Friday, February 15, 2008

Grunge Tag challenge









I have joined a swap and a challenge using the Ranger/Tim Holtz distress products and Grungeboard. This is the tag I made using these products, I am going to break it down how it is made and what I used. I must say Grungeboard is so cool to the touch. It feels very soft, almost like flannel. It looks like cardboard but it is thick and rubbery (and soft). Just the weirdest combination but totally works for paper crafts!

The base is a 3 x 6 manilla tag. I used the Acrylic paint dabber in lake mist and more or less covered the tag. Then I used the cloudy blue acrylic paint dabber and streaked it on to look like wood grain. Next I used weathered wood distress ink along the edges. Last I used frayed burlap distress ink also along the edges.

I stamped the shells and starfish with brown ink and then used the water color brush to paint on blue bayou ink (Stampin Up). Then used vintage photo distress ink along the edges and placed a few sparse spots of Stickles glitter in Icicle to make it look like sand. Set them aside and took a piece of white card stock and painted on Distress Crackle Paint in frayed burlap. Set is aside to dry and crackle. Took the hinge, label tag and the eye punched out from one of the skeletons in the Grungeboard kit (the kit is called Plain Elements). Painted the hinge with Cloudy Blue acrylic dabber then streaked on some weathered wood distress ink. Streaked and edged the hinge with frayed burlap distress ink. The "eye" is painted with cloudy blue and then painted some crackle paint in burlap, but didn't completely cover it. Took the label tag and painted it with cloudy blue, edged it with bayou blue and stamped the birds on it with bayou blue ink. Then I took my new shell collage embossing folder and ran a piece of Sahara Sand (Stampin Up) through the Cuttlebug and cut out the shell. Distressed the shell with weather wood and vintage photo distress ink. I took a clear button and painted the bottom with Icicle Stickles then adhered a piece of soft sky paper. I painted a little bit of lake mist acrylic dabber on the top of the button to make it look like sea glass rather than a shiny button. Now assembly. Adhered the cut out embossed shell to the tag. Put hinge on with nail heads - hammered them in. Ripped and distressed the edges of the crackled piece, adhered the shells and then wrapped hemp type string around it. Put label tag on with iridescent cord and adhered the cord to the paper. Adhered this to the top of the shell and tag. Adhered button. Took the "eye" and punched a hole in the middle and aligned it with the tag hole, pulled iridescent ribbon through and tightened ribbon. That's it! Lot's of little things but I had so much of this in my mind that it went very quickly and I was done in about an hour. That's quick for me! I love this tag, love the colors, love the shells but I think I like the label most of all! The birds look so cool on it. That is my take on Grunge Tags :)

9 comments:

Sally said...

Thank you for the instructions, your tag is absolutely gorgeous!

Jan said...

Very pretty, but looks like a lot of work. You should be proud of yourself, you outdid yourself once again!

KAT said...

Very nice tag - I love the grungeboard. I just completed 14 Valentine Tags for my SIL who had a rough 2007 because of illness - I too was inspired by Tim - check out my blog and let me know what you think of my tags... www.kattoys.blogspot.com

Thanks for sharing!

KAT

papersunshine said...

Thanks Sally! Jan it was a labor of love since I love the beach! Kat, oh my gosh, I went to your blog and about died! Your tags are fabulous, absolutely up there with the best! Jan and anyone who reads this go to her blog and check out her tags! Her address is in her post under kat said.

bettybetty said...

very nice, i love it!

janet said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Pat Huntoon said...

WOW -- that tag is just gorgeous!

JenMarie said...

GORGEOUS!!

Anonymous said...

I wanna touch something grungey now too...your description has me curious! lol

Tag turned out fabulous...awesome possum! : )

Donna