Monday, 18 April 2011

Grungy Monday Week 4

These posts are like buses - you wait all week then two come along at once ... Well this week's Grungy Monday challenge over on Studio L3 was to use distress inks and texture fades together - much as I love getting messy, I'd never tried this technique before as I wasn't sure how much work it would take to get my texture fades clean! It was pretty painless! As always, the technique is based on one demoed by Tim Holtz . Here is my creation:


I cut the tag in half and with a folder inked up with shabby shutters and mustard seed, embossed the top half then inked up the Texture Trade folder of the car with walnut stain and debossed it - just for a change, to see how it looked (that's actually a lie - I inked up the wrong side of the folder but I was really happy with the result!!) I then added a few highlights to both halves using both a blending tool and adding ink straight from the pad. Oh, and it all got a good squirt with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist (one of my current well-used crafting items!) My fave part of this tag is the ribbon - it is white satin ribbon which I have splooshed (!!) with broken china Distress Stain then stamped with black archival ink using a Stampers Anonymous stamp - I was really pleased with the effect! The ribbon covers the join and I added a fragment charm, tissue tape (enhanced with tumbled glass Distress Stickles) and a Stampers Anonymous quote. Another thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours! Thanks Linda! JulieD

12 comments:

  1. I really like this alot! The colours are perfect! A work of art!

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  2. Great tag! I love how you did this with 2 different folders, fabulous idea:)

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  3. Gorgeous tag, love the stamped ribbon! x

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  4. Fab tag, the debossed car was obviously meant to be as it looks great!

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  5. So gorgeous Julie, I love what you did with the technique and I agree with you, painless and enjoyable :)! Your design is wonderful and the colours so pretty. The ribbon is a wonderful detail too, very clever. Have a happy Easter. Chris :) x

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  6. Your tag is great with the wheel like embossing and the car.

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  7. Looooove your colors. Only goes to prove that there is no wrong side. Your splooching technique is perfection.

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  8. Just lovely - fab shades and and embossing - so clear!

    Sarah

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  9. Stunning tag, love that car!!!

    Sam xxxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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  10. Julie, I love this sweet, inspiring tag! You used the GM04 technique perfectly, and the little jalopy and sweet sentiment are great. I love the Fragment!!!

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