|The cover stamp from the current Craft Stamper mag and a random dotty stamp by Artemio....|
Here's what we did - for a workshop with Grunge in the title, some of them are a bit clean looking, but the inks and techniques made a mess - and hey, that counts for me!
|Magenta and Woodware stamps.|
I don't have a system of cleverness that makes me pull out stash and resources that suit each other before I plunge into a making session...the most I do is browse my stamps to get a subject idea going. So I'd got as far as completing this birdy card when I realised that actually, apart from a few bits of sponged on DInks, it wasn't very grungy. (Even though the others aren't particularly...I have no idea why it should suddenly bother me!).
So I squirted it with the DO Crafts spritzing ink, a sort of goldy black. And then of course, inevitably.....I didn't like it. It took away all the contrast between white and kraft. Ah well..at least at the workshop I was able to warn the gals and give 'em the choice. I didn't re-make it. I thought I'd be humble and hold it up as an example of how not to follow my samples too slavishly. Also, I erm, ran out of time. I've been ill, you know.
And honestly, thank you for all your enquiries and encouragings and comments about it. I really am better now...waaaaaay behind, but 100% well. But please, keep that to yourself...I think I can get Shopkeeper Gal to continue to cut me some slack if I don't tell her.