Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Grungy Monday #6...

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Seems like a long time since Grungy Monday #5, well it was an
extra special 2 week challenge as the lovely Linda was soaking
up all the goodness of Ranger U, lucky girl!

This week I decided to use my favourite stamp the umbrella man, I
love this stamp and therefore try very hard not to over use it. I
was so excited when the Umbrella Man die came out and now
I own it! I will never have to cut out around the stamp again:)
So onto the challenge, this was taken from yet another one of
Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas techniques, go here to get all the details on it.

I did actually do this technique when Tim posted it for his 12 tags,
and had a hard time then and the same problem this time. I do not
think my paint dabber has enough paint flow coming out to really
do a great job with the technique but I went ahead
and carried on anyway (kind of like my saying!).  

20 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

I love your tag Marlene. Great job.

Candy C said...

Hi Marlene. Your tag is very cute!!! <3 Candy

Gabrielle said...

I love your tag! The Umbrella Man die is next on my shopping list! My Lake Mist dabber also has a rubbish flow but the others are fine - no rhyme or reason for it!

Evelyn S. said...

Perfect tag for chaotic times! ;-) As you'll see, I employed the Umbrella Man, too...but as a die cut.

Netty said...

Terrific tag Marlene. The words remind me of the film by Hitchcock 'The Birds'.....
Annette x

fairy thoughts said...

great tag,love the humour. the background really shows up, mine didnt turn out so well or show up
thanks for sharing
janet

StampDancer said...

This is a great tag! I always enjoy seeing the Umbrella man and love the birds on a wire, too!

Alison said...

Fabulous tag Marlene! Love your design!
Alison x

Plume said...

WOW! I like the umbrella man with the birds and the saying is appropriate too. And what a cool background!

Shelly Hickox said...

I think you did a fantastic job! I love how your background came out!

Chris A. said...

The effect is fabulous! looks like he needs an umbrella. I love this image too.

Meggymay said...

Love your tag, great words. Yvonne

Lori said...

Awesome tag, Marlene, your tech came out great! Love your choice of stamps!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Love it, Marlene! The background technique is just perfect-- it truly looks like rain! It looks to me like you got the exact right amount of paint on there. The birds are a great touch, and the sentiment is truly one to live by!

You can't go wrong with Umbrella Man! ;-)

sasa said...

So bold - love the colour choices and birds...

Minxy said...

love your tag, is the keep calm a stamp or did you cut it out from something?

Gillian said...

Fantastic tag, love umbrella man and that quote is so perfect for him.

BrianK said...

Your background turned out great! Love the umberlla man and the birds on the wire. Fab tag!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I love this tag, Marlene! I swear, the next time I see that umbrella stamp I'm going to snatch it up. I passed it up in a store one time and haven't seen it since.

BTW - I finally started watching the "She Art" videos. There's a LOT of info, and I'm itching to put stuff on a canvas! Hopefully this weekend...

Rebekah said...

I LOVE this...just got this Tim Holtz set and you've got me inspired!! :)