Sunday, June 19, 2011

Grungy Monday #11

Does anyone have a way to SLOW down time?  It seems like I blink an eye and a week has passed by.  So here it is Sunday, again, and the final day to post for Grungy Monday 11. . .

Last Monday Linda Ledbetter posted Grungy Monday #11  on her StudioL3 blog.  We were to create something using Tim (Holtz) January (2008) Technique Challenge.  I decided NOW was a good time to start working on Christmas presents.  So I made a calendar, of sorts. . . it's not quite done yet.  The pages are but it needs to be mounted on something or bound or . . . I will be sure to post a picture of the completed calendar when it is complete.

Check out Tim's blog for the directions.  I used clear distress embossing ink instead of the color and 8.5 x 11 paper.  After I finished step 11, I jumped to step 14 but instead of stamping I ran the paper through my printer.  (I created the calendar in Printmaster, then used the image in MS Word and re-sized to get 2 calendar pages on one piece of paper.  I created the calendar in Printmaster, then used the image in MS Word and re-sized to get 2 calendar pages on one piece of paper.)   Then went back to step 12 after cutting the calendar to the correct size.

The fabulous Linda (Ledbetter) will post a new challenge tomorrow (Monday) so make sure you drop by her blog and see what the challenge is so you can play along.  I KNOW you don't want to miss the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Dad's day to all the dads out there!

Have a fabulous week!


Supplies used (by month):

  All months used Old Paper & Walnut Stain Distress Inks, Distress Embossing Ink, Hero Arts clear embossing powder and White Diamond paper.
  January - Stampers Anonymous (SA) Mini Holiday 2, Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky)
  February - Visual Artistry (VA) Urban Grunge, Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender)
  March - VA French Market, Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters)
  April - VA French Market, Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Crushed Olive, Brushed Corduroy, Stormy Sky)
   May - VA Flights of Fancy, Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Faded Jeans and swipes of oranges and yellows blending tools)
   June - VA Flights of Fancy, Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Bundle Sage, swipe of orange blending tool)
   July -  SA Rock Star, Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door and Fired Brick)
   August - Hero Arts Antique Engravings, Distress Inks (Frayed Burlap, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Tumbled Glass & Spun Sugar)
   September  - SA Pen & Pencil, Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, & Brushed Corduroy, I think)
   October - SA Trick or Treat, Distress Inks (Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood)
  November - SA Falling Leaves, Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Forest Moss.
   December - SA Holiday Wishes, Distress Inks (Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany)


  1. This is really pretty! LOVE the colors you used. I can only imagine how much time you put into it.

  2. I love it.......... favorite one is September!

  3. Wow! What a fab idea! Might have to borrow some of these ideas if you don't mind!!

  4. Such a terrific idea and every calendar month looks fab Linda. Annette x

  5. Really Nice!! What a great idea! It's making me want to try it out too! I would like a cool calendar like this!

  6. Great idea, these are really gorgeous! Well done!

  7. While I was visiting GM12, stopped by for GM12 and Linda this is so clever! Love the calendar!