Friday, May 6, 2011

My Grungy Monday Friday...

Howdy All,

Joy of joys...the weekend had landed. Some of you are probably counting down the last hour until you can officially be in off-duty mode. Hang on in there - it's on it's way. I'm dropping in with my offering for Grungy Monday over at L3 with Linda. We had two weeks due to her exciting shenanigans at Ranger U. So, whads of time, but I am still a tad late. Lazy I am not...I spent yesterday trying to cook up something, but alas it didn't make the cut. Despite intensive counselling and TLC, I just wasn't feeling the lurve and started again today. Here he is...

This week it's all about dimensions, which basically means embedding an element. See Mr. H's demo here. After getting carried away yesterday and failing, I decided to keep things simple and chose a glass fragment. I knew I wanted to use this adorable lad from Paper Artsy and he doesn't need foofs and frills - he just wants to tell you he's dead chuffed with his "catch".

The word is also from Paper Artsy. It was part of a whole saying so I masked off what I needed, inked up with Stazon, removed the tape and then stamped. I always press my glass fragments onto the stamp...a topsy-turvy technique, but it works well for me.

 I've used layers of book pages, stitched glassine paper and several dashes of metal. Trying to keep it boyish with eyelets, washers and staples. After some extra stamping, sanding and inking, I finished it all off with copper thread and parcel string.
 I was so miffed when my other make and mojo went doo-lally...so a big sigh of relief - now I'm joining in with the Happiness vibe. Onto a new DT piece now. Hmmm, time to dive into the think tank.


Savour your weekend and see you soon.

Cheerio and all that,

Sarah.

Also joining in with

PaperPlay Challenges - Show us your style
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - One for the Boys
Pixie Cottage - One for the Boys

19 comments:

Candy C said...

Hi Sarah! Your embedded tag for Grungy Monday is really lovely. Love the colors you used and the images. All the elements are perfect as well. Your usual beautiful job! <3 Candy

Sam said...

Oh Sarah. This is gorgeous! I lurve the layers and nearly made mine with a fragment as I have a brand new box waiting to be opened! Couldn't resist some Flutterbys tho! Thanks for your kind words. Gonna pack my bag for a crop tomorrow now, then will savour some of the other entries with a glass of Baileys!! Medicinal of course!! Haa Haa!! Have a good "dive"!!!

Kaz said...

Sarah this is just beautiful!! the layers,the colours, just gorgeous!! Have a great weekend, Im at the shop tomorrow playing shop assistant!! Sue has a promotion on and Im gonna be chief tea maker, love to make u one if you passing xx

hazel said...

Sarah, your tag is wonderful. I love the colours, image and all the elements you've used, such a lot to look at.
xxx Hazel.

Dawn said...

Oh how lovely, I like your thinking on this one very much. It works really well

Love Dawn xx

Gabrielle said...

I loved this - great tip about stamping the fragment - am off now to give it a try!!! I was late with my offering too - something about being given a long deadline that makes you hand things in "just in time" - reminds me of my homework days!!!

Jo said...

I think you can safely say you got your mojo back. Love the colours, layering and textures.

jo
xx

Sherry Edwards said...

It's a perfect take on the technique and I love all the details too!

Sadilla said...

beautiful vintage project!
thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
Sadia

Julie said...

This is so lovely! The color of the tag is so beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

Rachelle said...

This is very lovely! Your attention to detail is wonderful!

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous tag! LOVE it!
Lynn

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Yep! Turned out great! LOOOTS to look at on this tag. Love the boyness of it all.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fab details and colouring, love your style, thanks for joining us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

BrianK said...

I love all the little details you put in your tag, the stiching on the glassine is fantastic. Keep working that MoJo.

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a beauty. The verdigris color and the metal details are amazing. Just love it. gerri

Tanya R said...

Love the grunge, this is wonderful. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Anne said...

What a beautiful tag! Love the color combo ;) Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How gorgeous! I love the different elements you combined to give such depth! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!