Sunday, 8 August 2010

Compendium of Cusriosities #8 - Inked Grunge

Another piece for my wooden house: You could be mistaken for thinking that we are very romantic and, although we are between ourselves on an everyday basis, we are the couple who never do Valentine's and have been known to miss our wedding anniversary by several days on more than one occasion! Outward shows of romance are rare! So, I've quite shocked myself by inking up these two grungeboard hearts with our initials. I've used the technique on p39 of Tim's book as per the Compendium of Curiosities challenge on Linda's L3 blog with the addition of some gold spray on the small heart which I then picked up from the teflon mat with my finger and smeared on parts of the larger heart. The camera flash has really highlighted those bits.
Used: Idea-ology grungeboard 'elements' with Fired Brick and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks on the big heart and Walnut Stain on the small one; Cosmic Shimmer Rich Gold; Stamps: Tim Holtz 'Urban Grunge' stamps; Archival ink; JoAnn's letters.
Une autre pièce pour ma maison en bois: Il est rare que je suis si romantique! J'ai fait moi-même choqué par encrage jusqu'à ces deux cœurs grungeboard avec nos initiales. J'ai utilisé la technique sur la p39 du livre de Tim selon le 'Compendium des Curiosities' défi sur le blog Studio L3 de Linda avec l'ajout de quelques embruns d'or sur le petit coeur que j'ai ensuite repris à partir du tapis en téflon avec mon doigt et enduit sur certaines parties du le plus grand coeur. Le flash de l'appareil photo a vraiment mis en évidence ces parties.


  1. Karen, this is beautiful and WILDLY romantic! I love the bright red heart with all those sweet sentiments. Like a summer Valentine!

  2. very romantic ~ gorgeous!
    vanessa xx