Hello my friends. It's another Grungy Monday card. I was starting to think I might not get this one done, but a persevered and made it. I can't say that I love this card, because I don't. I think it's way too busy - too many things competing with one another. I also prefer to use black as an accent rather than so much a part of the design. However, I really struggled with the technique - this is my second attempt - and I didn't want to go a third time. This one did what it was supposed to do; I just don't like it. It's just as well that much of it is covered by the pocket and the tag. (I haven't thrown out the first attempt, but it will probably get cut up and end up as part of a serendipity technique on some future project. That's a great way to utilize the art attempts that don't find a place on your current project.)
Anyway, moving on... Grungy Monday is a weekly challenge celebrating the techniques and products of Tim Holtz, and is presented each Monday on Linda Ledbetter's blog, Studio L3. This week's challenge details can be found HERE on Tim's blog.
The background stamp I used is Lattice from Cornish Heritage Farms. The paper in the background is the same as the front of the pocket. I'm still amazed how much you can change a printed paper with stamps and ink.
I used my hardware findings die for the brace on the pocket. It was too long, so I just spliced it and glued it down.
I'm pretty sure that I have a label maker somewhere, but it's probably been 30 years since I've seen it, so I just repeatedly stamped 'dream' (Collage Stuff) on a strip of card stock and then sponged vintage photo ink on the edges.
I wanted to use the birdcage die for my tag (had to do this one twice - argh! - the first one sorta blended into the background.) I trimmed off the outermost parts of the birdcage to make it narrower and then glued some kraft card stock to the back and trimmed around it. I used some hemp to attach some rolled paper beads and the wonder tag, which is made by punching three circles from cereal box, gluing them together, stamping the word & punching a hole with my cropadile and then embossing with three layers of clear UTEE. It's so much lighter than metal and the word choices are endless.
The bird is die cut from cereal box with a piece of card stock glued on and then embossed with gridlock embossing folder. I sponged crushed olive and vintage photo on it and cut off the legs, so it could rest on the hardware brace.
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