Wings of Love…Something Messy Challenge

One of the things I’ve been wanting to do for a while is nurture on my grungy-ness, vintage, shabby chic techniques/style. Lately, I have been working on my art journal quite a bit which is why I haven’t been posting much with respect to grungy art. In the journal, the pages are at different stages of completion with none that are finished yet to show you. Work has been trying lately so I’ve just been spraying ink to my hearts content. That’s what I enjoy about art journaling, no structure…just play!

Well this tag is a…um…a result of a journal page. I needed to remove excess ink and well, tags are great for blotting to use for later! I have a few of these tags (blotted) kicking around! I need to get on them to make good use of them else I’ll have a tag backlog!

The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is…Something Messy! These days I don’t think I do anything that isn’t messy!


I really like the way this tag turned out. The colours (which aren’t normally ones that I gravitate to) have just mesmerized me! Inspiration took the drivers seat from there and off I went! The tag, ribbon, wings have been coloured with Dylusions Ink Spray. Of course, I couldn’t resist using Perfect Pearls, UTEE, Glossy Accents and I even pulled out metallic distress stain. What fun! In terms of messy…well ink spraying, ribbon dying and would you believe it or not using UTEE is messy too….hmmmm…or perhaps it’s just me! lol

WingsofLovei _Spike

I am also entering this tag into the Inspiration Emporium’s Spread some Love Challenge since there’s lots of “love” that was put into the tag and it’s my February tag in 12 tags of 2013 🙂 .

I highly suggest getting inky if you haven’t in a while. Trust me…you’ll feel so much better! 🙂

Thanks for dropping in today!


10 thoughts on “Wings of Love…Something Messy Challenge

  1. Spike…your winged heart tag is very cool. I love your background and Dyan’s string of hearts that you’ve used to stamp onto your background. Love the “14” hanging from your winged heart, too. I The strip of lace and bling across the top is a nice bonus! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. ❤ Candy

  2. Ohhhhhhhhh that is fantastic!!!! Love it love it love it!!! I am all about the messy / shabby / chic!! Awesome possum!!

  3. I am really loving those colours! Fabulous embellies too – those WINGS! And it’s not just you – UTEE is a surefire way for me to cover my entire bleeping desk with little grains. And the carpet. And the dog. And you get the idea 😉

  4. Hi Spike, I love your winged heart tag. The colors are fantastic and the sentiment with the wings is awesome. Also love, love the ribbon. Think it is definitely time to get messy, as Mother Earth, I hope is starting to wake up so why not go for it!!!!!

  5. Beautiful! I love the rich colors and that the creativity flowed out of you onto the tag. Wonderful design! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  6. So beautiful!! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show 🙂

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