Monday, March 5, 2012

Grungy Monday #38

For this week's Grungy Monday challenge, we are having some fun with a resist technique from one of Tim Holtz' very first 12 Tags of Christmas. I decided it was the perfect time to pull out some of my new stamps from Artistic Outpost!

I actually did an updated version of Tim's technique - instead of Distress ink, I used Distress stains, plus a little homemade glimmer mist. To give my tag a little more interest, I used the Ink and Roll technique from the latest issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.

I really love this gear stamp from Artistic Outpost's Industrial Background collection. To highlight it, I added a cog from Tim's Idea-ology Sprocket Gears and a propeller that I stamped, then cut out and embossed with UTEE to give it dimension.

I was so happy to see that the new Idea-ology Mini Gears fit so perfectly! I actually borrowed them from my CHA make and take. I figured I can put it back together when I get more! :-)

It wasn't just happenstance that I chose green as the main color for my tag - over at the Inspiration Journal blog we're challenging you to 'Go Green' this month. For more info, please check out this post. I hope you join us! If you'd like to order any of the products I used here (other than the stamps), you can get them from Inspiration Emporium through the links below. Enter my coupon code - stamptramp - to receive 10% off your order!

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Shelly, I love love the green. Very striking. Tracy x

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  2. I LOVE this, Shelly! The imagery is fantastic and every little detail is perfect! Now, I need to get those AO stamps!

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  3. Can't believe that propeller!

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  4. Great tag, Shelly... that propeller is awesome! Love your colors and your choice of stamps for the white parts.

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  5. Fabulous tag, Shelly with all those metal elements.
    The new stamps are just great!

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  6. beautiful tag. a back background pleased! color simply super!!!

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  7. Fantastic tag! The propellor is fab & I love the green.

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  8. The tag is so effective, Shelley and the propeller looks as good as all the metal cogs! Love the aviator stamp too.
    joZarty x

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  9. Utterly beautiful! I love the green colour scheme. Can't wait until the mini gears are available here in the UK.

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  10. wow a terrific grungy tag, loving all the sprockets, wheels etc.

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  11. Gorgeous tag, Shelly. I would have sworn that propeller was metal until I read your description. Awesome! And I love the green.

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  12. Shelly your work is always amazing! I just love this tag and you've got me wanting that aviator!
    xx
    Deb M

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  13. Just love the resist technique! Those propellers really are a great 3-D effect! Very cool!

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  14. Great tag it looks Beautiful

    Greetings Janny

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  15. wow this is amazing, love it such a great piece xx

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  16. Great tag Shelly, love the steampunk look!

    greetings Alie :-)

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  17. Gorgeous tag Shelly! The green & brown are a wonderful combination, great stamps too! x

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  18. Cool tag! Love the propeller on the gear, fab touch!

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  19. Great card Shelly. I love the colors, the stamps, the saying! Fabulous job!

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  21. Wonderful tag. I love using UTEE to make something look like metal. I really thought that propeller was metal.

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  22. Amazing, fabulous, awesome are just a few of the words I can find to describe your work. You have given me such inspiration and for this I thank you very sincerely. I also need to tell you that I had a chuckle at your blog name and the bit about being a rubber addict - love the play on words.

    I have added you to my favourites and will be following your work with great enthusiasm.

    Have a great day and keep up the good work.

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  23. I love this! The propeller idea is amazing and fantastic--I thought it was made out of metal! Is there anything you can't do, Miss Shelly?
    (PS) How did you make homemade glimmer mist?

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  24. You rocked this challenge hun and I love your propeller. Dxx

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  25. This is gorgeous, love the colors, the stamps and the embellishments. Great tag!

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