Friday, 25 September 2009

A quick moo...

Instead of doing useful things like packing and housework, I made a Moo Card :-) This week's theme at "Something Completely Different" is ABC. It made me think of the Jacksons singing that song, but it also made me think of the obvious learning to read and write at school. So I cut my card to size and looked at it and thought, "It looks far too pristine and bright! It needs to be grubbified! If only I had some Distress Inks..." But I don't, so I decided to see what I could do with the alcohol inks in the shades of brown that I didn't expect to make much use of. First I crumpled and smoothed out the card. Then I inked up a felt with Caramel, Latte, Ginger and Butterscotch (don't these inks have gorgeous names?!) and added a few drops of gold and some blending solution. I stamped this all over the Moo till it was fully coloured and when it was dry I stamped the letters a, b and c with PaperArtsy stamps, in black so they'd show up! I also found the definition of 'dictionary' in a little old dictionary I use for craft, and inked that page in the same way. I trimmed a bit of this and used it to cover a little pencil to match the Moo. And here's the result:


Now for that packing, housework etc...

4 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Wonderfully grungy moo great texture and the pencil inspired touch.

Lesley said...

Fab moo and the pencil part is great too! xx

margaret said...

What a fabulous Idea for this weeks moo I love it and the grungieness of it too. xx

Dawn said...

Great job on the background - i love those AI's
You achieved a great colour

thanks for joining us on SCD

Dawn