Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Industrial Grunge


Whew! I managed to squeak out some time to get this weeks challenge over at Studio L3 done. This week, #20, Industrial Grunge! And I was concerned, as on my occasional "flipping ahead" it seemed like this would be a bit time consuming. And I'm really low on grunge items, so as this is a "technique exercise", I wanted to experiement with some "leftover" pieces. (Come on--you know..)

So, all that being said...(oh, and the fact that my "studio" [bonus room over the garage...no heat] was FREEZING {yup, me, the arctic queen} was SHIVERING) I have to say, I had a ball with this. Let me just start with step 1!! Who Knew??? I might never use metallic ink pads again! I used all but the pearl one...and was really ready to stop there! For step 2, I did have to improvise, I thought (make that know!) I had a bunch of different scratch tools for the stampbord, but damned if I could find any?? but the x-acto worked just fine. I used DI Soot ont he silver and copper and DI Aged Mahogany on the gold. To go with the "industrial-ness" i used the little dot scrap in the corners, with the background being DI tumbled glass, wild honey and scattered straw. I meant to add some swirlies before attaching the flowers, but I was so cold, I didn't want to get up to get another ink pad (really..how sad is that?? I have resolved, my step-sons old room WILL be done..this winter..so I can have electricity and heat for the cold season!)

So, all said, I think it came out really cool, and wished I had used some of the "better pieces" of grunge, but it is a technique I will do again! And it was pretty quick too---so if you haven't joined in yet---and can squeak out a half-hour---go get industrialized!

Oh, and after Scratchy, Ponder and Dakota bragged how they had their picture posted, Astro and Angus tried stealing my new camera, so I promised them they would get "air-time" too! So here is the "A" team of my feline foursome...






11 comments:

  1. I am so impressed with how this turned out! Great job

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  2. This is terrific Kim, great technique and love the colours in the background. Annette x

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  3. Looks super, the words are lovely.

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  4. Awesome use of "leftover" pieces! Looks like you had an endless supply list to choose from, because it's beautiful!

    Also, your cozy kitties up there ... warming in a sunny window ... I swear I can *hear* them purring ... it's making me very relaxed and slee ... ZZzzzzz ....

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  5. Wonderful piece. It looks like you had fun.

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  6. This is fabulous! Love the colors and your flowers are too cool!

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  7. oh wow love this hun its brilliant just loved this technique,bless you for following my blog too hun hugs cheryl xxx

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  8. Hi, Kim! This is awesome! Your industrial grunge flowers are super cool!! Love your colors too! :)

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  9. Kim, I know you'e been busy and I'm so happy you were able to fit in the CCC, and that you had so much fun with it. And, boy, did it turn out WONDERFULLY! Holy cats, girl, this is awesome! I mean, everything about it is perfect. You rocked the Industrial Grunge, and I love the shapes you used for the technique pieces. Very cool and unique. The background is gorgeous, too, with those honey colors and the little peek of honeycomb in the lower corner.

    Your A-Team kitties are as beautiful as your orange boys! Angus looks like my Stella cat. :-)

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