Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Give Thanks" Tag for Grungy Monday!

This week for Grungy Monday the challenge is to do a tag based on Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas from 2009, Day 7. This is based on creating a custom mask from a stamped image. This was indeed a challenge for me because I don't have any custom mask sheets. So I improvised and created one out of scrap plastic from a Timmy die I just purchased. It is thicker than masking material and caused some of my background stamping to not flow, but other than that it worked pretty darn well. I used 3M Spray Adhesive on it, but let it dry several minutes before sticking it on my stamped image so it would not permanently stick. I had to further challenge myself by using 3 different stamps to create the final image that would also produce my custom mask. Live and learn. I had to get all the images just right which was difficult, but I finally got it right after a few tries. Moreover, this challenge proved even more difficult as I had to take a mulligan and make a whole new tag after I spilled water on the original after all that hard work.  So after I walked away from it for a while (fuming of course) I did some much needed cleaning, then came back and made this tag with no water bottle to be seen within 10 feet. Upon posting this to GM 26, I blogged on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show, and realized that my tag fits the criteria for the challenge this week of making something using recycled  items, because I used the plastic to make a mask. I entered it into their weekly challenge as well.
Rather than list all my supplies, I took photos of all the materials I used while proceeding to each step in the process of making this tag. If you would like to know the particular name or brand please email me and I will give you the details.
 
 

 
I would like to "Give Thanks" to all of you who read this blog, follow it, or comment on it. It has been over a month already and I am deeply humbled by all the emails and comments left by all of you wonderful readers. I never imagined that doing this would make me feel so fulfilled. You all are truly a blessing I am so thankful for!!!

13 comments:

  1. Very cute Thanksgiving Tag. Love the colors, the white flourishes and the masked pumpkin! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  2. Your tag is beautiful!! Don't you just love that white paint dabber! I had never used it like this before and I'm addicted now.

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  3. Beautiful! Love all the stepped out photos. The white flourishes add so much.

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  4. Awesome, as usual!!

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  5. This is jaw-droppingly beautiful! Very eye catching design and the colors are gorgeous together!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    Sarah

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  6. a great tag with bold colours and fabulous swirls! Thanks so much for sharing your work with Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

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  7. Gorgeous tag! I was really wanting to use my autumn stamps, but I didn't have a good focal point stamp. LOVE what you've created!

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  8. Love your thanksgiving tag! It's gorgeous. I too used something else for as a mask :).

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  9. Wonderful tag for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing a turtorial!

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