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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Piece for Grungy Monday #4

This week chez Linda at Studio L3, it is GM again and she has asked us to go for texture fades and distress, using Sir Tim's inspiration from the Christmas tags here...

I used the clock and crown one and a usual sized tag, with it's end poking out as demonstrated!! Well, they can't touch you for it!!! Anyway, I went for a different idea to see if it worked , and mostly it did... will definitely do it again...

 I swiped clear embossing ink over the texture fade then embossed in the Vagabond... Then, with 3 different embossing powders - white, silver and pewter - I highlighted different sections of the dry embossing...

 This picture, above shows the great, grungy look I got when I distress inked all over with vintage photo... those birds sure do look in a pickle - no!!! sorry I mean distressed!!!

Truth be known, I would have preferred less powder on the debossed bits, so I must swipe EVEN more carefully next time (I was QUITE careful, THIS time actually, second go...!!) But the effect, in real life, is really pleasing, anyway.

 This photo shows well the contrast between the metallic and white powders, and where the brown ink is seeping through...

So there it is, Grungy Wednesday afternoon... err sorry, Monday!!! Only a little late... Thanks for looking
Love and light
Frankie
xx

15 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is beautiful. I love the effects you have achieved. Could you tell us about the paper flower please ... I love it! Penny

Dolly Daydreams said...

Its beautiful Frankie looks perfect to me and those colours are just sublime.

Marie

Netty said...

Terrific tag Frankie, your tag must have got red hot with all that heat embossing......lol Annette x

Helen said...

this is great, Frankie!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Awesome tag there Frankie love all the little bibs and bob, very lovely,
Shaz in oz.x

Claireliz said...

That is amazing Frankie, absolutely love it.
C
xx

JoZart said...

Superb piece Frankie, lovely details,
joZarty x

BrianK said...

Don't know how you do what you do, but I am glad you do it! Your work is truely amazing.
btw, for the life of me I could not find your tag on the GM04 site.

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh this is lush, love it!! I love heat embossing, I just wish I wasn't so messy when I do it.... always end up with a desk with fine dust all over it!!

sasa said...

Great tag - and love the different shades of powders! Like the end poking out too!
Sarah

donna said...

That is still my favorite texture folder. I love what you did with the embossing resist. Looks terrific! Happy Easter...Donna

Von said...

Awesome piece Frankie and a new idea to try out :)
Von x

Alison said...

What a fab idea! Your tag is brilliant Frankie! x

Basslady said...

awesome creation!

your style is so cool and stunning!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

I love this!