Monday, August 2, 2010

Inking grunge: A Studio L3 Compendium challenge

Hello again! Whew, it's been a couple of big creative days for me: You know how it is, some weekends you've got it and some you're too drunk. Ho ho.

Honestly, the only reason I'm back so soon with another Compendium submission is because I knew immediately what I wanted to do. This time it is a bit new though since we're looking at StudioL3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Week 8.
 
That's right folks! An entirely new week! Woohoo! This week we're Inking grunge!

My piece features a bunch of little grunge, ahm, ettes. OK, a look at the original packaging tells me this stuff is "Grunge" "Shapes" "Plain."

I assume these little shapes, squares and circles and such, are designed to be used individually like the Holtz fragments.

But where's the fun in that?

... you know I just realized that I can't really tell you much more about my project for this week because one of the cardinal rules of the Compendium Challenge is that we don't give away any secrets from Mr. Holtz's book.

Hmm. What can I tell you, then? My piece features 10 grunge board rectangles, three different stamps and distress inks and a Die Cuts With a View base piece.

What's the matter? Expecting more? OK, let's see ... how about this:

Do you ever forget you own something? Or at least completely forget the whole POINT of some things you own?

Yeah, well, I'm sure you've seen my previous posts lamenting my crappy ass project photos. Too dark. Too bright. Too. Much.

Turns out, I own a damn scanner. A really, very nice HP flatbed scanner. And it's two years old. And it's been in the same spot that entire time. And I use it frequently for work.

And the thought has never, not once until today when I needed to scan and e-mail a document, crossed my mind to use it for scanning projects.

Mhm. In the future my images will be a lot more clear ... unless I don't like what I've created ... then I'll just "forget" about the scanner again.

27 comments:

  1. Love what you have created! Awesome colors! I have a scanner, HP, but it scans off colors!

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  2. Great piece!
    I've a scanner, too, that I forget I have far more times than I remember! lol

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  3. Good use of the "pieces" it turned out beautifully!

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  4. I like the way you used the "pieces" to create your master "piece" :)

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  5. Very nice, and the mosaic look is wonderful. Great colors too. A winner!
    Eileen

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  6. CB, this is awesome! Your idea to use the "grunge-ettes" like this is so flipping smart! I love the mosaic look, and it's really cool with these stamps. Did I mention how beautifully you inked your grungeboard? Well, you did!

    And boy, does your scan look fabulous! Technology rocks!!! ♥

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  7. What a fun and original way to use your Grunge board pieces! Love how it's turned out. Great colours too.

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  8. FABULOUS card...Love the mosaic look!!

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  9. I love those pieces! I need to find some (oh heck, or just cut them myself! LOL!) I think your card looks great. And too funny about the scanner...my brain doesn't recognize "cross-over" tools too well either; except for the paper cutter; realization dawned when I had to buy two sets of replacement blades--duh!

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  10. Brilliant, I love it. Annette x

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  11. WOW, this one is terrific!

    Carolyn

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  12. Beautiful colours, love that quote!

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  13. What a great use of all those rectangles...well done!

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  14. Love this. Have done stamping on labels to produce a similar effect, but never had thought to do it on 'grungettes' ! A bit like you not using the scanner really !

    Marilyn

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  15. Oh I do love the grunge fragments and the way you have used them very cool and loving the image. It's all good!

    Love Dawn xx

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  16. Fantastic , I love the way you used the mosaic pieces

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  17. Great work! Love the stamping on the grunge!

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  18. Very clever how you used the individual pieces together! I love it!

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  19. Love this piece!!! It has a "domino" effect to it - very clever. And I was ROFL at your forgetting you have a scanner..... I'm kinda like that with those new-fangled techie-type gadgets, too, sitting around gathering dust, LOL!!

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  20. This is wonderful. Sooo dreamy! The turquoise frame really sets it off. I couldn't live without my scanner. I scan everything. In fact I ruined my first one by doing just that (Some embellishments scratch glass).

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  21. GORGEOUS! wow I just love how you created little panels with the grunge, amazing!

    thanks for popping by my blog too, hugs mandyxx

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  22. Hello,

    i like how you used the grungeboard pieces !
    How did you achieve the effect of the swirls on the background ? Paint on stamp and then overink it with distress inks ?

    I also like the brown grungeboard on the blue-green background : it makes it really pop.

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  23. You're so funny girl. You just crack me up! Love how you used the grudge, so creative :)

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  24. Love your piece...I haven't used my grungettes yet but love this idea! I also have to remember the scanner for those late night photos or rainy day times.

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  25. Ooh! This is lovely! I love the colors you used, the quote and bird stamps...great choice! And the background paper is beautiful!!

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  26. WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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