Thursday, 28 June 2012

BINGO



...creativity takes courage...
- Henri Matisse -


...hello everyone...today I'm sharing with you a Tag I've made using one of Tim Holtz mini texture fades embossing folders...these mini folders are great & are designed especially with ATC's in mind...

...I've also been experimenting some what, trying to get that old rusting plate look...I'm kinda happy for my first go, anyways see what you think, here it is...



...I covered the tag with frayed burlap distress ink, then randomly stamped around the edges with my brand new first ever Tim Holtz stamp set (named Joyful Song) ...


...this bingo ticket is glassine paper, I scrunchled up the edges, then put in the embossing folder, randondomly applied opaque embossing powder, then proceeded to rub in brown, green & black chalk...


...I was hoping to achieve various stages of patina, a few more goes & I'll be there, for the letters I used a bit of gold rub...


...I made a small gnarly flower from stamped tissue paper, added some wire fronds and a wee wooden heart...


...I've added the words 'take a chance on me'...

...thankyou for for stopping by, I hope you've had a wonderful day...
xxx




33 comments:

  1. Love the grungyness of this and yep I think you got the patina look! jo xx

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  2. very cool, Ive not used chalks and would not have thought to have used them in this way, it looks great,how has it taken this long to get tim stamps??? lol. happy stamping ;) mark

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    1. ...oh Mark the frustration of being on a tight budget drives me nuts!! my loVely friend May lends me her bits n bobs but the feeling of having my own set is just wonderful, it's a christmas set, in readiness! and it's my birthday soon, the wish list is a mile long!! ha! :)

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  3. Wow love your tag,it is superb.xxx

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  4. Hi Mel, you have done an absolutely brilliant job on this tag. I would not have thought to use chalks either but the effect is amazing. I hope you are entering this into Simon Says Blog Challenge as the theme this time is depths of distress and this certainly qualifies on that front (in my humble opinion). Well done on getting some Tim stamps, I only have two myself and one of those only because I won them. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  5. A stunning piece and I agree perfect for Simon says stamp!! Your work is wonderful and I lovethe way you have created the elements of this! A fab make !!! Trace x

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  6. Fabulous quote...fabulous tag...I love it all!
    Hugs, Emma xxx

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  7. I just love this one Mel and the fantastic effects you have managed to create
    x catherine

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  8. That patina effect/technique really works well. Love this use of the bingo embossing fade too. Thanks for all your lovely comments, hugs Buttons x

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  9. Hello Mel,
    I don't know anything about stamping and all the materials and techniques but I do know that you have done a fantastic job on this. It's hard to believe that it's not metal . Well done.
    Lynn xx

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  10. Wow Mel this is a stunner.
    Absolutely gorgeous.
    This rock.

    Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend. xoxo

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  11. OMG what a BEAUTIFUL peace of work Mel!
    Love all the details and Patina look.
    Well Done......
    Greetz Patricia

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  12. Love this Mel, stunning details and the old patina looks perfect. Congrats on starting your Timmie stamp collection, is this the first of many!! Have a great weekend xxx

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  13. Oh my goodness, how cool is this? Love the colors and the stamp is wonderful!

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  14. Truly gorgeous tag...that wonderful flower is beautiful!

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  15. What a fabulous tag Mel, fantastic patina look, boy if this is your first go... it's AmAzing.. Brillant use of chalks!! love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  16. Gorgeous distress emboss work. You would make the man proud to see what you made with his products. Keep smiling and creating

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  17. This is fab Mel and love the distressed and grungy look to it. Have you tried rub n buff to get the old rustic look (not that you haven't achieved it), just another something else for you to try!!!!

    Sam xxx

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  18. wow mel, this is just awesome, it looks so much like metal that it makes me feel like I would nick my fingers if I picked it up the wrong way! I also love that tiny wooden heart in the center of the flower, so sweet! humming along ;) and waving hi from the hot hills of North Carolina :)

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  19. Wonderful in every possible way Mel, I love the rusty effect you've achieved! Joyful song is a great set to start with, hope you soon have a few more!
    Alison xx

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  20. This is grunge at it's best!!! That bingo card totally looks vintage...kudos! Love how you left the edges torn and tattered! Great tag!!!

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  21. WOW, this should be in a magainze--it's gorgeous!!!!

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  22. Creative genius well done this is absolutely stunning work , you just get better and better Mel Hugs Elaine

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  23. Hi Mel

    Another beauty.

    Love the finished result and all the embossing and different textures.

    That tissue flower looks amazing!

    Have a great weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  24. Hi mel, It was great to see you today at the extravaganza, I was like a kid in a sweet shop with all the things going on.Whens the b'day then?
    hope you got back through east grinstead ok, mark

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  25. Mel, this is grungy goodness all the way! Love all the embossing and distressing, so cool!

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  26. Wow Mel...this is absolutely stunning. I love all the details...stunning work.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  27. Beautiful rusting and patina effect. also love how the edges are torn and curling in. very grungy indeed!

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  28. Beautiful, love the texture and and the grungy look.

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  29. Hi Mel, just catching up with this weeks creations. This is fabulous, love the effect your have achieve, the addition of the gold on the letters is great.
    Avril xx

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  30. This is fabulous - amazing patina, and the colour blending and variation is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the breakdown of how... I don't have all that stuff, but I'm inspired to go and play with what I've got now!

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  31. I love the patina treatment on your bingo card, it looks pretty fab for a first go at it! Great tag!

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  32. I have that folder, this will inspire me to use it! Barb

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)