Sunday, May 15, 2011

A busy weekend!

I've been on a roll this weekend, actually all week!  Saturday was the deadline for getting items entered in the State Fair delivered.  I made it to the fair grounds with 22 minutes to spare. (And I was NOT the last person arriving either! lol)  Judging is Wednesday and then sometime before June 2, entrants find out what didn't make it.  (We have to pick up the items not receiving a ribbon on June 2 or June 3  or have the fair people mail the stuff on June 2.)   Once I know what made it and what didn't I will share pictures.

I was in creative high gear all week, then kicked it up a notch on Friday and Saturday.  I guess the juices are still flowing today as I have been busy creating most of this cool, rainy day!

Grungy Monday Challenge 6 (GM)(hosted by the fabulous Linda at Studio L3)  is based on Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas 2007, Day 8.   If you haven't checked out the challenges, you really need to as they are great fun!

Over at Gingersnap Creations' blog the Random Redhead Challenge that ends today is "Fans".  Gingersnap creations is another awesome challenge site, if you haven't checked them out, it's another place you need to go!

I decided to combine the challenges!  WHAT? How do you combine GM with fans?????  Well I created the background using GM's technique:

The piece on the left is being "saved", I have an idea floating around to use it in my canvas I started with Grungy Monday challenges 1-5.  The piece on the right is what I used for the background of Gingersnap's challenge.  (When I took this picture I wasn't quite finished with the GM as you are supposed to stamp an image on it, which I did eventually as you will see!)

I created some fan using washi paper and Tim's Sizzix rosette die.  I used the tiny attacher to hold the fans together, then wrapped some cord around the staple and volia! I had this card!  (Ok, I added a little glue and tape too, but you know what I mean! lol)

Since the base of the card is an Onyx (black) I created a second background piece to use as a liner inside the card:

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Please take a moment and leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!  Have fabulous week and don't forget to check out Studio L3 tomorrow for Grungy Monday challenge 7!


Supplies used for this card are:  Onyx (black) Stardream folding card, Inkssentials Manila Cardstock (LOVE that stuff!), Adirondack Aqua Dabber, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, Simply Sage Delta Paint for Paper, Hanko Designs Washi paper, Great Impression #e320 (leaves),  Kodomo Ink "Sayings  1", Studio Matte Medium and Miracle Tape.


  1. Your background is just fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Gingersnap Creations!

  2. Wow, gorgeous! I love that background, and it looks wonderful highlighting your rosette fans. Happy to have you play along at Gingersnap Creations!

  3. Girl, you've got this techique mastered! I love your color choices for both pieces, and the finished card is just gorgeous! I love the little washi paper fans and pretty botancial stamp, too!

    I bet you'll RULE the State Fair this year!

  4. I like the left back ground better than the one on the right, because it looks more finished to me. I know....neither one is finished, but I still like the left one better :-P I also LOVE the fans! What a cool idea (no pun intended!)I'll be looking forward to seeing the "saved" back ground project :-)

  5. State fair, already??? Wow!
    This is a fabulous technique, and you perfected it on that lovely card! Great work!