Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A Bit Rusty

It's already Grungy Monday Number 15, and I am still hopelessly behind, but thought I'd just dive right in with this weeks challenge, full details of which may be found over at the lovely Linda's blog Studio L3.  Here you can see fabulous examples made by Linda and the two Guest Designers for this week, Barbara and Rinda.
The technique this week is from one of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2007, and full instructions can be found over at his blog
It's all about making a rusty effect this week.
I am one of those people who don't read instructions right through to the end before I start something (anything from Ikea always has not enough of something, or stuff left over at the end when I think my new bookshelf is done only to find it's actually the thing that holds it all together that I still have left).  I truly wish I had read the instructions to the end, because I had a lot of embossing powder flying around in a very messy way as I made my tag.
The tag is coloured with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo DI's, and I've used a Tim Holtz stamp for the words and the delivery van is a Wendy Vecchi stamp.
Now I need to have another go at cleaning up the dreaded embossing powder, because although I thought it was all gone it seems to keep appearing all over my desk as if by magic.

16 comments:

Helen said...

I love this!! I haven't finished mine yet, but also have embossing powder everywhere...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, love the truck and corrugated card. Tracy x

Plume said...

OH I love the combination of the 3d car, the cardboard and the saying! great tag!

Laura said...

Fantastic tag. I am only half way through mine at the moment. Got the background done trying to think what to put on it.

Candy C said...

Wonderful tag...with all of it's texture and embellishments! Love the Wendy Vecchi truck. Too cute! <3 Candy

Karin said...

Fabulous tag, I love the car you've used.

Terry said...

Great tag! Love the car, the sentiment and the colors! Guess I love it all!

Shelann said...

Love the textures, stamps and details!

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Lots of texture.

Marilyn

Artyjen said...

That pesky powder gets everywhere! :) LOL
Fabulicious tag Sue!
xoxo Sioux

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Sue, love the colours and the elements you have used to put this one together - a great tag.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Andrea said...

It is a lovely tag and the saying is just great.
Always a problem with embossing powder getting over everything. Thanks for sharing

fairy thoughts said...

it's funy the way embossing powder gets everywhere,isn't it. it's a bit like glitter, it reaches all the places other powders cant LOL
love the tag, especially the embossed colouring and i must get that sentiment
janet

sasa said...

Despite the mess it turned out just great - love the colours and fabulous images with a humorous touch! Glad you dived in... and find time for next week and all the instructions!

capricorncrafts said...

Totally gorgeous tag - have been trying to leave comment for days! hope this works!!
Maggie

capricorncrafts said...

Yeah!!! it worked
Maggie