Tim Holtz - Grunge - Sea & Sky

Created: April 27, 2020

Cards are 4.25 x 5.5" landscape mode done on dark aqua blue cardstock. 

Both these cards, I think, would make good sympathy or encouragement cards.


ID: TH _Grunge - Stormy Sea

Pressed my Distress pads onto Broken China, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry). Misted with water and pressed my 110# Staples cardstock into the mess... Dried and repeated.

After looking at it a while, I kept seeing waves, so used a bit of Picket Fence paint and a pointed brush to add white caps. Also painted the birds in the sky with Black Soot paint.

Wrote the text using a pointed nib and Sumi ink: "A shining isle in a stormy sea, we seek it ever with smiles and sighs, to-day is sad, in the bland to-be, serene and lovely to-morrow lies." Mary C Ames 

Trimmed down and adhered to the blue cards.

ID: TH _Grunge - Midst Of The Storm

Using the same technique and colors as the card above, plus added a streak of "Vintage Photo" reinker. Misted with water and pressed my cardstock into the mess. Dried and repeated.

When I looked at the finished piece it reminded me of a stormy sky...

So I wrote the quote using the pointed pen nib and Sumi ink: "Even in the midst of the storm the sun is still shining." Dayna Lovely

Trimmed down and adhered to the blue card.


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