Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grungy Monday: Fluid Medium Resist

Linda, over at Studio L3, is running a weekly Tim Holtz challenge called "Grungy Monday. "  This week's technique involved stamping with fluid medium and then inking over the image with distress inks.  The fluid medium acts as as a resist to give you some cool effects.  Tim also cut out foam stamps, but I justed used a couple that I had laying around, including a medallion and an Easter Egg. The medallion card is a bit of a tribute to a fabulous card maker, Karen. She makes clean, classic cards. You can check out her blog here.  For the Easter card above, I use a duplicate ATC from my stash. I channeled another one of my favorite card makers, Jacky, on this card. You can tell by the layers.  Her blog is at this link.   
When I was looking through my Easter stuff, I also found a large paper pieced chick that has been in my stash for years.  I decided that today was the day to use it.  So, I made this very "cute" card:
 It certainly doesn't scream Tim Holtz, does it?  LOL!  Oh well, I actually kindof like it.  Which card is your favorite?  Do you have any favorite card maker blogs to share?

18 comments:

Amy said...

Karen's cards are always a standout for me - you have paid wonderful tribute to both Jacky and Karen today :-)

laurie said...

i really like the medallion card but that clever rabbit is pretty darn cute! you are so good at using different techniques - i tend to get stuck in a rut!

Cheri said...

Hands down, the best wishes card wins my vote, but then, I'm partial to those colors... I'm wearing them today!

Julie Shoemaker said...

The medallion card is so beautiful, but I love the little chick.

Sian said...

You always manage to put everything you have learned to such good use!

Apart from the ones on "our" list, I have to admit I don't read any card making blogs. Maybe that's why I can't make them?

scrappyjacky said...

I actually kind of like your chick card as well....so you definately can do 'cute'!!
Kath-allthatglitter.blogspot.com is one of my favourite cardmakers....a very talented lady.....she's a great fan of Tim Holtz....uses a lot of his stuff.....but not a hint of grunginess anywhere....shows a different way of using it all.
And thank you very much for your tribute today.

donna said...

I like them all but the colors on the medallion really speak to me. I think the chick is sweet and I like the rabbit too! I follow so many card makers and I love them all. Amazes me how much talent there is out there..Donna

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Great cards!! Thanks for the links!!!! There is a blog I just discovered called Cardabilities, that is a challenge blog. My friend Patti West is on the new DT. Also my friend Diana Fisher makes beautiful cards.
The blogs are:
*cardabilities.blogspot.com
*pattiwest.blogspot.com/
*designbydiana.blogspot.com

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I LOVE Tim Holtz products. Your card turned out so cute. I'll have to check out that technique, sounds pretty cool.
Thanks for the links, I'll have to go check them out I always love a good challenge. I was going to mention Stampboutique' Designer's challenge but I see that you already have the button on your side bar.

Alison said...

I like the cute chick, though the others are great too
Alison xx

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Rinda! Your little chickie card is very cute!! Great take on the challenge! but I have to say the medallion card is my favorite - I just love the rich, deep colors of it. :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh, that little chick in the egg is so cute. I had to laugh - it doesn't look like Tim Holtz nor does it look like your stlye but I like it. :o)

Karen said...

Thanks so much for the kind words. Although I like the Best Wishes very much, I have to say that cute chick is my favorite! I, needless to say, read a lot of cardmaking blogs. Here's one I just found recently. It's called "inspired by" and Jill used a card made by another artist to inspire one of her own. She uses a lot of Faber Castell products which I'm just now exploring.
http://stampinginspiredby.blogspot.com/

minnie_mac said...

I love the cheeky chick on your Easter card.

Marilyn

Sam said...

I really like the medallion card but would love to see Tim do a take on the Chick card! Now THAT would be funny!! LOL!!

Terry said...

I don't think it is at all about screaming Tim Holts, but just doing what he does in our own style! You mastered this technique and so tweet it is! Love this!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, I can't pick a favorite because they're ALL fabulous, Rinda! You always use color so wonderfully, and you created three fabulous and wonderfully diverse cards for GM02. I do love the little chick-- it's cute without being "icky" cute, and the resist looks great on all your pieces.

Ginger said...

I find it hard to pick a favorite as well. I like Jacky's cards, but I don't really seek out card blogs, I just make them:)