Tuesday, November 08, 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!!!


  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

  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.

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

  4. Awesome, as usual!!

  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!!!

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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

  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!

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

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


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