Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ornate Grunge

I know these two words don't often go together but I think they are the perfect combo for this card. This is for today's sketch challenge over on SCS. I had to play with some of my new toys! First the center image is a heidi swap mask that I put on dark brown paper and then I covered it with my new Tim Holtz crackle paint (antique linen). Another "new" toy is my grunge board. Love these hinges, there are so many neat accents in the basic elements pack, so you will see a lot of those from me. I had scraps of Basic Grey DP kicking around that were a great match. Finally some sewing and a lock and key charm from the $ store.
Here is a close look at a couple of things. First, the cool crackle finish of the Tim Holtz crackle paint. It looks nice and old and weathered IRL, love this look! Secondly, the grunge hinge. Love this stuff too, I love the fact that I could bend it to give dimension and weather it with my distress inks. Yes, Tim Holtz is pure genius! You can check out his work on his new blog HERE.

Special thanks to all of you who viewed my video tutorial and left such kind comments. I will be doing this again in the near future! Thanks for the confidence boost!

17 comments:

Marlou said...

this is absolutely fab!!! :)

Helen said...

Ornate Grunge? I think you've invented a new style - and I'm loving it!

Rebecca Ross said...

Love the crackle paint look - very cool!

Jeanne S said...

Love your Grunge card!!! That stuff is so much fun to play with!

Debbi said...

I love the use of the hardware!

Jessica said...

LOVE it! Especially the hinges and crackle paint.

Stampmouse said...

wow that pretty awesome think I need to subscribe to your blog

Carolyn King said...

Whatever you want to call it--it is AWESOME. Love the look of ornate grunge!!

jailbirdstamper said...

wow that crackle paint is awesome, loving all the litle things on this card! Congrats on your FLIP video cam - isn't it the best????

Sue at Stampndaly said...

When I was interested in ordering some it was sold out. Great project

Littlekel90 said...

Love the colors you achieved with the Tim Holtz idea, and the hardware is all perfect. The main image reminds me of an ink blot--LOL--no offense. All in all it is very pretty!

Carol Weimer said...

I love the distress paints. I used them alot for holiday gifts. You card looks amazing. I just got the grunge board elements and haven't played with them yet. Also got the hammer set that is waiting to be pounded. Keep up the great work.

jenstamps said...

This is such a neat look!

Kathie said...

OMG Sherrie, this is beautiful! I love the antique quality. Isn't Tim a genius? :-)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I sure love these new products from Ranger, and the way you used them, so Love the hinges and your chrams hanging from them!

Patti Gingrich said...

Your card left me momentarily speechless Sherrie! It's simply stunning! A work of art!!!

Godelieve said...

Really wonderful! Love the hinges! They look real!