Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Grungy Monday At Last!

I've not blogged for a full week - after my promise to myself to try and do a bit every day - life just got in the way! Anyway, today I've done my first Grungy Monday challenge which is being run by Linda at  Studio L3 (www.studioL3.com ) - as I only set my blog up two weeks ago, I've never been involved in one of these challenges before so I missed the Compendium of Curiosities challenge - I think I might do it on my own, just for fun!!


Here's my take on the challenge - it's based on Tag 10 from the 12 Tags of Christmas 2008 Challenge (www.timholtz.com ) and I've followed the format of Tim's original one fairly closely but lost the Christmas theme. I used Barndoor Reinker and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls to spritz over the mask then used a variety of other Distress Ink Pads which I've blended with the applicator (Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Black Soot - I think that was all of them).

The letters are die cut grungeboard which I've embossed using the Brick Alterations embossing folder and coloured with Wild Honey and Black Soot. I've also coloured the Trinket Pin and the heart charm with Alcohol Inks.

I enjoyed that, think I'm gonna like this weekly challenge ...

JulieD

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag love all the elements . Great take on the challenge . Good luck
    Marilyn

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  2. Lovely tag liking all the idea-ology!

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  3. Your tag is wonderful! I love your masking...Donna

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  4. Welcome to Grungy Monday and your first challenge of this type, which you did rock by the way! Beautiful tag and design! Doing the book for fun is a great way to learn the techniques! Happy to follow you!

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  5. I love this tag!!! Love the colors and your embellishments/stamp combo is perfect!! Gorgeously grungy tag!! :)

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  6. Gorgeous tag! Love all of your embellishments!

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  7. Absolutely stunning tag Julie! x

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  8. Lovely composition. Everything on this tag seems just right!
    Rinda

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  9. A gorgeous tag - love all your embellishments!

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  10. this tag works really well - and its a little love tag for all things ideology - brill x

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  11. Fab tag, love your masked background and all the metal details - great job!

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  12. This is a fabulous tag! You've included so many wonderful elements!

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  13. Great tag! love all the embellishments on there, and hearts are one of my favourites.

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  14. Love the colours you used in your masking background - they go so well together. Great tag!
    Smiles
    Jen

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  15. Beautiful tag, Julie! I love the soft muted colors and the heart stamp you used is really good! You put it all together just perfectly! Love it! <3 Candy

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  16. That's wonderful, great background and elements.

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  17. Great tag, loving the colours

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  18. What a gorgeous way to enter the world of challenges, Julie! Your tag is perfectly wonderful and so brilliantly designed. I LOVE those colors! You really have an eye for balance and layout, and I can't wait to see more of your work. Thanks so much for playing along with Grungy Monday #1!

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  19. This is so beautiful, love the colour palete and fab design:)

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