Monday, April 4, 2011

Bloggers Challenge Flies with Grungy Monday!

Bloggers Challenge Friday is "Birds" and Lisa tells us to go with however we interpret that theme.  I was kind of busy over the weekend and then came Monday and we know that means, "Grungy Monday" with Linda.  Since I have been "dieing" to use my new Tim Holtz Mini Bird and Cage movers and shapers, the wheels started turning!  Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything but a Card, soo we are playing all three challenges with the two projects! 
I had so much fun with the first, that despite doctors orders to lay off my left arm, we continued on.  The technique we used today at GM, "Distress Ink with Studio Multi-Medium" is a video and so cool!  I even pulled on the fun foam, which I have never used and made my own little stamps!  The steps were followed in the video.  The flower on the tag was colored with alcohol inks and then dipped in embossing ink and clear embossing powder.  I also used the Cuttlebug Highlight technique from the Technique Junkies on both pieces.  This was amazing and so much fun!
Why don't you come and play along at both challenges and have as much fun as I did!  Can't wait to see what you all are up to and as always, thank you for the visit!

56 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your offerings! The daint flowers look great with the colors you used, and the butterflies are always favorites of mine--beautiful.

JulieD said...

This technique worked really well on your pieces - they look great!

Sharon said...

They look great Terry!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great pieces, both of them. Love the mini cage and bird!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pieces! Hoping to give the technique a try! Love the added highlights to your 2nd piece! Thanks for playing along at the Bloggers Challenge.

Eileen said...

You really rocked the technique, Terry!
Sigh....looks like I'm just going to have to get the mini birdcage die...

Marjie K said...

Terry, they're both beautiful! Love what you did with bird & cage... really nice!

Netty said...

Loving both your projects Terry and you had such great fun. Didn't realise you had hurt your arm, am so sorry, hope it improves soon. Hugs Annette x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Looks great! I'm going to do this one for sure.
Rinda

Chris A. said...

Terry you've really nailed this! Love your choices and colors.
Hope your arm is getting better. (too much crafting???)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another 2fer when you are supposed to be taking it easy, hmmmm, what else can I say but Wow, luv them both....stop with all the new stuff will ya, you are killin' me! Great projects GF! hugz

Shelly Schmidt said...

I know I always say....WOW when I see your projects- today, a double WOW and WOW! I love the technique, the colors, the cool flowers- the bird and cage......Awesome projects. I do not think I have tried much grunge- but really love the look of it.....

Shelann said...

I really like the butterflies embossed and resist combo. The bird is great too.

jenny said...

Both are so lovely Terry... the bird and birdcage is so sweet too...

Hugs
Jenny x

Lynn Stevens said...

My gosh GF you sure were productive today, the foam stamp sounds like fun. Two awesome pieces, but shame on you not following Dr's orders! Don't overdo it now! If I ever get caught up with work I'd love to play along. sheesh...
hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love both of your tags,Terry!
Just wonderful.TFS.
Have a great dayy and rest your arm.
Hugs,
Marie

Helen said...

Two fantastic pieces, I love the colours on the second one particularly. Gorgeous!!

Maggie said...

Love both creations Terry, sorry to hear you have hurt your arm, hope it gets better soon, even so you have managed to create 2 FAB pieces, the more I see the mini bird cage the more I NEED it!!!!

Maggie x

Ira said...

Both of your creations are gorgeous, love this technique, you get more depth like this. Take care, Ira

cebelica said...

Oh wow, these are so beautiful. I love them!

Jan said...

Gorgeous projects and a great technique! Thanks for your sweet comments on my new granddaughter, too :)

Kim said...

Both your pieces are Wonderful! The colors and butterflies on the second are calling to me! LOL!

2amscrapper said...

Both tags look great using this technique. Hope you didn't overdo it with your arm, but your efforts to persevere at the craft table really paid off!

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1CardCreator said...

Great tag Terry, love your take on the challenges, you really rocked it as always! I hope you feel better soon.

Linda R. said...

These both look amazing my friend.. Love that mini birdcage..

Hugs, Linda

Jack said...

These are fabulous. I shall be studying them carefully because I am useless at Grunge! xx

stampdiva said...

Terry I always love popping over here and seeing what you have been busy creating because you never, ever disappoint.
Gorgeous tags.
Wishes
Lynne M

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Terry, I love what you have created!!! I know, when I get Tim Holtz stuff, I can't wait to use it!!!
XO

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful tag & coaster! Thanks for playing with us at blogger's challenge.

wwilloww said...

I love your tags Terry!!! I especially love what you did with the flower... but, what did you do to your left arm? I must have missed that somewhere along the way!!!

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely tags - really works well and the colours are beautiful

trisha too said...

Terry, this turned out great--you make me want to play along, too!!

:)

Meggymay said...

Love both your projects Terry, hope your arm feels better soon

Silvia(Barnie) said...

2 wonderful pieces, love them both.

Sally said...

GReat pieces to share!

Vicki said...

Love your two project. I'm a huge fan of butterflies so that one really speaks to me! Love the techniques used here. I joined in on the bird challenge. I have a giveaway over at my place if you get the time, stop by!

Linda said...

Beautiful creations, Terry! I love the techniques you've used!

LynneForsythe said...

the AWESOMENESS Terry of both of your creations......JOB WELL DONE!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautifully done!! Love the colors and layouts of both pieces!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
I hope you're having a happy day in sunny California!
XO

SannaS said...

oh wow!! fabulous pieces!! beautiful details!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Carol said...

Fabulous work on them both! TFS

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the coloring and embellishments on both!! Neat work : )

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

njburk said...

WOW--this is GREAT! so nice to see you playing along over at the BC!

donna said...

Both of your pieces are wonderful!...Donna

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful pieces. Love them both.

Marilyn

Shelly Hickox said...

Totally awesome, Terry! I want that tiny birdcage die so badly!

Jenny Potter said...

Love the directions you have both the background AND the stamping on the birds & birdcage tag!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Terry, these are so beautiful! Love the colors and your collage!

Sam said...

Very luverly Terry. Love what you have done on this tag. Might have to buy the mini dies for the birdcage now! This challenge is proving expensive!! The colours are right up my street too!! Well done!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'm so glad you used those new dies-- they're awesome, and you made them even better with your skillful masking. I love the way you zigzagged the background paper-- that's one of those little things that takes a piece from pretty to "HOLY COW IT'S FABULOUS!"

Your second piece is every bit as wonderful, and the embossed butterflies are such a great touch. Everything you make is stunning, Terry.

You take care of that arm, girl.

Plume said...

Very nice projects. I love the mini bird cage tag with it's sunny colors.

Jan said...

love altered alice! You go. girl!

Scrap Vamp said...

Such a pretty tag! Love the birds!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

The technique is amazing on these projects Terry! Love the colors too! Hope you are having a super spiffy week m'dear! thank you for the sweet comments on my blog! :)

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