Saturday, June 11, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge

Distress Inks.......some of my absolute favorites and they just happen to be the theme of this week's Grungy Monday Challenge inspired by all things Tim Holtz. I tried a new to me technique of Tim's of first stamping on my embossing folder with pumice DI and a Reflections text stamp and then Cuttlebug embossed the paper. I rubbed the embossed areas with more DI in tumbled glass and bundled sage. The embossed panel is layered onto a background panel of my old reliable go-to technique of wrinkle-free distress using the same 2 colors. Finally, I inked my edges with more pumice stone. These inks are so versatile!! Image and text bits: Paper Whimsy, stamp: Stampers Anonymous


Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful piece and what a sweet image.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely beautiful Penny. I love the technique you have used but have not seen these embossing folders before - a must have I think!

lynne said...

What shines is that you take this challenge on but make it very much 100% Penny.
Adorable vintage artwork at its best.

Kim said...

THis is a technique I need to play with more! Yours came out stunningly! An yes, I agree with Jennie, that is a must have folder--Cuttlebug you say? Hmmm.

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

How sweet is this?! I love the subtle way you used those Distress Inks, Penny, and the imagery is just darling. Isn't the stamped embossing folder technique cool? You did a beautiful job, and as always, made some really Grungy Monday magic!