Monday, 13 June 2011

Grungy Monday 11!

I am very pleased to let you know that I am one of the guest designers for this week's Grungy Monday Challenge! Hosted by Linda Ledbetter, this awesome weekly creative challenge celebrates the techniques of Tim Holtz and this week's technique is taken from January 2008, and can be found on Tim's blog here.

After you've read the technique on Tim's blog, I'm sure you'll have no trouble working out how I made this card.  The only thing that might not be so clear is how I made the dark brown lines that run through the panels.  Quite simply, I just folded a panel where I wanted a line, and rubbed the edge of the fold with an ink blending tool loaded with Walnut Stain distress ink, finally flattening the panel again. 

Please bear in mind that although I have listed the products I've used, there is absolutely no reason why you can't try this with the things you already have in your craft stash!

List of products used:
The other guest designer today is Deborah, please be sure to check out her always inspirational blog, her work is amazing! :)

By the way, if you love Tim's grungy style, you'll definitely love the All Things Tim yahoo group!  They even have a Grungy Monday file area where you can upload your work for the group to admire, and in turn, you can gain ideas and inspiration from the other group members.  Why not give it a look, it's free! (and awesome!)  :)

18 comments :

Candy C said...

Hi Dan! Your Grungy Monday piece is amazing! I love it! Congrats on being a guest designer. Your sample is stunning! <3 Candy

Julian said...

Wow! This is an electrifying piece. The colours just pop, but what makes it truly outstanding is the dynamism of the composition, those dark lines reaching across panels and creating the most exciting sense of tension. I absolutely love this piece, and am really quite jealous of your talent!

Gabrielle said...

This is fabulous! I thought the colours were amazing - really vibrant and perfect for a grey day in the UK! I hope you really enjoy your grungy week - I loved my time! Congratulations.

LehighGal said...

Great work as usual! TFS I'm sure this has been asked before, but, what paper do you use for your projects? It seems like your colors are more vibrant than mine. Thanks in advance for an answer.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This is a wonderful card, at first I thought it was a wall art piece. Great inspiration for this technique.

E.T said...

wow such beautiful mix of colours and wholesome grunginess! LOVE

Sue said...

Flippin Gorgeous!!! LOVE those colours. Congratulations on the Guesting :D

voodoo vixen said...

This is fab Dan, love the blocks and the overall colour scheme!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your piece.... the colors are smashing and I love all the different looks you've put together. Congrats on the GM designer spot!!!

misteejay said...

This is really great Dan - love the colours and those lines really do stand out as a fewature.

Toni :o)

Karenliz said...

Love your card. What a great job and the colors are amazing!

Dragon said...

Great work, Dan... love the composition and the colours
Frankie
xx

Gillian said...

Oh Dan, this card rocks, love everything about it,the colours are amazing. Congrats on being Guest Designer at GM11:)

Gabby said...

Love your reference for pea + ham soup! YUM! Great card and I LOVE yor card and oh, that tape. Thanks much for the tip on folding and inking to get the inked lines. Had never seen or thought of doing that! I just love to learn! :)

Shelly Hickox said...

You have the coolest style - I love this! Congrats on being a guest designer and thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Jane said...

Amazing! This weeks piece is stunning. I love the way the colors explode off the paper. Browsing through your gallery was an extra treat. It is obvious you love what you do and have a true gift.

It's Raining Jelly Beans said...

Ok, but yours look so much better than Tim's. Did I say that? I did. I love the way you blended the colors. They look very 3D and they are literally glowing.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Whoa!!! Very cool!!!! Love those distress ink looks.
Wow.
Rose

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