4 Apr 2011

Grungy Monday - Week #2...........

........Just what Monday's are for!

Week 2 of Grungy Monday and I was thrilled, well squealing with delight, to be asked by Linda Studio L3 to be a Guest Designer along with Eileen for #2 challenge. Week 1 of GM was just brilliant and so much fun and again this week Linda has chosen a fabulous tutorial video HERE by the Master of all that is inky Tim Holtz for  us to try.
Grungy Monday is all about being inspired by Tim's techniques and  I was inspired to make a  book to  hopefully  hold all my Grungy Monday efforts in one place - this is the first time I have used this technique but I found it easy and fun to do and will definitely be using again.

Tim's tutorial uses Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium which I didn't have any of so I improvised using pva glue. Firstly I cut my stamps from foam, -again I didn't have the product Tim is using so I improvised - there's that word again  from my stash.
For my stamp I used  the caged bird die.  Next I cut my main shape with Tim's Alterations Ornamental Die and movers and shakers keyhole  from grungeboard and paper from an old book, I attached these together with pva glue and left to dry.! Now not being a patient person I couldn't wait to try out the stamping with  pva soooo with another book page I followed the tutorial and followed it exactly and yippee it worked just as Tim said it would - I never doubted him for a minute!!  my tip is don't overload your stamp with the glue 2 reasons it takes too long to dry and second stamp slips - lessons learned from experience!!! lol.  
I inked this page with DI chipped sapphire and shabby shutters and ripped around the bird (bottom right) by this time my main page was dry so I repeated the same steps with the bird (top left) only this time  I   used  DI's wild honey, scattered straw and barn door until I had the colour I was pleased with, then I ripped more pieces of the previously inked book pages and added them,  stamped a swirl from TH stamp plate in black archival ink around the edges.  Flower was cut with the tattered flower die, inked and spritzed and crunched while wet, I love doing these flowers they seem to be on everything lately!! The letters GM are epoxy letters from my stash which I added to idea-ology pins with glossy accents.  Finally I added the Idea-ology hardware and inked edges with DI black soot.
Here is the completed book front which I cut from grungeboard with Alterations On the Edge Die, I then ran  it through an embossing folder and painted both sides using Ranger Dabber paints butterscotch for the first coat, over coated with pale blue and sanded when dry, inked edges with DI black soot.

Thanks Linda for another great technique I can't wait to see everyones art, Click on Studio L3 and be transported to the land of TIM and loads of fun!

Products used
Ranger/ Tim Holtz; Alterations Dies, Idea-ology, Grungeboard, Glossy Accents, Distress Inks, Paint Dabbers
Own stash PVA glue, foam, old book pages, epoxy letters

bye for now


  1. Such a wonderful piece. Love the carmelly blue combination. Great work!Congrats on being a guest designer.gerri

  2. Congratulations Maggie on being a guest designer for this week's challenge - well deserved.
    I love your book cover and the way you have improvised many of the techniques and elements. It all works beautifully.
    Jennie x

  3. WooHoo, I love this Maggie! Beautiful creation and a huge congrats to you for being this week's GD for GM!!! A Grungy Monday to you!

  4. Well done, on your guest designer spot - your art is gorgeous!! I don't know how I will get close to this one!!

  5. It was great sharing Grungy Monday design team duties with you this week, and your project really rocks!
    Thank goodness Linda came up with this idea when CCC ended, or I might have been very very sad!

  6. congrats on your design spot, lovely project with yummy details

  7. Gratz on being a guest designer! Your piece is great inspiration--as I may be improvising a lot too!

  8. Congrats on your guest status... your book is lovely - nice idea to keep all your stuff in it..

  9. Congratulations on being GD with such a fabby lady. Your book page is beautiful Maggie. Annette x

  10. congrats on the design team--love your project, and that tattered flower is great!

  11. Wow, Maggie. This is totally fab. Gorgeous book cover, and I love those colours.
    Sue xx

  12. Hi Maggie! I love your book cover for Grungy Monday! Congratulations for being featured on Linda's L3 Studios website and this challenge! You have an awesome sample this week for everyone to OOOO and AHHH over! :) <3 Candy

  13. Congrats on beeing GD, your booklet is very inspirational. Fantastic work.

  14. Totally gorgeous - I love everything about this!! Thank so much for hosting! :-)

  15. Great piece. Love the colours and the gorgeous flower.


  16. Congratulations on your guest designer spot Maggie! I love everything about your fabulous piece of grungy art! xx

  17. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love the contrast of the bright colors against the resist in your piece!


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