Monday, April 4, 2011

The Journey to Grungy Monday #2


If you haven't been to Linda's StudioL3 yet, you ought to pop on in.  She's hosting Grungy Mondays and it's all about playing with techniques -- Tim Holtz style.  This week I'm playing with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium matte and distress inks.  This is a technique I hadn't tried before today, but I found it was both easy & fun to do -- Linda posted a video link for this tutorial, presented by Tim Holtz (of course), on her blog.  One of the things I really like about Tim Holtz is that his tutorials are so easy to follow!  He does everything step by step, and explains what he is doing so even inexperienced crafters can follow along. 

For my card I used a portion of scrapbook paper that had a larger image of Rome's Colosseum on it.  The stamps I used are by TH:  old jalopy, flock of birds, & journey quote.  Several distress inks were used:  stormy sky, forest moss, weathered wood, & pumice stone.  I also used brown corduroy distress ink to "grunge" up the silky ribbon.  I heat embossed my quote using VersaMark & Zing black embossing powder, and added a steering wheel gear & TH game spinner to finish it off before adding it to a ripped blue & green cardstock mat.  Attached it to a brown card, and there ya have it.

Thanks for popping in again.  See ya soon...Lisa

21 comments:

  1. Lovely card Lisa - those spinners are getting plenty of exposure on this week's challenge aren't they? I love your background and the multi medium stamping has worked out brilliantly.

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  2. Love the images your used for the GM challenge. What a brilliant idea to use the scrapbook paper with Rome's Colosseum. Truly makes for a wonderful background! Love this!

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  3. This s a great piece, love the scene you've created.

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  4. Gorgeous card Lisa... love the jalopy...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  5. I really love the way the jalopy and birds look against the background. The technique is a great one, and you nailed it!

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  6. really clever and great use of the technique

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  7. That's fabulous, love the ribbon.

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  8. Love the images and subtle colour of this piece.

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  9. Fantastic piece!..Donna

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  10. Fab card. Great idea and great choice for the resist stamping.

    Marilyn

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  11. Great card! Your resist images are terrific.

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  12. Greta card: Love the layers of paper, resist, embossing.

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  13. Great resist here girl. You really nailed this one.

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  14. Wow! This is simply stunning! The amount of detail, the subtle background shades - just a beautiful card! Awesome job!

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  15. I love this piece! Brings back some lovely memories as Hubby and I were in Rome for Valentines! Sigh!! Well done!

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  16. Fantastic card!! All of your elements work perfectly together.

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  17. This is a stunning card, Lisa! The masking looks amazing with the misty image of the Colosseum in the background, and the design is beautifully composed. The ribbon is such a great touch, too. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Grungy Monday!

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  18. WHat a dynamic tag. I think the swirled ribbon gives a lot of movement. very nice.

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  19. So awesome! Love the resist and inking!

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