Sunday, 17 July 2011

Grungy... Scraping In Under The Wire...

... cos I am sooo late with this weeks Grungy Monday challenge entry... mainly because I have been swanning about (pardon the pun) on a river... anyways... without further ado... deets for the fab Grungy Monday challenge can be found HERE on my lovely Ranger Sister, Linda Ledbetter's blog. The challenge this week is inspired by the technique from The Duke of Distress - all the deets are HERE on his blog.



So... when this was a challenge on the Compendium...erm... challenge (ahem) I had "issues" with it. I don't know why but I just cannot seem to get the top coat of ink to look right... so, this time I used Scattered Straw on the base and then Vintage Photo on the top... and I still didn't like it so I bunged some Black Soot on and that calmed it down a bit.




And... feeling rather adventurous, I also did the same tech on the Old Jalopy - which was cut using Victor II *which is a complete darling and I love him more than I loved the original Victor** out of mountboard. The base is Pumice Stone and the top is Black Soot... and the extra 3d-y bits are Black Soot which was then clear embossed.



So... I don't normally do an extra post on a Sunday but today is special because I really wanted to have another go at this tech and had I left it til the morning it would have been too late - a new challenge will be posted tomorrow and I am so getting straight onto it! Anyways... enough waffling from me (again) for a day... have a goodly evening... we are going to watch the final of The Apprentice... my ££ is on either **Tom, Jim or Helen... or Susan ROFL **nowt like sitting on the fence lol** TTFN!

Hels x

**ooooeeeee, well that result was a turn up for the books!!!!**

9 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Hels! Glad you got this one in at the last minute.

Bella said...

Well, I have only just done my Grungy Monday too and I have created it with a flower so I can enter your challenge as well. I am so behind this week! Next week WILL be better!

Gillian .... said...

He must have returned with the tempting offer of chocolate and boy was he helpful, this is sooooo coolio hun, love the steampunk gents riding along in the Ole Jalopy, fabby! xx

Sam said...

I like it - I like it alot. I have been wondering how I could get the Jalopy on a tag and now I know!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, excellent tag!!

StampDancer said...

This is great - I love the guys peeking out the car window. Fabulous project Hels!
Deb M
x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Your posts always amaze me GF...I'mm always there right beside you for your entire process, what a fun piece! Have missed you and glad to see your purdy posts! xxoo

Andrea said...

fantastic art as ever Hels xx

Rein said...

Gorgeous tag!

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