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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES No 8


Hi,

Another exciting challenge from the fab talented Linda, of Studio L3, this time Page 39 from Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities - Grunge.

I only had one bit of grungeboard (given to me) so it was do or die so to speak, plus had never used it before.......obviously not my best move..........so I have found out the hard way. Can tell you this......avoid putting modge podge on it, it ruins the texture........yep thats what I did......sob sob.

Diecuts from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, Stamp bought second hand so don't know the name of it, except its Zetti and the other is from Anitas. Distress Inks and Paint Dabbers used plus the dreaded Modge Podge........ I hope you don't hate it too much...........

On the bright side I had a great Art Class today and am definitely improving, so this cheered me up no end, especially after ruining my Grunge........

Now you have seen my example, please go over to Studio L3 and see how it should be done, some fabulous crafters are doing these challenges and its definitely worth looking.

Take care, am off to look at all your blogs and tomorrow I will try and get something right. Well you can only hope can't you........... Annette x
PS I was going to put this into Drunken Stampers as well, hence the bottle and glass, then realised it should have been a card, so wham thats a second mistake..... obviously reading is not my strong point........lol

57 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, well, I love this piece, sorry you had a hard time but the colour is fab. I love the figure you've created especially her lovely skinny legs and striped stockings with boots! It's really great!:) xx

Terry said...

Nettie, First of all I think it is pretty darn cool! I love the colors you used and the images are awesome. I may be blind, but I don't see any damage. It is wonderful work of art! Have a great day!

Daniele said...

I'm struggling to see whats wrong with it Annette it look great to me I think your're telling fibs...lol can't say I've ever used Modge podge in fact if I was honest haven't got a foggy what you do with it....how bad is that !!
hugs from Daniele

Esther said...

I think you should of kept quiet Anette cos you really can't tell form the pic you've used anything podgy at all..it's great, I love the colours and the stamps..I haven't done mine yet, still waiting for inspiration to strike! Esther xx

Scrap Vamp said...

What a cool project! Love the inking you did and all the flourishes you included!

Esther said...

...sorry for mis-typing your name...brain goes faster than my fingers!!

Netty said...

Sorry, can't keep quiet about my mistakes as I have such a dreadful conscience which won't let me. But have just had some great news from the lovely Meggymay she is sending me a little grungepaper, how kind is that, such a great buddy.
Annette x

Zoechaos said...

Looks fabulous just love the colours that dark margin perfect and unexpected. xx zoe

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliantly done - those shapey things not my cup of tea but I can see how well you've done it and the Zetti image looks fabby dabby! Love what you've done.

craftattack said...

It's gorgeous, be proud of it!!!

Doreen said...

I love this Annette,the colour is gorgeous, I don't see any damage to it.I must admit I look forward to your compendium of curiosities each week.xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, I think it turned out wonderfully! I don't even see the Mod Podge here-- it just looks like a REALLY COOL tag! Great colors, and the stamp is fabulous. You inked the grunge perfectly! I really, truly love it!

By the way, you can TOTALLY upload this at Drunken Stampers. I'm on the DT there, and we don't require it to be a card. We'd love to have it on our blog!

Big hugs,
Linda

maxine said...

Hi Annette this is amazing, you could enter this one or the card below in the C.R.A.F.T challenge (I'm not sure when it finishes) It is hot colours.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my card, it really is appreciated.
hugs maxine

Annika said...

Why on Earth wouldn't you be happy with that piece, it's beyond stunning!!! Gorgeous texture, colours and design and lemme tell you - I LOVE that stamp. Wouldn't have a clue what to do with it myself but boy, it's gorgeous!
Hugs
Annika

Hells said...

Well it looks fine and dandy to me. All these mistakes - Better lay off the g & Ts for a while Nettie. I would send you grunge paper if I knew what it was. Love Hells xx

Cheryl said...

well hun I think this is just stuning I really do,you would never in a million,years think you had made a mess,just brilliant,hugs cheryl xxx

kayc said...

Just love this. I think it is stunning. Kathleen x

Meggymay said...

Wow, I am looking at a fabulous piece, cannot see why you are unhappy with it. It has your usual
magical touch. xx

Chris said...

Netty, your artwork is ALWAYS stunning! I don't see anything wrong. I think we are our own worst critic.

coops said...

this is stunning netty and looks perfect to me.love the hot colours.

xx coops xx

lena said...

Oh, lala... great work! Love the stunning colours here and the Zetti-style appeals to me aswell. Like it a lot!

CuddlyBunny said...

Netty, you are crazy! Your piece is FREAKING AWESOME! You didn't ruin anything at all!

Your art chick is cool as hell and the COLORS here! WOW!

Also, as a Drunken Stamper team member, let me say PROST! and I'm glad you posted it over there ... submissions do not HAVE to be cards!

PetraB said...

This is awesome, absolutely fantastic and whatever you think might have gone wrong, it is a stunning piece of art. The colours are so fibrant and telling!

kay said...

nettie,its stunning,nothing wrong with it at all,thanks for visiting my blog,x

minnie_mac said...

Whatever the Mod Podge did to the grunge, it doesn't show. It's a fabulous piece. The colours are great, and I love that Zetti stamp

Spyder said...

love this, it's amazing, great colours and quirkiness!
(Lyn)tio

Gez said...

Gorgeous piece of art Netty. I love the colours. Looks like you had great fun. :)

Jennifer said...

I love it....you are too hard on yourself girl!!xx Jenny xx

Sweetieshop said...

I can't see any modge podge mistakes! Great piece of art. Very Wonderlandish character
"curiouser and curiouser"!! :)

Charlene said...

Hate it?? Are you kidding?!?!? Its fantastic - love the colors and the design. It looks great!

Helen said...

Like the others, I can't see anything wrong with this. Hope you get to play with grunge again cos it is FAB stuff!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty, There really are no mistakes in art, your piece is fabulous! Love its creative flow!
besides you proubably just discovered a new technique so a happy accident!

Kathy Eddy said...

i can't see any problem with it here! In fact it looks quite great! Colors are fabulous and fun!

stampdiva said...

Such a quirky piece of art :) Lynne M x

Joan said...

wow Netty, this is fabutastic !
lovely colours and I just love that zetti stamp, wish I had half your talent, can't see any damage at all, its just wonderful.

Dezinaworld said...

Fantastic Nettie, i am loving your latest work and love the fiery red yellow piece below too.
I have a new challenge over at dezinaworld if you fancy a try.
Have a lovely day my friend
Hugs June xxxxxx

Rosietoes said...

Annette you are too hard on yourself - your work is fantastic. Thank you for your continuing encouragment on my very tame blog -you can't know how much it means to me.

Keep up the grunging, altering and experimenting - you are an artist. :)

Edna x

Faye said...

I think it's beautiful, Netty. Like you, I am not that familiar with grunge board or paper. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen any. I sure don't own any. I now know that if I get some not to use mod podge on it!!! Thanks for the important tip.

JeanFB said...

This is fun, fabulous, and whimsical - what a great piece!! And I don't at all think that you "ruined" it with the modge podge - it actually has the look of a carved and varnished wood piece, at least in the photo. I think you have simply invented another very cool thing to do with grungeboard! :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fantastic work of art! Art makes no boo boo's, it just makes them into something better! Lovely GF, great challenge!

Astrid Maclean said...

I think it's fabulous, never mind the modge podge. I can't see any problems with it.

By the way thanks for all your lovely comments, they are much appreciated! I do far too little bloghopping...:o(

Astrid Maclean said...

It's me again, - I have loads of grungboard and would be very happy to send you some but would need your addi. This is my email: astridmaclean@hotmail.com

Evelyn S. said...

woo hoo! Fabulous creation!

JoAnne said...

I love it Annette! Mod Podge or not, it looks great! I've always been a Zetti stamp fan.
xoJoAnne

Peggy said...

Beautiful and it so works for this weeks Drunken Stamper challenge! Thanks for playing along!

My name is Toni said...

r u kidding me... it's fantastic... modge podge or not, and I love reading your story. You have a great sense of humor... :)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my this is STUNNING! the colours the image, everything is just WOW!

thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment, hugs mandyxx

Sherry said...

I never knew that about mod podge - I haven't been that adventurous I suppose! Your piece looks perfect to me - and quirky and fun too! Love that stamp and how you've used it.

NANCY DARE said...

Netty it turned out great!!!...from the picture no one would have known or suspected the mod podge mishap...love the whimzy of your piece!

Denise said...

Nettie, not only do I not hate it, I love it!!!! You totally rocked this challenge, even though you had to work around modge podge on it.

Rachelle said...

I love how this turned out too! The colors are great and she just made me smile!!!

Linda said...

This is really great - be proud!!!
I too have this stamp but haven't used it in ages; maybe I need to get it out and dust it off........
Linda xx
PS Loved your comment about my helmet :-)

Nan said...

Nettie...this is so cool! I think yours is one of the most unique. love that stamp too!

donna said...

Netty you have created a masterpiece! Fantastic! I love that stamp..

Andrea said...

Wow Netty as usual you really don't realise just how amazing your stuff is, you are super talented x

Julie Forest said...

Oh, Netty! I LOVE your inked grunge piece! It is beautiful! The colors are sooooo vibrant! You're so creative!!

Chris said...

Hi Netty and honestly your art piece is so beautiful, I really can't see anything wrong just the most gorgeous work of art. I love your stamp and the colours are brilliant. Hugs, Chris x