Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grungy Monday #1

There is a new challenge in town called Grungy Monday  - it is Tim Holtz inspired, so it's got to be good!!  I was inspired to play along when I saw my friend Gunn's gorgeous grunge tag.  The deadline is Sunday 3 at 8pm so I had to quickly create something!

I used some DCWV DP from the Once Upon a Time series, and lightly sponged it with Vintage Photo Distressing Ink.

Added some torn music from an old hymnal, sponging the edges.

Along with an embossed Reindeer from the Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz art stamp set.

 have made my own version of Tim Holtz Vintage flower, adding some divine vintage bling, also from Gunn - thanks Gunn!!

The leftover torn hymnal has been pleated and added along the lower edge of the tag, with two rows of paper piercing added.  The sentiment is from some stickers from Echo Park

This project is also for the following challenges:
Marks Finest Papers - Spotlight any Animal on your card/project
Card Makin' Mama's - Embellish It
Fabulous Friday - Use Bling
Totally PaperCraft - One for the Boys
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything But Square
Paper Romance - Bling
For Fun Challenges - Christmas 

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  1. Your right, anything Tim Holts inspired has to be good, as you've proved with this project of yours! =)) I had to check out the challenge link, too. Thanks! I'm sure I'll be going there for inspiration often, even if I don't have time to enter.

  2. Well done for a quick make - love your colours, they are fabulously rich :-)

  3. Wow! I really like this! Hugs! Leah Ann

  4. Now who doesn't love a little Tim Holtz. This tag looks amazing, you have done a great job.

    I look forward to seeing more of your work

    Thank you for joining us a Frosted Designs


  5. Another beautiful make and such perfect colours love everything about it!! Chanelle xxx

  6. Hey Lindalou,

    I really love this Tim Tag! WOW, all ready for a Christmas gift huh...LOL Love the flower and papers you used. The reindeer is stunning all in designed silver embossing! Rocking!

    Peggyxo (did ya' see my new grandbaby yet...hop to my blog when you can!)

  7. Hello Linda! Your tag is wonderful! Love the rich colors and metallic gold you used to contrast! Beautiful tag! <3 Candy

  8. Love the tag & great detail on the reindeer :)

  9. A really gorgeous vintage Christmas card! LOVE the embossed reindeer! I am so pleased you shared this with us at FOR FUN!

    Hugs, Ali (DT)

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I love the embossing on the reindeer, and your reinterpretation of Tim's original is beautiful and elegant. Your handmade flower is wonderful!

    Thank you so much for helping launch Grungy Monday!

  11. Beautiful tag. I love the colors...Donna

  12. You never can go wrong with a Tim Holtz inspired project! Awesome Tag! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

  13. Sorry Linda was so amazed with this gorgeous tag I missed the challenge blog entry!! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xx

  14. This is so beautiful! Well done! I am delighted to see your entry at Frosted Designs this week! Best of luck!

  15. Simply wonderful Linda....I love it!

    thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!..

    hugs Vicky xx


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