Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Grungy Monday 11 : Faux Batik





Another great Grungy Monday challenge over at Studio L3 - Faux Batik.  


Linda has chosen another great Tim Holtz technique for this week's challenge, one which I have not done before although I do alot of resist.  Click the link here to Tim's blog and details of the 2008 technique.   Also do take a look at the great inspirational pieces from Dan, Deborah and Linda.


A bit of a "happy accident" for me as some of my dictionary paper stuck to the melted embossing powder, but I quite like it!  The Hero Arts stamp has quite a watercolour distress look, so I decided to go with it rather than start again.  I used Wild Honey, Blue China, Rusty Hinge and a touch of Vintage Photo, mainly because I wanted to start using some of the grungepaper roses I made for a recent workshop and which are sitting beside my desk begging to be used!


I hope you are all getting better weather than we are here (heavy rain and gale force winds) but at least I am getting alot of craft pieces completed for the SWRI bi-annual show in August.  


Have a good week everyone!

10 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag, love your soft colors and lovely blossom!

Evelyn S. said...

You inspired me to make a second piece .... I love your colors and the overall design!

fairy thoughts said...

I love the beautiful restful colours in this tag.
janet

Shelly Hickox said...

So soft and pretty - and I think you invented a new technique, lol!

Jane said...

Your tag is beautiful. Lovely colors. And your grunge rose is perfect. I have yet to try that - but it's on my list. Weather? Well - if you call 5% humidity, 106 degrees, and no moisture in sight good - I dont' mind the heat, but we need rain like crazy. Send some our way.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! love that flower:)

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Really wonderful! Love the stuck paper.

BrianK said...

Jennie, I love the colors in your tag, but thank goodness for happy accidents. My first thought when I looked at your tag was "How did she do that?" Looks great!

Sam said...

Gorgeous tag Jennie. The stuck paper looks fab - I might have to try it sometime - I usually use the backside of plain white paper which I salvage from work and it doesn't have the effect that yours has when it sticks!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Such a gorgeous tag and and a wonderful sentiment, Jennie! I love the sweet, summery look, and that rose is absolutely perfect! You're right-- the dictionary paper "happy accident" looks awesome, in fact, I think you just created a fabulous new technique!