Thursday, April 7, 2011

SL3 Grungy Monday #2

Well, I think I've mastered the challenge - well we'll see LOL. The Grungy Monday challenge this week over at Studio L3 was Distress Ink with Studio Multi Medium based on Tim Holtz's video showing the technique.

I created a card with a background stamp of script and butterflies. I then stamped two butterflies and a dragonfly similar to the background stamp using Matt Medium. I stamped them at least half way off the original stamp so that it looks like the butterflies and dragonfly are flying off the page - well, that was the effect I was going for anyway LOL.

The materials I used were:

  • Green, gold and white cardstock for the card and mats

  • Chipboard for the Tim Holtz Tag & Labels Alterations die for the sentiment

  • Hero Arts Clings "Antique Background" for the background of the card

  • Derivan Matisse Matt Medium for stamping the butterflies and dragonfly

  • Two of the butterflies from the "Butterflies" clear stamps by Stampendous

  • Dragonfly stamp from the "Organic Grace" wood mounted set by Stampin' Up!

  • Distress inks used on the background were Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky

  • Glimmer Mists used on the sentiment were Patina and English Ivy

  • Rhinestones by Basics

  • Walnut Stain distress ink used to distress edges of card mat and labels die, and used the Tim Holts Distressing Tool to rough up the edges of the card mat

  • Ribbon from my stash

  • Adhesives were ATG tape, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, Glossy Accents for ribbon and pop dots


  1. Hello! Your technique on this piece is wonderful! I love your butterfly stamps and the text!! Lovely!
    <3 Candy

  2. I like how you stamped the images of the butterflies and the dragonflies off of the resist image. Makes them look liek they're comming off the papaer. Well Done!!

  3. wow, so pretty again!! wonderful colours!!!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! Your colors are beautiful and all the little details are perfect! :)

  5. stunning card Jenny, love the subtle colours

  6. Love your card Jenny, the colours and design elements work absolutely brilliantly together.
    Sue :)

  7. Gorgeous piece. Love your choice of colours.


  8. I really like this. The colours and flutterbies and dragonflies are lovely.

  9. I just love your creation! Beautiful Grungy Monday Easter card! Love your soft colors and the overlays of images! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. I think you captured assignment "grunge" beautifully. I really love your color choices & design.

  11. You've definitely mastered the challenge, Jenny! This is gorgeous. The resist is just perfect, and the over-stamping and sweet imagery couldn't be better. LOVE those springtime colors, too. Beautiful job on GM02, my dear!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Jenny... beautiful colors and I just love that flying off the page look... great way to see everything you used by photographing them too... very clever...

    Have a happy week...
    Jenny x