Friday, May 20, 2011

Grungy Monday – Week Seven

This week’s challenge from Linda at Studio L3 is to use Distress Ink Color Blocking as instructed by Tim in this video. Following my plan to illustrate lyrics from Beatles songs, I have chosen Bluebird by Wings from the Band on the Run album. Just a sweet, quiet little song sung mostly by Paul and Linda.


It’s a simple little piece but I had to focus more energy this week on my Club Scrap Die Cutter’s Blog Hop so this little thing took a back seat. It’s all done on Club Scrap paper using blues from Scholarship and Concrete Jungle and a red from Americana. The birds were cut with a Spellbinders die, the wings and bracket shapes were cut on Silhouette digital cutting tool and the heart is a Quickutz die. Both dies were run through Cuttlebug. The color blocking was done with my four colors of blue Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China. All edges inked as well. Birdies eyes are bling from my stash. Song lyrics computer generated using Comics font.

Touch your lips with a magic kiss and you’ll be a bluebird, too, and you’ll know what love can do…

Thanks for looking. Come back tomorrow to join in the blog hop.


  1. bluebirds of happiness are just perfect!

  2. Simple but effective. Great tone on tone and the red really pops. Well done

  3. This is very cute, nice job.

  4. Sometimes less is more and i think this piece is PERFECT. The touches of red are just the right amount!

  5. This is wonderful. Love the faded red distress red with CJ. Excellent!