Sunday, July 19, 2015

Grunge Style

So Kimberly's ATC challenge this month was
 "Grunge (Tim Holtz Style)".  
Here are my cards for trading:

I smashed some bottle caps and thought they'd make a nice grungy surface for stamping.

Ancient metal buttons with worn-off paint were added, 
along with a few sticker embellishments 
from the Tim Holtz product line.

Paint, rubber stamping, pencils, and stencils added to the grunge factor.
(Kathy, thanks once again for that sequin scrim you shared with me!
Love it for adding the dot texture!!)

I paid a bit of homage to Tim Holtz for the back of my card, below,
in this little splattered and grungy composition I made in Photoshop:

I've loved that guy ever since I first saw him 
make guest crafting appearances on the old Carol Duvall Show, 
YEARS ago, long before he was licensing his trademark style.
Anyone remember back that far??!!

The finished cards got bundled up in old pattern tissue and TH button stickers--

This was one of my favorite swaps to date.  
Not surprising...
all things old and chippy, rusty and grungy, tattered and textured,
really appeal to me!
Tim, you're a guy after my own heart.


  1. Your Grunge ATCs are amazing and T!m should feel honored. I am also participating in this swap however my Grunge is not my best style. High on Life July...

  2. I love your card Would like to be swapping with them

  3. LOVE the way the smashed bottle caps turned out and happy you could put the scrim to such good use. Looks great!

  4. These are so creative! Love the smashed bottle caps, buttons, and your unique wrapping paper:-)

  5. I got your lovely FOUND card! Great details, lovely packaging - thank you!!

  6. Hi Maggie! I just posted one of your awesome grunge atc's I received from Kimberly's swap. I LOVE it! The smashed bottle cap is really cool! What am I talking about, the whole atc is cool!

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