Sunday, 8 May 2011

Grungy Monday 5

I've been really busy lately with my new job at the Stamp Pad which I'm absolutely loving plus it's exam season so I'm invigilating for the next few weeks - oh no, less crafting time! Been ages since I blogged - luckily we got two weeks to do the latest Grungy Monday challenge from Studio L3! The challenge this time was to embed an item in foamboard - I really enjoyed putting this together but it took me longer than expected! Here's the end result:

I cut two rectangles out of the foamboard with a scalpel then covered it with Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper. This was the first time I'd used Kraft Resist and I was pleased with the results! I inked it with a variety of distress inks, stuck it to the foamboard, added tissue tape, stamped, embellished and distressed some more! I then added background paper (from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found pad) and stuck the metal items on with glossy accents. Hope you like it.

I had a thrill this week when I opened the new Craft Stamper magazine and found my altered matchbox on page 57! How exciting to be in print! I'll have to dig out a photo of it and blog it for those of you who don't get the mag! Have a great day. JulieD


  1. Great background and stamping - love your tones...I took longer than thought too - still worth all the effort - it looks great!

    Sarah at 54

  2. ohhhh, love that resist; the bg is so subtle. Fantastic job!

  3. That background paper looks stunning as it looks sort of shiny. Love the little inserts with the key and watch faces in.

    Well done re your altered matchbox on p57 too.

    Sam xxxx

  4. Looks great, love the little niches for the key and watch faces!

  5. Thanks for your sweet comments about my piece! Yours looks great too! I will follow your blog so we can keep in touch!

    I love the paper in behind, if that Kraft resist? I have it but haven't looked at it!!! Love the key, it is great!


  6. Brilliant piece and congrats on being in CS Mag !

  7. great work. well done on being in the mag

  8. Gorgeous piece Julie! Love your artwork in the mag! Congrats!
    Alison x

  9. Beautiful piece and well done for being published in craft stamper