Friday 16 March 2012

Grungy Monday 39

I really love the technique featured in this Grungy Monday challenge it is straight forward and you can get so many different looks with a sweep or two of your alcohol ink blending tool.   So here is my card.  It is one I designed for a class where we played with different ways to use alcohol inks to make our own patterned or coloured papers.  This tartan background was made using Pesto, Cloudy Blue and Sunshine Yellow alcohol inks.  I also used the inks to colour glossy card stock before stamping the other elements using a Sam Poole Flutter Floral stamp set from Creative Expressions.  I think the yummy colours of the alcohol ink and the bold outline stamps worked well together and I really enjoyed designing this set of cards.  The inks dry fast so you can get stamping immediately.

I hope you like my submission for this weeks Grungy Monday Challenge over at Studio L3 and thanks for setting a challenge that revisited a lovely technique featured in Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas 2009, Day 3.  Thank you also to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring this week (my fingers are crossed!).

Just thought you might like to see another card I made at the time again using Ranger alcohol inks.  This time in cloudy blue and pesto.  The colour was just pounced onto the card until you had a mottled effect you liked.  I liked it best when some of the white glossy card was still showing.

The tweed pattern on the bottom was made by embossing the mottled card with a tweed embossing folder  and then carefully highlighting the raised area with a Ranger Black Archival ink pad.

Today I have promised myself that I will get on with the next thing on the to do list for my business and clear the room next door that I need to make ready for when I start preparing the content of my website.  So that means I am going to be clearing the long stored junk and making enough room to redecorated the room.  Everything has to look nice for what I want to do in there.......Sorry to be a tease........I am thinking of decorating it to match the colours of my website.  I might even paint my logo on the wall to remind me of my goal and to keep me motivated when I get side tracked by crafting.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I am off to post my link and to have a look at the other entries in the Grungy Monday challenge.  I love to see the huge variety of gorgeous projects have been inspired by one challenge.

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