Thursday, July 28, 2011

GM#17:We Do Not Remember Days.....

Crackle close up
before Rock Candy and distress ink added to "age" the piece

This week at Studio L3 for the Grungy Monday #17 challenge we were to use Rock Candy -so I used the Rock Candy Crackle Paint, since that is what I had on hand :) This is a 6x6 canvas-but it had the staples on the sides so I hot glued some Grosgrain ribbon to the sides to cover them.  Of course I added a piece of ribbon to hang the piece also! I used Acrylic Paint Dabbers for the background.

Stamps used are from I Brake For Stamps:
European Tile #2
We Do Not Remember
Crackly looking image from the Grunge Backgrounds Sheet

I added a facet to the bottom of the canvas to finish it off!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Grungy Monday #16-Grungeboard Extravaganza

This week for the Grungy Monday Challenge over at Studio L3 its a Grungeboard Extravaganza!
I made a mini book from Grungepaper I cut using a Sizzix die of a File Folder (have had it forever!) for the covers and it has cardstock pages.  I embossed the grungepaper with a cuttlebug folder and applied a white ranger paintdabber and sanded it off the raised areas then applied Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  It needed more so I stamped images from I Brake For Stamps for more contrast. I cut out the center using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four. I attached a grungeboard heart with mini staples and a washer that was distressed with Distress Powder. The Mona Lisa collage image is actually one I designed some time ago (grin) and she really called to me today, so I used her for the focal image.  I used the Water Stamping technique over her using a background image of Postmarks :) It is put together with large jumprings :)

Stamp images used here:
Mystic Smile
Postmark Background
Collage text from This sheet
Harlequin background from this sheet
Postcard from this sheet

Friday, July 15, 2011

GM#15 & I Brake For Challenges #5

I made this actually for 2 challenges!  Grungy Monday Challenge #15 at Studio L3 and for the I Brake For Challenges #5! For Grungy Monday the challenge was to use this technique that resembles distressed enamel. I used this technique for the Center piece background.  For  I Brake For Challenges the theme was Summer Fun. The lawn chair I used here (from I Brake For Stamps) reminds me of the lazy days of summer :) This card is called a Telescoping Card and is a technique out of the June/July 2011 Technique Junkies Newsletter.
All stamps used here are from I Brake For Stamps:
Lawn Chair
Field of Daisies
Cheerful Thoughts
Grunge Backgrounds

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Project for Quietfire Design

I keep forgetting to post this! I did a project for Quietfire Design and the directions are here

Friday, July 8, 2011

GM #14

For this week's Grungy Monday Challenge over at Studio L3 we were supposed to use Tim Holtz's technique from March 2008. Stamps here are from I Brake For Stamps .
I also added a facet at the top, attached to the ribbon that I stamped. I could not find my glossy accents at first so I just used Stickles so it sparkles :)