Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Grungy Monday #3 & The Stamp Man


This week over on Grungy Monday they are offering a t!m product challenge, so you have to use the actual product and not a substitute.  So, yeah you guessed it, it's adirondack colour wash or should I say 'color' wash!!  I only have 7 of the colours so was slightly limited.  Mine is the old stuff in the 4oz bottles, but I'm sure it's more or less the same stuff else they would have changed the name.

The Stamp Man is asking for embossing this week, so I'm entering my tags into this challenge too.


Anyway I decided to create some tags.  The left one was firstly sprayed with butterscotch, the right one with terra cotta.  I then inked my new grungy alphabet stamp with clear embossing ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I sprayed over the tags again, the left with denim and wild plum and the right with cranberry.  I dried them off and wiped over the embossed areas with kitchen roll.  I restamped the grungy alphabet in pitch black adirondack ink on the left one and used stamps from the Urban Tapestry plate on the right and middle one.  I used black soot, rusty hinge and walnut stain distress inks to edge the tags.

The middle one was initially sprayed with lettuce, dried off and then stream was applied to to top and bottom of the tag.  The bird image was stamped with clear embossing ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  The top and bottom images and word were stamped in denim.  Hemp was tied around the tag.  It was edged with pine needle distress ink.  Fibres were added to all tags and a pin and disc to the middle one.


Close up of the clear embossing powder over the initial terra cotta wash.


Close up of the embossing over the butterscotch wash.

19 comments:

donna said...

Beautiful, Colorful, Wonderful tags!...Donna

Zoechaos said...

Rich and lush love 'um all XOXO Zoe

Von said...

These are grate tags Sam and the embossing has worked really well :)
Von xxx

Sid said...

Great see-through effects using the embossing powders as a resist !!

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful tags! I love the colour combinations you used :0)

All mixed up maz said...

Great tags sam
Love the colours.
xx

Femmy said...

beautiful tags sam!! such rich colours!!

Minxy said...

Super selection of taggaroonies, Can't wait to get home so I can finally play with my stash lol

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful tags.

hazel said...

Brilliant tags Sam, the colours are great. I'm hoping to enter the challenge. I sprayed some card this morning but that's as far as I've got.
xxx Hazel.

Gillian said...

Great tag selection Sam, love the intensity of the colour washes, especially the Butterscotch.

Heavens2Betsy said...

These tags are fantastic. I've only got a couple of these colour washes but I'm a big fan of them and now I'm going to fish 'em out again and give them a go. Thanks for the inspiration. Penny

Plume said...

Your tags are just fabulous. I love the mix of colors uyou used.

Deborah said...

Love your grungey tags, Sam. The one on the right is especially luscious!

Angela Weimer said...

These are beautiful Sam. Especially love the bird one in the middle. Fab! thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

jenny said...

Gorgeous tags Sam... love the embossing too...

Hugs
Jenny x

Shelann said...

Love your tags, the colors and stamping are neat on each one.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I have a bunch of the older style bottles, too, and while they don't offer as fine a mist, the product inside seems to be the same. You did a magnificent job with it, too. These tags are drop-dead gorgeous! You've shown some brilliant techniques here, and absolutely knocked this challenge outta the park!

The Stamp Man said...

Fantastic tags, I love them all! I'm sure you'll enjoy our next challenge too, which is resist!!

Thank you for entering your tags into The Stamp Man Embossing challenge

Jill

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