Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beautiful Grungy Monday on Wednesday

The challenges for Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities book has been completed and Grungy Monday has begun!  Linda at StudioL3 has started her Grungy Monday challenges, and I'm loving it.  It's a wonderful way to incorporate fun ideas into your crafting without trying to decide what technique to do next.  The tutorials are easy to follow along, because she gives you a direct link to Tim Holtz' tutorial--and he's fabulous for his step-by-step tutorials--even the most beginners of crafters can follow along and explore their creative side.  

For my Grungy Monday project--which I'm posting on Wednesday--I decided to make a tag for my Mom's birthday.  I wanted to make it a bit more flowery, so I used the flower parts mask for mine...added some sparkle, some flowers, and brighter colors. 

It was a lot of fun to make, and following Tim Holtz' tutorial was great!  Be sure to stop by Linda's blog to see the other submissions for this challenge--lots of great talent with different points of view for the same techniques!

LoveLee Supply List:
Manila Tag
American Crafts ribbon & other fibers
Turquoise Perfect Pearls
Tumbled Glass Distress Re-inker
Victorian Velvet Distress ink
Sage Distress ink
Forever Green Perfect Pearls
BoBunny brad
Silk flower petals from Michaels
Tim Holtz (TH) flower parts mask
TH Lost & Found paper stash
TH Shabby French stamps (quote)
TH grunge board
Ranger Turquoise embossing glitter
YG45 Cobalt Green Copic marker
Walnut Stain Distress ink
TH Muse token (Inspire)
Adirondack Cranberry alcohol ink
CTMH Butterfly Wings stamp set
Paper Studio Sophie-Alphas stamps
Archival black ink


  1. You have taken Grungy Monday to a new level of prettiness! What a beautiful birthday tag for your Mom! The butterfly and background is stunning! Wow!

  2. how pretty is that - proof that grunge does not have to be brown - lovely

  3. OH! great tag and I think your Mom will be touched to received it! bravo!

  4. Great tag, wonderful butterfly.

  5. Your tag is so beautiful! Your mom will no doubt love it.

  6. Love the colours you used - the glittered butterfly is beautiful!

  7. Lisa, I literally gasped when I opened this page. What a GORGEOUS tag!!! You mom is going to flip when she sees this, I bet. You've re-visioned Tim's technique so brilliantly, and whipped up an absolute masterpiece. Thanks so much for rocking the Grungy Monday challenge!


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