Sunday, 8 August 2010

Compendium of Curiosities-Challenge 8- Inking Grunge

Having done 6 loads of holiday washing.....and the resulting ironing......I can finally get down to something crafty!!
Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge this week is 'inking grunge' from Page 39 of Lord Tim's book.......I bought some grunge paper at the last craft show I went to.....and it's been on the shelf ever since......so time to play with it.......very carefully....considering what it cost!!
If you read my 'recycled bedroom' post.........you'll know my new bedroom needs some 'art' for the walls......so this is the first piece.
I found a chunky papier mache heart I've had for ages........painted with cream acrylic.......and distressed with Antique Linen and Shabby Shutters.............edged with lace.........photo torn and layered and distressed......flowers are grungepaper cut with Tim's Sizzix Tattered Florals......inked with Shabby Shutters, Old Olive,Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo.....buttons to decorate [paler pink than photo suggests]....the hearts are grungepaper die cut and inked as well. 
The first piece ready for the wall.
It also fits in with Cupcake Crafts 'distressing' challenge

23 comments:

Rachel B said...

This is very pretty Jackey, it will look lovely in your new room. I really like the colours that you have used : )

debs14 said...

Just catching up on the blogs I have missed over the last week! What a coincidence that we were in the same area, I wonder if I saw your cruise boat at any time (there were quite a few around!) Looks like you have seen some amazing sights, certainly plenty of photo opportunities!

JO SOWERBY said...

that will go nicely in the new boudoir jacky. i've just got some grunge paper so will be having a play with my tim book of curiosities for inspiration
Jo xxxx

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Jacky...just my kinda colours too!!!
x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely piece of art work, Jacky. Should go beautifully with your redecorated bedroom.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jacky, this is so beautiful! What a lovely expression of the inked grunge challenge! Your wall hanging is so sweet and perfectly designed, and the grunge flowers are gorgeous! Love the photo, too!

This will be wonderful on your bedroom wall!

Becky said...

This is really pretty - bet it will look lovely on your wall.

BeeBeebabs said...

Very pretty tfs!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is lovely Jacky! Beautiful colors and composition (of course).
Rinda

sh3ri3 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it - will look great hung up on the wall. Im making a mental note of your great project, thanks for sharing xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

That's beautiful Jackie. Lx

Sian said...

Beautiful! After six loads of ironing I think I would be going for a lie down in a darkened room instead of making something lol.

Cherry said...

Glad you had a fab holiday - the washing is always the down part - atleast you have all the memories to think on whilst ironing!
That is one very cool hanging for your bedroom Jacky - love the colours and the LO. The photo is great too. Hugs Cherry XXX

Tracy said...

This is fantastic and will look gorgeous on your bedroom wall. Beautifully done.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous piece Jacky, will look great on display!
Clairexx

Scrappi Sandi said...

That is absolutely stunning!! It will be perfect on your newly decorated walls!

Thank you so much for your kind words & Birthday wishes...I'm hoping the sun might shine for us...we'll be keeping everything crossed!!

Stephanie said...

Your little piece of art is just beautiful Jacky & will compliment your newly decorated room perfectly :) I loved looking at your holiday photos, they are simply marvellous, thanks for sharing! Love Steph x

Amy said...

The washing after a trip is always such a drag - your penance for a good time ;-)

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a darling heart! I love the color and precious embellies you added - sweet photo too! Happy Monday to you! :)

furrypig said...

I really love the new heart art! Fntastic and perfect for the 'new' bedroom xxx

Kathyk said...

This is going to look FAB on your newly decorated wall - we want pix in situ please . . .

Kathyk

humel said...

Oh, I like this very much indeed! xx