Friday, May 27, 2011

Grungy Monday – Week Eight

I can’t believe we are on the eighth week of Grungy Monday at Studio L3. This week our lovely hostess Linda has assigned us the task of following a technique taught to us by Tim Holtz back in September of 2008. Please check his blog for steps to achieve this look.

Continuing with my Technique Book with a Beatle theme, I am using one of my newest stamps, purchased on a recent trip to Cambria. I was so excited to find this stamp as I don’t often stumble across Beatle stamps. Unfortunately, the manufacturer is unknown to me. If any of you know of a source, please refer me in the comments below. Thanks so much.

I remember the night of February 9, 1964, as clearly as if it was last night. My family was making our frequent Sunday night visit to an invalid family friend, an older gent we knew as Grampa Graus. I was playing on the floor in the dining room with my two younger brothers. The adults were all in the living room watching the Ed Sullivan Show. My Dad came into the room and said, “You have to come into the living room and see these guys on TV.” Now, how did my Dad know those four guys were going to become so important in my life??? Well, for whatever reason, he encouraged me to come in and see these four crazy guys with their moptop haircuts. And, of course, I never looked back. Those four guys were the center of my universe for a lot of years. So I certainly can’t forget the time or place when I first saw their faces.

GM 08 Face

I’ve just seen a face. I can’t forget the time or place.

Supplies used: Strathmore Bristol smooth paper as page base, Tim Holtz embossing folder, various dye inks, Beatle rubber stamp manufacturer is unmarked, cyclist stamp is from Club Scrap as is the blue cardstock from Destinations kit. Perfect Pearls added to water to achieve the watercolor effect.

Thanks for looking. Your comments are appreciated.


  1. I'm so touched by this one and i'm not sure i can explain why. I guess i just think about you and our brothers (b4 i came along and ruined everything!;-) when our parents were young and life was simple & GOOD. Such a perfect tribute to a perfect moment in time sis.

  2. Fun card - enjoyed the story too. It's fun how moments in time can shape our future and we don't even know it.

  3. Jennifer, that stamp is PERFECT! I'm so glad you found it-- it's like it was made just for you. I love hearing about your introduction to the Fab Four, and your love for them truly shines through the wonderful art you create.

    Your watercolor stamping looks awesome, by the way! :)