Monday, August 15, 2011

Distress Stickles party: Grungy Monday

Welcome to the Not a Moment to Spare Grungy Monday post ... on Monday!

Today we've been asked by our Lovely Leader Linda to play along with a Distress Stickles party! Woohoo!

Aside from any kind of embossing, I'm pretty much all about the challenges that ask us, nay, require us to use glittering, shimmering, shining goodness!

You won't be surprised that next up in my world is a post for KennyK Krafty Girlz' Summer Sparkle challenge ... but that's a whole different post.

So, back to the original subject: Dig out your Distress Stickles people! Those little squirty bottles full of glitter glue ... but really, really fantastic glitter glue. With great big distressy glitter chunks ... in colors which conveniently match many other Distress colors! Woohoo again!

I started with a bit of last week's challenge which focused on a technique from the blog of Tim Holtz (the leafy vine is cut from an embossing folder package and inked with Citrus alcohol ink).

We see next a technique that's not technique so much as just stamping on a vintage letter background. Then I met this week's Grungy Monday challenge with the tea dye Distress Stickles on the grunge Regal Crest (also inked with tea dye).

You can see how that worked out in the second, closeup, photo. And isn't it completely freakin' awesome? If you think I'm nuts and it's not awesome ... you're correct that I'm nuts, but it is awesome! Erm ... was that phrase confusing? Being nuts isn't awesome: The art. The art is awesome.

Technically Linda and Tim's art is awesome since virtually everything here today is pretty much due to teachings I've received via Linda and Tim. Still. I take the credit because otherwise ... what the hell am I doing here?

OK, okay, really swinging back to the awesomeness you see: In the main photo of the entire card I created ... click on the photo to enlarge and note that the crest looks a lot like the outside border ... a lot like the outside border that is actual rusting cast iron.

Don't they really look so very similar? What the hell other reasonably-priced, easy-to-use, easy-to-clean products do you know of that can create a faux rusty cast iron? NONE!

I told you it's awesome!

And I'm telling you that you have got to, absolutely must participate in  the Studio L3 Grungy Monday post this week ... because it's also awesome!

And you want to be awesome. Don't you?


  1. I do want to be awesome! ;-) Your card is just that! Love the way you used the Stickles and I love your stamping.

  2. A beautiful card - the colours are a gorgeous mix.

  3. Stickles and glitter, a fantastic combination. Awesome piece, I love it. Yvonne x

  4. Super use of layering! The colors are so serene. Well done!

  5. This card all worked so well together loving the plastic packaging leaves coloured with alcohol ink Dxx

  6. Awesooommmmeee!!!!.yeserie..i love it..tfs..loves ya

  7. LOVE this! Every time I see one of your Grungy Monday posts, I tell myself I'm gonna play along. Maybe this week, since DH is off on another backpacking trip starting tomorrow. Love the acetate, too. I need to further experimant with my Distress Stickles. Haven't played too much as of yet. This IS truly AWESOME and I want to be AWESOME too! xxD

  8. oh WOW!!!! this is brilliant!!! loooove it!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  9. great card thanks for sharing

  10. Fabulous layers of awesomeness! You are the queen of awesome in so many ways! Seriously, this card is really stunning my talented friend!

  11. Yep - this is absolutely awesome awesomeness. TH products are awesome, and you made a really awesome background. The badge is wonderfully awesome. Art is awesome and when used in art, nuts can also be awesome. I just love your posts Tracy! Takes me away from the everyday which sometimes is not awesome.