Friday, May 20, 2011

Distress Ink color blocking: Grungy Monday

Hi again everybody! Shocking, I know, but after my Tuesday post in which I bemoaned my nonexistent muse, all of you managed to get me back in the game -- twice today even!

Let's not go on and on about it this very second, but if you come back tomorrow afternoon you'll find a big thank you in the form of blog candy!

Until then ... we're talking about Studio L3's Grungy Monday ... on Friday! Woohoo!

OK, this week's Grungy Monday focuses on Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Color Blocking technique, and it is such fun!

Not only because, as with everything Tim does, it results in a very cool finished piece, but also because this one is dead simple.

It's alright friends. We can admit it: Occasionally Tim's techniques, well, until you've had a few hours to try and try again and go at it one more time ... it feels as if you'll never create anything that remotely resembles his example.

That does make sense since he's an expert, but it's still nice once-in-awhile to use a technique like Color Blocking that makes us all feel a bit of expertise.

My piece features seven Distress Ink colors, three lines of hand-sewn stitching, a fragment and Octopode's Steampunk Lady Audrey.

She was colored in an image-editing program and is showing off an uber-cool Glossy Accents mask lens.

Take yourself to Studio L3 to check out what Linda, the guest designers and participants from around the world have created!

And, as my Steampunk Audrey says, Pull yourself together! Make your own Color Blocking piece and then give us a peek!


  1. Love this the muted inks in the background and the lovely Lady Audrey very funky love it! XOXO Zoe

  2. you've done a great your colour choices and Audrey is just too cool...!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sarah at 46

  3. LOL! I love her! I just bought her! Great sentiment! Awesome design and great colour blocking!

  4. Great to see your back and feeling your muse. Great job and great colors. Love your work

  5. AWE-SOME - I need Audrey hanging above my desk at work! Love the lens and the stiching!

  6. Love that stitching you added with the "Pull Yourself Together." Lady Audrey has never looked better with that awesome background! Just love this card! Glad your muse is back.

  7. Wow, its great, the words you added and the stitching are fantastic. Yvonne x

  8. The background is great and I love the stamp, gotta check them out!

  9. This is so brilliantly thought out...Pull Yourself it and its great Annette x

  10. lol! This is brilliant! Love it!

  11. This is so much fun. Great job.

  12. Love the colours and the fact that the background looks like soft woollen fabric. And Lady Audrey is brilliant!


  13. oh my....this is brilliant!!! so COOL!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS