Saturday, June 4, 2011

Squirrely Challenge – Graduated Color


This week the Mother Squirrel challenged us to use a Technique Junkies technique called Graduated Color from the April/May 2011 issue. I made two cards using the technique and was much happier with those results than the ones from my Grungy Monday 09 attempts.

All supplies are from Club Scrap. The cardstock used is from Stratosphere and Raku. The paisley stamp is by Michael Strong for Club Scrap. Graduated color achieved using pigment inks. I used my paisley embossing folder from Provocraft to texturize the background panel.

Thanks for looking.

Club Scrap June Card Sketch

CS June Sketch

I made another card for the Club Scrap June Card Sketch. The original sketch included a Z-fold technique. I made this card to post showing that the sketch could also be used for a flat front card. And this is the result.

Of course, the stamp is from the May kit called Papillon which still makes my heart go pitty-pat. All cardstock is from Club Scrap (kits used are Written Word and Retro). Tim Holtz sheet music embossing folder used on panel. Pearls are from my stash. Manufacturer unknown. I used pigment inks on glossy cardstock to get an image that pops using the Squirrely Challenge of Gradient Color from Technique Junkies.

Grungy Monday–Week Nine


This week I struggled with the Shabby Chic technique as taught to us by Tim Holtz on Day 10 of the 2007 Christmas Tags.

Linda at Grungy Monday at Studio L3 has challenged us to create art with this technique. Whatever. I’m not happy with mine but it is finished and I have to go with it. These concepts are always so much better in my head than once I have actually finished the project.

This week I interpreted Savoy Truffle by George Harrison which first appeared on the White Album. It was a song about Eric Clapton’s chocolate addiction and how he had to have all his teeth pulled out because of it. Lovely thought. Anyway, I’ve always liked the song, being a fan of chocolate myself. Just hope I don’t eventually have to have all my teeth pulled. Of course, Eric was much younger when that occurred than I am now. And I think he had a few more bad habits, as well.

You know that what you eat you are                                                                  But what is sweet now turns so sour

Cardstock used is from Club Scrap’s Chocolate Shoppe kit. Adirondack Paint Dabbers used were Pool, Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange. Chocolate stamps are from Stampa Rosa, Stampin’ Up and one unidentified one. Thanks for looking.