Monday, 8 October 2012

Metal & grunge!

A 30-minute card using some of my favourite things: adhesive foil, alcohol inks, paint dabbers and grungeboard.
It's just occurred to me that I didn't use Distress inks on there: That's a rarity!
I was totally lacking mojo and on a very tight timeline as the birthday was, um, yesterday. So, I turned to Sketch Saturday for a layout and Tim Holtz (who else) for some inspiration. I used his September tag technique for the metal background and rubbed on (and off again) some black dabber to highlight some details. I then splodged silver dabber paint on to the grungeboard key and 21 pieces and then 'aged' them with a little more alcohol ink. I popped some black eyelets and pipe cleaner on, layered the pieces with 3D foam on to a kraft card with some metal mesh and another piece of kraft layered underneath. I'm so glad that AI and paint dabber is fast drying: It's now in the post!

I love the patina colours of the Alcohol inks - bottle, ginger, hazlenut and copper - but I think the grungeboard looks more like aged metal than the metal does!
As 'Rustification' is the current 'Simon says stamp & show' challenge, male projects at the ABC challenge and 'anything goes' at PaperTake Weekly (who are celebrating their 5th anniversary!) I'm entering this piece there too.

Une carte j'ai fait en 30 minutes: Papier alu autocollant avec des encres alcool d'Adirondack en couleurs vert (bottle), noisette (hazlenut), gingembre (ginger) et cuivre (copper):  Une technique expliqué par Tim Holtz sur son blog.
La clé et le '21' sont 'grungeboard' peints avec Adirondack Dabber argente.
Défis: 'Sketch Saturday' pour le croquis, PaperTake Weekly, projets masculins à ABC challenge et 'Simon Says Stamp & Show' pour le métal vieilli.


  1. WOW, stunning. Would love to learn some new techniques. x

  2. WOw,this is stunning card,I loved the rusty effect.

    hugs jeannette

  3. Beautiful card, the patina gives a awesome effect!
    Hugs Anja

  4. Ooh I love the techniques you used on this! The colors are so great together! What a cool card!!

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  5. A very unusual take on our sketch...fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  6. This is so beautiful! I love your take on the challenge and your use of metal! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week :) - Ashli

  7. Wow this is oh-so cool!
    Something so different, really love that!
    Must of been fun as well to create!