Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grungy Monday

Last week Monday was the first Grungy Monday Challenge!!!  A new challenge started by Linda of Studio L3 since the Compendium of Curiosities challenge was finished.  I did not, however, get my entry for Grungy Monday #1 done is time so this post includes both my #1 and #2.

This first card is for Grungy Monday #1 - challenge details here.  Our challenge was to be inspired by Tim Holtz's 2008 12 Tags of Christmas Day 10 found here.  My card measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".  For my background I masked with Tim's gear masks, sprayed with color wash and heirloom gold Perfect Pearls, removed the masks and inked with Distress Ink.  The quote is a Quietfire Design stamp stamped and embossed in black.  The birds (Tim's movers and shapers mini die) are cut from grungeboard.  Stamped and embossed the flourish (Quietfire Design) in black and painted over them with Perfect Pearls sour apple and blue raspberry.  The man is a Studio 490 image from the Seriously Art Set.  The ribbon is seam binding sprayed with Color Wash.  Tim's newsprint Alpha Parts to spell dream.   



This next one is for Grungy Monday #2 - info here - and it is an ATC.  For this challenge our inspiration came from a Video on the Ranger site found here.  I made a foam stamp from Tim's on-the-edge scrollwork die.  I started with an atc blank cut from Tim's Crowded Attic paper stack.  Stamped the scrollwork along the edge with matte medium, dried it, inked the atc with a few Distress Inks, and stamped the scrollwork again - just not as wide this time - along the left with Archival Ink plum.  Across the top the leaves are stamped with Archival Ink olive and along the bottom the saying is stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  The leaves, saying and face are from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 set It's Face Art. The face is stamped on Ranger's manila cardstock with jet black, cut out and colored with Distress Inks.  The wings are Wendy's small butterfly (Make Mine Mini Art set) stamped on Clearly For Art Blackout, cut out, cut in half and attached behind the face.


Another view of each project.


27 comments:

wendy vecchi said...

Wanda...
great job!
love them both...LOTS!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Two great projects - I love your colours and elements and your resist looks great.

Marjie K said...

These are fabulous! Love your backgrounds and hte two little birds and the wings on your lady.... so much to see here!

Alexandra said...

These are fab', I love the attached butterfly wings, lovely idea. Great backgrounds too.

Netty said...

Oooh they are both totally gorgeous. Annette x

Kathy Eddy said...

Wanda, they are both fantastic!

Von said...

Two awesome pieces Wanda your images work so well :)
Von x

Quietfire said...

Wow! Wanda! Amazing! Thanks so much for using my rubber stamp!

2amscrapper said...

Hi Wanda! Both of these are magnificent!

Lori said...

Love these Wanda! Great idea to use that scrollwork for a stamp! I love that Wendy face...sigh....lol... and I received your package yesterday, thank you!

SusanK said...

Stunning and superb!

Meredith said...

I love the words! Such great stamps and inspired atcs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful Grungy Monday pieces and at least you got yours done!
hugs Lynn

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful Wanda! And I love that quote!
Have a great week!

KraftMan said...

These are really cool and unique. The colors are amazing.

Shelly Hickox said...

These are both fantastic, Wanda!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the look of grunge- should play with the techniques more- I always love your projects and find them so inspirational!

Alison said...

Both pieces are fabulous Wanda! x

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Wanda! Two fabulous creations!! Love them both!! Gorgeous backgrounds and fabulous image choices! :)

minnie_mac said...

Two fabulous pieces. Love 'em.

Marilyn

Sam said...

Both of these are gorgeous! Love 'em!

Lisa said...

Both are simply lovely!

Turid said...

Great. eseocially the one with the lovely qoute about never being to old for a new goal or drea. Love that!!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wanda, both your Grungy Monday pieces are FABULOUS! You re-interpreted Tim's "12 Tags" technique perfectly for GM01, and I LOVE that it looks like the little birds are conversing with the gentleman. Clever and sweet!

Your GM02 art is equally wonderful. I love the Wendy stamps, and the resist background is subtle and perfect. Great colors, too, and that sentiment is one of my favorites ever.

You are incredibly talented.

Scrap Vamp said...

Both of these are amazing! Love all the inking, stamping and designs!

jenny said...

Oh Wanda... your cards are both so gorgeous... awesome work...

Hugs
Jenny x

Dezinaworld said...

stunning Grunge Monday pieces! the inking is fantastic! i love these designs
i just wanted to let you know i have a gorgeous background freebie on my dezinaworld blog at the moment but it will be gone at the end of the week,so please pop by and grab it before its gone!

have a great week hugs June