Saturday, July 2, 2011

Grungy Monday #13

Hi my friends.  I have really not felt the pull to be crafting this week.  Sometimes I think it's good to take a little break, especially when I don't have any mandatory projects to get done.  But I finally forced myself to sit down and do a little stamping last night.  I wanted to get my card done for Grungy Monday, which is a weekly challenge celebrating the techniques and products of Tim Holtz.  Tim's blog is filled with ideas and tutorials.  You can find this challenge on Linda Ledbetter's blog, Studio L3 each Monday.  This week our challenge is using alcohol inks, demonstrated HERE by Tim Holtz himself. 

I decided to do a bit of recycling at the same time and pulled out a piece of plastic packaging, which I then inked up with some alcohol inks and die cut with Tim's butterflies movers & shapers dies.  In order to make the colors pop more, I die cut the same butterlies from ivory card stock to back the plastic ones. 

My card stock base is ivory, then black, and ivory for the background.  I stamped the background with SU's cheesecloth in mustard seed distress ink.  Then I stamped the Tim Holtz flourish in tumbled glass distress ink.  The sentiment is stamped in black archival ink.

I added some turquoise grosgrain ribbon for a bit more color.  The butterflies are held together with black brads and attached to the card with dimensional foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.  Have a wonderful weekend.


Plume said...

OH these beautiful little butterflies pop up so well on top of hte green background. I think you did a very good job with this week's challenge!

sasa said...

Great colours very bright and cheery - love your background too.