Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Inking of the Grunge!

Almost didn't think I was going to make it this week! But I refuse to go down this early! Besides, the weather is absolutely beautiful today, and I didn't feel like I'd be dying of humidity (can people die of humidity? I really think I almost did!)

Now, before I get into my piece..I wish to thank Linda again for hosting this challenge, and for everyone who has participated with such stunning pieces of art. And it is because of all of you..that, despite feeling I'd never need one..I have aquired a Sizzix Big Shot! Ok, some of Tim's dies and textures helped a bit; but it was everyone's work showing what they did with the dies that pushed me over the edge. Now, I only have 2's budget can only go so far; but its a start!

Now, on to the Challenge; The Compendium of Curiosities page #39. Remember, we're not allowe to give the techniques away; you need to get your own copy! I had these flowers already cut when I had used a stores machine, and thought what a great time to use them. I used Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet DI's, along with Vintage Photo DI on the edges. The ATC was Mustartd Seed and Vintage Photo. THe vine was stamped with Peeled Paint, and I'm embarassed to say, I have no idea who made it. The saying is from Stampscapes. And I added just a bit of bling to the flower centers.

For some reason...I just love this ATC! I hope you all do as well!


  1. Glad you made it Kim or I would have missed out on your fabulous art! Congratulations on the purchase of a Big Shot! You will have so much much. Save your 40% off coupons and use those to buy embossing folders. I know only too well about the humidity in NY! Drink water!

  2. Such a pretty ATC.....I really love my Big Shot now that I see how it cuts through grunge board! We're in north Florida and I can sympathize about the humidity!

  3. I love your ATC, too, Kim! It's simple, gorgeous and perfect! The inked grunge flowers look awesome, and the sentiment is absolutely wonderful! Love the colors you used, too-- really rich and warm. Well done!

    And, CONGRATULATIONS on your shiny, new Big Shot!

    Thanks for your kind words, and for always creating art that makes our eyes happy!

  4. Beautiful, as always, Kim! I love that quote stamp and your grungy flowers look awesome!


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