Sunday, May 15, 2011

Challenge Entry: USA Tag

I bought my flowers in the rain yesterday and mother nature is still not cooperating with me actually planting them.  Rain, rain, go away!  (I know I'll be wishing for rain come July.)  The upside to the rain is that I have a great excuse to play in the studio all day.  Today I tackled Studio L3's Grungy Monday 06 Challenge.  I'm a bit ahead on the subject matter, but I realized that I don't have much decor for Independence Day and wanted something to display in July.
I really love the effect of this technique and will be using it again, I'm sure.  You can view Tim's tutorial HERE.

Paper:  manila tag; scrap pattern paper; Hot Off the Press Artsy Collage 'Travel'
Stamps:  PSX; The Peddler's Pack Stampworks
Inks:  Distress Ink ‘Tea Dye’, 'Old Paper', 'Stormy Sky', 'Barn Red'; StazOn ‘Timber Brown’
Embellishments:  Chartwell Studio alpha stickers; buttons; PTI baker's twine; Distress Stickles 'Old Paper'
Tools:  glue dots; ink blending tool; foam paint brush; water pen; adhesive
Misc:  Delta acrylic paint 'Tide Pool Blue', 'Raw Linen'


  1. Very nice! I like the twine in the buttons and how they are stacked.

  2. This is lovely and so different from all the other entries! The background is really vintage! Fab.

  3. Vicki, this is lovely! The faux woodgrain background looks great-- really beautiful and vintage and perfect. The stamps and flag decorate it beautifully, and it will be a great piece for Independence Day! Thanks for joining in with Grungy Monday 06!

  4. Great tag ! Lovely vintage look.


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