Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Grungey little Scrolls Work Angel


This week for my Bubbly Scrumptious piece I decided to create a cute little grungey frame using some of the Tim Holtz techniques I have learned this year, part of which are from the 12 tags of Christmas.

I started by sticking a scalloped frame to a square frame, both of chipboard.

Next I randomly stuck tissue tape collage style over the frame used an embossing tool to shape the tape around the scallops.

I then inked the whole thing with Meadow and Willow alcohol ink which I had applied with a piece of felt as Tim did HERE.

I stamped my Scrolls Work stamp - Althya on to a light coloured piece of Prima patterned paper in Crimson archival ink using a brayer to apply the ink to the stamp - I wanted it to look distressed so didn't ink it thoroughly.

I coloured the image with Rusty Hinge and Bundled sage distress ink.

Once dry I glued the stamped image to the frame

I added some frayed burlap distress stickles to the frame and the stamped image.

Next I inked my chipboard swirl with Walnut stain distress ink and coated it with Rusty Hinge distress embossing powder. When cool I brushed away the excess and inked the exposed patches and edges with the walnut stain ink and glued it to my frame.

I then made two tissue tape flowers following Tim's video tutorial

I glued them on , spritzed them and added some vintage buttons with a nice blob of the distress stickles delicately smeared on.

Doesn't she look cute?

I have added this to Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities week 26 challenge where there is a fabby prize up for grabs :D

And also to the Simon says stamp and show blog whos challenge this week is to showyour newest stamp :D


Julie xx


  1. Wow! Your frame is beautiful. I love the way you have incorporated so many different elements we did during the 12 Tags. Jennie x

  2. Fab project Julie - it is beautiful.

    Toni :o)

  3. oh this is brilliant hun really beautiful,love cheryl xxxx

  4. Love the grunge! You have framed her beautifully!

  5. Terrific frame and loving your grunge. Annette x

  6. Gorgeous project and I love your comprehensive write up.

  7. Wonderful frame, and great use of those techniques Julie! :)

  8. Beautiful project, Julie. Love how you used so many elements to make such a beautiful, vintage looking frame.

  9. This is fantastic Julie! I had no idea you did all this stuff! It's so clever!!
    Great to see you around :)
    Bernie x

  10. Julie, this is a stunner! I love how you combined all these great techniques into such a gorgeous work of art. The Rusted Grunge looks awesome, and the tissue tape flowers are the perfect embellishment for the sweet angel girl. Great job on this, and thanks for sharing it at the CCC!

  11. Great work Julie ... Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon!


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