Monday, February 19, 2018

Simon Says...Grunge It Up

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decorated a Mini Etcetera Tag with a collage of Grunged-Up Idea-ology. I love this new size of Etcetera Tag and with 4 in pack for such a reasonable price, they are great value for money. I started off tearing up strips of Tissue Wrap and fixed them in place with Distress Collage Medium to create a textured wrinkly effect on the background. Once it had dried, I sanded the edges to remove the excess and gave the tag a coat of White Gesso.
I added Idea-ology French Design Tape, applied a thin coat of White Gesso over the tape and applied Ranger Opague Crackle Texture Paste randomly with a spatula. Once the texture paste had dried, I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium over the entire surface and coloured with Distress Crayons. I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dapper with Black Soot Archival.
and then changed tack entirely from my original plan of adding cut out stamped images and went with a Collage of Grunged Up Idea-ology instead. I used Collector Layers Ephemera to create a base  for my collage. To create the rusty look on all the Idea-ology metal pieces, I tapped Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade and Evergreen Bough Distress Paints on with my fingers, drying between coats and repeating until I was happy with the look. I sanded an image from Idea-ology Photobooth and fixed behind the frame, added a Ruler Piece Finding coloured with Evergreen Bough Distress Paint, Dapper Brads, Ruler Ribbon fixed to the Buckle with a Hex Fastener and Gears.
I added Quote Chips coloured with Evergreen Bough and lightly sanded, Life Quote Remnant Rubs and Clippings Stickers.

I covered up the photo and spritzed the tag lightly with Distress Resist Spray, sprinkled with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and heat to set. I removed the cap from the spray and dripped on large dots and embossed as before.

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Another great art. I just look,look and look....

  2. Grungily fabulous tag Kath! I love the whole design of this! the textured background and all the details are brilliant! :-)
    I bought a huge etcetera tag (by mistake) and now have to think of what to do with it LOL, wish you lived nearby, I would come around and you could help me ,,,, hmmm, if Amy goes back to Aberdeen I might just do that ;-) haha

    Hope you're having a great time XX
    Lols x x x

  3. WOW this is fabulous Kath, love the textures and wonderful layers. Gorgeous embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  4. this is terrific! I love all the grungy detaisl Kath! I want to reach through the screen and touch it! This piece is awesome!

  5. What a fabulous tag, Kath! All the details and textures are amazing and I love the measuring tape belt. So clever!

    Cathie ♥

  6. such a fabulous tag Kath x Love the background and the amazing layout of Idea-Ology trinkets

    TFS Annie x

  7. wow wow wow!!! I love this Kath!!! this is phenomenal!

  8. I love this tag!!! The background is awesome and the design too!!!

  9. This Kath is such a gorgeous tag l love all the details you have added x

  10. This is really striking! I think the way you combined all those elements was so inventive and I adore the rich color palette you used. This is stunning!

  11. Those colors! And textures and crackles and all the details all around. I love that all. Great composition and such a grungy look! Hugs, Marzena

  12. LOVE the look you got with the tissue wrap as your base, Kath! This turned out SO cool!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. I really like the dark colors you used along with all the found objects - it's like finding a history of someone's treasure! Cool grungy tag, Kath! hugs, Maura

  14. Amazing tag! I love your grunge look with the patina that you created - beautiful ๐Ÿ˜. Happy Weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. OMG! I'm drooling over this. It' s stunning!

  16. A fabulous tag, Kath and a wonderful take on the theme...this has so much grungy goodness and I love that textured background and all the elements you've added! Hugs... xx

  17. This is such a gorgeous tag, Kath. The texture and all the embellishments on this piece are amazing. Great inspiration! :)

  18. Fantastic tag Kath! I love all the grunge and all those wonderful details everywhere.

  19. This tag is amazing, Kath! Love the grungy colors and fabulous texture and embellishments! Hugs, Sandra


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