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Monday, 2 August 2010

Compendium of Curiosities - Challenge No. 8 - Inking Grunge


Are you a grungy inker?  Do you like inking grunge?  If so hop over to the lovely Linda's blog Studio L3 where you will find details of this week's challenge working from Tim Holtz' book 'Compendium of Curiosities' - page 39 to be precise.  This week Linda has chosen 'Inking Grunge' and it's one of Tim's basic techniques. 

I used Grunge Paper and Sizzix tag and flower die cut shapes. Although it wasn't part of the technique, I also embossed the background of the tag.



I used quite a few different colours of Distress Ink even though from the finished tag it looks like I only used about three!  It's great how all the Distress Inks blend so well together.



I finished the tag with a couple of buttons and a piece of sari ribbon which just happened to co-ordinate beautifully with the colours I used.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look - I must now go and wash the all grungy ink off my fingers!

25 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely embossed tag, the colours are yummy and I always love the tattered florals. The ribbon matches beautifully. Tracy Evans x

Helen said...

I love this, just gorgeous!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, you did beautiful work with the inked grunge technique! Your tag is so elegant and rich. I love the embossed background (texture!!!) and the lovely colors work so well for this design. It's wonderful!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Gorgeous flower! so jealous of all the talented flower makers out here:)

studiorose said...

Wow, I just love the colors you chose. The flower is amazing! Beautiful work.

lena said...

Beautiful Tag! Love the colours you have chosen. Yummi!

Gini said...

Oh go on with you and leave the ink on your fingers, wear it like a badge of Timtastic Honour :-)
Loverly tag Sherry!
Gini
xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, love it, great colour as well

Createology said...

This is super and love the colors. Happy creating...

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag and love the colours. Annette x

Terry said...

Beautiful color combinations! Love it!

Minxy said...

Hello lovely Sherry, long time no visit {sorry bout that} Hope your keeping well hun, i still have our lovely 3 piece atc art hanging on my craftroom door.
Great tag btw, pretty colours :)
Hugs Minxy x

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice tag you've created there Sherry :)

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouu, beautiful! A garden of wildflowers in one bitty tag!

Terry said...

Thank you for your kind words and following. I am now a follower of your blog! Again I love your flower tag! Have a nice day!

Rachelle said...

ohhh, I love your grungy flower and those new inks are just luscious!

minnie_mac said...

Love this. Love the texture and the colours. Beautiful.

Marilyn

Jenxo said...

l0vely embossed tag Sherry, i do like bit of grunge)))

Mrs A. said...

Sheer poetry in motion. Love it.
I tried bidding on ebay for this book but some person outbid me. Oh well back to the drawing board.

Lynn Stevens said...

Lots of great colors on this one! Awesome

Nan said...

Love this flower and your colors are lovely!

Jennie said...

Great colours :))

My name is Toni said...

This is such a pretty tag, love the embossing on it and the color scheme is simply beautiful :)

julietk said...

Just popped in to read your newest post and catch up a bit The summer break really messes up the rutine :-)

Gez said...

Very pretty flower & tag. Great colours.. I know what you mean about them all mixing & matching together perfectly. It's been lovely catching up with your beautiful creations Sherry. Wishing you a safe vacation, hugs, Gez.xx