For Grungy Monday 14 over at Studio L3, Linda has an awesome challenge this week.If you are product impaired this week, definitely put the required on your wish list.The results are absolutely amazing and the photos you’re seeing can’t do it justice.I started the project with one of my first TH stamps, from fabulous flourishes, on manila tag with white dauber.This dried while I was concocting my potions.I really wanted to go with Hel’s fabulous Ink Mirepoix of Mustard seed, spiced marmalade and fired brick.Not sure when I saw it on her blog, but I used it first on GM 11 and LOOOOVE it.Luckily I had those 3 reinkers.The perfect pearls to add was a bit more challenging, since I don’t have a wide array.I probably could have gotten away with adding gold to all three, but where’s the fun in that? So….for the Mustard seed I used sunflower sparkle, for the marmalade I used Heirloom gold and for the Fired brick I used Berry twist.A few spritz later and I was blown away!I really had a hard time covering any of it up.The TH bookplate is embossed using Stampendous, Pearlustre Sapphire, using the technique I learned from Shelly Hickox, and grunged with a tiny rub of black dauber.Same treatment on the donut.AI’d bling and TH stamp from Michaels in Ranger black archival.The flower wreath on my cutie patootie was colored with above 3 reinker colors using the DI pad and a Ranger nib.The seam binding was inked with the 3 colors, plus one more with chipped sapphire.
After I make several more tags with this technique (and I will – I have great ideas for Christmas!) I probably will load it up with embellishments.For now, I just have to admire the beautiful color and sparkle.
Thanks Linda, Simon Says Stamps, The Artistic Stamper and Inspiration Emporium for the great challenges.As you can tell from the above, if it wasn’t for the challenges and all the artists sharing their talent, I wouldn’t know how to do anything!