Monday, September 20, 2010

Grungeapalooza

Ah, once again the ink gods smiled upon me, and made it possible for one project to fulfill two challenges.  
Compendium of Curiosities
Week 15
(Click on the above link to get the scoop from Linda, grand host and creator of this wonderful challenge)
Simon Says Stamp and Show....
Your Grunge 
(Click on this link to get the deets on this challenge)

The word grunge appears in both challenges, and though that can mean different things, for me, it means grungeboard and grungepaper.....lots of each.
 
I decided to do a wall hanging, perfect for the resident artist (that would be me, though I may just gift this one).
Just about everything is grunge...paper or board.  The base is GB cut with Tim's ornamental die.
I did the alcohol ink agate technique on GP cut from Tim's regal crest die (the banner and leaves).  BTW, this technique calls for a specific paint dabber which I do not own, but found that a liquid pearls that I do have to be a good substitute.  Just sayin'.....
The large flower is GP cut from Tim's tattered florals; the small flower, also GP was done with some of Wendy's stamps.  The phrase "resident artist" is also a Wendy stamp. 
What are you waiting for.....show your grunge!

41 comments:

SusanK said...

Dad gum, that's gorgeous!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Oh Wow, Eileen!! FABULOUS piece!!

Elaine A said...

OMG Eileen!

This is just beautiful! I am so loving it. What a fabulous piece of art!!

Elaine Allen

MarleneMAZ said...

This is fabulous! love the stamps you used on the background too.

Alicia said...

Oh Eileen, Girl that is just GORGEOUS!!!! Do you need a SASE to mail it to me in??? LOL *Hugs*

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Nancy said...

LOVE this!!
Long live grunge! *lol*

Tammy D said...

Very awesome!

Helen said...

Once again you have made something blooming gorgeous!

Victoria said...

Great, grungy sign!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Eileen, another wonderful work!! I love the centers in the flowers and just the colors themselves! Nice layout too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Sarah :)

Yelowflower said...

very nicely done...love hangings

Patzee said...

Who knew Grunge could be so colorful and flowery? This is a great piece!! Kinda hard to part with, isn't it?

Karen said...

Beautiful hanging. Love the colours. And thanks for the tip on paint substitute as I don't have the particular one suggested either.

Sara Carns said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous Eileen!!! Yeah... if I send you an envelope with postage, can I have it??!?! Hehehehe... I think I finally might jump in and do this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie said...

A great grungey wall hanging, Eileen. Fabulous!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, Eileen, all that grunge on just one project--phew! Love every last detail. You did great improvising. I am afraid I am going to have to improvise on that one ingredient as well.

Jane Wetzel said...

this is just GORGEOUS- loving it!

Sherry said...

Truly fabulous!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful piece you've created - absolutely wonderful. Love the colors. Guess I need to pull out the grunge board and paper I have and give it a try!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the AI colors you chose, looks lovely with the flower, which I also love! And thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

teri said...

Gotta say, I really like the way that flower comes out looking like leather. Love that.

Lisa in MI said...

This is so pretty. Love the colors you chose.

Sue West said...

This is lovely. Great grunge, great inky agate, and fantastic colours.
Sue

Terry said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful! Love all the elements!

Toni said...

Hi Eileen... I don't know if I would gift this... I think it might be perfect for your door on the cruise with Timmy... Loving the color combo and what you used the grunge for is outstanding. Woo Hoo only 9 more daze for you lucky crafters :)

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous grungey art Eileen!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow~ That is one fabulous piece!

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous piece of work, love all the vibrant colours.

CuddlyBunny said...

I LOVE your plaque! Your colors and flowers and textures! AWESOME!

Shawn Caro said...

Your Grunge wall hanging rocks!
Keep on creating!

Lynn Stevens said...

A perfect Grunge piece for both challenges! You rocked this one!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Grungeapalooza! That may be my favorite blog post title EVER! It's the perfect descriptor for this spectacular wall hanging, too. What a flat-out gorgeous work of grunge-tastic art, Eileen! Everything about it screams "COOL!" The AI Agate looks fab on the Regal Crest pieces, and the flowers are, you know, perfect! The Tim and Wendy combo is like peanut butter and chocolate-- it's a match made in heaven. Bravo, girlfriend!

Plume said...

very nice project!

Daniele said...

wow this is gorgeous love the flower
hugs from Daniele

Linda Elbourne said...

You certainly know how to work that Grunge Eileen ... great job! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... same time same place next week :0)

Rhonda said...

This is fabulous! Great grunge piece - cheers!

Maggie said...

Fabulous hanging
Maggie

Netty said...

I love it, so beautiful. x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great grunge piece. I really like your darker color base with the splashes of color in your flowers and flourish. Such a perfect take on the "Your Grunge" theme. So happy you were able to join in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

tessyluv45 said...

Your grunge hanging is just awesome!