Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grungy Monday 4 - Thunder Island

For this week, Linda is having us follow Tim’s technique which involves inking or stamping on a texture fade/embossing folder before inserting your paper as demonstrated here. When I read the challenge, I immediately thought of doing a sunrise or sunset using his rays folder. Simultaneously, I’ve been itching to try a Michelle Zindorf inspired background and voila…the two came together perfectly in this piece. Coincidentally, Simon Says stamp & Show was running a similar challenge to use a Tim Technique.

As I have explained, I initially planned to theme all of my GM submissions around songs. I naively thought that I would come up with the song I wanted to use and then make my piece for it. That has rarely been the case. As I worked on my background and then found the Ralph Burch Mermaid art, I found myself humming (& yes, sometimes singing) the 1978 one hit wonder Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson. I’m very pleased with the way it all came together and may be my favorite one so far. Thanks for looking.

Sha-la-la-la-la-la my lady
In the sun with your hair undone
Can you hear me now calling your name
From across the bay
A summer's day laughing and a-hidin'
Chasing love out on Thunder Island

Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spice Marmalade, Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot

Other: Glossy Accents, Pearl Glimmer Mist, Silhouette, Ralph Burch, Mermaid art printed from the internet, Hibiscus shape is Club Scrap with minor alterations

Club Scrap Paper: Paisley Orange, Expressions Black. Sand is from DCWV travel stack


  1. I think this is possibly the art piece you have ever created! You have really nailed the Zindorf technique you've been wanting to try. And could Tim's Texture Fade be more perfect for this design?!? I love it. Even though I don't have a clue about this song. Sorry.

  2. this is terrific, the folder works perfect for the sunset and you did a fantastic job on the Zinforf technique! I had to google the song, and remember it now, but do not think I would've thought of that one on my own ;-)
    Hmmmm.... do you think you could fit in Rock-n-Roll Hoochie Koo next week? My all time favorite....

  3. Great card. Your texture fade as a sunset is beautiful!

  4. The sunset is just fab - colours and style just great! Sing away I say...

  5. Love how you achived the sunset over the sea. Really terrific. What a great song.

  6. Wow, that is so cool the way you used the texture fade to create the sea and sky. Your colors are fabulous! Seriously wonderful piece of artwork! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!