Monday, April 11, 2011

Studio L3 Grungy Monday #03

It's week three for Studio L3's Grungy Monday challenge. These challenges will explore Tim Holtz's techniques and products.  This week we're exploring Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash.
I used Tim's compass Mini Mask and sprayed the tag with color wash in espresso, red pepper and butterscotch Color Wash. Then I misted with a little water to help the colours blend. I removed the mask and misted with water again to let the colour seep into the previously masked area. Then I ran the tag threw the Big Shot with the Tall Pines Folder. Next I inked a piece of Grunge Board with mustard seed, spiced marmalade and brushed corduroy Distress Inks and stamped the saying on using black Archival Ink. I then stamped the question mark with Distress Embossing Ink and covered it with black soot Distress Embossing Powder and melted it. I added the Grunge Board with the saying using foam tabs. Finally, I added the needle to the compass, the lens over the question mark, jute twine and a frame with a little kitty in it attached with a mini paper clip.

Have a great week!


  1. I love what you have done here! It looks fantastic...Donna

  2. Great combo of masking and colour washes, I love Butterscotch.

  3. very nice!!!


  4. Brilliant tag. So many great elements which go together beautifully.


  5. This is beautiful with great combination of techniques and elements. Well done.

  6. What a beautiful combination of colors, Meg! You did such a great job on GM03-- the masking looks great, and the embossing gives the tag such great texture. Really smart use of the sentiment, too, and the little question mark is a brilliant touch!