Sunday, April 17, 2011

Zen Grungy Monday 3

Okay, those that know me know that this is not my typical style card.  Was having a go at Zentangle for the Order of the Opus Gluei challenge and playing with my newAdirondack Color Washes by Ranger for the Grungy Monday Challenge #3 hosted by the lovely Linda over at StudioL3  .   The Grungy Monday challenges are in honor of Tim Holtz and his many products and techniques.   I managed to combine the two challenges in this one card using Stampin Up! stamps no less----what a menagerie of supplies/tools etc!!  So, not to go on too much of a tangent here, but, I started with a technique from Jennifer McGuire's blog using the Pearl Paint Dabber from Ranger.  You can see the technique on the video in this post.   Funny thing is, I had the Pearl Paint dabber on my wish list so long (after seeing this video when it was originally posted) that when I finally got one I couldn't rememeber why I wanted it--ha!  I did remember that it had to do with something I had seen on Jennifer's blog so I was able to do some research and found out why.  Okay, so the tangent is over, back to the card.  I used the technique to create the background using the Wild Plum Color Wash and the Stampin' Up! stamp.  Cheated a bit with my first crack at Zentangle and did it on little triangles to create the pennant banner.  Have to say, I did like doing it and it is as calming and therapuetic as they say so if you are so inclined,  give it I try!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clean and Simple #135: Sketch

Here's my entry for Clean and Simple's 135th challenge, a sketch:

This is my first time entering this challenge.  The card is for my MIL and last night when I saw this sketch on another entrant's blog I knew exactly how I was going to make the card for her.  We made two of these butterflies together at Christmas time when she was here for a visit.  We put one on card for her friend's birthday.   I knew she just loved that butterfly so it is perfect that it ended up on a card made just for her. 

**Tim Holtz Damask Embossing Folder by Sizzix
**Swiss dots Embossing folder by Provo Craft
**Distress inks:  Concord Grape and Mustard Seed
**Sentiment done using the Design Runner w/Holidays Cartridge
**Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border punch
**dictionary text paper
**Glossy Accents now has Distress Stains and Tim's Stamps (as well as the distress ink/embossing powders, etc)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Grungy Monday #2

Okay, so really need to figure out why this keeps happening----images I have rotated in Photoshop won't upload to blogger that way---they revert back to sideways (as the picture was taken).  If anyone knows how to remedy this I sure would appreciate it if you would email me.

This is for the new blog challenge Grungy Mondays hosted by Linda over at StudioL3.  This challenges are done using the the influence of Tim Holtz whether it by techniques, products, ideas or sheer inspiration from him.  This particular project is linked to a video of Tim demo-ing a technique for Ranger.  To see the video click here.

For this technique my images didn't show up all that well.  Think I used a bit too much Matte Multi Medium.  Used what I created to enhance this card I made for my hubby's bday tomorrow.  If you look close enough you can see on the ripped text paper a steampunk like image to the right on a small ruler image on the ripped piece on the left.  I used packaging from one of Tim's idea-ology products to create the pocket watch to make it 3D.


**Distress Inks:  Broken China and Wild Honey
**Studio Matte Multi Medium
**old text book paper
**recycling packaging
**Gear stamp by Technique Tuesday
**Steampunk image/ruler image/pocketwatch image stamps by 7 Gypsies
**Enjoy the Journey Stamp and chain for the pocketwatch stamp by Recollections
**Stazon inkpads: black and metallic copper
**copper Perfect Pearls

Added note:  Oozak carries the distress inks as well as many other Tim Holtz products such as the new stamp sets out and new stains. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge #1

Real quick post today for the brand new Grungy Monday Challenge that just began this week over at Linda's blog--- StudioL3.  She created this challenge in the wake of the CCC challenges she started way back last summer!  This new challenge is to satisfy the yearning of Tim followers to create inspired by him.  This week's challenge was to create a tag based on his 2008 Tags, Day 10.  Follow the link and see for yourself.  Would love to see what you come up with!

For this tag:
**Distress Ink:  Peeled Paint
**White and Copper Perfect Pearls and mister
**Butterscotch Color Wash
**Weathered Clock Mask
**manilla tag
**Technique Tuesday Gears and Saying Stamps
**Black embossing powder and heat tool
**crinkle ribbon
**Trinket pin, snap and Gear from Idea-olgy
**Wavy gear arms from Vintaj
**vintage textbook page