Hi monday grungers
Have a look at linda ledbetter's blog grungy monday3. This weeks Tim Holtz challenge caused me a few problems, not least because I didn't have any colour wash. adirondack colour wash
Luckily I knew where I could get some, so I hot footed over there. I brought three colours lettuce, cranberry and stream.
I thought I'd make a flower brooch. From calico I cut out some of Tim's tattered flowers, I stamped them with a script and colour washed them with the lettuce and stream. I didn't really like them they didn't look right on their own, so I gave up on them. nothing was going right today and my kitchen was a real mess, LOL
I loved linda's scarf so I thought I'd have a go on an old scarf I didn't want any more. I followed the instructions but it didn' t really work, I dont think I heat sealed it properly. You can just about see the swirley pattern, the colour washed out quite a bit.
Anyway not to be defeated I had another go on a piece of calico. It's my mums birthday soon so I thought I'd make a note book. Followers of my blog will know like making books.
Here is the fabric before I cut it up th cover the book.
I used the same stamp as before and all 3 colours and washed it out before I heat set it so that the colour was diluted. It came out quite purple-y. I sprayed the surface with silver cosmic shimmer mist.
Then I used the flowers I made earlier and added a brad and fixed it to the book cover. I covered a book plate with copper utee to match the brad. I stamped 'notes' on a spare piece of the fabric and put it
inside the bookplate. I stamped some more swirls with stazon and glued some beads over the top.
it took a while but I actually quite liked it in the end.
I dont think i will give the book to my mum though.... too grungy