Wow-almost missed another week of Linda's Studio L3 Grungy Monday Challenge! Drat that work! But, with a huge thunderstorm raging, and the humidity a good reason not to clean my floors...(the whole reason I took the afternoon off! LOL) I snuck up to my craft room, and WHAM! My poor neglected muse tackled me, threw a new stamp in my face, stickle bottles were rolling everywhere..and Ta Daaa! a new ATC for my Grungy Monday 7 Gypsies ATC Tray!
So, what was the challege this week? To play with Tim Holtz's Distress Stickles of course! I started with my new pear stamp from Impression Obsession. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, and then used Mustard Seed Distress Stickles on the yellow pear, Shabby Shutter DS's on the two green pears, and little blops of Vintage Photo DS on the pits. Everything was going wonderfully--not smudging the stickles, until I decided to run some black soot DI just on the edges, then went to try to dry the stickles a bit further before gluing down, and sure enough smudged the black ink. ah well! I then layered it over Core'dinatons Vintage Dk. Green, which I sanded on the edges-I am so loving that paper! Now, I have a close up of the stickles as well as one of the tray so far, but my dial-up isnt loading anything, so my patience may make you wait for the tray one next time. So, go check out Linda's and her design team's wonderful work, and get busy--time is running out!