Thursday, August 13, 2009

Theme Thursday - Orange

I wasn't planning on making anything for this week's Theme Thursday challenge, but I had cleaned up a little bit in my studio and thought I deserved a little art time! I started making a tag using the wrinkle free distress technique. Then, I was looking through my scrap tin and came across a background I'd made a few months ago using a technique called Pigment Scrunch from the Feb/March issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. Ooooh, it was so cool I abandoned my tag and decided to work with the piece I'd found.

It had a grungy look to begin with, so I did some spray painting using a stencil and a piece of Grungeboard waste. All stamps are from I Brake for Stamps.

Doesn't it look kind of like that Basic Grey paper from a few years ago?

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful skinny, Shelly! Your background is great.

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  2. Great use of that background, Shelly!

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  3. Fantastic grunge! I like everything about it!!

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  4. It looks fabulous! Great technique. Love this piece. Cheers!

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  5. This is great! Your background is fabulous!

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  6. Love the background and the copper "chains". Gorgeous piece.

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  7. Very beautiful skinny, Shelly ! Love the wonderful background and the hanger.

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  8. Fabulous!! Love the background!!

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  9. I love this background! So glad you decided to use it!

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  10. Love the piece and hey maybe you should go design paper for a living..i really love alot of the backgrounds you do..thanks so much for yesterday..i needed it..

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  11. Great background, Shelly - it does look like Basic Grey! I love that worn, weathered look.

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  12. I love it, Shelly! Guess I should go back to see that technique again.

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  13. Oh love orange,love your shading in colour work and adore that hanging picture. brilliant
    hugs June x

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  14. this is lovely! love the orange and vintage feel of the whole piece. awesome work!

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  15. I love your art! You are very talented. I am so excited to have found you!..........deanna

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  16. I know the exact BG paper you are speaking of. Truly, you recreated it!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!