Monday, June 27, 2011

Grungy Monday #13

If you're looking for the Mad Tea Party post, it's the one below this one.

Hello, all! Today is Grungy Monday #13 over at Studio L3! I guess 13 is my lucky number because I was chosen by Linda to be a guest designer for this week! Guest designer along with me is Suzanne Bouchard. I can't tell you how excited I am to be doing this! I love all things Tim Holtz! This week's technique uses Tim Holtz's Adirondack Alcohol Inks. Here is a a link to the technique on the Ranger Ink website: Tim Holtz Demos Adirondack Alcohol Inks.

Since I am mainly a scrapbooker, I created a scrapbook page with this technique. Here is my take on this technique. I created the background for my page.

Time layout. These are three photos of my eldest daughter at three points in her life; as a baby, a youngster, and when she graduated high school. Time does fly! I used the Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink technique on glossy paper (12 X 12). The alcohol ink colors I used are Bottle, Denim, Sail Boat Blue, Lettuce,Purple Twilight, Eggplant and Silver. I matted the photos with black and turquoise cardstock. And I used various clock and time stamps with Archival Ink to make a pattern. I added some ruffled trim that I used Lavender Fields Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist on, some Webster's Pages velvet ribbon, a Prima rose, a Petaloo flower, Thickers in Lullaby, and a Tim Holtz clock and game spinners.

Here is a close up of the background with the flower cluster and title.

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  1. Fabulous scrapbook page love the background!

  2. scrumptious color, great inking! You have inspired me to do something along these dd just grad from HS last week!!(would love if you shared this at Voila, Ink!/Bella Creations)

  3. Gorgeous colours on the background...great inspiration.
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Hi Celina. I haven't visited you before but have come to you via Linda and Grungy Monday. Isn't this great how we get to not only learn new techniques but new ideas and new blogs to visit?
    I am a scrapbooker too and love how you have incorporated the techniques into scrapbooking. Thanks for the idea. I love the idea of three points in life too! I can see a layout looming!! Haa Haa!!

  5. What a wonderful idea to use AIs for a scrapbook page background. It looks terrific. Love the photos, the design and the embellishments.


  6. Your background is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Fantastic layout, wonderful background.

  8. Celina, your page for Grungy Monday 13 is one of the most wonderful I've ever seen! I so appreciate that you showed how beautifully Alcohol Inks can be used in scrapbooking, and greatly appreciate that you shared your amazing talents as a Guest Designer! I do believe you have the Midas Touch-- everything you create is "good as gold." Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration!