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This weeks challenge for the Grungy Monday was to use our Ranger Adirondack Color Washes

Thank you Tim and Linda for challenging us to bring out and use all out tools!

I have to admit that I have been neglecting them but this made me bring them out and play. And the fun that I had was infectious! I definitely will be using them more often. I love that the more layers I used the more depth the color would get. I used a combination of Butterscotch, Cranberry and Espresso for the base of my journal covers.

I went to college and graduated with honors, majoring in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. That was my passion and where my love for the arts started. I started really getting into paper crafts after my botched foot surgery 4 years ago that had me immobile for a few years. Unable to sew but still wanting a creative release I began scrapping daily. And here I am today...addicted. LOL


Laura April 12, 2011 at 9:35 AM  

WOW this is stunning xxx

Suzzi April 12, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

This is my favorite piece by you thus far and really see your development. I just love the shadowing of the body form (and actually want to get it now thanks to you!) So apprecaite the inspiration. Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Lynn Stevens April 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM  

Fantastic Love it!!

Gillian .... April 12, 2011 at 2:05 PM  

Christie, I love what yo have done using the dress form and the selection of colour washes, gorgeous.

Von April 12, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

great creation :)

fairy thoughts April 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM  

gorgeous journal, the colours are so intense. thanks for sharing

1CardCreator April 13, 2011 at 6:29 AM  

Love the shading you achieved and the images look fabulous.

Laura April 13, 2011 at 6:48 AM  

How did you get the mulitcolors on the dress stamp? Is it color wash as well? Or the DI?

Silvia(Barnie) April 13, 2011 at 8:21 AM  

Such a fantastic piece.

Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 9:08 AM  

We need a tut for this Christie. Pretty pleeease! xx


Suzanne Bouchard April 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM  

WOW! Simply stunning! If I had seen this book in a store I would have bought it ! So beautiful!

Marjie Kemper April 13, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

Truly gorgeous! I always forget how much I love darker backgrounds and lighter stamping... fab job!!!

Candy C April 14, 2011 at 7:02 AM  

This book cover is simply stunning! I LOVE it! <3 Candy

Unknown April 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

I haven't any of the colour washes so I can't play with GM this week. I love your journal though and wondered what you did after college I hope your doing crafty things your journal is beautiful why do you like CW?

Love Dawn xx

Shelann April 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM  

Love your composition book, the cover is great!

Karen April 15, 2011 at 7:57 AM  

cute cards!

Howsewears April 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

I love the pennant card especially.
I think we ought to take pictures of our "disaster rooms or areas" and post them. I know if I posted mine, it would make lots of other people feel better that theirs don't look "that bad". Hmmm. That gives me some ideas....
Fondly, Tami

Howsewears April 15, 2011 at 4:01 PM  

Oops. I was supposed to leave that comment on your card post. Oh, well. ;)

trisha too April 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM  

Oh, yes--I really like this!!


Hettie April 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM  

This book is stunning! Well done!

2amscrapper April 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

What a lovely set of cards! Love the variety.

Linda Ledbetter April 18, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Christie, this is absolutely magnificent! Those colors are-- WOW! I would never have thought to use those particular shades of Color Wash together, and now I can't wait to do it. You've designed this so beautifully, and your love and understanding of fashion really shines through.

I'm so sorry about your botched foot surgery! That's awful, and I'm glad that you found another wonderful way to express yourself creatively.

Sue in CT April 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM  
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Sue in CT April 19, 2011 at 4:38 PM  

Sorry, I was suppose to post above so I been posting all wrong. I guess it don't matter that much as I see I am not alone in doing this..>LOL.
Anyways, this is fantastic....I love it.

Carla's Cards April 21, 2011 at 8:30 AM  

UI love your style! These are great cards! I'm a follower now, won't you come and follow me!

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