Well Easter is over and it’s back to crafting. Thank goodness Linda at Studio L3 was busy with Ranger U and gave us an extra week for submitting an entry in the Grungy Monday Challenge. This go round was a TH technique to embed a found object. Check out this really fun technique here!
I’ll have to admit I wasn’t feeling up to the challenge and was thinking I would take a pass, but the Easter Bunny brought some new toys and I was itching to play.
I used my new LaBlanche Apple Blossom stamp with sepia archival ink, used DI to colorize the image with Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed. I even got to use my favorite tool for inking: the good ol’ Q-tip. I cut the image out, found the crazy little bird brooch in our thrift store treasure stash, and things started taking shape. A little DI ink on the edges, a subtle flourish in the corners, some metal bits and voila! Doesn’t he look dashing sitting in the apple tree?
Happy Mother’s Day!