Sunday, April 3, 2011

GM #1: This Card Describes Me to a T

Hello crafty friends! So there's this brand spankin' new challenge for those of us who like to dabble in The Grunge. It's called Grungy Monday and it's run by none other than the lovely Linda of Studio L3 fame. It's all about being inspired by Tim Holtz - whether it's a technique or product, each week Linda throws down the gauntlet and challenges us to be inspired.

For Grungy Monday the First, we were sent to this Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2008 post to inspect the techniques. Here's what I did with the masking technique and a Perfect Pearls concoction as well as wet embossing.

The Queen of Last Minute. Oh yea, that's me. Here' it is Sunday night and the challenge closes in one hour. Queen of Last Minute? Who, me?

I used purple Perfect Pearls spritz on the crown mask (and wide crochet ribbon), and the wet embossing for the pen nibs stamp was done with Versafine black ink and clear detail embossing powder. Here's a somewhat better photo of the pen nibs. I painted them with a little mixture of Perfect Pearls and water, but the purple is faint.

Ok, I'm going to post and  rush over to enter the challenge. I'll come back to waffle on about this card more in a bit.

Challenges, Please!



Deborah Mahnken said...

Really great! I love the embossing and all the goodies on this tag.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Lots going on there. Glad you added the close-up photo of the nibs - see them really clearly now :-)

Lisa said...

Wow, you have a lot of great details & techniques on your tag! Fabulous!! I love how it all came together. And the "queen of the last minute tag" is the crowning glory. Ha ha. Love it!

Candy C said...

Hi Susan! Love your card! Everything about it is wonderful..certainly worth the wait! :) You did a great job on this!! <3 Candy

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, my, what a gorgeous card!!! Susan, you made some magic with this one. So many beautiful layers and so much wonderful stuff to see. You really embraced Tim's technique and added your own brilliant flair!

What a sec... I thought *I* was the Queen of the Last Minute! ;-)

Thanks so much for helping launch Grungy Monday!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Susan... loving all those lush layers! Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge x

Lisa said...

Woooooo, this is fabulous! Love everything about it. It could be describing me too!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Minxy said...

Plenty of layering here, just beautiful, thanks for joining in with the ASChallenge x

Artyjen said...

Scrummy amount of layers....looks lovely :) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux