Thursday, 23 June 2011

Couple of challenges... Simon Says and Grungy Monday 12

Hi there
It's been quite a while since I got round to entering two of my favourite challenges so I decided that enough was enough and this week I'll make it happen......
Firstly, Studio L3 and Linda's wonderful weekly grungy Monday challenge using Tim Holtz techniques. All the details for the challenge are HERE and the Tim Holtz technique used is HERE
So here is my entry I used cosmo cricket paper for the tag, green paint instead of espresso. I did not have a suitable stamp design so I cut a freehand mask from paper and  used that.
Some of the details so you can see the patterned paper through. I also fed a strip of the paper through the Dymo to create the ribbon.

Then I Did this Tag for the Simon says show us your metal challenge

I used some of my hand done paper for the base tag, then a stamped and inked piece for the top section.
I used vintage tape and a pin for the top with a tiny rose (Nightmare to make!)

The frame is metal from a belt picked up at a boot fair , coloured with gold rub n buff to disguise the original silver finish.
Idea-ology sentiments to finish off.
Have a lovely rest of the day.....

14 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Both pieces are brilliant , great grungy colours on both of them especially love the second one great texture on this and love the use of the tape measure.

Marir

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, two very nice and grungy tags. Like the butterfly embellishment and that nightmare rose in particular. Elizabeth

Bella said...

I think I have to come to the UK, just to trawl the car boot sales and the charity shops. Ours are USELESS! Cool tags.

Alison said...

These are both brilliant Neil! I love the background on the 2nd tag!

Kim said...

Wow, both tags are excellent! And that is a fabulous buckle! Good for you to see it's potential!

Helen said...

I love both these tags - I have had one rubbish effort at these challenges so far, hoping to get them nailed tonight!

Candy C said...

Oh Neil...this tag is incredible! I love the colors you used and the handmade paper is wonderful! I love the stamped images you used as well. The belt buckle...WOW!! Way cool! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Shelly Hickox said...

There is just so much to love on this tag! Fantastic details. What is your flower made of? It looks almost like leather. I love it!

Shelly Hickox said...

Ohhhh...I think I just found your tutorial. Very cool!! Thanks!

Debbie said...

Your tags are truly awesome! Love all your doodads and detail! Great technique and design!

sasa said...

Both fabulous creations. Love the grungy colours, the texture and detail on the paper and such a wonderful buckle! Looking good!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Loveing that background on tag 2. so subtle but when you see the close up its very detailed. Loving the use of the tape measure too.

Anonymous said...

Great detailed backgrounds on both tags, cool flower on tag #1.

Gillian
http://scrappydoo-gillian.blogspot.com/

Nancy Wethington said...

Great design again Neil! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.