Friday, 25 January 2008

First grunge

This is my first play with grungeboard (or manureboard if you identify things by smell). Clearly this stuff is made from some dead farm animal - nothing that came from a plant could ever smell this..........um.........what's the word..........faecal.

It looks like chipboard, but it's flexible and much much easier to cut. I bought some so that I could participate in a swap, I got the elements with a stripe pattern. The shapes are not what I'm used to, so I just picked one of the larger shapes and cut it up into the shape I wanted using my Tim Holtz scissors. I'm sure this stuff would go through the Cuttlebug without any dramas. I"ll have to wait until someone gets some plain sheets into the country, and try cutting my own shapes out.

Anyhow, this is the ATC I made. I used a stamp by Collecitons onto an acetate sheet with StazOn ink. I put that onto some patterned paper with a couple of brads and mounted it onto some cardstock that's been stamped with one of my virgin Tim Holtz unmounteds. Then I added ribbon, lace and some suede cord, and topped it off with a little grungeboard heart that's had some Distress Ink sponged on it.

5 comments:

  1. very nice..now get it in the post asap..haha..gotta love that stamp

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  2. HYSTERICAL about the smell!

    Otherwise, really nice piece :)

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  3. Great work as usual Teresa, love the stamps.

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  4. Looks amazing That stamp is beautiful
    Jen

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