Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Grungy Monday On A...

...Tuesday! I know! On a Tuesday instead of a Saturday... I am feeling rather chuffed that I have managed to join in earlier than normal with the fabulousness that is the Grungy Monday Challenge - devised and hosted by my lovely Ranger Sister, Lovely Linda Ledbetter. All the deets for the challenge are HERE... and please, do go and take a few mins to read what Linda has said on her post this week... kinda important for everyone. So, Grungy Monday's challenge this week is to use Tim's September Challenge from 2008.




Now, this is one of my favest techniques in the whole widest world... one I use all the time when I am making cards... but usually I use Distress Inks... although why, I really do not know because the first inky ink pads I ever bought were the Adirondack Dye Pads. Anyways, it was good to get back to this technique... so good that I got all carried away and made a tag as usual... and a card too!




The tag had to see some Distress Ink, so I edged with Old Paper and then got cracking with the Adirondack pads. They are very versatile you know... check out the seam binding ribbon... that is dyed with the pads too... I just squished them in a line onto the craft sheet and spritzed with water and then dipped the seam binding into it... cute!



I edged the tag with Pesto Adirondack ink too... just to tie all the colours in together... I used Cut & Dry to do this and just blended it a bit. The little pearls are attached to a Charm Clip (remembered the name of them!) and the butterflies have their antenae stamped in black in straight onto the card, I used Post It notes to mask off the body and then inked over... just the antenae get inky then.




So... I made the tag and still wanted to play, so I made a card too. The stamp is one of the very first Tim stamps I ever got... it is so old it is a woodie! I love it because it is really versatile and comes in handy for bold prints and also fadey background fillers. I inked the seam binding like before and then made a little mat for the sentiment.. just using the inkpads like a Wrinkle Free Distress to make them blend nicely.



You should see my desk... I have all the Adirondack inks I own all over it... so that means that I am still being a slut and am not tidying up after each project... which is starting to get very annoying because I am having to shove everything onto the floor or other desk before I can start a new project... and I know I have said that I am going to tidy up... well, today I am. I have made an exekertive decision... tidy away all the stash and stuff before starting anything else. I will take a pic before though.. and print it out and put it above my desk to remind me that slutish behaviour is not conducive to letting the Mojo flow lol I am off... to get... tidy!! Thanks for loooking... TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

Joanne said...

Such subtleness on those 2. Lovely. Enjoy your tidying, suppose I should do that to the house!! nah, don't feel like it.
Hugs Joanne xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Braw! I need to go read what the technique is now. its very effective.

Sue West said...

Hels, these are both totally gorgeous. Love them both.
Sue xx

ellen vargo said...

Love the card and the tag - the technique really shines! Have fun cleaning - hope it doesn't take ELEVEN hours this time - LOL!

Hugs! Els xx

Helen said...

I especially love the tag, the butterflies are gorgeous.
I am disappointed in you, letting your room get untidy, you were doing so well! I expect to see a nice tidy one for tomorrow, lol!!! Don't work too hard at it though....

Lori said...

Love both pieces, Hels, such a great job with this technique! Just love how your stamping came out, have a good one!

Wendy said...

These are beautiful. It makes me want to go get more ink colours.LOL.

Minxy said...

There both totally gorge hunny xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cow, Hels, I'm nearly blinded by the gorgeousness! Both pieces are the very essence of this beautiful technique. You have such amazing composition skills-- everything you make has that perfect visual balance that eludes so many of us (okay, it eludes ME). Bravo.. as always. You are a master of ink, my dear!

Kim said...

Totally fabulous!! I really love the card, very pretty!

Annette said...

It certainly is addictive, this technique. Love both of your projects, especially the tag. So beautiful! You crack me up with that "slut" comment. Did you clean up like you promised? (I can totally relate!)

Kat said...

amazing technique hay,
you rock at this one hels,
love what you have made,
Kat.

Mary said...

These are so beautiful! I especially love the tag, the colors are fabulous and the butterflies are too cute! =)

StampDancer said...

I love what you did with this technique. And you're so good - making two things! Way to go!

Alison said...

They're both stunning Hels! xx

Plume said...

I love the rainbow effect of your many colors and the soft overall feel of this project.

Jane said...

Both of your entries are beautiful! I enjoy your postings about your room of Stash, maybe because that's my last name and I kind of giggle when I read them. My room suffers horribly from messiness as well.

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Both cards are lovely. Both colorful but very different in feel. I am so glad to see the background stamp on your second card. I have had it for quite some time but struggle w/how to use it! Thanks for the ideas.

Debbie C

sasa said...

I enjoyed diving into my huge pile of slightly redundant adirondack inks too...love how yours came out.
Sarah at 49 on GM

Gillian said...

Hey hun, you have soooooooo rocked this technique, love love love them, I was having panick attacks at all the clean spaces on mine, hence I kept stamping lol. xx

BrianK said...

Two stunning piece. Love the colors and your choice of stamps. The flourishes look awesome.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Really beautiful tag and card. Keep me posted on that keeping tidy project. Personally, I think all this stuff gets up and dances around in the night. And this is the one area where I am a complete klutz. The great thing about that is that sometimes the spillage often adds something to the project I'm working on

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Can I just say that I love your work and hope each time I open my new Craft Stamper that you will be in it with another inspiring project. Keep up the good work!!
Siobhan

Sam said...

Gorgeous as usual Hels. Oh! and your pieces!! LOL!
I tried this before with DIs and wasnt happy but with Adirondack I am much happier!
Can't wait to see what Linda has for us tomorrow!!

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