Thursday, 26 May 2011

Grungy Monday 08 : Watercolour



Back to Grungy Monday on a Thursday! But what a wonderful week I had with our little grandson (and his Mum and Dad of course!).

For this week's technique, Linda took us back to one of Tim Holtz blog posts back in September 2008.  This watercolour technique is one of my favourite techniques ...... however ..... I have only ever done it with Distress Inks and never with Adirondack Dye Ink.  Click the link here to be taken direct to Tim Holtz's blog and watch him take you step by step through the technique.

I only have one pad of Adirondack Dye Ink (how sad is that!) - Cranberry - which was a bit dark and juicy to use on its own.  So I thought I'd have a play with some Stampin Up Dye Inks I recently purchased to go with it.  This wonderfully "easy" technique is deceptively difficult when working with bright dye inks instead of the muted distress inks - judging by all my practice pieces! 

Do click the clink here for Linda's blog and take a look at the stunning examples posted by Sue, Ellen and Linda herself, together with everyone's amazing interpretations of the technique.

I am struggling to leave comments on blogs at the moment - I thought it was just me but I see that other's are having problems too.  Hopefully this will be sorted out soon as there are so many wonderful examples of this technique.  Thank you all for sharing such wonderful work.

 

9 comments:

Alison said...

Your tag is stunning Jennie, beautiful stamping & colours! x

Sue West said...

What a beautiful tag, wonderful images and love those colours.
Sue:)

Netty said...

Beautiful tag Jennie and great colours. Time spent with the grandchildren are totally the best of times. Annette x

Crafty Chick Designs said...

What yummy colors! And they look great against the splattery background.

Debbie C

Jane said...

Such beautiful colors. I love what folks use when they don't have the items suggested. You give me inspiration...

Wendy said...

What a beautiful card. I love your colour combo.

Sue Smith said...

Totally love it! Gorgeous work!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love this pretty tag, Jennie! You used such great stamps for the watercolor technique, and the colors are the very definition of springtime.

I'm so glad you had a wonderful week with your grandson! I bet he loves spending time with his artistic grandmother!

penny4thoughts said...

A beautiful tag, Jennie! I love that technique, too and your results are perfect.