Tuesday, June 7, 2011

grungy monday #10

Hi my friends.  It's way hotter than my comfort level today.  90 last I checked.  I went out & picked some asparagus and rhubarb and watered my small garden, but now I'm inside where the AC is keeping me cool. 

I finished my card for Grungy Monday #10 today.  This is a weekly challenge celebrating the techniques and products of Tim Holtz, hostessed by Linda Ledbetter on her blog, Studio L3.  This week the challenge is to use distress inks.

I started with a piece of corrugated cardboard, which I sprayed on one side with water and let it sit for a few minutes to make it easy to remove the outer layer and reveal the texture underneath.  I tore the edges and added a bit of ivory acrylic paint on the ridges.  After letting that dry, I inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink. 

The flower is heavy interfacing cut with Tim's tattered florals die.  I inked all the layers with mustard seed distress ink and then scrunched them all up and put them together with a brad which is colored with a copic marker.  I added a little bit of vintage photo on the tips of the petals as well. 

I tore a strip of unbleached muslin and dyed it with spiced marmalade and worn lipstick DI's and dried it with my heat gun.  Then I stamped the butterflies with black archival ink.  I attached it with staples and glue dots, forming pleats.  I also added some magic mesh. 

I chose groovy guava cardstock for the base, because it matched the fabric.  The flourish is stamped in vintage photo DI.  I used my new stamps from Michaels (the only Tim Holtz stamp set I own). 

The sentiment is from a set of words that I purchased locally a number of years ago.  I just cut it out with deckle scissors and sponged the edge with vintage photo DI. 

A large brad, a metal flower from a necklace and a piece of hardware from my son's old jeans complete the card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope the remainder of the week is a good one for you. 


Starla said...

I'm enjoying watching you explore the different Grungy Monday techniques! I love the cardboard layer and your flower is fabulous!

Marjie K said...

Love this whole piece, Melody, but the dyed and stamped muslin is my favorite detail.... too cool!