Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pure Grunge.......


Wow - two posts in one day! While blog hopping this evening I came across a site called  Studio L3 with a great challenge - Grungy Monday - all things Tim Holtz. Fantastic - right up my alley. I have been looking for inspiration, and time to be able to be more creative on my own terms, and I just couldn't resist this. This weeks challenge is to use Distress Inks and take Tim Holtz's video demo of them as inspiration.

I created the following piece by covering a page in pages from an old book, then used his flourish masks and Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks over the top to create patterned voids, and stamped on top with some of his word stamps. I then die cut the film strip and cogs dies in patterend paper and grunge paper, inked them up with the same coloured Distress Inks and then added metal embellishments to finish.






18 comments:

fairy thoughts said...

great tag, you made that really quickly. mine took ages. i love the background, lots of different elements going on.
thanks for sharing
janet

gayle said...

Great Sally. Loving the colours and all of the elements to this piece.x

Candy C said...

Your tag is beautiful! LOVE the colors you used and all of the elements and layers! Really a great tag! <3 Candy

Sam said...

Wow! I thought I worked on my tag quickly! I like this tag! Very good for the man in your life! Thanks for your kind comments on mine :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great use of the gear die. Wonderful tag.

JulieD said...

Great piece - love your colours and elements. JulieD

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag lots to look at, glad you found Grungy Monday I am sure you will enjoy these challenges set by Linda at Studio L3.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous tag Sally - I love all your elements, they work so well together and the with the colours too.

Thanks too for visiting my blog - I really appreciate it. I've been looking at your other work too and it is all super.

Shelly Hickox said...

Love all the colors, layering, and elements you used in this. Truly a gorgeous piece!

Jane said...

Wow, you completely rocked this challenge. I love your stamping, colors, everything. Very fun art.

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous grungy tag.

Marilyn

Julie Forest said...

Fabulously grungerific steampunk tag!!! LOVE it!! :)

Terry said...

Pure grunge is Grungy Beautiful! Love your tag and all the delightful gears of goodness! Thank you for visiting my blog and I am now following you! Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa said...

Wow...this is super! And I love how you used the film strip die!

wearestampers said...

Perfect grunge page! You'll fit right in with all of us!! :)
Pam

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm so glad you discovered the Grungy Monday challenge, Sally! Your debut piece is absolutely wonderful! You used the resist technique with such skill and style, and the gears and filmstrip accents are perfect! I hope very much to see you again next week!

Plume said...

It is fun to see what everyone comes up with. Surprising how you can make something beautiful out of a collage of gears and filmstrips. Bravo!

Scrap Vamp said...

Gorgeous! Love the rusty colors and the gears!