Monday, August 2, 2010

Inking the Grunge

When I bought Tim's book, I tried one or two of the techniques, but didn't really feel good about them.  Linda Ledbetter's challenges have changed my attitude.  I'm trying techniques I just glanced at earlier. Challenge #8 from "Compendium of Curiosities" is "Inking Grunge."  Linda's own creation is a cute grungeboard 'purse' that she sewed to the page with twine and then filled with 'goodies.'  

My entry this week  is a 5 1/4 inch square card with primitive diecut stars (Sizzix) of Grungeboard.  I used Crushed  Olive, Wild Honey, and Aged Mahogany to color the stars.

This challenge multiplied in interest when I won the fabulous collection of "Tim Stuff" in the random drawing for last week!   Thanks to Linda and to Tim and Mario for providing the great prize package!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love those primitive stars! They look similar to something I have sitting on my desk at home (hehe). This card has a great presence; I love the colors. That background paper is a neat starting point for the colors. Good job. Denise B.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Evelyn, you're on a roll! This is every bit as wonderful as your other creations (and that's SUPER wonderful!). Those primitive stars ROCK! What a gorgeous design, and the inked grunge technique is perfect for it. Love the sentiment, too.

Congratulations again on your win! I'm so excited for you!

Big hugs,
Linda

Netty said...

Congratulations Evelyn on your win, and this is another gorgeous creation. Annette x

Terry said...

Love this piece and that sentiment is wonderful. Congratulations on the big win!

Minxy said...

Sparkle Sparkle super stars, great card indeed, and well done on your win you lucky gal

Chrissy D said...

Evelyn- this is a GREAT card! Love those stars!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your stars on this card you created!

CuddlyBunny said...

HEY! Congratulations on the win! Super cool!

And your creation this week ... whew ... very nice! Great use of the technique and excellent eye for color and design!

lena said...

Adorable, primitive stars! A bit like patchwork - stars...

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Evelyn! Beautiful card! I especially like the gold edges on your stars! :-)

donna said...

This is a totally awesome card! I love primitive stars.

Lynn Stevens said...

Another fabulous creation Evelyn and packs a real punch with the gold outlines! Well done!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful, luv it, super duper GF!

Shar said...

Beautiful card! I love it!

Nan said...

Love your design...these new colors are so much fun to play with! Congrats on your win...how exciting!