Thursday, April 21, 2011

My First Grungy Monday Challenge

I often visit many blogs which share the love of Tim Holtz and his inspiration, and recently found Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 blog. She features regular challenges using Tim Holtz products, among others, and this week I decided to enter the Grungy Monday Challenge. Be sure to go to her blog and check out the creations people are posting. They are amazing. Last week's winner was Brian who created a really cool altered sneaker!

Here's my card which I made for my long-time pal Lisa Russell who is definitely "One of a Kind" and just had a birthday. Happy Birthday again Lisa.



The challenge this week was entitled Texture Fades and Distress. I recently got these great little Poker Face Texture Trades, as they're called. (I hope that counts as a texture fade.) Instead of using Grungeboard or Grungepaper for the texture, I used some paper from Tim's Crowded Attic paper stash. Love this stuff! My friend Lisa is into vintage shabby, and likes the old sewing notions and patterns so right away I thought of Tim's Sewing Room Alterations die and papers from this pack.



Tim's papers hold up nicely with the texture folders and I like how you can see the images on the paper through the texture. See the little pattern illustration and the text behind the queen's texture? And those little Hanger Clips are so much fun!




The dress form in the Sewing Room Alterations die is a substantial size. My card is 5 x 7 and, as you can see, the dress form fills it up. I cut it out of Grungeboard, covered the bodice with Vintage Shabby paper and the stand with some tissue tape. Then added two rows of Trimmings (the flower ribbon) to the dress form and spritzed it to shabby it up a little more.




The spool is part of this die set as well, and what fun it is to wrap some floss around it and add a stick pin. The ruler ribbon came from my ribbon stash.




To finish it off, I added some of the button pattern paper (also from Crowded Attic) to the lining of the Kraft envelope.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you got an eyeful of Tim Holtz goodness with a feminine twist. Everything listed in bold italic is a Tim Holtz product. Check out his website for his entire line of fantastic stuff.

11 comments:

  1. I love this, it's gorgeous. So many great elements to look at.

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  2. I see you found the die! Great card.

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  3. Thank you! I love my card...from one "one of kind" friend to another! ;)

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  4. Love this amazing vintage shabby card, how gorgeous it is with all the different elements.

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  5. Amazingly beautiful. Love it:)

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  6. Hello! LOVE your first Grungy Monday Challenge piece! You did a great job on this shabby vintage card. Love the colors, the texture fade you used, the sewing room dies...it's all wonderful! <3 Candy

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  7. Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors, and the way you put all the elements together.

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  8. You did a great job on the card, there is so much detail and I love the theme, colors and message.

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  9. Wowza, this is so cute cute cute.

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  10. Congrats on your first entry in GM! What a sweet wish for your friend! The details are awesome

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  11. Just fab! Love your colours, textures and the pink dress - all looking good!

    Sarah

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