Grungy Mondays are coming round really fast, but what a great challenge the lovely Linda at Studio L3 has lined up for us again this week, Exploring Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash.
Now I have to admit that I have a very limited collection of these, ie. TWO!!, but I think I must get a few more because the colour is just so intense, it was actually a bit scary at first. My tag has been sploshed in a puddle of Sailboat Blue Color Wash and then sprayed with water and allowed to drip. I have cheated a bit as there is also some Antique Linen Distress Stain in there too. The tag is edged with a Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber.
The stamp I've used is the Tim Holtz Haberdashery one, using the pattern stamp for the background with Broken China DI, plus my favorite flourishes in Vintage Photo.
The dress form is stamped with Coffee Archival Ink, and the trims are coloured with Broken China DI's.I will be honest and own up to the tissue tape covering a wonky bit of stamping, but I quite like it anyway.The tag is finished off with some Ideology.
Here's a tag I made yesterday also using the color washes (both of them this time)and a different approach in that it is much more vibrant, as well as using a ridiculous amount of German Scrap, which seems to be something I can't resist buying and then rarely use. I know I posted a tag featuring flying kitties a few months ago, so going off on another little fantasy trip I thought why not Mercats. (No not meercats like Alexander, but ones that swim in the sea).
I made her fishy tail by sticking overlapping layers of scrap to double sided tape and then cutting out. The kitty is an Artchix image, and as you can see I have tried to preserve her modesty.
There's a lot of blue going on this week so as well as Grungy Monday, I'm also entering these tags in the Sunday Stamper Challenge for this week which happily is Blue.