Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday, Monday... So Good to Me..

Well its Monday again and that can only mean one thing, actually two things,
Its time for me to combine a couple of blog challenges. Does combining them make it 3 challenges? hmmmm?


I used this challenge to create a card. Using the alcohol inks on some grunge board that I die cut served as the base for my Live word that I painted and misted with Glimmer mist. I also used some pearl bling dots to give it that extra Pop!

Close up so you can see the details better. I love how the alcohol inks make the grunge board almost look like metal.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Grungy Metal Monday Tribute to Ranger!

Happy Monday Everyone, Good Bye Spring, Hello Summer!

In my usual fashion I am combining two art challenges this week.
Something a Queen of Paper taught me. She know who she is.


Grungy Monday is up to week 12 where the challenge is

Having just received some product direct from Ranger I was amazed at how cool the packing tape they use looked. I knew that I couldn't just throw something that looked so cool in the trash.

When I saw today's blog challenges I knew that I was going to have to come up with some way to re-use this tape.

I'm so happy at the way it turned out. It is indeed a Tribute to Ranger for giving us such wonderful products to create with.

Close up so you can see the technique Tim demonstrated.

Another view trying to show the technique.

Everything used on this tag is indeed from Ranger, Inks, Embossing powder, Paint Dabbers, Grunge board, Ideology metal embellishments, Paper reinforcements and Tissue Tape.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day!

Earlier this week I posted the picture below on my Facebook page. My father with John Wayne during the filming of the Green Berets in Columbus GA 1967.
Above is one of my fathers military photos where he served in the US Army.
Happy Fathers Day. I miss you so much!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Grungy Monday #11 and Show Your Distressed / Torn Edges

Ok its Monday again and I always look forward to the Art Challenges from
Linda at Studio L3 and the staff at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

At Studio L3 the challenge is Tim Holtz's Technique Challenge from January 2008.
At Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is Show Your Distress/ Torn Edge.

This challenge seemed perfect to use my dress form stamps and embossing folders from Tim .

I really wish you could see this tag in person for when I finished I cut a tag from corrugated cardboard using Tim's Tag and Bookplate die and adhered my inked tag to it.

This gave me just the perfect thickness to insert the trinket pins through the piece.
I'm really happy with the way this one turned out.

This will most likely go it to my sister tied to a gift of some sort :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Grungy Monday #10 and Show a Tag!

I couldnt believe when I saw that the 2 challenges that I follow the most,
Grungy Monday over at Studio L3
went so hand and hand in what I with the project that I have been working on.

Grungy Monday is Distress Ink o Rama.
Simon Says is Show Us a Tag.

Well you see I am currently hosting a tag swap over at All Things Tim Yahoo Group and of course my tags are full of Distress ink! So......

Here is my offering for this weeks challenges and also a teaser for those in the swap.