Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Grungy Monday 14 - Dabber Resist & Mists

Hi everyone,

This week's challenge on Grungy Monday is to use a paint dabber resist with custom colorized pearl sprays.  For the details on this technique click HERE to see Tim Holtz give the step-by-step instructions on his blog.  Here we go!


I used the dabber resist technique at the top portion of the tag, using Tim Holtz starburst stamp.  I accented the starburst with a black pitt pen.  Here's a close up.


Then I got out some text printed canvas (Prima) and cut it slightly larger than the bottom portion of the tag, spritzed with some color sprays (same technique as above), and added some white drippage for another layer of interest.

I sketched in a small landscape and then added in some of Dyan Reaveley's wavy houses.  Accented all portions of both houses with a white pen, cut the roof off the big house, and then used foam tape to add them to the tag, using a double thickness on the roof for extra dimension.  


Then added the "it's all perspective" words (from Tim Holtz stamp), to emphasize the *perspective* of the tag, with the smaller house (hopefully) looking further away than the bigger one in the foreground.


Used my tiny attacher to staple the canvas to the tag base, and continued all the way around so the staples act as a frame.

Added some embellishments - an antique brass heart with charm clock, and a Maya Road star pin colored with alcohol ink (butterscotch).    And some rag ribbon trim at the top.

Hope you liked this tag - be sure to check out the other awesome projects on the Grungy Monday blog!

Have a great week!

~ ellen.

20 comments:

Helen said...

Cool! I love those wonky houses!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, love the drippage and the houses are great fun. Lovely background and love the added staples. Tracy x

StampDancer said...

This is super lovely, Ellen. I just got my "Dyan" house stamps--had to order it after seeing it on some of your other posts .
Deb M

Juls said...

Fabby!!! I do love that wavy house!! and I love the sunbeam effect at the top of the card! gorgeous colours, inspirational work!! Hugs Juls

Kaz said...

Fantastic!! Love the use of canvas gives stunning results.......it rocks!!
hugs

kazxx

Shazza said...

Ellen this is brilliant x

Lori said...

This is awesome Ellen! Fab use of the technique!

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Gorgeous colours and design.

Marilyn

Shelann said...

Love your wavy houses and sunny tag.

Amystarz said...

Wow so much went into this design I love how you put everything together in landscape form...beau-ti-ous!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool! Haven't seen those stamps before and I love the way you positioned them.

BrianK said...

Very cool tag, it's fun an funky and the colors are great. Love the wavy house and the creativity you used.

Plume said...

This is so cool! i love your wavy house and your use of canvas adds texture and interest to your tag!

Jane said...

Your tag is darling. I love the wavy houses, and all the elements. Thank you for the fun description.

sasa said...

Such a fun and quirky colourful tag - loooooving the canvas and all your special details... just fabulous Ellen.

Sam said...

Wonderful and Wonky is good!!
The details in this are fantastic.

Annette said...

Oh my gosh, how cool is that? I love what you've created. So fun!

Dina said...

Super cute & cool!!

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Ellen, this is one of the most clever, fun, wonderful tags I've ever seen! Talk about perfect in every way-- the colors, the design, the darling wavy houses-- and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect. You have such a talent for creating cohesive little scenes, and this one is over the top fabulous! You've inspired me, yet again!

Dylan said...

Hey gorgeous, just love it. Can't wait to see you xx