Monday, January 9, 2012

Grungy Monday #32

For this week's Grungy Monday challenge (sponsored by Simon Says Stamp), we're revisiting Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas from a few weeks ago, and choosing one of the techniques to highlight. One of my favorites was the die cut metal tape technique from the Day 12. Such a fun way to use the strip dies!

The base of my tag was created with the Chalked Emboss technique from the latest issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. I thought this looked so cool when I first saw it - then I read that it was one I'd come up with a couple years ago. Changed up just a bit, it's really a fun and easy technique!

After I'd colored my tag, I embossed it with the Retro Circles Texture Fade from Sizzix. I just got the new French Flight stamps from Artistic Outpost and thought they would be perfect with this background. I stamped the men on a small tag that was cut using the Sizzix Tiny Tabs and Tags die. The souvenir tag was stamped on heavy chipboard and a small ribbon (dyed using Faded Jeans Distress Stain) was added using the Idea-ology Tiny Attacher. The balloon (from Artistic Outpost's Paris Exposition collection) was stamped on chipboard and then colored with Faded Jeans Distress ink.

My letters were cut using the Sizzix Vintage Market die and adhered to the bottom along with a strip of Idea-ology Tissue Tape. An Idea-ology Muse Token is attached to the top using a Trinket Pin.

All of the products I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium. If you use my coupon code - stamptramp - you'll save 10% off your order!

Supplies:
Sizzix Retro Circles Texture Fade
Sizzix Vintage Market Die
Sizzix Tiny Tabs and Tags Die
Idea-ology Tissue Tape
Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Idea-ology Trinket Pins
Idea-ology Muse Token
Ranger Distress Stain - Faded Jeans
Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans

35 comments:

  1. LOVE this tag - the images are wonderful but the composition is excellent. Great work x

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  2. Stunning tag, wonderful design and the background is gorgeous. Tracy x

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  3. Simply beautiful...I love the use of the little bits of ribbon and staples...a feast to the eyes,.

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  4. Terrific. Love the colors and textures. Steam Punk still has a hold on you.

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  5. Terrific. Love the colors and textures. Steam Punk still has a hold on you.

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  6. Awesome ! I need to play more with ALL my stuff. Thank you for reminding me with your talented posts.

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  7. Oh, I love this tag, too. My list of things to try is getting TOO long!

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  8. Another fabulous design Shelly! I love the tag-on-tag design, and the texture!

    p.s. wanted to mention that several months back you shared, then helped me perfect, your faux crazed enamel technique ... and I now use it CONSTANTLY (twice this week alone!) So, thank you, thank you! :)

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  9. I so, SO admire your work and appreciate the time you take to share the details. Do you offer on-line classes on the techniques for newbies to grunge/steam punk level? I have been a vintage style paper freak for years LOL! I didn't see a way to contact you. My email is laura@bohall.org if you have a minute.
    kind regards!

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  10. Great the tag on the tag...love everything on this tag...great artwork!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  11. You are never too old to discover things about yourself. I now know I have an obsession with background designs. I really want this tag to be naked so I can see the whole background...lol! It looks woody even with the circles...love that. What did you color it with. The embellishments and stamping are wonderful too, and I love the masculine feel here...still feeling it from last weeks creation. Gorgeous work!!!

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  12. Wow, Shelly, this is a great tag...I luv" it!

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  13. GREAT tag again.
    LOVE IT!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  14. Wonderful tag, such lovely details.

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  15. Stunning tag! It's so full with details. Love it!

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  16. Love it! This is such a feast for the eyes - I keep looking at it and seeing new things - I agree with Anita, I'd like to have seen the bare tag - that background is stunning Anna x

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  17. Love this tag Shelly ! That chalk embossing technique looks so cool !

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  18. As always a well desiged creation! Love the background and foreground! Just love it!

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  19. I just so LOVE this tag. Everything about it is just fabulous. You are always such a great inspiration Shelley.

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  20. Another gorgeous card! Color, design, execution - all fabulous. No wonder T!m asked you to create for him - it is a well earned honor.

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  21. Wow! Simply stunning tag Shelly! x

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  22. This is gorgeous Shelly. Brilliant!!

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  23. Oh, Shelly, this is fantastic! Love the depth of your background and how you've layered everything on top. It's wonderful!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  25. Hi Shelly! Your Steampunk tag for Grungy Monday is absolutely fabulous! Love the background and how you finished it out...so rich and beautiful! <3 Candy

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  26. Your background is lovely but you post a hot link to Technique Junkie which is not accessible without a password. So sorry you did not give instructions on how to do it but posted a dead end link instead.

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    1. Sorry about that! I updated the post. Here is a link: http://www.techniquejunkies.com/
      It is a paid subscription, but you can check out the list of techniques and see if it's something that might interest you. I really love it and have subscribed for years.

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