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.
Creativity has been part of me all my life. Art is about having fun, experimenting, not being afraid to take risks and watching those happy accidents take form. Art is in my blood, my lovely mum was a Graphic Designer in her professional life. So I guess I get it from her!!