Thursday, November 4, 2010

It is certainly a grungy world!

This card is going to visit three of my favorite places today, Studio L3 week 20, Gingersnap Creations GC74 and The Technique Junkies! Our most fearless leader of the pack has us using elbow grease as we are doing industrial grunge. It seems to me that we should almost be paid a salary for all of our hard work, but I think once again, I am setting myself up for a smack! Never thought that Linda might now be thinking about sending "me" a bill for all of her hard work!! Ok, mouth is shut on that subject! I used four grunge paper pieces and did the thing. Now I had to use one my DH's tools and we are talking about a 6" wire brush! The background is one of Tim's new embossing folders and the background techniques is called "Al foil" from the Technique Junkies. I took my time and played with different colored background and this was pretty much all set to go on a Blue background. When the man came home from work, did I ask him how his day went, no, I asked him what he thought about the backgrounds. Of course, he liked the red!!! So we had to emboss and play around with different ideas. I colored in some of the words and added embossing ink and powder to the icicles, Christmas tree and the deer. Oh and I gave him a little collar and an eye and just realized he needs a red little nose. The grunge pieces are up on pop dots for a little more dimension! We added bling to make the industrial part of it just a little more festive!!


This was fun, fun and more fun! Hope you all are enjoying this week and doing something that makes you feel good! Thanks again so much for your visits and committing!

36 comments:

Jingle said...

This really looks great!

Sherry said...

It's a gorgeous piece of art Terry and it sounds as though you had a lot of fun creating it too!

joanne wardle said...

really gorgeous

1CardCreator said...

Looks awesome! I love that background! ~Diane

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

You always make me laugh with your blurb...great looking background,,love the piece too!

Lynn Stevens said...

FABULOuS Terry! Love the added glitz.
You so funny too. I'm sure linda will get a kick out of your post!
Hugs Lynn

Netty said...

Its terrific Terry and so unusual, love your creative spirit.
Annette x

Meggymay said...

Its super Terry, enjoyed reading your post.

Lorraine said...

great different take on xmas..off to check out the tech junkies thing

Vicki Romaine said...

I really like this wall hanger. It looks like you did have a fun time.

donna said...

Your piece is wonderful! I was thinking it might be easier to just run over our grunge pieces with the car. It would be faster than the scratching and poking.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

wonderful creation, terry! love all the details and what a wonderful explanation of them! thanks for sharing and hope you have a great rest of your day! *hugs* steph :)

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Terry! This card is so elaborate....so detailed! It's really beautiful.

Lyn said...

Love this art, Terry. It just looks magical. Great job!

Jan said...

Terry,
LOVE your grungy world!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Another fab card- love this- the background is awesome!

Cheryl said...

oh this is great love that background you have created hugs cheryl xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Jingle Jangle, this is really way kewl GF, beautiful piece, detail, color, luv it! hugz

2amscrapper said...

fabulous in red!

Shar said...

You just put me in the Christmas mood! Great make!

Krisha said...

WOW what an art piece. LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

wearestampers said...

Gotta love Tim's new texture fades! Don't have this one yet! Love your background colors too, Will you be my color coach?!LOL!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous grungyness Terry! Love your metal BG! Great colour choice! x

Michele said...

very nice Terry!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Beautiful creation,Terry.
Have a wonderful wekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous! I took an exacto knife to my piece.

Shelley said...

Love it! It really is amazing Terry. I think red was the right choice!

Sue West said...

What a fabulous card Terry, it's so amazingly detailed. Love it.
Sue x

stampdiva said...

Terry you have done it again. Stunning. Lynne M (posted garden fleece to you last week so it is one its way to you)

Francine said...

Beautiful work Terry... the colors are stunning!

trisha too said...

NICE!!!

:)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, my dear friend, you have most definitely done it again! By "it," I mean "Made a magnificent and perfect example of this week's CCC technique!"

I have to say, I love the idea of using a wire brush for the industrial grunge, and I wish I'd thought of it! I nearly sprained my wrist while I was assaulting the grungeboard with my one puny scratchy thing. You achieved distressed perfection with that clever tool! I love the gorgeous background, and the entire card is just really beautifully conceived.

You totally rock, Ms. Terry. And I would never, EVER want to smack you!

SmilynStef said...

Love the texture of the embossing ... ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Lorraine said...

this is very unusual and adds great texture

JeanFB said...

This is so fun - what a great card!

Ali Manning said...

This turned out great! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

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