Sunday, 30 October 2011

Grungy Monday 24 - Perfect Distress

I Know - I missed one. Life has been getting in the way recently and I managed to miss a Studiol3 challenge - I'm disappointed as I've done all the others but hey ho... here's the next creation inspired by the Tim Holtz  Perfect Distress technique:

It's a terrible photo but it's late and I'll be out all day tomorrow and didn't want to miss another week - I'm in the middle of working at a Weekend Craft Retreat from the Stamp Pad and it will be another early morning tomorrow so it will have to do. I've used the new Limited Edition Distress Inks on my tag - Seedless Preserves to colour the tag, Ripe Persimmon to colour the pumpkin, tissue tape and Kraft Resist pieces and Gathered Twigs to stamp with and ink the edges. I've used heirloom gold Perfect Pearls over the stamping and inked the grungeboard bats with Black Soot Distress Stain. Must dash, my bed is calling me - hope there aren't too many mistakes in here - I can barely keep my eyes open! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. JulieD X

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Grungy Monday 22 - Halloween!

Welcome back Linda - I've missed Grungy Monday, my StudioL3 Tim Holtz inspired weekly challenge! I was pleased to have this challenge of creating a Halloween piece this week as I've recently bought  Halloween dies, embossing folders, stamps and the Kraft Resist so I needed an excuse to have a play with them - I'm not keen on trick or treat or 'nasty' side of Halloween but I love the colours and the imagery of ravens, cats, pumpkins, owls, spiders, bats etc etc! Anything dark and gothic and I'm happy! Here's what I came up with:

I attached a piece of gloss black card to a piece of greyboard, coloured the Kraft Resist with Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord Distress Stains then added a black ribbon. For the right hand corner panel, I used the back of a Fragments packet and embossed it with one of the Halloween Texture Fades then skimmed a Jet Black Staz-on pad over the top and attached with Glossy Accents. The tree is die cut from corrugated card - I tore the top layer off some of it to reveal the bumpy bits then coloured using Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade stains and a bit of black and purple glitter. The owl stamp doesn't show up too well on the photo but it looks good in the flesh - it's from the Haunted Mansion Stampers Anonymous set, stamped on gloss black card with a purple Encore inkpad and clear embossed. The poison labels on the tags are from the 6x6 sheets at the back of the Halloween Kraft Resist pad - I'd been waiting weeks for this pad - it didn't arrive with the stock order as it was out of stock at the supplier we use at work at The Stamp Pad so I was VERY excited when I turned up on Thursday and found it had arrived!! I think Gwen will be pleased as I can stop mithering every time I set foot through the door!!! The little metal spider web charm started off life in bronze but I attacked it with black alcohol ink to fit in with my piece. Hope you like it - lots more Halloween posts to come!  JulieD x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Moth Fab - With Added Glitter!

I always say that my Stampotique girls are my favourite stamps but hardly ever get to use them so when I decided to enter the Stash Buster Competion on UK Stampers, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get them out! The remit was to use glitter and the prize is stuff from The Stamp Pad. Here's my creation:

I'm not a regular user of glitter but this was fun! Hope you've enjoyed the autumn sun. JulieD