MFT Goes Grunge... 38

Mona Pendleton | Monday, September 3, 2012 @ 9:36 PM | , , , , ,

***I have two posts today, please click HERE to see my MFT September Teaser Time Day 1 post. Thank you :)***
Hi there! So glad you stopped by today :) I'm a huge fan of Tim Holtz and really admire his grunge style as he makes it look so effortless. Over the years, I've managed to collect / hoard lots of Ranger products that Tim convinced me I NEEDED! :) LOL many of which I've used and many that have sat on the shelf neglected. Tim shares this awesome tutorial, click HERE, on how to create a cool tag which was my source of inspiration. I made this tag especially for my sweetie Scott not only because I love him so but because I want to show him that I really do NEED all the bits and bobs ;)
I combined the beautiful Vintage typewriter image and a sentiment from the Die-namics Just My Type Die & Stamp Set.
After die cutting, stamping and distressing the edges of the typewriter, I applied a coat of Ranger Rock Candy to give it an aged look. 
To create the purple ribbons, I sprayed a few pieces of seam binding with Adirondack Wild Plum and Purple Twilight Color Wash and attached a Philosophy tag along with a crystal gem from my stash. 
If you look closely, the word "notes" is engraved on the pen nib trinket. I'm pointing this out because I did not see that until I actually got up close and personal with the piece when adhering it to my tag :)
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my tag and please be sure to visit Tim for a step by step tutorial.
Be Sweet :)

MFT products used:
Die-namics Just My Type Die & Stamp Set
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38 Sweet Comments So Far:

Helen said...

This is SO cool - love the grungy look - perfect for your hubs. I'm sure he's convinced that you 'need' those bits and pieces now!! Fantastic Mona, love it x tfs the Tim Holtz link too ;)

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous Mona, I love the faux metal effect, and all those little doo dads you embellished with! I can just imagine using this as a bookmark, love it!

Trudy said...

How fun it this? So amazing! Love the grungy look of riveted metal! Absolutely divine once again, Mona!

Carol D said...

Fabulous tag Mona, love all the grunge, I love Timmie too.

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful creation ... I admit I am not a grunge fan but you could convert me with this!

Anne-Elise said...

What a fab tag, Mona! And I'm sure he'll see that you really NEED all these! :) Have a beautiful day!

Christine L said...

Fabulous creation.... not normally a fan of grunge, but love this one!!

Hugs
Christine x

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous, grungy tag - so perfect for your DH!! I have one of those Tim stashes as well!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

sandi said...

On Mona this is just gorgeous! I like the way you used the typewriter, along with your 'type' quote.

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow, so cool, Mona! Love the faux metal So grungy and fabulous!

Margie H said...

LOL!! What a great way to show Scott that you truly NEED these materials! LOL!! Is he convinced yet?! I don't know it's hard to say NO when seeing this wonderful piece :) GREAT JOB - you ROCKed it!

Lisa said...

Excellent job with those hoarded what nots Mona! I like the tiny paper clip on the typed note!

Barbara said...

Wow, this is awesome Mona!!! Better than Tim!!! Love the typewritter

Linda R said...

WOW!! What an amazing tag.. I have to say you rocked Tims technique..

Hugs~

Tammy L said...

Amazing project!!! Love how you did the foil; what a great technique! Love the grunge!

Julia Aston said...

A super grunge tag Mona! I too have drawers of Tim's stuff that I purchase and then forget how I was going to use it! love the colors and all the metal on this! I'm sure Scott will prop this baby up on his desk or bookcase shelf for all to see!!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful, grungy tag! I love that you put the Rock Candy on the typewriter--it *does* make it look aged! I'm totally stealing that idea!! ;-)

Angie said...

Wow! You took MFT to grunge!!! It's a FABULOUS TAG!!!!

GabrielleH said...

Oh Mona, I love everything Tim and I must say that your tag is every bit as creative as his and yours has a distinct beauty that only you could add!!!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous grunge, Mona! Tim would be proud!

Debbi said...

Wow, this is amazing, Mona! I love this technique! Not usually a fan of grunge but yours is so beautiful too!

zehra said...

this is beautiful. love it

Christina said...

The most beautiful grunge project EVER! Only you could make grunge elegant! Love it!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, you are such a versatile lady! I love this beautiful technique especially the gorgeous embellishments and the faux metal! I would love to give something like this a try! It is incredible!

Anonymous said...

Love your take on grunge. Yes, it is another way of using some of my favorite products from MFT. Thanks for sharing. Carol

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

You did a great job on your tag.

Alison said...

Lovely grunge, Mona! Sounds weird to say but it is so lovely! I really love this technique and have to give it a try soon! Your results are amazing! Truly inspiring!

Davi said...

Very cool tag Mona!! I just saw his tutorial the other day..you rocked it!!

FeistyCrafter said...

It's always great to use "bits and bobs" that have been sitting around waiting for that perfect project. Your tag looks awesome!!

Tina Mechum said...

I absolutely adore this grungy look! Fabulous job with the metalwork and the beautiful embellishments! I just love that embossed typewriter! Really incredible!

ceparie said...

your link on Tim's blog is broke (said sweetly)

Gabby said...

Yes, Tim does make it look so simple and practice makes perfect. This is a perfectly, wonderful tag! Great MFT images and inking and grungeness (is that a word? Hee!) :)

Helen Tilbury said...

OOOOH SOOOOO grungalicious! Awesome!!

Heather Jensen said...

Totally fabulous grunge tag! I love the metal pieces and pretty sprayed seam binding. :)

Hugs~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful tag! Love all the distressing and great mix of TH pieces along with the vintage typewriter!

Carol Reisner said...

Wow this is so beautiful! Lovely grungy design! Only you could make grunge look beautiful!

jan said...

Nicely done! Love the purple and steel tones!

Lisa S. said...

What a terrific tag Mona and I must admit it is a super way to convince your man of those necessary expenditures. ;-) I love it!!!


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