Monday, April 4, 2011

Distress Inks and Matte Medium

It's Grungy Monday again and Linda has chosen one of Tim's videos on the Ranger site for the challenge. (Tim is evidently in South Africa right now, but you can follow him on his blog.)

The ingredients for this challenge are Distress Inks and Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Multi Medium.  Well, I don't have that last item, so I did my stamping with plain old matte medium.  It's different, I know, but it worked okay.
Patterned paper is from Stampin' Up; Distress Inks included Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass.  The flower is from Prima and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession.     It's a card I intend to mail to a friend.

34 comments:

Shelly Hickox said...

You are quick!! I love the background of this card - absolutely gorgeous work!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, this is gorgeous§ A beautiful selection of colors and stamps!

JeanFB said...

This is so beautiful! I don't have the multi medium, either, and was wondering if the matte gel medium would work - thanks for the tip. This is a gorgeous design - love the colors!

Eileen said...

Your card is just beautiful and whoever gets it will be thrilled.
Isn't this challenge the most fun!

Kim said...

Wow! Your card is Stunning!! I use that stamp alot! And you colors are so soothing! Very nice!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is a stunning card...very classy!

fairy thoughts said...

well done on being first past the post(pardon the pun!. lovely card the colours are very subtle, lucky friend. i'm going to do mine tomorrow.
janet

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card...love that sentiment!

JulieD said...

Beautiful card - that background is gorgeous.

Terry said...

You must have been at the computer at 6:00 AM sharp! Love your take on this week's GM challenge. True elegance!

Dawn said...

Oh how lovely

Love dawn xx

Shelann said...

Love our tag, the resist is very artsy!

jenny said...

Love it Evelyn... so soft and pretty...

Hugs
Jenny x

Sue said...

Well you know I love all your cards and Tags Evelyn, this one is really special, I think your distressing is amazing. Have you swiped the BG in the same colours , or is it in the paper?
Smiles:)

Helen said...

Great card, your friend will love it.

Candy C said...

This is stunning Evelyn. I love the soft colors you used and the simpleness of the elements you added. You definitely let the background be your focal point...and it is amazing! <3 Candy

don said...

I like your creation very much. Fine job of coming up with an appealing card for your friend. Well done.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning!

Caroline Hallett said...

really nice card - love what you have done with it - and the medium works really well

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great card and wonderful background. Love the saying.

Sally said...

Great card, love the subtle use of the colours.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I used matte medium as well - have done the stamping but not the inking yet. Love how yours turned out - thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Valerie B. said...

Beautifully simple and elegant! I'm sure your friend will love receiving this wonderful card.

Chris A. said...

That's the spirit! a creative piece of art.Fabulous!

donna said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment....Donna

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Evelyn and the matt medium worked great!
I'm hoping I have a chance to play this week!
hugs Lynn

minnie_mac said...

What a gorgeous card. Love it !

Marilyn

Carolyn said...

Your card is stunning Evelyn and your friend will love it.

Jenny Potter said...

Beautiful! Love the use of the sentiment and the music background together!

Sam said...

I love it! The colours, sentiment, background, everything. I think this challenge is soooo much fun! 3 Cheers for Linda ey!

Shar said...

Completely gorgeous! Stunning card!

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's gorgeous, Evelyn, and the regular matte medium worked perfectly. I love the gentle feel of this piece, and I bet your friend will be delighted! The sentiment is awesome.

Plume said...

What a great classical look. I love the colors also!

Scrap Vamp said...

Beautiful! Love the music paper and the ink colors!