Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grungy Monday #27
























For this week's Grungy Monday,  Linda challenged us to revisit one of the technique tags from day 6 of Tim Holtz's 2007 12 Tags of Christmas. I went a little goofy on this one. I decided to cut a mask using the new Sizzix Vintage Noel die. Since it's a word and not a pattern, it kinda got lost a bit in the background. To 'fix' it, I highlighted it with a white Inkssentials gel pen. Not content to mess it up just with that, I thought maybe burnishing around the edges of the word would make it pop out more. Not sure about that...it looked pretty good at 9 o'clock last night, when my eyes were a little blurry... ;-)

What I do love is my little pine cone. This is my third attempt at using Tim's new Tattered Pinecone die and I think I have it almost figured out, lol! This time I used Kraft Core'dinations paper - love the look of it. I also added a little bit of Snow Cap Dabber paint here and there, to give it a snowy look.

I was playing around with my new Mini Reindeer Movers and Shapers die a few days ago...trying out my Faux Crazed Porcelain technique (seriously, I'll try that technique on anything that will stand still long enough!). I had this piece lying on my desk and thought it was the perfect substitute for the Grungeboard that Tim used on his tag. The stamps behind my reindeer are from Tim's Reindeer Flight stamp collection. The trim was cut from white cardstock using the new Sizzix Vintage Lace die.

You can find everything I used at Inspiration Emporium by clicking the links above. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order. Now is the perfect time to order all of the new Christmas stamps, inks, dies, and more! There is also a new monthly challenge on the Inspiration Journal blog. This month it's all about tools. Check it out - you could win a $50 shopping spree!

14 comments:

  1. What a fabulous tag, I love the Noel and the white highlights and your pine cone is wonderful as is the faux porcelain reindeer. Tracy x

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  2. This is really a wonderful piece! You pinecone is fantastic!

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  3. shelly how did you do that reindeer it is just fab and loving the pine cones.....fab Mandy x

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  4. Beautiful Shelly! I can't get over those pinecones. Awesome!

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  5. Very pretty! Fantastic job on the pinecone! And the reindeer is wonderful! Love that effect!

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  6. Think what you did to make "Noel" stand out worked well. It's a lovely tag.

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  7. One word.... BRAUTIFULL!!!!!!
    Nice colors.
    Greetz Patricia

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  8. Love this. Love this. Love this. Fact! So awesomely retro and cool and brilliant all in one! Amazing x

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  9. Oh my! That is a pine cone!! Love this tag, Shelly. Everything is beautifully crafted, as I would expect.

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  10. Wow! Absolutely stunning! Beautiful background! And I love the pinecone and crackled deer. :)

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  11. Beautiful tag Shelly, I love the porcelain effect on the deer! x

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  12. This is lovely Shelley an I will have to give my pinecone die a go. Only had it at the end of last week and it is still fresh in the packet! Love that crazed look on your reindeer. Something else for me to try!

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