Sunday, 8 January 2012

Grungy Monday Challenge

Last week just flew by and I had absolutely no time to craft. Working 9+ hour days is so not good for you or your soul, must try harder to not make a habit of it.

One of the reason I decided to have a blog this year was to spark my mojo into gear and start to use some of the mountain of products I have in my craft room. 

I also wanted to make myself enter challenges and one of the weekly ones that I regularly view is Grungy Monday, run by the very talented Linda Ledbetter, if you have not visted the site and seen the amazing talent of Tim Holtz fans pop along using the Grungy Monday hyper-link on this page.  As a total Tim Holtz groupie this challenge blog is right up my street, now I need the courage to upload my card. 

The Challenge......
This week is Tim Holtz s birthday and the challenge was to use at least one of his signature products and create a card fit for the king of craft.  True to form I am, as I was far to busy procrastinating on my design and then the creation and then finally what will people think..................  I really could sit and pass a degree in procrastination. 

But finally I created a card that too be honest I am not to happy with, but part of the blog therapy is that instead of either putting it in the bin or the cupboard of doom (really does exist) I need to upload it and move on. 
I used techniques  and products that I haven't used before and that was fun,  okay  no it wasn't it was scary.

What TH/Ranger products did I use...............
Ranger Tag, TH Tissue paper, Distress crackle paint, Brushed Corduroy/ Black Soot Distress ink, glass vial, rose ribbon, ribbon,  Grungeboard, heart & wings Die, Fired Brick Distress stain, black Utee.

Here it is in its full glory - Happy Birthday Tim.

Ps forgot to add Sir Tim's blog


  1. I'm sorry you're not happy with your card. I think it's beautiful. It screams t!m to me!

  2. I love the tag....and understand about trepidation. I appreciate the comments you made, because I am at the same place. Be that as it may, I think the card is great...have to admit the concept of a 'tag-card' had never occurred to me (duh) and if it's alright with you, I'll be adopting into my practices! Grand idea.

    1. Thanks Sara, By all means use the tag card concept

  3. This is awesome!! Love it and you did a fantastic job!

    1. Thanks Maria for your kind comments - Entering challenges and the blog all new to me for 2012