Today I am happy and pleased to be one of the Special Guest Designers for the Grungy Monday challenge over at lovely Linda's StudioL3. You can find out all the details of how you can enter this challenge at her site. In the past, she has been so gracious to offer the weekly Compendium of Curiosity challenges and now she is coordinating the wonderful Grungy Monday challenges. Both these challenges are based on the products, techniques and the incredible creations of Tim Holtz, my all time paper artist idol. My fellow guest designer joining me this week will be the talented Clare. Please check out Linda's, Tim's and Clare's sites for their fabulous inspiring art. And if you want more Tim, (and who doesn't) you can also join the All Things Tim discussion group at Yahoo. Gloria, the list mom has a folder where you can add photos of your Grungy Monday pieces and have fun discussing and reviewing them with other Tim lovers! This week the challenge is all about "Texture Fades and Distress". Oh, if you do not have something specifically used in the video, use your creativity and substitute something delightful from your stash instead.
So, after watching the video I got out my only two texture fades..... Bingo and Patchwork. I said "Bingo" when I spied a little woobly wooden box that I had been saving for a future altered project. Using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I followed Tims instuctions. Fate was with me when the side of the box fit 3 rows of the Bingo card exactly. I brushed them with some gold acrylic paint and glued them to the box. My style is "pretty" grunge, so I added some blue german scrap for sparkle. Then using german scrap ovals, glued in Graphics Fairy ballerina images attaching them to pink velvet ribbon. It was then time to start the pretty feet and topper. I have boxes of buttons and found translucent yellow, pink and clear. I used blue Alcohol ink to color some of the tiny clear ones. Some gold jewelry findings and a shiny paper fan were used to stack them all up. I assembled the feet and topper and my precious treasure box was complete.
Hope your treasure box this week will be filled with lots of "happy".
Take care and please do come again, gerri