Monday, 16 May 2011

Grungy Monday 07 : Ink Colour Blocking

Grungy Monday on a Monday!  ............ and what a technique. 


Ink Colour Blocking - which if you click the link here you will find a quick video of Tim demonstrating his Distress Ink Color Blocking Technique. As Linda at Studio L3 says "this is such a fun and easy way to create a funky, mod/grunge look, and you can use it for so many projects".

I did a couple of small pieces first and wasn't too sure if I liked it as the colours I used were quite bright, but once it started drying and the colours all merged together it looked really great. 

So .... what to do with my inked piece.  It looked quite "masculine" so I decided to make a birthday card for No. 2 son who is always on his bike (training and road racing).  I used the Rusted Enamel Technique from the Compendium of Curiosities for the cogs and despite using all the same colours of ink they all look a different colour!

I had very little time to make this card as I am getting ready for a visit from my other son, daughter in law and gorgeous (of course!) 4 month old grandson - so probably no crafting for the next week!

Do click the link to Studio L3 as there are three beautiful and stunning examples of this technique.

Thank you all for your help with my dabbers last week - it was very much appreciated!

Enjoy your week.

22 comments:

jude said...

Love the colours and design youve choosen .Im sure your son will love it!Good luck
hugs judex

Wendy said...

Wonderful card Jennie. It's so interesting to see how others have used this background technique. I love the way you added more grid lines on it.And of course gears are always a hit with me.

Evelyn S. said...

This is fabulous! Love how you've blended the blocked background even more with the overstamping. Wonderful masculine card!

Daniele said...

wow you're quick off the mark, love subtle colours
hugs

StampDancer said...

This is wonderful! I also love how you incorporated the cogs and the tissue tape. Your son will be impressed!

Kristy C said...

I lovce this!! I love your colorblocking-it looks so blended and muted! Beautiful!

fairy thoughts said...

lovely background, it fits perfectly with the gears, very masculine
janet

Chris A. said...

super artwork!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fanastic card, love the gears.

Dezinaworld said...

Gorgeous grungy steampunk piece. I absolutely love it
hugs June xxxx

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card! love the colours you used.

Becky said...

Love the card Jennie and have fun with your Grandson.

Becky x

Jane said...

I love the colors and manly theme. Your son will love it!

Shelly Hickox said...

Love the way you used the gears over the background. Fantastic card!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love how you layered paper on top of the background!
Rinda

Kim said...

I love your colors! Your son will love this card.

sasa said...

quite agree - that it grows on you once it's all blended. great card - enjoy the visitors...
Thanks for sharing...
Sarah at 46

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Very nice card. I think any biker would love this!

BrianK said...

As a guy, the colors are great. The grid stamped on the background is a great detail and who doesn't like cogs. Very Cool!

Alison said...

Brilliant card Jennie! Love your background! xx

Debbie said...

Great design! Love the colours and the grid! Awesome! BTW, your header is very sooooothing and calming! Love it!

Plume said...

Beautiful card! i love the soft color blocking and the contrast it makes with the gears.