This is the first week of Linda Ledbetter’s new challenge over at Studio L3. She calls it Grungy Monday and it’s a weekly challenge to take a cue from one of Tim Holtz’s pieces of art. This week, she has challenged us to take our design direction from his Christmas Tag Number Ten from 2008. My sister Chrissie and I are planning to use this weekly challenge to create an interpretation of a favorite song. While she will be all over the charts, I plan to stick with the Beatles, solo and group efforts. This week, my interpretation is of John Lennon’s Watchin’ The Wheels from his last album, Double Fantasy.
All cardstock is from Club Scrap, as usual (Blossom, Wheel & Sprocket). The cloud masks, sunshine, bike and base shape were all cut on my Silhouette. I did the grass by hand. Isn’t that amazing? Rubber stamp text is also from Club Scrap. A homemade Perfect Pearls spray was made by using Distress Re-inker Broken China with Blush Perfect Pearls. The piece was further inked with various colors of Distress Ink from Ranger and Tim Holtz (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters. Although it doesn’t show well in this photo, the bike was also heat embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder over a Club Scrap image from Be Wonderful and then the bike and sunshine were colored with a homemade concoction of Twinkling H2O’s and Perfect Pearls. The sun’s rays were highlighted with Stickles.
In order to also qualify for the weekly challenge #75 from Play Date Cafe, I used Spun Sugar, Broken China Distress Inks and Silver embossing powder on the images. Please excuse the photograph, however, IRL, the silver embossing on the pink bike is charming. Rather than the photo below, my colors are a closer match to the real Monopoly board colors. Using these brighter colors makes my Holtzian work a little more on the side of Jennifer McGuire’s Skittles look.
Thanks for looking.