Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grungy Monday – Week Four


For this fourth week of Grungy Monday, Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3 has challenged us to use a technique from Tim Holtz, the Master of Distress, applying Distress Ink to the inside his Texture Fades before embossing. Linda’s link provides an educational video. I used Tim’s Post Card Texture Fade on a Club Scrap white panel from Pure & Simple with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then highlighted with Barn Door.

My Beatle song choice this week has a fairly obvious postal theme: P.S. I Love you. First appeared on their 1963 album Please Please Me.

Treasure these few words
‘til we’re together
Keep all my love forever
P.S. I love you

The base panel and winged heart were cut on my Silhouette digital cutter using cardstock from Club Scrap (red from Collections and white from Pure & Simple). The stamps are also all from Club Scrap (Wheel & Sprocket, To You With Love and From the Heart including a few postals from Retreat 2010). I masked the song lyrics and over-stamped with the postal collage envelope. The postal edges were cut with my antique (ha ha) decorative edge scissors. All edges inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Stickles used on Winged Heart.

As always, thanks for looking. Your comments mean a lot to me.


  1. I love, love how you did the winged heart, and it makes the piece really come together! Stellar work!! The whole piece really works with the song and I see you little bicycles...

  2. Good catch Nancy. Is she hiding bikes on everything???? I'll have to go back and look. As i said on the CS board, this is a fabulous piece. Everything just works beautifully together. It's so funny that me, you and Nancy are all 3 in a row on CS gallery and studio L3 links. We were all GMing away at the same time.

  3. Love the vintage red and brown tones - embossing looks just great.

  4. Love all the grungy goodness and small details of your submission!
    Isn't this fun!?!

  5. Beautiful! I especially love the heart! Gorgeous!