Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Grungy Monday -- Get Out the Tissues

This week's Grungy Monday is all about tissues.....Tim's tissue paper and tissue tape, that is.  The challenge is simple:  use either or both products on a project.  No other conditions or restraints.  So, remembering to be clever and multi-task, I decided to make a birthday card for my GM entry.



I started out with the idea in mind of using the tissue paper technique Tim used on tag 12 of the 12 Tags of Christmas this year.  Except that I didn't go back to review the steps.  I just plowed ahead, and as a result skipped a few along the way.  But no worries; my unintentionally simplified version works too.

I stamped the background with one of Tim's flourishy stamps, filling it up (using black archival ink), then covering it with a piece of the music tissue paper (using Ranger's matte Glue N Seal).  Since I skipped the step where you lighten the stamped images with Picket Fence Distress Stain, you can see quite a bit of the stamping under the music.  Which works for me.  I also skipped the wrinkling the tissue paper step as well as the cover it all with stickles step. 

To add even more tissue to the mix, the image I chose is actually cut from a decorative napkin, glued down with....you guessed it.....Glue N Seal.  I covered her printed feathers with some real ones and added a bit of bling in the center.

The bits of sparkle around the edges comes from Suze Weinberg's Beadazzles (in Purple Rain).  In case you don't know, Beadazzles are a great mix of micro beads and glitter, and I stocked up on a huge number of them at a Ranger Warehouse Sale a couple of years back.  I don't even know if they are still manufactured, but they are a very cool embellishment.  And a tip:  after adhering them to your project, a light coat over top with....yep.....Glue N Seal, will keep them all in their place forever.

The birthday greeting was made from Jenni Bowlin's mini letter stickers.

If you look closely, you can see some of the stamping/music tissue paper through the image of the dancer, and I think that is very very cool.




13 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh SO totally Cool!!! *Hugs*

Anita Houston said...

Fabuloso!!! What a cool card! I love the image on the tissue wrap background...so eye catching!

Ally White Cat said...

this is so wonderful.I would love to see this published in somerset.

hugs..Happy New Year,

susan s.

artbyvic said...

Great card!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh that is very pretty....I love all the textures....-.

Linda Ledbetter said...

"Clever" is right-- this is sensational, Eileen! Great use of the Tissue, and those colors... oh, those colors!!!

Happy New Year, dear lady!

Kim said...

This is a very cool birthday card! And I think your shortcuts worked out just fine! I just might need to do the same! Oh, and thanks for the tip using the glue and seal over the beads...I hate when they eventually fall out!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Yep, this birthday card is TOO cool. Love the colors and your use of all the embellishments. Fab Eileen....simply fab!

Patzee said...

Wow! I love all the tissue and Glue N Seal! And the image from a paper napkin is so lively! What a great job with the edging, too! Is there nothin' you can't do, Mz B'lomo?

Carol said...

As always awesome! :-)

Diann said...

Oh my, this is totally awesome ART, Eileen! You may have skipped steps, but this turned out fantastic...makes me wish I had a birthday coming up...oh no, I don't really...getting too old to wish them quickly! Diann

Elena said...

Beautiful card Eileen! I love tissue. It makes me feel so "artistic"! LOL!!!

Lori said...

Love it! That tissue over the stamping is stunning...