Sunday, July 24, 2011

Grungy Monday #17 Are You Ready to Rock?

Imagine my surprise when Linda over at Studio L3
asked me to be one of the Guest Designers for this weeks Challenge.
And if that wasn't cool enough I was getting to host along with one of my good online friends

Nancy Crissinger of What's Next Nancy.

This weeks Challenge is Tim's

You guessed it,
Rock Candy Distress Paint


Rock Candy Stickles.

I chose to use Rock Candy Distress Paint for my first piece by first stamping with one of Tim's new stamps from the Christmas Memories Set.

Don't worry if you don't have this stamp, its the technique we are after. Use whatever stamp and stash you have. That's the great part about these challenges is to use what you have.

I covered the whole tag with Pine Needles Distress stain and spritzed it with water. Ran a strip of Tim's Tidings Tissue tape down one side and made a rosette out of the Seasonal Stash paper stack which I topped with a sticker from the Seasonal Salvage Stickers.

Here is a close up of the Rock Candy Distress paint over the Santa image. If you click on the image above it will enlarge and you can really see all the cracks. It gives the whole image an encased in ice look and feel.

Wanting to use both Rock Candy products I made a second piece.
Using Rock Candy Stickles I created a friendship card.

First I inked one of Tim's Reflection stamps and used it on one of his Fancy and Floral embossing folders then inked the all the raised image with Weathered Wood Distress ink. When it dried I then went back and covered it with the Rock Candy stickles too.

I cut and inked a Butterfly from Tim's Mini Butterfly Mover and Shapers die which I stamped with an image from his Ultimate Grunge Stamp Set. When it dried I sprayed it all with

Tattered Angels Black Graphite Glimmer Mist. Then I covered it with the Rock Candy Stickles too!

The label is an embossed sticker from K and Company, Life's Journey Freedom Tags which is mounted on a piece of chipboard sitting on die cut from

Here is a close up so you can see the detail of the stamping and the Rock Candy. It gives everything you use it on a beautiful shimmer and shine.

I hope you will join us in this weeks challenge.

Let your creativity run wild and Rock On!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Grungy Monday Number #15

Where or where has my muse been? Oh yeah he's been trying to beat the heat in the sweltering weather we have been having in Georgia. Its been brutal and not a very creative climate when all you want to do is lie in front of an A/C unit. :)

We are up to week 15 in the Grungy Monday Challenge being held over at Studio L3.
Linda has been keeping us busy with techniques from the master himself Tim Holtz.
This week the challenge is

I used this challenge to play with some of Tim's new Glassine paper. I used his movers and shapers butterfly die along with the Tattered Floral die to cut the glassine shapes.
Stamped the butterflies with his checkered stamp from his
Ultimate Grunge Set.
Added a button center to the flower and set it all on a cardboard flourish cut from the
Elegant Flourishes die.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Grungy Monday Number #14

So Monday kept me busy as I'm sure it did a lot of you here in the

I did however today get some time to create my offering for this weeks

This week the Challenge is

A super cool technique that gives wonderful results.