Saturday, April 16, 2011

Grungy Monday 3

Well it’s Saturday night and I’ve completed my 3rd installment for the Grungy Monday Challenge.  And boy was this a challenge for The Kraftman.  As I mentioned in my last post, I had to go to the store and buy the supplies.  And while there I made several other purchases of kraft glassine, some TH cordinations , 12 x 12 grunge paper and the new ATC die.  Not sure what will become of these things, but I am revved up and ready to go.
So for this challenge I used Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash in Sailboat and Sunset .  After a bit of trial and error I ended up spraying Sailboat on the shoe, rinsed with water and splotched on some Sunset. Rinsed and pat dry with paper towels.   When the shoe was dry enough I stamped with silver and gold daubers and embossed with black powder.  Finished off the project with some gears and cooper wire for the lace.
Thanks Linda for the great challenge, can’t wait to see what next week will bring.  Thanks to Outlaw Women for sponsoring the challenge! 
Until next time.

25 comments:

  1. Absolute genius, Brian! Love your creativity!!Very cool! :)

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  2. This is brilliant, Brian! I too love your creativity. And thanks for the kind comments on my blog-I have a template for the circles and then I stitched them by hand with embroidery floss. Easy Peasey!

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  3. This is fantastic. Funny though I have a pair of suede pink shoes which I have been planning to jazz up with colour washes for some time, and yesterday I bought some bright yellow laces. Too chicken to do it as the challenge, but maybe a later one, though I was gonna stick to tags..... These are fab!!
    Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

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  4. P.S. Funny how a store to buy "one thing" usually ends up being very expensive!!! I suffer from this too!!! LOL!! We are worth it though me thinks!!

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  5. Wow! That's so cool Brian! Love it!

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  6. Great work Brian! I love the color of the shoe and you realy make original creations! Love the steampunk look also with the gears!

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  7. Absolutely awesome, I love them, I'll have a pair in size 4's please :OP

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  8. How cool is this ?! Love what you've done with this shoe.

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  9. Great art. How fun to see a shoe all dressed up like this.

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  10. This is the COOLest Ked in the world (erm, Ked-like perhaps?)!

    I'm especially digging your copper shoelace - brilliant!

    Thanks for dropping in at my blog, by the way! Have a great week!

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  11. p.s. I can create a dovetail without power tools ... but I can not tie a Windsor knot ... does that make me Rennaisance-esque? :)

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  12. Way cool!!! A pair of these would be so fun to wear!!!!

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  13. I love it!
    Looking at my shoes in a different light now!

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  14. How totally fun!! This is probably the best way to use those mists!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog; btw, I grew up in Yardley. Is La Grenouille still there?

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  15. Brian, this is one of the most clever and enchanting creations I've ever seen! You really thought outside the box and used that Color Wash in such a fun and wonderful way. The gears look great and the stamping is perfect. Thank YOU for joining in!

    And... congratulations, my friend: You're the winner of the Outlaw Women Scrapbooking Emporium gift certificate! I'll send you an email with instructions on how to collect your much-deserved prize!

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  16. Hi Brian,
    Congratulations. Just wanted to say how Awesome your Shoe looked.
    KR,
    Bev

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  17. This is too cool!! Love what you did with your Chuck. I have a pair of white ones lying around here somewhere...I'm totally inspired to alter them. Congrats on winning the prize! :-)

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  18. What a creative piece...love it Brian...
    connie paxman

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  19. Congratulations on the win Brian! You well and truly deserved this. Have fun spending your winnings!!

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  20. Terrific alteration and definitely thinking outside the box, brill. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Annette

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  21. Congrats on your win! You certainly deserved it .Fabulous! Now you can more supplies.LOL take care,gerri

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  22. Brian, this is so awesome. I would never have thought to do anything like this.... but now I can't wait to get out of my comfort zone!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  23. Congratulations on being the winner! Check out this shoe! Way cool!

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  24. Wow..wow..wow!!
    This is gorgeous!
    Love it!♥
    Anne Kristine

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