Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Grungy Monday #6- Dabber resist cool-ness!

Greetings everyone!! Linda has come back from Ranger U and has picked a great technique for the Grungy Monday Challenge! This weeks explorations of Tim Holtz's wonderful creativitity, we are revisiting the 12 Tags of Christmas, 2007, day 8. And I have to say...This one is sooooo cool, my Muse came back to check things out (thank heavens!) Unfortunately she brought along her friend, Mischief...I have never had so many dropped ink pads (all ink side down!) spilled a bottle of water while trying to fill a mini mister...a page from one of the stamp binders just ripped out....LOL! But it was still a lot of fun to not be fighting for every little bit of inspriation on a project.

So, I will add, this picture so does not do this justice!! I really need to find out at which end I'm having such a color shift! I'm thinking the work monitor, but maybe the home one is too "hot" so I'm over compensating before saving to bring to work to upload.

I used the Lemonade Dabber, then Rusty Hinge DI. And I have to say again...this came out so amazingly neat!! I was all set to use the Espresso Dabber for the cat (and no, I can't remember where this came from, other than it is umounted) and thought--hmmm, leopard spots!! So I stamped them in Tea Dye DI. Of course, I didn't want to wipe them all off, so this step did cover some of the cool lemonade resisting--but in person you can still see it. The saying comes from Silver Crow Creations, and then I added the brads to sorta be like leopard spots. I touched them up with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles to give them abit of shimmer...again. not seen in the photo.

And, to keep everyone current, here is the 7 Gypsies tray to date! Not that I mind monochromastic themes, I sorta hope this doesn't become a trend! LOL!

So, jump over to Linda's, check out Tim's technique, and jump on in...there is still time! Have a great week everyone.


  1. Fantastic ATC - I love that quote!

  2. Terrific ATC Kim and a great idea with the tray, a perfect showcase for them. Annette x

  3. Gorgeous piece, love your tray to show them. Yvonne x

  4. Great job with this weeks technique!

  5. so unusual and I love the faded tones...that tray will look so fabulous...
    Sarah at 28

  6. This is lovely! The colour choice is brilliant - and I'm really envious of that cat!

  7. Awww! I love this! I SO LOVE THIS! Looks just like, well, the two cats curled up on the sofa beside me right now. Plus, it's an absolutely gorgeous work of art! What a brilliant exploration of Dabber Resist. I wish I'd made this! ;-)

    The tray is ALREADY looking awesome, Kim, and it's going to be so gorgeous we'll have to avert our eyes by the time it's complete!


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