Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Grungy Monday Week 3

I know it's Tuesday but it's the school holidays so I didn't get much time to do this yesterday! Have finally managed to get enough peace to put it together and get the photo uploaded (I've left the children in front of the TV with The Sarah Jane Adventures - I'm a terrible mother ... ) This week on the Tim Holtz inspired Grungy Monday challenge from Studio L3 the only requirement is to use Adirondack Colour Wash - I've only got three of the new colours so at least I didn't spend hours making a decision over which to use! These sprays have been sat waiting for me to be inspired - this challenge has set me off. You should have seen the colour of my hands when I'd finished!! It won't come off with soap and water but I discovered that Tesco Value Soap Pads (a type of washing up product) did the trick without any difficulty. Here is what I came up with:


I started by spraying the tag with Cranberry Colour Wash, spritzed with water, dried then applied the clockface mask and sprayed with Denim Colour Wash. I added two other masks from the pack and added more Denim for a layered look.  After spraying with Perfect Pearls Mist (the white pearl colour), I  blotted with kitchen roll - the patterning in the pearl is from the paper towel! I embossed the man with umbrella from the Artful Muse Texture Trades onto green card and swiped a black archival pad over the raised pattern. I also embossed the top left corner of the tag with the new Texture Trades folder of cogs and highlighted it with a Sakura pen in a similar colour. I stamped the words in Perfect Medium and brushed Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls over the top. This was great fun - hope you like it! JulieD

17 comments:

  1. I love it. Gorgeous tag!...Donna

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous, worth parking the children in front of the TV

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great tag, love the colours and textures!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous! Love the colours & design Julie! x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very cool, love the color and the gears!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love love love Brolly Man, great tag.

    ReplyDelete
  7. great tag, i love all these elements and great colours. i have red hands too, it will take some explaining at work tomorrow.
    thanks for sharing
    janet

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful, love the umbrella man.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Humm I like your layers of colors a lot! I want to try this technique out with colorwash.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great tag. Love the colours and the textures.

    Marilyn

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great tag! Very masculine too - always good!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fabulous tag! I love how the bright colors really jump out of the background and you've accented them perfectly with the tied ribbons at the top! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW! Julie, this is stunning! The colors are truly gorgeous, and the texture and stamping couldn't be better. You even used Mr. Umbrella Man, which makes this piece even MORE perfect! Great job with the Color Wash and GM03 challenge-- thank you so much for playing along!

    ReplyDelete