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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Steampunk Owl...

Today is my first post as 
Guest Designer for The Basic Grey Challenge Blogand I am thrilled!   
This challenge is a simple theme... "Make a Tag" (use a Basic Grey product and identify it).  The challenge will be for 2 weeks - so if you want to play, get your tag in by Friday, August 9.

The two papers I chose are from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" collection -  I covered the tag with the first and stamped the "Steampunk Owl" on the second.  I also stamped one of my favorite embellishments  -  the wonderful "pin" on the corner.  On separate CS, I stamped the "Femail Art" sign and the compass.  All the edges have been inked with Distress Inks and gold foil was added to the compass, watch and buckles.  (Details of products used are below.) TIP: The "Ribbon" at the top of the tag was created by tearing a used dryer sheet in strips and then inking it with Distress Inks... they were gathered together and tied with a twine bow.

This card should be eligible for the following
Beyond Grey #35 - The Sky is the Limit
Pile It On - Thinking of you/Just Because
Top Tip Tues. #106 - Spooled Items (twine bow) + TIP
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs #63 - Cute, Cute, Cute (I think that owl is CUTE!)
Paper Take Weekly - Dies or Punches (base tag is a die cut)
The Paper Shelter #122 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon #54 - Anything Goes with Ribbon (handmade ribbon from dryer sheets)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes RUNNER UP WINNER

IMAGES:  The focal image is Steampunk Owl from Stampendous; pin is Country Impressions; "Femail Art" is from Stamp Francisco; Compass is PSX
PAPER:  DP is from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress Collection";  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images of the compass and sign; base tag is a die.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Gold foil was applied using Duo Glue; tag's ribbon handmade using recycled dryer sheets stained with "Tea Dye" Distress Ink.
INKS: Distress Inks (Old Paper, Tea Dye & Walnut Stain) were used to distress the edges;  The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. It's great to have you with us BG and your tag is stunning. I love your design and colour scheme, your owl is fabulous and such lovely detail especially the gorgeous sparkling!!

    Heather xx

  2. Fantatic tag gorgeous colours Ginny x

  3. Fabulous tag, thanks for sharing it in the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

  4. I love your tag Ginny. Your owl is fantastic. Super touches os sparkle too.

    It's bee great having you as a Guest at BG Challenges and thank you so much.


    Jo xxx

  5. Love him! This turned out soooo cute~~~Love all the little sparkles and dryer sheet trim. This is very amusing!!!

  6. What a fabulous tag, love the Steampunk owl. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  7. Amazing work on the owl!! :)

    Thanks for playing along at Beyond Grey Challenges
    Nikita.. :)

  8. That's some lovely colouring :) superb I love the owl and the color pallet u have used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at BGC :)

  9. Great Steampunk owl and love the neutral colours too! Thanks for playing at Eclectic Ellapu this week :)

  10. Oh Ginny, This is Fabulous! Your coloring is AMAZING and I love the design/Layout! :o)


  11. Lovely tag sweetie.
    Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  12. what a fab tag and thanks for sharing at Divas for design

  13. Hi Ginny - love your steampunkesque tag!! Great colours and the owl is fab! Great to have you as a GDT over on Basic Grey challenges too! Hugs, Juliex

  14. You read my mind. Just the other day I was telling a crafty buddy of mine that I thought dryer sheets should be the new 'cheesecloth' and here you go making a ribbon out of it...LOVE that tip and your steampunk owl tag is fantastic!!! Excellent use of spooled items as well. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
    Lisa xx

  15. Wow, a steampunk owl!! Fab image.Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘spooled items’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.


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