Friday, June 3, 2011

Grungy Ramblings in Blue...

Hello again,
I'm in Blogdom to post my Grungy Monday offering. It's never a Monday or a normal time of day but that's an occupational hazard of being me. This week we are in Shabby Chic mode with an old Festive technique. Mr. Holtz will refresh your mind here. If you're going to get shabby, I say indulge and went for the blue route. I have used Bazzill card stock as my base to get more texture into the piece and stamped with the still oh so lovely mannequin from the Haberdashery set.

I then applied a mixture of Snow Cap and Cloudy Blue Dabber paints. As you can see as I rubbed it off some paint stayed within the paper texture which I really like. I have added a tulle skirt and metal waist clip coloured with alcohol ink to dress her up. On the right side, I have stamped a lace doily with white Stazon and then applied more ink and paints, wiping back to reveal the pattern. It is harder to get Distress inks to adhere to a painted surface rather than paper but with lots of layers and a bit of heat - you start to get there.



I added a cluster of scraps and made two rolled flowers from a book page. I spent five minutes making them and then another ten beating them up. They are inked up with Stormy Sky and Black Soot as is the whole tag.
 Here you can see the charm clips attached to a paper frill...falling for the romantic French vocabulary again. Stamped the letters  onto circles and filled them with Glossy accents. I kept it Grungy with a metal wire twist, distressed edges and some random stitching. I like how the holes from the needle reveal the darker card. I finished off with a dyed piece of cotton seam binding on top.
Fingers well and truly black and blue from this lady...but all worth it.

So that was my saga for today, I'll be coming over to your place soon. Thanks for being here - greatly appreciated as there is so much loveliness out there. Ciao.

Sarah.

17 comments:

uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, It works very pretty, sweet and creative,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love this. What a great project. Thanks for sharing your how to's.

Jen said...

Love the texture and blue shades in your tag!!

BrianK said...

Very Nice, full of texture and the color palette is oh, so shabby chic. Love the details and the close-ups are super helpful. Thanks

kissinia said...

Yey! This is a stunner! Love the story about flowers! poor things... Have a great Day!

Kirsty.a said...

This is lovely. Well done.

Peggy Alborn said...

I can't leave this page... I am in love with the colors, the bits and pieces, the mixture of media.....sigh....

Evelyn S. said...

I so admire artists like you who have a plan and carry it out with all the details! This is beautiful, and I'm especially partial to blue.

Lezlie Sherman said...

I love this! Very inspiring....

craftytrog said...

Beautiful tag Sarah! I love all the texture & details on it, especially the little paper flowers!
Alison x

Joyce said...

Love the way you did this one! Love our profile picture. It is absolutely stunning!

Gabrielle said...

This is just lovely - yet again! I love the charm clips - will try that one!

Brenda Brown said...

Real shabby loveliness Sarah. Love the use of the textured cardstock and the stitching. In fact I love it all.
Thanks for visiting me too.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jane said...

Wow. Your tag is stunning. You have certainly mastered the technique and your choice of stamps and colors set the mood. I love how you explained all your added details - gives me inspiration.

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Your tag is just perfect! Composition, color, texture, you've put it together beautifully!

Debbie C

Lesley said...

Love the colours and details and texture. Great piece.
x

Kaz said...

This is just so gorgeous Sarah! i could spend ages going through the photograph, so many elements of interest fabulous!

I promise I will be in touch soon....not sure where the time is going xx Been away but back to work tomorrow:0(