This week I am honored to be a guest designer on Studio L3's fabulous weekly challenge, known across the blog-o-sphere as Grungy Monday. These challenges are devised and hosted each week by one of the sweetest artists on the *planet*.... someone I am honored to call my friend, Linda Ledbetter.
And if that wasn't enough, I have the pleasure of sharing this week's guest designer spot with Sue West, Please make sure you go check out her awesome creation!
This week we're drawing inspiration from a past technique challenge on Tim's blog, called Adirondack Watercolor Stamping:
Here's my piece for this week's challenge.... (sorry... not the best quality picture...)
I started with three ATC size cuts of watercolor paper, and stamped three of Tim's images using the watercolor stamping technique. (*Confession: I don't have many colors of the Adirondack dye ink pads, so I improvised with distress inks - so don't be afraid to try this technique with other products - it works pretty well!*)
Once I had the images stamped I started adding embellishments: the "aRt" letters are the new grungeblocks from Tim's latest CHA release. I inked the bases with black soot distress ink and the letters with brushed corduroy distress ink. Then added various bits of idea-ology to each ATC.
The L3 and EV letters are from Tim's new alpha parts. The white buttons between the L-3 and E-V are from Jenni Bowlin's collection - FAB!
The ATC's are mounted onto cardstock that was whitewashed, then covered with scraps of dictionary paper, and then whitewashed again. Then mounted the whole piece onto two layers of card stock. After I had taken the pix I was able to find the perfect size black frame to put this in, but I forgot to take more pix.... sorry....
Now.... I have to tell you.... there's a story to go along with this piece.... At the time Linda asked me to be a guest designer for this week's challenge, I knew that I was going to have the opportunity to meet her when I went to pick up Hels from Ranger U... so.... I hatched a sneaky plan.... I wanted to make this piece not only for the weekly challenge, but also as a gift for Linda. She has been such a special blogging friend to me, and I wanted to give her something to mark the occasion of our meeting each other.... So... look carefully....
L3 = Studio L3 (Linda Lee Ledbetter!)
EV = duh.... that's me.....
and the bingo pieces from Maya Road 5-1-11 = the date that we met each other for the first (and hopefully not the last) time!
And here's the proof that we really did get to meet each other!
Be sure to add your art to the Grungy Monday photo album at the All Things Tim group at Yahoo, too! Lovely List Mom, Gloria, has created this awesome way to share your work with the entire list of talented, supportive Tim fans, and you'll love the community there!
All the products used on this project are available on-line from eclecticPaperie or Simon Says Stamp.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoying playing along! Now go make some fab art!