This week on Studio L3's Grungy Monday challenge, Linda has sent us to Ranger Ink, where Tim Holtz is demo-ing Adirondack alcohol inks! Now, you all know I Love alchohol, (of any sort! LOL!) but I was a little stumped on what to do..I usually also don't like looking at everyone else's posts until after I post, (which adds to why I comment so little..time and dial-up-but I do peek!) But I just didn't want to do a background, so browsed, and Donna's was first up--and it was amazing! So I told her so..and then we started emailing, and she asked a simple question about some die-cuts, and..not kidding..I'm at work... and typing my reply, when a lightingbolt, ridden by my muse, blew into my brain! All sorts of ideas were flashing fast and furious! Of course, the last hour of work, the 50 minute drive home, the feeding of the felines and husband (our puppy just doesn't eat-not sure why she's getting bigger! LOL!) some of my energy left.
So, while not quite what I visioned, I still had a ball..you see, I got to play with an early birthday present to me (and Julie...sorta ruins the surprise of a folder you'll be getting in the mail!) but I had bought the TH Rosetta die! So, I cut it out on glossy, and then pounced away with AAI's Butterscotch, Wild Plum and Cranberry with Gold. Then, went to assemble; being a little nervous, as some people on some of the groups mentioned having issues...but-WoW! It just pressed right down into the perfect little rosette!! I used Glossy Accents to attach the ends and the discs. Now I needed foliage, and thought of the Florish die--again in glossy. Hit that with Lettuce, Meadow and Butterscotch AI's, and pretty cool! Didn't want to overdo the background, so used the Wrinkle free technique on the tag with Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Sage DI's (which really faded down when dry..but still look very agate-ey) I glued the flourishes and rosette down, added some bling , but it needed something, when I remembered that Simon Says Stamp and Show was about Words this week, so I used another TH die, and punched out Grow, and Ta Dah! A Two-fer! And all without using one stamp! Very weird! Also weird...the letters looked so well aligned last night--but not on todays photos! SO, go visit Linda's Studio, and see Simon Says, and then go grab some bottles of this wonderful stuff! there is still time to jump in and Play! Have a great Holiday weekend everyone!