Monday, April 18, 2011

Grungy Monday #4...

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Well I feel like I have been missing in action as it is now week 4
of Grungy Monday and I missed the last 2 weeks due to being
away and then catching up with life after I got home.
The lovely Linda is hosting this challenge so go over to her blog
and find out what it is all about. We are using the techniques of
Tim Holtz, some of which are using products and some are using
techniques he has shown.

So this week's technique was something that Tim introduced for
his 12 Tags of Christmas last December, if you go to Linda's blog
there is a video link there.
I am not 100% happy with my attempt but it was the 2nd tag I
did and do not want to use up too many as I only have a few of
them. I used Tim's Cracked Texture Fade, don't ask me what colour
inks I used as I kept adding more on as I did not like the original
colours I used. The bird is a stamp from Marah Johnson, sticker
is a 7 Gypsies. Not much more to say except that I need to
practice this technique until I figure out which is the best side of
the embossing folder to put the ink on!!

18 comments:

Netty said...

Your tag is great and loving the technique. As your tag says Be Strong and Go with your Heart...... terrific words. Annette x

Debbie said...

Awesome job! Love the bird and the colours you used!

Plume said...

Your tag is fabulous! I had to redo mine many times before I was satisfied with my result. And still I think this technique needs practice. It is not easy to apply the ink on the textuere fade.

Lori said...

Love that cracked background! Looks fab on this tag, Marlene! Glad to see you're back in the challenges!

Ron said...

Love the shattered background

Candy C said...

Really cool texture fade! Very neat tag! <3 Candy

Jane said...

Welcome back! I love your tag. that is one of my favorite texture fades. Congrats to your son on his eagle scout project. My son is an Eagle also. Such an amazing accomplishment. Only 2% of all scouts achieve this rank.

Maggie said...

Love the effect you have on your tag and the colours are very effective!

Nice to see you again,

Maggie

Claudia said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Alison said...

Gorgeous tag Marlene! I love the cracked background! x

hazel said...

I love your tag, the background is fabulous and I love the bird,

Thank you for visiting my blog.
xxx Hazel.

Meggymay said...

Love your tag, its a super crackle effect.

Shelann said...

This is very interesting the way the bird is and the colors you chose.

Terry said...

Love how you embossed right into the bird! Wonderful tag!

BrianK said...

Your colors turned out fabulous! The texture fade looks way cool

Julie Forest said...

Fantastically grungy tag, Marlene! Love the wish card saying!! your background looks awesome! :)

sasa said...

so much texture and great colours - love the quote too!

Sarah

Linda Ledbetter said...

Marlene, your little Bird King is wonderful! What a great way to use the GM04 technique. I love the crackle embossing, and the colors look great together. The houndstooth strip and text sticker are fabulous!