Saturday, April 9, 2011

Beneath the Dark Waters

This collage is my submission for Grungy Monday # 02  over at  Studio L3. These challenges celebrate the techniques and products of the fabulous Tim Holtz. This week's topic was using "Distress ink with Studio Multi Media" and  we watched the technique as a video. Its  so wonderful to hear Tim's voice telling you what to do!
This is a collage instead of a tag because I needed  a much bigger surface for all my ideas. LOL. We are to make it our own and I always do... making it my style of  "pretty grunge". So after making foam stamps from some underwater die cuts of shells and seahorses, I stamped them using Studio Multi Medium. On top of that I stamped a french script stamp and  shell stamps from Cavallini, dabbed on Distress inks  and the background was done. The central image of the piece is a vintage sea beauty from Artchix Studio.(see my side bar). The kelp was fun and was made using distress inks, markers and  Fiskar scissors. There are also layers of sea shell images, my swimsuit cutie, rhinestones and some transparent coral and shell images too. The sentiment says  "She saw the future that lays beneath the dark waters."  The finishing touch was a  tiny green "sea" tag  and a glittery glass star fish.
So what does your future hold beneath the waters?
Till next time, gerri
"She saw the future that lay beneath the dark waters."


"Dark Water Details"


20 comments:

  1. This tured out great and is an interesting interpretation on this one. Great job.

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  2. What a fabulous collage! Like a modern day (well almost modern day!) Venus! xx

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  3. Beautifully done and so in tune with what the world is going through at the moment. I can't imagine what your stash must be like Gerri. My mind boggles ... I dream about it! he he :o) Donna

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  4. This is wonderful, great detailing.
    I like that image, have used her myself.
    Have a great day.
    Lynne M

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  5. Beautiful background. Lovely piece.

    Marilyn

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  6. Absolutely a beautiful resist background! Love all your details and the image is fantastic!

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  7. You are so busy! Another gorgeous piece, Gerri!

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  8. This is lovely. I really like your background!

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  9. Gorgeous piece, love the seaweed you added too.

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  10. This is so beautiful Gerri love the detail, colours and of course your perfect stamping. The image is perfect.

    Marie

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  11. Beautiful piece and has a great story to tell. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  12. Oh Gerri,
    Totally amazing--Everything you make is gorgeous and detailed and fabulous!!!
    When you get a chance, take a look at my online magazine--I just posted for this week--and you are featured!
    xo
    Cindy

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  13. Fantastic! Love all the layers and I sure can see why you needed a canvas!

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  14. Gerri, you've definitely perfected the "Pretty Grunge" genre! This is one of those pieces I could just look at for hours. The resist looks fabulous, and works so well for the "under the sea" theme. The seaweed is such a cool touch. Beautifully done, my dear.

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  15. fabulous piece of art.its really a touchy feely, like the seaweed it looks so real.

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  16. Wonderful wonderful collage. Your background is super...Donna

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  17. What a wonderful piece, love how you used the netting, and could go on, but the whole piece is very arty.

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  18. Nice piece!

    linda
    http://scrappedtreasures.com

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