulous!!!
    I am loving the AO london stamps, love what you've done with them and the book plate looks like cork!
    Thanks for entering our challenge at simon Says Stamp and Show,
    BiG HuGs
    Kim :)

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  36. Love all the projects you created with the London set! They are fabulous and this is no exception!!!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!