Friday, March 16, 2012

Grungy Monday 39

Hello, my friends.  Well, it seems that I've missed quite a few of these challenges.  More often than not, life gets in the way and the week is over before you know it, and other times, I either don't have the products required or I can't get my mind around an idea.  This week I didn't wait until the last day to figure something out.  This is card made for Grungy Monday 39, a weekly challenge all about the products and techniques of Tim Holtz, that can be found on Linda Ledbetter's blog, Studio L3.  This week's challenge technique can be found here

I decided to make mine monochromatic and stick with blue, since that's my favorite color and makes me happy.  This also fits the Free for All challenge on SCS today. 

I recently found a good deal on a Spellbinders die called Nested Tea Cups and immediately saw tulips and skirts, so I used the largest die to cut a skirt from the plaid I'd made. 

I die cut the dress form from black, white and pacific point card stock.  On the white part I stamped SU's linen background stamp in tea dye distress ink and on the pacific point piece, I stamped one of Tim's grungy dots stamps in faded jeans.  I punched some partial circles around the neckline and sleeve area and added some white gel pen accents.  Around the waist, I knotted some ribbon. 

The background stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms and the buttons are from SU's button, button.  I threaded black crochet cotton through the holes in the buttons and popped everything up. 

I hand wrote the sentiment and added some faux stitching with black marker.  Then I coated the buttons with crystal effects. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have time to create this weekend. 


scrapandstamp said...

I love it and clever use of the die too!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is sooooooooo cool! Love how you used the plaid to create this amazing skirt for your dress form ... just so clever!

Lorna said...

Great tag, I love how you did the dress - so pretty!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Melody, this is fabulous! SO creative. Love it!