Sunday, 23 October 2011

Grungy Monday #23 - Tim in Ten!

Hello Peeps

The Lovely Linda over at the 3Ls site has come up with a real dooozey of a Challenge this week.  "Make a greeting card-- any theme you like-- using at least one Tim Holtz product, and make that card in 10 minutes or less!"  Not as easy as you might think. 

First, think of a technique which you wish to use.  So I looked at the board of tags in my room and decided on the technique I used in Grungy Monday #8.  Click HERE if you want to see my take on that one. 

Second, gather all the tools and trimmings you need for this Challenge.  I discover I am challenged in that I cannot find my Adirondack Lettuce ink pad so I use my Forest Moss DI instead.

Thirdly, set the timer.

Fourthly, deep breath and GO!

As if that isn't challenging enough, when you stamp the design onto the sheet decide that you like it so much that you want to give that card to your friend and you want to make another one for the tin so start stamping a second card. 

I didn't get to finish both cards in the 10 minutes but I did manage to complete the first card and stamp the flowery background for the second card in the time limit!  I even had to look for my Perfect Pearls mist too!

To save time to cut the background card, I used K&Co Mat Pads which were the perfect size.  Now I just have to determine which card I shall give to Vikki for her birthday tomorrow.  Decisions Decisions!!

I also want to give a HUGE Thanks to Linda and Simon Says Stamp for choosing my little Halloween piece last week as the Winner.  I haven't spent my winnings yet as there are soooo many stamps to choose from and I want to savour the moment.  I will show you when I have chosen them and they have arrived.  It certainly made my week!!
Don't forget to pop over to see the Great Tim Holtz at work on his blog for more beautiful ideas on ink techniques HERE.

Please leave me a message as to whether or not you like my project.  I will try and get around to seeing more of your pieces this week but the ones I did see last week were beautiful. 

Have a Creative Week.


Ingredients:  Ranger: DI Forest Moss, Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold, Adirondack Cranberry and Latte; Penny Black: Flying Stars, Happy Birthday; Paperartsy: Happiness stamp; K&Co Mat pad; Scotch ATG; string, button, card.


bohemiannie! art said...

wow - great - beautiful cards! 10 minutes!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards - you cant tell that they only took 10 mins! I would still be faffing after 10 hours! (or days!) - love the project too - congratulations on the win - what are you going to get?? Are you coming up to the NEC for Hobbycrafts next month??

PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful cards, love the floral design. xx

Di said...

Oh Sam - stunning cards and I don't know how you did it so fast! Like Sunshine Girl, I'd still be faffing around after 10 hours! Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh well done Sam . . .super cards . . . LOVE that PB flower stamp.