Friday, 16 September 2011

Grungy Monday and Simon says.......

Good morning all.
Hope you are all well. I've been so busy with other stuff at the moment that trying to carve out time just for making something because I want to has been difficult but I managed to get onto Simon says Stamp and show some STEAMPUNK and then Studio L3 grungy Monday is looking at Tim Holtz fragments; the link to Tim's post is HERE.
So naturally I decided to combine the two and did this tag
I used Tim's "stained imagery" for the fragment and my image is from an old Victorian Inventions book showing the inside of a fob watch.
I cut two tags, one from corrugated card and trimmed down. On the base tag I added some tissue tape along the bottom and coloured with aged mahogany distress ink.
The corrugated tag was coloured with distress stains in crushed olive and wild honey and then I added a wash of perfect pearls and yellow re-inker to add sparkle.
The strip of paper came out of my scrap pile so not sure of all the colours but it has walnut stain and distress crackle rock candy there.... I stamped the small flourish from Mini holidays down it before gluing it down
I added the cogs and gears from old watches, edged parts with Tea stain mica chips (Lovely stuff!) along the base I added the pen nib. I added the adage ticket sentiment to a bookplate and filled with crackle before adding to the tag along with the ribbons to finish.
So, it may be small but it is something just for fun and not DT work so I'm happy!
Enjoy your Friday everyone and be blessed in your creative journey!

7 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Cool tag Neil... noticed that the watch part has a wirey thingy hanging off it... I got one like that once and thought it was...a... ermm...... hair... you know what I mean rofl

Gillian .... said...

Cool tag Neil, love the fragment imagery and the tea stain mica!

Bella said...

so glad you mentioned Grungy Monday...I had forgotten the deadline and it is suddenly here in 2 days time! Time has been on fast forward. Thanks for the heads up, best I get back to my desk. Love what you have done here.

Glennis said...

Fabulous tag Neil, I may pinch the corrugated cardboard ide if that is OK with you

Candy C said...

Hi Neil. Beautiful steampunk tag! Very cool design and intricate details! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Aha Neil, I spy with my little eye one pen nib so know now where one of them went that you bought some time back.. great fun playing! Shaz in oz.x

Sarah said...

Lots os fabulous colours and steampunk details!
Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!