Saturday, 30 July 2011

Grungy Monday - Rock Candy Distress ...

Another Grungy Monday challenge completed! This week I wanted to keep it simple so I followed the Master of Distress and did a tag! We needed to use either Rock Candy Distress Stickles or Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint but given that I have both in my stash I went the whole hog and used them both:

I used some Vintage Shabby paper for the background which I inked in Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky Distress Inks then covered the tag in Rock Candy Stickles with my finger. The leaf and butterflies are die cut Grungeboard which I have inked with the same colours as the background then stamped onto them with archival black ink - the leaf I have covered liberally with crackle paint and the butterflies I have used both on - I got quite an interesting texture by using the stickles over the top of the crackle! I also inked and crackled the adage ticket and added a silver gilding flaked 'ribbon' and an inked reinforcer. Simples! Same time next week, enjoy the rest of your weekend - I'm off to sunny North Wales tomorrow for a few days and hope to come back full of inspiration after spending time surrounded by the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea! JulieD

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Grungeboard Fun

I've had a whale of a time creating this week's Grungy Monday piece - the challenge was to create something using Tim Holtz's grungeboard and as grungeboard is one of my favourite surfaces ever it was a joy to make this!

I covered a piece of greyboard with kraft resist, swiped it with dusty concord distress stain then chopped some pieces of embossed grungeboard into small squares and coloured them with the stain. Next I  used black Staz-On to highlight the raised bits and stamped the Eccentric quote (one of IndigoBlu's from the Brideshead plate) onto glossy black card - then embossed with gold detail powder. A couple of charms, Krylon edges and more embossed and stained grunge and my gothic masterpiece was finished!! Hope you like it! JulieD

Saturday, 16 July 2011

It's not even Sunday Night ...

Hi, here's my Grungy Monday entry for this week and it's not even Sunday night - my usual rushed GM time!! I actually created this on Tuesday but didn't get round to blogging it! Our Tim Holtz inspired challenge this week was to create a background using a distress ink to cover the background then embossing the whole surface with clear embossing powder. Here's my attempt:

I've used Wild Honey to cover the tag with a straight to paper swipe from the pad then embossed and gone over the tag with Walnut Stain - again straight from the pad. I quickly rubbed this with kitchen towel - that's it, a very quick and easy background - the man's a genius isn't he?? I've used the technique he describes in the same blog post of inking up a stamp with a variety of colours and again clear embossing - this gorgeous stamp is from the IndigoBlu plate, Hocus Pocus - I've used Fired Brick, Walnut Stain and Wild Honey to ink up the stamp and then used foam to blend over the top of the image after it's been embossed - simple resist. Hope you like it! JulieD

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Grungy Monday 14

This week our Tim Holtz inspired challenge on the StudioL3 website was to make our own mica powder/ink sprays and using paint as a resist create a masterpiece! Here's what I came up with:

I stamped the IndigoBlu Harlequin image on an eight inch square of greyboard with Snow Cap Dabber paint four times to cover the piece, then sprayed three colours of homemade mica spray randomly onto the panel - quite feminine colours for me! The stamped images are all also IndigoBlu from the two Alice in Wonderland plates - I have coloured the tissue tape with Copper Dabber paint and inked over the embossed images with distress inks in shades a little darker than the ones used in my sprays. The central image is stamped onto a piece of corrugated card which I've torn some of the top layer off and inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink. It makes a nice change from all the Christmas cards and other items I've been creating this week for the Christmas In July Demonstration days we have had at The Stamp Pad over the last few days! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. JulieD x

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Grungy Monday 13 - Last Minute, Yet Again

I've got no crafting done this week until now so this last minute attempt at Grungy Monday 13 from StudioL3 may be a bit rushed but I've had a go! The Tim Holtz inspired challenge this week was to create a piece using alcohol inks - I love them and have used a variety of colours on a piece of embossed metal and the same felt to colour the background which is a piece of white gloss card:

The cogs are chipboard which have been coloured with purple InkaGold then silver and black embossing over random patches of versamark. I've stamped the fragments with Fuchsia StazOn and a Stampers Anonymous stamp then backed the whole thing with black gloss card which in the flesh is gorgeous - black high gloss, just my thing! I've just realised what a terrible photo it is - you can barely see the bling on the metal or the colours of the background - it's actually much more vibrant than this. Must dash! Have a great week. JulieD