Tuesday, March 29, 2011

grungy monday #01

Hello my friends. There's a new weekly challenge over on Linda Ledbetter's blog, Studio L3. It's all about being inspired by products, techniques and everything else Tim Holtz. The first challenge references Tim's Christmas tag #10 from 2008.

Although I love what the master of grunge does with stamps and ink, I find it hard to do the same thing, so for me these challenges are all about stretching myself. But at the same time, I want to keep my own style in the mix. I don't have a lot of products from Tim's line, so I just used things that I have. I pretty much followed his instructions, but substituted if I needed to.

I made a mask from plastic packaging and the TH flourishes die. I don't have any distress ink refills, so I used some from SU. The yellow flower on the left is made with my TH tattered florals die. The leaves are cut freehand with deckle scissors. The sunflowers are from Local King Rubber Stamps and the sentiment is made with an alphabet I've had for ages, but don't know who made it.

I copied some sheet music on cardstock and distressed it by tearing, inking, and crinkling it. The grungeboard sunflowers and the sentiment are both raised on dimensional tape.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.

16 comments:

Caroline Hallett said...

this is beautiful - really pretty - love the stamp

Sherry Cheever said...

Very cool! I love to see you getting grungy . . . it's fun!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how you did this week's technique.

Jenny Potter said...

This is fabulous use of the grunge technique on a card! The colours you used in the flowers match the background beautifully! Great job!
Smiles
Jen

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous card. Haven't started mine yet.

Alison said...

Love your composition Melody, it's beautiful! x

Chris A. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the wonderful comments. I love what you have done. I am blown away that you used Lisa's stamps (local king rubber). She is a good friend. She has taught me so much and is such a talented lady. She works far too hard.

Chris A. said...

Forgot to say you should send this to Lisa as well she will be thrilled.
Hugs, Chris Arlington

Karen said...

Great artwork. You've done a great job of taking Tim's techniques and example and making it your own.
I love the alphabet you've used.

Maggie said...

Great piece and techniques.

Lisa said...

I like how you used what you had. I think it turned out great.

Wanda H said...

Beautiful card!!!

Marjie K said...

Beautiful! Great job with the stenciling too. I have to get cracking on mine.

Terry said...

Glad I found your blog! Thank you for following and the lovely comment! Love your card and the big challenge is to use items we don't have or have on hand! You rocked this!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Melody, welcome to Grungy Monday! Wow, what a gorgeous way to kick off challenge #1-- this card is amazing! I love your interpretation of Tim's original. You brought it right into spring so beautifully. It's the perfect mix of Tim's techniques and your own unique sensibility, and it's wonderful!