Tuesday, August 9, 2011

12 Tags Christmas 2010 Day 10: Grungy Monday

Only yesterday I was telling you how cool the stuff is at StudioL3 Grungy Monday, and here I am to prove it again!

First, though, I'd like to thank Tim Holtz for sharing techniques that are designed, that almost require, we artists reuse and recycle. Everyone should do what they can to keep our planet as healthy as possible and in my opinion artists' responsibility in this area is even greater.

OK, so this week the project is based on Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2010 project for Day 10. It's a supremely fun concept for which you'll need some grunge board and a bit of leftover plastic packaging (among other neat stuff, of course).

You'll also need to drop by Linda's StudioL3 to see what she and her two designer of the week have come up with to emulate Dear Tim.

My tag uses some textured grunge board that I cut and others that came in a package of pre-cut pieces. It also includes silver acrylic paint dabber with broken china distress ink and actual honest to Jebus vintage watch parts.

The "ribbon" place on my tag is instead occupied by two game spinners attached to a swivel clasp, and the four corners of this tag are connected and spaced with four nuts under four long fasteners.

Why the mix of old watch bits and hardware store nuts and the numbers "3" and "7" you ask? Because this tag is for My Guy!

It's his 37th birthday on Monday! I know. He's old. But not as old as me. Which means I got for myself a younger man!

So, Happy Birthday to My Guy, forever my younger man. And thanks for understanding my craft and art addiction ... and even more thanks for not being too snarky in your teasing ... "Oh! Tim Holtz! It's made by Tim Holtz ... I have to have that."

15 comments:

  1. Awesome tag! Love all the elements, makes it super duper special!

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  2. Fabulous tag and am sure your young man will love it.........xx

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  3. Wow, its a fabby tag, I'm sure your OH will appreciate all the love and care you put into making this for him. Yvonne x

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  4. Oh I love this tag! You are the queen of grungy plastic! Adding the gear to the watch face is sheer brilliance!

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  5. Hee Hee! You naughty Cougar, you! This is so fab! and a Happy B-day to your MAN! xxD

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  6. This is just too cool! Love all the different embellishments.

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  7. A great tag - I just love all the embellishments.

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  8. I love your tag. All the bits added are really fabulous....the right bottom corner looks super cool! And I see from your post that we have something else in common!

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  9. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. I really like this tag - love the texture and the honest to Jebus watch parts!

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  10. Love this tag. The colours are fab. Thank you for your Kind wishes for our anniversary. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Fantastic tag, great colors and elements.

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  12. Just a glorious tag all around!

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  13. Well Happy Birthday to your younger man, you cradle robber you. LOL Great tag. He's gonna Love it.
    hugs L:ynn

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