Monday, March 28, 2011

Grungy Monday Begins!

We were all a little concerned after our wonderful 35 week run with the "Compendium of Curiosities." When the sweet and adorable Linda of Studio L3 suggested that this would not be the end, we were excited! I almost fell out of my chair, when this "Leader of the Pack" sent me an e-mail asking me to be a Guest Designer! I honored to be part of the launching of Grungy Monday with my friend Tracy and we were sworn to secrecy! I thought I might lose it and blab something, well actually I have lost it $$$ at Scrapbooking Made Simple. Stacey, as soon as she gets a whiff of anything "Tim Holtz" related, I have it nicely waiting for me in a bag. Thank you Stacey and the SMS girls for keeping me supplied!

Over the last couple of CCC's, I made reference to that being the best "Joy Ride" I had ever been on. So as luck would have it, the "Old Jalopy" was released. How sweet it is to know that our RIDE continues and what a JOY it is! This tag was made to celebrate day one of Grungy Monday! Thank you Linda for adopting all of us and devoting your time to us! Thank you Tim and Mario for just being!
For my tag from this week's lesson I used the "Joy" word and compass masks following steps 1 thru 14. Since I did two different colors, I had to be a little tricky. Also, I did layers of color with both the Perfect Pearls and Distress Inks, until I achieved the look I wanted. Started first with the lighter shades and then the darker shades. The Old Jalopy took as much time as the tag background, but I had a blast!!! This was cut out with grunge and then embossed with black. I used the same copper PP as in the tag, but also added some Distress Ink and painted a second time. The negative areas I colored darker with a marker, because I wanted to hide that part of the embossing. Next time, I will mask that off. I adorned my Jalopy with head lights! To the backside, I cut some acetate for windows and added the music strip tape. All the Jalopy parts were done in the same way, but then I used my embossing pen in areas to black emboss. I wanted just enough of the copper to show through as a highlight. The "Ride" letters were cut from Tim's paper, shaded and mounted. The crown was cut from Shrink Plastic and colored with alcohol inks. The flowers were colored using my PP mix. All areas were shaded using Vintage Photo Distress Ink!
Well I truly had a blast with this challenge and I hope you all will be inspired to play on Grungy Monday! Can't wait to visit all of your blogs and check out your grunginess! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a totally Grungy Monday!

Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Emboss
Reinkers: Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass
Perfect Pearls: Heirloom Gold, Blue Patina, Perfect Copper

71 comments:

Netty said...

Congratulations Terry you have made a gorgeous grungy tag. Love it. Annette x

1CardCreator said...

Congrats Terry! I love your tag those headlights were a brilliant idea. The details are awesome.

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats Terry! LOVE what you did with the Jalopy!

donna said...

Congratulations Terry! Wonderful tag. I love all your details, like the crown on R. and your headlights.

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a beautiful tag!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

It IS a Joy ride! I'm so honored that you agreed to help launch Grungy Monday, Terry, and in your usual style, you created a work of art that belongs in a really cool museum somewhere!

Using two colors for the background worked so well, and they way you decorated the Jalopy is AWESOME! I want a car exactly like that in real life!!! Great little headlights, too,

I don't think there's a prettier color combo on earth than blue and copper.

You're a brilliant artist and a wonderful person, and I appreciate you so much! Thank you for ROCKING GM01!

Hugs,
Linda

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, what a way to start the "ride" GF! I just luv your car, will you take me along, would luv to see the CA shoreline! Great deets, super gungy tag! hugz

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry your tag is a Joy to see!!! Love the florihes on the car. Brilliant and Linda couldn't have made a finer choice for the kick off of Grungy Monday!!! Congrats GF!
Hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
love your Joy Ride tag!!
Awesome.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

2amscrapper said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! Love the tag! Heading over to Grungy Monday now!

Linda R. said...

Congrats my sweet friend.. I think they picked the right gal for the Job.. I Love your tag..

Maggie said...

FAB FAB tag I love what you have done to the old car all the details is fantastic, congrats on being one of the first GD fab inspiration.
Off to play

Maggie :-)

Marjie K said...

Great tag! Those headlights are killing me... too clever!

Cgra said...

That is so cool, Terry! Congrats!

Just me said...

Terry You did a great job on this. I love what you did to that jalopy, makes me want that die more now than I did before! tfs

Ira said...

First of all congrats on being GD Terry, you deserve it, you're such a fab stamper! Love this tag, too, it's brilliant!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love it, Terry! And it reminds me of the Alan Jackson song "Ride," which I love so much too!

Wishing you a happy, creative day, my friend...and thank you so much for sharing on my blog.
XO

stampdiva said...

Terry even more Congratulation wishes. You are on a roll, aren't you?!!
This is certainly grungy, gorgeously grungy, that is if grungy can be gorgeous, why not is what I say!!
Have a great week.
Lynne M x

Kathy Eddy said...

Congrats terry! You deserve it. I always enjoy your work. Great tag for this one! Love your car!

CuddlyBunny said...

Terry this is so wonderful! I love your Joy-filled tag and the jalopy you've created!

The headlights are INSPIRED, and the way you used Tim's black embossing/pearly technique is brilliant!

I am so lucky to be able to work this challenge with you, and even luckier still to call you friend!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

terry, your tag is absolutely fabulous!!! i LOOOOVE it! wonderful wonderful details. congrats on your guest designer spot. i really hope i can play along, but this week is slated to be crazy busy :(. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

Brenda Whitehead said...

AWESOME Tag!!! Congrats!

Kim said...

Congratulations!! Your tag is a great way tol ead us into Grungy Monday's! I love the detailing on the Jalopy...hmm, I wonder if I can get that painted onto my Tuscon??

Debi said...

Congratulations!! and I love your grungy tag :)

Christine said...

Gorgeous tag Terry! Congratulations on being the first GDT. She chose well!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats Terry! YOu're a perfect choice to lead us off. I love the two-tone nature of your card and what you did with the jalopy. I found it so inspiring that I made two tags - they'll run tomorrow and Weds. on my blog.
Rinda

Shelly Hickox said...

Absolutely fantastic tag to get us started off!! I love everything you've done - gorgeous work as always. Thanks so much for being the hostess with the mostess! :-)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Congrats on the GD spot! Well, deserved. Your tag is fabulous. Now I'll have to have the jalopy.

Carla said...

Hey Terry, congrats to you, your tag is beautiful......wish I could get my hands on a couple of Tim;s new dies, but my lss hasnt gotten them in yet................wonderful work as always, love to see your creations..........HUGS

Caroline Hallett said...

Hey - congratulations to you - this is a wonderful grungy tag - and I love the play on words - well done

Jan said...

so grungy and so coolllll!
BIGGEST CONGRATS on Guest Designer...you're a wonderful and talented artist!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your grungy tag- that die is awesome!!! (You are an enabler you know....I think I 'need' it....!)... Love all of the details- tile letters and crown and all. Congrats on the Monday Guest Designer!

catscrapper said...

Terry, I love, love, love, your tag! This is fabulous! Congratulations!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your tag is fabulous.

wearestampers said...

Amazing job on your tag!! Love the cars headlights!!!
Pam

Shelann said...

I love your tag. The colors and the tag line, too cute!

Dragon said...

SUCH an inspirational tag, Terry... The details are all so fabulous, especially those headlights!!! How lovely for you to be a guest in the first week ever, congrats
Frankie
xx

Marie Levite said...

Congrats~Great tag!! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog. Much appreciated. :-)

Jules said...

Congrats to you and that tag is beyond wonderful.

Shelley said...

Oh wow Oh wow!!! I am so blown away by that jalopy!! This piece of art truely rocks!

Jack said...

Congrats on the launch of Grunge Monday - what a brilliant idea! And what a brilliant tag - love the car. xx

Lindsay Weirich said...

love that grunge!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! I love what you did with the old jalopy!!

wwilloww said...

Awesome Terry!!! It is perfectly grungy gorgeous!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE your grungy tag Terry ... that jalopy is the cutest!

Evelyn S. said...

This is so wonderful, Terry! You've turned that old car into something different...more interest. Your art is fabulous.

craftytrog said...

Awesome tag! Love the music windows of the car! x

craftytrog said...

Awesome tag! Love the music windows of the car! x

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Terry! Fabulous Grungy Monday piece! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the details on your car! :)

Dawn said...

The old Jalopy looks super love the stamping in there to. Huge congrats terri you started this off with a bang and it's going to be a hard act to follow

love Dawn xx

Carol said...

Fabulous tag! I need to stock up on TH supplies before I can play along but hopefully soon! TFS

Cynthia Schelzig said...

a great take on a Tim technique....wonderful tag!

lisa said...

This is just beautiful Terry.
You are truly so very talented!

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Terry, its a gorgeous tag, love the old car.

Chris A. said...

Great tag Terry!

Jenny Potter said...

WOW! I just love your tag!!! I particularly love the detail on the jalopy - well done!!! All the colours go together so well.
Smiles
Jen

Michele said...

the joy really shows! :) beautiful creation. xo

cebelica said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!

Lisa said...

"Joy Ride" -- Love everything about it!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Terry, love your tag!
Clairexx

Plume said...

WOW! Thanks for starting the ride! i love your vintage car! It is so funky. I want that die! Beautiful work!

Rachelle said...

Gorgeous, Terry! I love that jalopy and you've certainly captured the whole spirit of this wonderful joyride we're all sharing.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats Terry!
Fantastic, love the car and all the other elements. Great color combination.

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning tag Terry, just love everything about it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Minxy said...

Looking good Terry, love the car flaming :D

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous tag, love the details on the car the best!Congrats on being the #1 Grunger. LOL.gerri

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

This is great, Terry! I love the colors, but especially the swirl "paint" on the jalopy and the music notes inside. This tag really tells a story!

Cheers,
Susan

Gillian said...

Love the ole jalopy and how you have transormed it into a cool joy ride, awsome tag Terry to start us off:)

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous tag, and just love what you've done with the old jalopy. Brilliant.

Marilyn

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Loving ypur take on the challenge, the colours and details are stunning!
Jan x

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I wasn't sure if I should get that car die but this card has made up my mind, it's too cute, I'll have to get that die now as I can picture the car in various colors not just brown. Thanks for the inspiration.

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