Monday, May 30, 2011

Grungy Monday Number #9

Happy Memorial Day!!
I took some time this morning to make my tag for the challenge that Linda is hosting on her blog
This week the challenge is

Of course the challenge doesn't have to be about Christmas, its the technique that we are revisiting here. Please click the link above to get all the details. I wanted to use one of the new dies I recently purchased along with some other stamps from Tim to create my tag.

Here is a close up of the technique I used on the background.
I really like the surreal, dream like way the hand stamp and the clock die give the tag.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Grungy Monday Number #8

I cant believe that I actually got another Grungy Monday Challenge completed on Monday....
Over at Studio L3 Linda is helping refresh our memories with techniques by the one and only
Tim Holtz.

This week the challenge is

Please click on the link above to get all the details. The results give you a wonderful water color effect that I used for a tag.

I will most likely give this for a birthday or it would work for a Valentine too!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Grungy Monday Number 7

This week over at Studio L3 the challenge is

I dont know where I have been but I missed this simple technique somehow. Hop on over to Linda's blog to get all the details.

As I often do I used this challenge to create a card.
After getting my background done I decided to stamp over the blocks with some postage stamp

Deciding that it had a distinct travel feel to the result I of course had to use Tim's umbrella man die cut and top it all off with a voyage stamp that I cut out and covered in glossy accents.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Grungy Monday on a Monday!!

WOW I cant believe it, I actually got the Grungy Monday Challenge over at
Linda's Blog Studio L3 completed on Monday.... Been a long time since I did this, LOL

This week the challenge was
revisiting the technique from holidays past:
Tim Holtz's

Now I know my offering doesnt look anything like Christmas, but its the Technique we are after here so hop on over to Linda's for all the details.

As I often do I will most likely use this for a birthday card. I just love revisiting old techniques.
This one is a keeper for sure!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Very Special Challenge

After what seems like forever I am finally posting my art for the
Grungy Monday Challenge #5
happening over at Linda's blog Studio L3.
A New Dimension!

Im also going to enter this into the Challenge at
Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is
Anything Goes!

I used this challenge to create a very special art gift for a very special friend.

As you can see above I used 2 of Tim's Mover and Shaper dies, Dream and Mini Butterflies
I inked and pearl misted the butterflies and stamped them with gold French text. Added some great shiny bling trim to the bottom.

I outlined the whole piece in tissue tape and used a gold key to get my "dimension" needed for this challenge. And as you can see added a gold paint dabber crown cut from Tim's Crown and Fleur Mover and Shaper.

For the hanger I used some thin ribbon and an Ideology clasp at the top.

And as you can see its a Birthday piece for
Gloria Alexander
our List Mom over at All Things Tim list on Yahoo.
I hope she likes it. Her birthday is on 5/21 so help me in wishing her a
Happy Birthday this month.