Monday, June 27, 2011

Family is the Key- Grungy Monday


They say necessity is the mother of invention and in this case its true. 
I have been wanting to purchase some of Tim's new glassine paper,
but with not being able to work much this year and funds short
I decide to try something different.
I purchased some natural Wax paper at our local Co-Op (psst.. Linda works there)
and stamped on it with Adirondack ink and viola it worked!!!
It is a bit lighter but when mounted on a darker piece of CS it looks the same.
I created this card for Linda's challenge at Studio L 3 Grungy Monday #13.
Working with one of my favorite of Tim's techniques Alcohol inks.
Heres a link if you'd like to see  Tim's Demo
I used acetate and Tim's texture fade then applied the alcohol inks.
I also did another one of Tim's techniques in creating the Faux woodblock.
Borrowed the idea of clips on my butterfly's from my blog friend Tracy at Craft Addicts

59 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous Lynn! Love the colors in the background, and the butterflies are beautiful!

StampDancer said...

This is totally awesome. And I love your ingenuity in finding a great substitute for the glassine. The clips on your butterflies are great.

Cindy said...

Love it!!! Will have to try that!! TFS

Cindy C
(ATT group)

Marydon said...

Another exquisite LYNN design. You are amazing, girl.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous background Lynn, love the muted colour palette with the alcohol inks, lovely and great image too. The butterflies are a great addition. Tracy x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for not only being an incredible and inspiring artist, but also for supporting your local Co-op! I'm going to buy some of that waxed paper when I get off work today and hope I can make something 1/10th as gorgeous with it as you did. This is wonderful, Lynn, from the colors to the embossing to the GM13 technique to the faux woodblock. Brilliant, as always!

Martina2801 said...

What a fantastic creation, Lynn! I like the butterflies....

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Lynn,
This is beautiful, just love it!
Creativity is a wonderful thing!
enJOY a lovely week,
Kimberly

Kathy Eddy said...

This is a marvelous piece! I love the look you got.

sonya said...

Hi Lynn,
That's great that you came up with an alternative! It turned out fabulous! I love the colors you used and the butterflies are perfect with the clips.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Sonya

Artyjen said...

Lovely piece....and great butterflies!
xoxo Sioux

ElScrapdemati said...

es muy bonita.las mariposas le queda muy linda

donna said...

Wonderful idea. I have been playing with parchment to imitate glassine. Your project is gorgeous as always...Donna

Carolyn said...

Lynn, you are so inventive; always coming up with an idea to substitute or create a new technique from an existing one. TERRIFIC ALCOHOL INK PIECE for Grungy Monday.

Robyn said...

Your creation is stunning! Just love it

Robyn

Lezlie Sherman said...

All of the above. Beautiful beautiful card...

Vada said...

Oh My Goodness Lynn, this is just to cool, love it.. I'm back from ND and hope to play along later in the week. TFS!!!
Hugs Vada

craftattack said...

Great piece! Valerie

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful project, Lynn! Love your background.

Carol said...

Beautiful job! Great thinking for the glassine substitute! Love it. TFS

Netty said...

Terrific piece of art and love the way you used the waxed paper...

misteejay said...

Amazing piece Lynn - it is beautiful.

Toni xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

Cathy Y said...

That is absolutely beautiful, Lynn!

Paper Squirrel said...

Bee-u-tee-ful!
So many great ideas rolled into one project! I've gotta try the wax paper idea and I love your butterfly bodies...great stuff!

Suz said...

What a great idea. I am determined to learn some techniques of mixed media art...now that I have been lurking around for about a year or so!!! I love glassine but it is so expensive...and I don't see it anywhere around...so I guess I go to the co-op!!! What a great piece and a super idea. I am so glad you got in Handcrafted. Love the schoolhouse. I love all Stampington mags but this is my fave.
Hugs,
Suz

Sarah said...

What a great substitution for that expensive glassine paper but what really catches my eye is that flower frog. How cool is that?!?!

Terry said...

Beautiful way to substitute! Lynn, this is just so awesome and I love the effect you created. Have a great evening, GF!

Sandy Davis said...

How clever you are and its just beautiful. Love that title and the clips on the butterflys!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! I love the look of the technique- love the images-great project!

Linda R. said...

Oh my gosh.. This looks amazing.. You did such a great job my friend.

Hugs, Linda

busymartha said...

Good on you, wax paper! You don't always have to spend the wad, other things achieve the same look! You go girl!

Helen said...

Gorgeous!! You were quick with this one.... it looks amazing.

Nancy Wethington said...

Lynn, this is really beautiful. Love how you created the paper. Going to have to try that!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Lynn,
Incrediblepiece and sweet sentiment.Love the fact that you used your head to invent a new technique base. It gets me thinking how about parchment paper, saran wrap or aluminum foil!LOL. take care dearie, gerri

jerseytjej said...

Love it! Very creative substitute!

Faithful Crafter said...

Oh Lynn, this is cool. Thanks for the tip on waxed paper and alcohol ink technique. Off to give it a try.

Annette said...

What a lovely card. So warm and beautifully done. And so clever! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lululiz said...

I love the butterflies! Of course the whole thing is gorgeous, but the butterflies especially so.

Margaret said...

You are an inspiration, I love how this piece turned out, totally fab! I really must play a bit more with my inks, they really do seem to work on most surfaces! love it! Mx

minnie_mac said...

A gorgeous card. Love how you've been so inventive. The textures and colours are fab.

Marilyn

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Lynn, this is what I love about artists such as you, creativity and resourcefulness. Just think of the money you saved and not only that, the satisfaction from creating your own faux paper, now that you cannot beat.
I love the finished piece.
Wishes
Lynne

Lorraine said...

excellent artwork love the colours

Sue West said...

THis is so lovely, beautiful soft colours, and the stamping is great on the waxed paper. I'm going to give that a try.
Sue :)

Plume said...

You have a very creative spirit! I love your design, the colors, the choice of stamp. Great job!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece, love the vintage look.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Lynn, love the vintage look you achieved and love that color!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow ! How do you do it those colours I mean ?? So rich and scrummy, beautiful card and those little butterflies and just gorgeous.

Marie

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Really nice job on the techniques! I love the look of the waxed paper.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Really beautiful job on the techniqes. The waxed paper looks wonderful.

Wanda H said...

A beautiful card!!! Wax paper... very cool!!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

FAbulous card, love the vintage style.

sasa said...

Just love these faded vintage tones and nostalgic image - beautiful. Glad you discovered the paper I kept asking my mum if I could have her cake baking roll...stay inspired!
Sarah

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It turned out just fabulous, Lynn! Thank you for sharing your idea! You found a great way to get that look.
Hugs,
Julia

BrianK said...

Way to go using wax paper. Love the creativity.

Scrap Vamp said...

Amazing! I love the look you created! Love the butterflies, too!

JeanFB said...

Wow! How creative! I love the look you've achieved here. And the TH "glassine" is really vellum, IMHO (okay, it's vellum with wax maybe. but definitely not glassine). I like yours better. ;)

Jann said...

You're so clever--this is wonderful!

2amscrapper said...

so clever! beautiful card!

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