Monday, August 2, 2010

Compendium challenge week 8...

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Here is my week 8 entry for the challenge going on at
Studio L3. This week's challenge required the use of
grungeboard or grungepaper, that is all I can say about
it per the rules.
I have not really used grungeboard much before, which if
you saw the amount I had you would find that hard to believe:)

My die cut note card was cut from grungeboard and I
tried several colours on it before I found one that seemed
to show up well. It really does require a lot of inking as it
seems to really suck up the ink. My tip is do not even
think about using light colours on it.
The heart die cut was from a set I got in a kit from Heidi
Swapp, which I sprayed with some Smooch Spritz, just
started trying those out and I really like them.

I am lucky enough to be going to Art Unraveled here in
Phoenix this week for a few days, it is back to school next
week so cannot be away for too long. I am looking
forward to taking a Zentangle class,  also taking a class
with Traci Bautista and a class with Karen Michel.
Looking forward to learning some fun new things,
hopefully I will remember to take some pictures!


Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your note card!
Have fun at Art Unraveled.
Remember to take photos!! *smiles*

CuddlyBunny said...

Your piece is Wonderful! I love the imagery and colors and especially your central heart.

Your heart element is GREAT! It looks like porcelain!

Anonymous said...

Great piece!
And lucky you going to Art Unraveled. Have a blast!

Helen said...

Love this! the heart is great on the grunge base.

Sherry said...

A lovely piece and that central heart really makes the whole thing pop. I too made the mistake of trying to use a light colour!!
Hope you enjoy your upcoming art events - sound like a lot of fun.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Marlene, this is gorgeous! I love the combination of the rich, leather-like grungeboard with the sweet, happy heart! You did a beautiful job with this week's technique, and really made it your own with the pretty polka-dotted embellishment.

Have a wonderful time at Art Unraveled! That sounds like a blast!

Terry said...

Love your pink tones! The fragment heart is so delicate! have a blast!

Nancy Lynn said...

This is a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing. Have fun at Art is a great art retreat. Your classes sound wonderful. I have taken classes from Traci and loved them.

Netty said...

Totally terrific, love it.
Annette x

Lori said...

Great piece, I just love those wings! Lucky you, going to art unraveled, and a class with Tracy - to die for! She's on my must show pictures! You must!

Barbara Mason said...

Great piece - those wings are a fave of mine. Have a great time at Art Unraveled & share it on your blog when you come back!

minnie_mac said...

Love this piece. The pink looks so good. Had a scan over the Art Unraveled info, and they seem to have a great programme of events. Have fun !


Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous piece! Love the coloring. I don't seem to use mt grunge much either. Just keep hoarding it.

Susan M said...

having you as my table partner in zentangle class was a treat!

Nan said...

Very pretty....that heart is great!

Celina said...

Love the inking and the heart with wings! This card is so lovely!