Saturday, 8 January 2011

rusted grunge tag

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope you had a good break and Happy New Year!
I made this tag using a Tim Holtz patchwork embossing folder for the background. I sprayed it with antique linen distress ink and then wiped over the raised areas with peeled paint distress ink and clear embossed that. I think it gives a nice shiny effect.
The flowers are coloured in with worn lipstick and barn door distress inks.
The cage was cut out using the cricut cartridge 'straight from the nest' and then I 'rusted grunged' it. the technique is to be found in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities book. The little bird is cut from gold mirror board and shines beautifully, unfortunately I'm not too good at photography but I'm trying :)
I am entering this into the Studio L3 CCC26- rusted grunge and into the Saturday Challenge #116 tons of texture challenge.
Thanks to my new followers - I am always surprised and delighted when I look at my followers and see that the number has gone up :))))
Thanks for visiting
Jolanda x


  1. Fabulous Jolanda and I adore the colours you chose
    hugs June xxxx

  2. Happy New Year Jolanda. Loving your rusted grunge tag. Great verdigri rusted grunge cage, loving the effect and such a smashing shaped cage. Sweet little bird and some lovely flowers. Smashing tag. Annette x

  3. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. beautiful tag! love the bird cage.

  5. Love your rusty bird cage . Beautiful tag

  6. Very sweet tag! I love your bird cage, this week's technique looks great on it.

  7. Beautiful Tag lovely colour combo,

    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  8. I loved this just from seeing the thumbnail on Inlinkz, and it's even more gorgeous "life size!" The rusted grunge cage is beautiful, and wow, that background is stunning! Great use of color, and the shiny little bird is so sweet!

    I think your photography is great! Wonderful job, Jolanda! Your art is always such a feast for the eyes!