Friday, May 13, 2011

let your light shine

Hi my friends. My card today is for Grungy Monday, a weekly challenge posted on Linda Ledbetter's blog, celebrating the techniques and products of Tim Holtz. This week's challenge technique can be found here. I used a pool paint dabber along with peeled paint & vintage photo distress inks.

Something I've wanted to try for awhile is to make a lamp post using the sewing room die and the mini bird cage movers & shapers die. I'm tickled that it turned out. I used some yellow stickles to give it a bit of sparkle. I also used a glitter gel pen on the post to catch a little shine. I think next time I'll clear emboss the black die cuts to make them look more like metal.

The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

7 comments:

Gabrielle said...

What a brilliant idea! I'd never thought about combining those dies together to make a lamp post! Inspired!

sasa said...

great idea! the colours look really good together on your background.
Sarah at 35

Karen said...

I'd never have thought to put those two dies together as a lamp and it's brilliant! Love the background technique too.

BrianK said...

Clever way to combine the two dies. Great colors on the background, very vibriant!

Marjie K said...

Killer idea!! Love your painted background too.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Another lovely work of art, Melody! The blue and yellow are awesome for the faux woodgrain technique, and the way you've designed this, it looks as though the streetlamp is throwing its light against the sky. How clever to combine the two dies this way! Gorgeous!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS Card, Melody!!!