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Grungy Monday 39 (on Sunday)!

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Linda over at StudioL3 offered up a fun challenge for Grungy Monday 39.  We used the technique from Tim’s 2009 12 Tags of Christmas Day 3.  I used my backgrounds for two fun cards:



The stamp is from Crackerjack Palace and the sentiment is from Too Much Fun Rubberstamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll have some more projects to share later in the week.



Love is in the Air!

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This week over at Studio L3 for Grungy Monday 32, Linda had us choose a favorite technique from Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas 2011.  I chose the painted metal technique from Tag #6.  Tim’s version is here.  Here’s mine:

My Ruby Slippers Stickled love qualifies for the Simon Says Challenge: Red Letter Day.  Be sure and check out their store while you’re there.

I joined a Valentine tag swap over at the ArtHaven group and this tag will be on it’s way to Diann.  I hope she likes it.

We woke up to a blanket of white here this morning and it’s been snowing off and on all day.  I’m glad I went to the grocery store yesterday – I don’t walk or drive in it!

I’ve got more projects to work on so I’m happy to stay in where it’s warm.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit, I love reading your comments.

Hugs!  Vic

Happy Birthday, Tim!

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Today is the birthday of The Tim Holtz!  If you are not familiar with him (How can that be?) head over to his website and check out his great products and videos.  In honor of Tim’s birthday, Linda at StudioL3 challenged us to create a birthday card using Tim products for Grungy Monday 31.  Here’s mine:

Grungy Monday #31 Happy Birthday, Tim

I did a faux leather technique using fun foam and an old Stampers Anonymous stamp.  I used Faded Jeans cardstock from the Core’dinations Distress Collection for the background.  A little sanding and Faded Jeans/Walnut Stain  Distress Ink after running it through my Cuttlebug with a distressed stripes embossing folder created a worn denim look.  I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the fun foam, the scrap I stamped the sentiment on and the wooden letters.  I rubbed the top of the letters with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

I’m happy with how it turned out and I hope Tim will like it, too.

As always, thanks for visiting.  I love reading your comments.


Grungy Monday #28

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This week Linda’s technique at StudioL3 was using alcohol inks on Ranger Foil Tape like Tim Holtz did on his pumpkin here.  I love the look of alcohol inks on metal but the camera doesn’t!  It’s very hard to get good pictures, especially here on our dark and dreary days.

I’m in an ornament swap and I wanted to make something a bit different.  I decided to make a little book with my covers using the Grungy Monday #28 technique.  It is 2 3/4 tall x 2 1/4 wide, the covers started out with a cracker box from the recycle bin and the inside pages are white cardstock.  I used my Cinch to punch the holes and bound it with jump rings.

Here’s the inside pages:

And the back cover:

Oh, and the wonderful piece of art I won from The Wendy Vecchi arrived yesterday.  I just love it.

You can read the details at Wendy’s blog: Studio 490.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I love reading your comments.   Have a happy art day!


Grungy Monday #27

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I finally got this week’s Grungy Monday tag done.  I have to confess that my first try went into the trash.  I’m happy with the way this one turned out.  I wish you could see the shimmer.  You can find all details over at Studio L3.  We used a Tim Holtz technique from the 2007 12 tags of Christmas.

Grungy Monday #27

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and head over to Studio L3 and see everyone else’s great interpetation of the technique.

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