Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Fly Away

I can't believe a whole week has gone by since I last got inky fingers, but due to being called out five times in three nights plus working normal hours during the day, I have been in my own little twilight zone for the past week. I missed the first Grungy Monday (Sob!!! Sob!!!) but what wonderful art work can be seen over at the lovely Linda's Studio L3. This fab challenge is inspired by the work and products of the King of all things Grunge, the wonderful Tim Holtz . This weeks challenge involves a field trip to Ranger Ink to view one of Tims demo's, which shows a great way to use Distress Inks with Multi Medium.

Anyway, enough waffle, here is a tag that I am entering in this Grungy Monday No 2, Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Except a Card, The Artistic Stamper monthly challenge, which is Layers, and this weeks Sunday Stamper, the theme of which is Gold.

The young lady peeping through the keyhole is off to Ms Francine's Prep School for the Arts, but in her dreams will be appearing at Covent Garden before too long(watch out Renee Fleming!).
My songstress has aspirations to sing like the bird at the top of the tag.
I've used Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo for my background, tissue tape to cover my bird, an Ideology keyhole and a flower from a box of unidentifiable stash. The flourish is cut from Grunge paper, and inked with Vintage Photo, and lightly brushed with Inka Gold.

35 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, the resist in the background is perfect. Lovely colour combination. Tracy x

Helen said...

Love the tag, fantastic background, all round perfection.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Sue... loving all of it!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper xx

Artyjen said...

Fabulous Sue! Love it all and thanks for the story with it ;) Just perfect
xoxo Sioux

jenny said...

Gorgeous tag Sue... love the little bird sitting atop and the color combo you have used... beautiful work...

Hugs
Jenny x

Daniele said...

gorgeous tag love the colour combo
hugs

Kim said...

Beautifully done!! The background resist lends such a nice touch.

Eileen said...

Beautiful and whimsical. I love it!

JeanFB said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! I love your distress ink color combo - gorgeous!

Maggie said...

Beautiful tag Sue love all the details, thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Maggie

Terry said...

Gorgeous! Love all the amazing details and your background! The birdie perched on the top is just perfect!

Candy C said...

Wow! I love your tag. The technique is perfect and the colors are so wonderful! All of the embellishments you used are really great as well...and love the vintage picture in the keyhole! Very cool! <3 Candy

Netty said...

Loving your story Sue that goes with the tag, it makes it all the more special. It truly is a beautiful tag. I was thinking about you being called out so much.....but looking on the bright side it could have been worse, you could have been a vet.............lol
Have a great week, Annette x

JulieD said...

What a great tag! The stamping and colours work really well and I love the little bird. The tiny picture just finishes it off nicely.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Your tag is gorgeous and more so the story behind it. A very special and beautiful tag.

Gillian said...

Sue, this is such a beautiful vintage themed tag, love the song bird.

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely vintagey tag - and I love the birdie on the top - brilliant

Paper Paradise said...

Great to see the bird topping the tag rather than ribbon etc. Love this tag! Sue x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, thats a fantastic tag, great elements.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Nice combination!! I love the bird and flower, but the background is great too!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Valerie B. said...

What a lovely vintage feel this tag has!

Laura said...

Fabby, fabby. It all looks good to me!

Jane said...

I love your art. The details are great. In fact, it reminds me of all the items in my 'stash' that I could have used on my piece this week. :-)

donna said...

Fantastic. I love how you placed the bird...Donna

minnie_mac said...

Absolutely beautiful tag, Sue. Love the colours, the background, the swirlies, the bird. In fact everything !

Marilyn

Shelly Hickox said...

OMG, lock your doors because I am coming to STEAL this tag!! I absolutely love everything you've done - from the bird on top to the flowers to the embellishments, and even the paper you used for the background. Your style is fantastic!!

Jenny Potter said...

Great distressing! Great job!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful tag!!!
Thank for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

craftytrog said...

Your tag is stunning Sue! Hope you get lots more crafty time this weekend! xx

Sam said...

This tag is stunning. Gorgeous! Loving the songbird on the top too!! Off to peak at the rest of your blog :-)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sounds like you've been a very busy girl, Suzie! I'm glad you had time to play with Grungy Monday, and you really rocked it! This is a stunning work of art! You used the technique beautifully, and embellished it with such finesse! Classy and elegant-- and gorgeous! I love the little photo inside the Ornate Plate!

Terry said...

Hiya love the flower and your birdie...georgous tag thank you for joining us from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

Plume said...

I like everything about your tag. The colors, the muted tones, the feeling of softness, the metal embellishments...

Scrap Vamp said...

Fantastic! Love the flourishes and bird!

SannaS said...

this is so beautiful!! love the colors!! very elegant!! =)
hugs, SannaS