Monday, January 16, 2012

Grungy Monday - Tim Holtz Valentine Card/Tag

Since I have today off (my last day off for 11 weeks!!) I had some time to do the new Grungy Monday 33 Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp where you can find all these materials. Since I had all my Tim Holtz materials out from the tag I made for last week's challenge it was easy to get going. The challenge was to use Tim's technique of covering a fragment with alcohol ink, stamping on it and rubbing off the black ink. I did it and tried to remember what Tim says "embrace imperfection". Thanks for stopping by!

I covered a card and small tag with Tim Holtz seasonal papers. I made the fragment - it's a little more hot pink than I wanted, but I think the whole thing turned out OK in the end. I stamped some hearts from grunge paper, covered them in Fired Brick Distress ink, then covered them with Fired Brick Distress Stickles. I also die cut some rick rack trim in grunge paper and painted it with Jenny Bowlin Antique Pink chalk ink, then covered it with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I inked the edges of the card with the Antique Pink and the tag with Old Road chalk ink. Then I added some twine, a mini paper clip and a safety pin. 

1. Paper - Seasonal - Tim Holtz
2. Alcohol Inks - Adirondack 
3. Fragment, Mini Paper Clip, Vintage Safety Pin - Tim Holtz
4. Stamp - Artful Things - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
5. Ink - Versamark Black Archival
6. Chalk Ink - Jenny Bowlin Edgers
7. Twine - Papertrey Ink
8. Tag - Hobby Lobby
9. Grunge Paper - Tim Holtz
10. Heart punch - Stampin' Up
11. Rick Rack Die - Stampin' Up
12. Stickles - Distress - Rock Candy, Fired Brick


  1. Great Job... This technique doesnt like me much, LOL

  2. love this donna! The technique sounds confusing, I dunno if I'm gonna try this one! The papers look great with your tag too!

  3. great job with this challenge! I love the simple heart on the tag.

  4. Totally awesome! I don't think I could ever get this kind of depth, fab card Donna! No more days off for 11 weeks..... I feel for you!

  5. Embrace imperfection is a good motto to live by. THat Tim Holtz knows his stuff!

    I like that your tag turned out brighter than you expected; it really gives a pop of color to the card, with its muted tones behind the tag.

  6. WoW, this is just beautiful! Love it!!

  7. Beautiful Valentine tag. I love your fragment!!! Your imperfections as you call them just adds character to the piece and a lovely handmade quality. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I think it all turned out great! Nice to meet you, from across the river.


  9. This is great! I love how you used the tag on the front of the card.

    I live in Columbia, SC. Maybe we can have a scrappy chat sometime. :)


  10. Very pretty! Welcome to the ATT group, Donna.

  11. Love it, Donna! I'm in Florida but my niece lives/teaches in Lexington. We could have a crafting day along with DeAnna next time I'm in town. Welcome to the group!

    1. Hi Linda!! I would love to get together. Let me know when you'll be in town!!

  12. This is really cool! I love playing with alcohol inks..and Stickles!! Oh my!!


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