13 July 2011

My not so perfect Grungy Monday

Over at Studio L3 Linda set a new Grungy Monday challenge based on Tim's 2007 technique. The Sunday Stamper theme this week is flight which was perfect as I had a brilliant idea but somewhere in the execution it didn't go quite to plan!!! It has turned out a little bland but I think it's important to own up occasionally that you can't always get things right!  I used kraft stock and cut out wings, a large heart and a tag
The wings were sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Mister and then covered in clear embossing powder. Now here's a tip - when you use a mist and then tap it firmly (just like Tim suggests) don't, and I mean don't, tap it over the excess powder - big globules of mist 
fall into your powder and it's impossible to clean them out! Then I dusted Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the top.  The heart was coated in Spun Sugar Distress Ink, embossed and the dusted with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (next time I 
think I'd use Fired Brick...!) The tag was covered with Symphony Tissue Tape, Vintage Photo Distress Stain and then misted with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls. I have a really old stamp (have no idea who made it - sorry) that I stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink and then added a 'heart' word. To the heart I attached a key with a jump ring. And that folks is that! Thanks, as always, for visiting it is very much appreciated! Gabrielle x

8 comments:

Kaz said...

Oh this is just so perfect.....I love all the elements of this make....just gorgeous x

kazx

Gillian .... said...

I love the wings & heart, the background colour is yummy Gabrielle, love the splats:) xx

Minxy said...

You say bland, I say just gorgeous, love it :0)

Alison said...

It's totally stunning Gabrielle! I love it! x

sasa said...

Such delicate tones that look great with the splats - really like this look!

Hels Sheridan said...

well I love it! Tis very pretty and light, which suits is perfectly! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper.. apologies for my late visit.. been on my holidays :O)) xx

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo stunning! So pretty, love the details. Kim

PsyPenguin said...

Gorgeous tag! I think the colours are really good together, not bland at all, and I really love the splattered background. x