Monday, July 11, 2011

Guest Designer -- Grungy Monday 15


It's Grungy Monday 15 and I'm excited to say that I was chosen as a guest designer for this week's challenge.  Each week our fabulous leader, Linda Ledbetter, chooses a challenge which celebrates the techniques and products of Tim Holtz. This week our Grungy Monday 15 challenge is Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2007, Day 7.
For my project I used Tim's technique as inspiration to create this wall hanging for my little studio. I love trying Tim's techniques since they are so inspirational and informative. This technique is so easy.All you need is a few colors of distress ink, some embossing powder and a stamp. Any other embellishing is up to you.
I started with a 4x6 piece of tag manila paper because I wanted to use this 4x6 inch frame.  For the background I used broken china as the base and vintage photo as the highlight. I stamped the word Artist on a tag using several colors of distress ink -- fired brick, faded jeans, victorian velvet, spiced marmalade, dusty concord, and shabby shutters. The colors are a personal choice. Again I used vintage photo along the edges.
For embellishment I used a strip from sheet music (from my stash)which I antiqued using old paper distress. The butterflies were cut using Tim's movers and shakers butterflies and highlighted with a little tissue tape (also Tim's). The flower (a gift from a dear friend) was highlighted using fired brick distress ink.
The frame was purchased at a dollar store. I loved the inner layer. It was made to be covered with tissue tape.
My co - Guest Designer for this week's challenge is Rinda Ontiveros.  Why don't you stop by and see what she has created! I hope you are inspired to try this challenge. If you don't have all the supplies called for in the technique, try substituting similar products. Also, if you love the Tim Holtz style why don't you check out the All Things Tim discussion group at Yahoo. Gloria, the list mom, has a Grungy Monday file there where participants can upload their art for the group to admire.

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12 comments:

Terry said...

Great inspiration, Barbara! Congratulations of the Guest Designer spot! Gorgeous wall hanging and design! Love the butterfly frame! Happy Grungy Monday!

Plume said...

Very lovely wall hanging. Great job as a DT for GM. Bravo!

Alice Wertz said...

love the distressed look. very pretty project!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hi Barbara,
Love your wall hanging. A perfect sentiment for your studio.
Rinda

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Congrats you sweet thing you! Love the wall hanging, it's all about you!

Karin said...

Wonderful piece of artwork.

donna said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing your delightful project with us. Great find and I love how you altered it..Donna

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats on your guest spot! Fab use of the tech!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous piece.

sasa said...

Love the vivid green and brown...the frame is just wonderful - great DT piece - Thanks!
Sarah

Jane said...

Congrats on being a guest designer this week. Your entry is very pretty and packed with ideas. I love the way you worked the frame.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this... Especially there butterflies on the frame. Congrats on the GM spot!