Friday, 24 June 2011
Grungy Monday 12 : More Resist!
Another take on the shabby chic technique for this week's Grungy Monday. Linda's technique choice took us again back to the Tim Holtz blog 2008 Technique Challenge - which you can find HERE. Do pop along to the Studio L3 site as there are some wonderful inspirational pieces from Alison and the two Linda's.
My inspiration this week is wholly down to Sam of Hettiecraft who created a fab tag using a foam stamp she had made from a Sissix die. I was really struggling with my stamps for this technique as they were all far too detailed. So...... with Sam's inspired idea I dashed into Lerwick this morning to buy some foam to make a stamp. Hmmm ............. no foam anywhere so I cut a stamp out of Kling On using the Sewing Room die (a recent purchase and I'm loving it!) and stuck it onto a heavy piece of card. It didn't take the Embossing Ink too well, but I did at least get an image. I didn't have any luck with the Paint Dabbers so I decided to cheat a bit and used Fired Brick Distress Stain which worked a treat. Now I've covered up my tag you can hardly see the die shape - all that effort!
This will be my last entry for Grungy Monday for about six weeks as tomorrow we sail off in our boat Mrs Muir for a six week cruise from Shetland to Orkney, the Western Isles and the West Coast of Scotland. I DOOO so hope the sun shines and the wind is nice and calm. I've got a whole box of inks, stamps and papers packed so I'll be crafting once we are anchored or tied up! If we get a WiFi link I'll be checking the GM site and hopefully having a go with the supplies I have.
Have fun everyone!