Friday, 11 February 2011

Slightly Rusty

Just home from a short holiday in the sunshine, which has cheered me up no end, and now busy counting down the days till Artsycrafts (only 13 more sleeps!!). Being in a sunny mood from my holiday I started off Challenge No. 31 expecting something bright and cheerful, but what has evolved is definitely grungy, I seriously love all things grunge so am not too bothered. I really like this technique, which is new to me, and can be found on page 41 of the C of C's.
My tag is inked with Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap DI's, and stamped (TH Artful Artifacts stamp) with black Archival , the tissue tape is aged with Alcohol Ink, and the pen nib (from The Artistic Stamper) is lightly swiped with some black acrylic paint to tone it down a bit. I'm now off to have a look round blogland at all the amazing art I've missed over the last week or so.

16 comments:

Artyjen said...

Glad you enjoyed the sunshine.
See you very soon ;)
xoxo Sioux

Brenda Brown said...

Fab tag Sue, love the colours and design.
Glad you had a good holiday in the sun. It always makes you feel better with some sun on your back.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Helen said...

I love this tag - and really enjoyed this challenge so much I did another one last night, just need to tweak it and blog it when i get home later!
Glad you had a good holiday, very jealous about Artsycrafts (just couldn't afford it)

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely tag Sue and a great choice of elements.

Anesha said...

Wonderful tag Sue, love the use of the pen nib! :)

Netty said...

Terrific tag Sue and I adore your stamp. Glad you had a great break. Annette x

Linda S. said...

I really like your tag. May I ask the name of the stamp, and how you acquired the pen nib? I think I read where TH will be offering packages of pen nibs coming out after CHA. Again, your tag is very striking and I love the color combos.

Kim said...

Very grungy and rusty!! I love the way your tag came out.

Daniele said...

great take on this weeks challenge, the nib is a real great finishing touch
hugs

Terry said...

You did an amazing job on this tab! Love all the grungy little details! Fabulous blue eye! Enjoy your time with Tim Holtz, like how could you not??

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! just fabulous! I love his brilliant blue eye, great detail there.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Susie, this looks spectacular! David looks right at home on this very cool, perfectly distressed tag. Love that bright blue eye! You did such a great job with the rusted grunge technique, and the tissue tape and pen nib are great additions.

I'm so glad you had a nice holiday in the sun! Sounds FABULOUS!

Maggie said...

Fab tag Sue liking the colour combo a lot.

Artyjen said...

Hi again Sue....can't e-mail you so I thought I'd mention this here.
Don't know when you are travelling to AC but if you e-mail me I can explain more ;)
xoxo Sioux

Dawn said...

What a great tag love the touch of blue

Love Dawn xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Outstanding tag ! The image is amazing just gotta have it ! Marie