Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, Grungy Monday

I'm at a point where I spend more time on photography than on my crafting, but I haven't given up on the latter. Linda's Grungy Monday challenge this week is simply Distress Inks.  I would LOVE to do some fabulous project, but it's not going to happen.   When I make something now, it's generally for a practical purpose.  In this case, I needed to make three thank-you cards for high school classmates who organized our recent  class-reunion-for-the-ancients.    The cards are a CASE of a Hero Arts guest designer's Christmas card last winter and featured on the Hero Arts blog.   Distress Inks, of course, are one of those great developments of Tim Holtz.

Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, and Tumbled Glass were my choices for the colors, with Vintage Photo for the background stamping.



22 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Actually, you DID do a fabulous project, Evelyn! These cards, with the perfectly-chosen color schemes and perfect masking, are wonderful! You made true Distress Ink magic!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Thank you cards, no doubt your class mates will be impressed. I hope the reunion was fun!
hugs Lynn

donna said...

I agree with Linda. What a wonderful project and they are all so lovely!

Sue said...

Oh gosh Evelyn, you maybe spending more time on your photography but it does not seem to be affecting your card making skills. These cards are beautiful. Today I completed a card with the same technique, but I do not think my embossing is as good as yours. I will be posting it up in the next few days so you can critique it then.
Smiles:)

kath said...

beautiful cards evelyn with some of my fave Hero Arts coloured beautifully with Distress Inks...hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

What amazing cards, Love each one in it's own colourway.

A Box of Chocolates said...

it must be wonderful to receive one of your beautiful cards you do amazing work

Marjie K said...

These are absolutely gorgeous.... I bet the recipients are thrilled. Love that masking over the text.

Daniele said...

beautiful cards,

Plume said...

Evelyn your cards are abulous! I love the colors, the softness and the pairing of a nice white swirl with a script background!

Genie said...

Evelyn...I am so impressed with your cards and artwork. They are beautiful. I also am tickled to see you taught high school English forever as I did 6th grade English. I retired in ’98, but a few year later was back at my school keeping the in-school suspension room....no grades...no faculty meetings...it is a great job. Genie

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are fabulous Evelyn...just stunning!

Shelann said...

Your masking, stamping and colors all work so well together, great results.

Nancy Y said...

simple, NO - stunning!

fairy thoughts said...

lovely cards the swirl is great, everyone is mass producing this week, lucky peeps.
thanks for sharing
janet

Von said...

Very stylish :)

Jane said...

Lovely. You actually knocked it out of the park. Love the colors, masking, and complex looking simplicity.

Debbie said...

Fabulouse masking! Love your design and technique. Awesome colours!

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful cards that will be really appreciated by the recipients.

Marilyn

Flipsi said...

it's beautiful!

sasa said...

Looking great all round. Fabulous swirl and lovely cards - be proud!
Sarah at 46

Shar said...

So pretty!