Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Colour of Money, At the Mall, Tim

Shopping Is A Form Of Art
This is convenient! One tag, three challenges! Ya gotta love that! And...it wasn't planned!

First off here are the challenges:
1. Gingersnap Creations: GC108: Color Of Money
2. Gingersnap Creations: GC105: Chestnut Theme : At The Mall
3. Grungy Monday 12: Tim Holtz Technique April 2008

The "Colour of Money" challenge is to use the colours found in your money. Half way through making this tag, for the TH challenge, I came upon this challenge and thought the colours were very close to our $100 dollar bill. I just happened to have one hanging around! Canadian money is very colourful. You can see the other denominations and the colours, here. It was just in the news in the last day or 2, that Canadian paper money is going to be replaced with plastic money. Supposed to last a lot longer than paper. Hope it's not too bulky!


The other components fit in with the "At The Mall" challenge; price tag, sentiment, woman with handbag.


The brown grid piece on the tag is for the "Grungy Monday 12: Tim Holtz Challenge" You can see his demo here.


I say "colour", you say "color". Here's the lowdown on "colour and color" 


The scoop on supplies used:
- Distress Inks: Tattered Rose (my fav!), Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage
- Stamps:  Tim Holtz stitch stamp, grid stamp.
- Lovely lady is from TH paper stack, Crowded Attic
- Americana DecoArt Milk Chocolate (yum!) Acrylic Paint
- Spica Buttermilk Glitter Pen on her hat and purse
- Odds and Sods: tape measure from Dollar Store, ribbon was beige and was inked with matching Distress Inks used on tag, button, eyelet, sentiment from computer in American Typewriter font, safety pin. 
- Price tag from a blouse. Don't know what blouse. I don't believe I have it anymore. It was actually marked down to $50. (the sale price part of the tag was fluroscent red and didn't go so I cut it off) There's no friggin' way I'd pay $80 for a blouse! $80 Canadian, that is!


Without the dough
Go have a look at the challenges and see the other entries. Lots of creative minds out there in bloggerland!


Here's a good video. Meryl Streep singing Money, Money, Money from Mama Mia. Have a look and listen. Sing if you want to! You know you want to....




Thanks for shopping stopping by! Leave a word or two before you go! I love comments!


Very excited and honoured! This card was chosen as a "Top 10 Ginger Gem" in the Gingersnap Creations: GC108 The Color Of Money Challenge! Thank you so much!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Love your style and challenges. Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Debbie! Great theme!
Alison x

Patricia said...

Amazing loveley tag!
Love all the details.
Greetz Patricia

craftattack said...

Great tag, money, entertainment and art, all together . that's another bargain! Great take on the theme, I havn't started mine yet! Hugs, Valerie

Jingle said...

This is AWESOME! Wonderful job!

judyjstamper said...

wonderful creation!! and the article on plastic money was interesting too.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this tag! Your background, the pin, the pricetag... so many neat add-ons!

Jayne C said...

Great tag, Debbie!!! Plastic money sounds a little strange...it won't rustle!!! x

Terry said...

Such a fabulous tag! Great fun!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab tag, love how you incorporated the price tag!

Crafty Chick Designs said...

All the pieces fit the theme to perfection! And your grid is awesome. Enjoyed the video, too.

Debbie C

papillon said...

lol, love the saying on this one, i'll have to show my DH! But most important, love the tag. what a great combination of layers and colors!

Shelly Hickox said...

Love this!! Your colors are fantastic!

Bubbles said...

Great tag ... i always love the way you put colours together.
I'm not the hugest fan of tattered rose... it always seems to be just a little pale and wishy-washy to me... but bundled sage is one of my favourites - I just use that colour all the time!

sasa said...

I just love this stamp and you have made this lady look fabulous! A great tag, with wonderful colours and a great design. Love the rounded corners!

Debi said...

Debbie, what a great tag-I love the colours, so subtle but beautifully blended, debi x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great combination, your tag looks fabulous.

Missusg said...

i love your style!!!!!

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Debbie, great job on this wonderful tag! It's a really clever design and a great use of the GM12 technique. What a smart idea, using the actual price tag. Everything about this is brilliant!

Mama Mia is one of my favorite movies, ever! Thanks for the fun video-- I think I need to watch that film again.

donna said...

You have a wonderful blog Debbie! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. So nice to meet a fellow Canadian. I have never been to Halifax but I know people who have. Your tag is marvelous. Your Tim technique is perfect and you are right about shopping being an art form. See you soon...Donna

BrianK said...

Great tag Debbie, love the color and using the price tag is very clever.

Linda R. said...

Your Tag is soooooo Awesome.. I love it..

Daniele said...

greaaaaate tag hun, love all the elements
hugs

Netty said...

Terrific tag, love all the embellies. Annette

Jingle said...

Oh, I like this very much! Beautiful work!

Sharon said...

This is great Debbie!

trisha too said...

Great tag, Debbie, and what a fun post!!

Congratulations on being chosen as a Ginger Gem!

:)

Artwork by Nancy Johnson said...

Congrats on the Gem! Love this piece! And thanks for a new song to be stuck in my head for the day! LOL!

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