Monday, 18 April 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge 4

Good morning folks, today I am so very pleased to announce that I have been given the great honour of being a guest designer for the very new Grungy Monday challenge!! How awesome is that! With me as a guest designer this week is the lovely Gerri who has an amazing blog.

Grungy Monday is a fabulous challenge created by the lovely and so very talented Linda, it was created to celebrate all thing Tim Holtz. Today is challenge 4 which is to incorporate Tim's texture fade distress technique into an artful project. For my project I decided to make a card.

To start: Cut from a Kraft file folder the Tim Sizzix Baroque Die. Follow the instructions in the technique video using Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder. Wipe off the folder straight away, if it is stubborn the use of stazon cleaner helped for me. Stamp onto the Kraft folder the Mini Cirque lettering from Stampers Anonymous and the dress form from the Graphic45 stamps and fussy cut them out. Take your Viva Decor Inka Gold and using your finger distress all edges of the Kraft card you have just cut out. Let dry then buff gently with a paper towel.

Take your A5 card blank and stamp off the edge in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink the butterfly and cog stamps from the Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante stamp set. Using your finger edge the card with Inka Gold by Viva Decor. Once dry buff to make it shine

To Finish: Arrange all elements on the card to make sure you are happy with the layout. Attach the cog with the brad to the baroque die cut  first then secure the die cut onto the card with suitable adhesive. Make sure the hand still spins. With Matte accents glue the two remaining cogs onto the card, I use Matte accents rather than glossy accents because it will not show if the glue seeps out of the edge like glossy accents will. With 3D glue/foam attach the lettering and dress form.

Items used:
Tim Holtz Gears from Art from the Heart
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Cirque Alpha stamps from Art from the Heart
Viva Decor inka gold from Craft Den, Sheffield
Kraft card file folders from Staples
Vintage Sepia Versafine ink pad from local craft shop
Card blank from local craft shop
Tim Holts Sizzix Die from local craft shop
Cuttlebug Clockworks Embossing folder from local craft shop
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante stamps a gift from a friend in the USA

Don't forget to check out the All things Tim Yahoo group for fabulous inspiration!


Terry said...

Love your Steampunk GM creation! I love the gear embossed background. Congrats for being our guest designer this week! I am your 30th follower!

Maggie said...

Congrats on being GD for GM#4, there is so much to look at in your I love it all, thanks for the inspiration.

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer, well done. I love what you have made, very creative xx

Gillian .... said...

Congrats on being guest designer this week, I love how you have combined the clockwork/gear elements along with the dress form, really beautiful card.

Gerri Herbst said...

It was an honor to be a guest designer with you at Grungy Monday. I follow you now! I loved your card... the combination of the gear background with the winged steampunk figure was brillant. take care dearie, gerri

Netty said...

Beautiful card, loving the softness of it. Annette x

olive said...

congrats to you...... what a great honour. Loving the card Clare. Hope you are well and enjoyed AFTH on Sunday.. hugs xxx

Sandra Hall said...

Oooooh congrats claire :) Your card is lovely! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's great, wonderful steampunk look.

Anonymous said...

I really loved your card, it was great inspriation for this weeks challenge. Love the gold edge detail.

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