Updated 12/03/2011:  Many thanks to The Artistic Stamper  for naming me Winner of the November (Backgrounds) Challenge for this one!

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Grungy Monday #26 is going on this week at Studio L3 and Linda has us revisiting one of Tim Holtz's cool techniques from the 12 Tags of Christmas.

I chose a sentiment that means something to me.  I  started with a Ranger silver paint dabber and Tim's flourish stamp, then went with scattered straw, stormy sky, and weathered wood distress inks on the tag.

While my man was masked, I added a Hero script stamp in faded jeans distress ink and then the sentiment (Tim) and the checkered floor (Beeswax)  in black Archival by Ranger.

It's hard to see the shimmer from the silver paint in the pics, but it's totally cool in person.I also gave it a spritz of Perfect Pearls Mist.

Artistic Stamper is looking for backgrounds this month and I'm throwing this tag in the hat.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope you have a great day!

~ Marjie


  1. Sioux on November 21, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Super background on your tag :)
    Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux

  2. gerri herbst on November 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Gorgeous tag my dear!

  3. Terry on November 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Love what you did with the Umbrella Man and planting his feet firmly on the ground! Amazing!

  4. Ruby C on November 13, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Wonderful tag. It seems to glow. Love the colors.

  5. Sandra on November 12, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Just love this tag! I have to get to work on the GM challenge…

  6. trisha too on November 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Really nice, Marjie! I can never get the shimmer to show in pics, either . . .

  7. Wanda H on November 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Gorgeous card, Marjie!!!! I love how you did the coloring!!!!

  8. Silvia on November 11, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Fantastic tag, love the umbrella man and the colors.

  9. lacyquilter on November 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Great tag. I love umbrella man combined with that awesome floor.

  10. Jingle on November 11, 2011 at 6:28 am

    I love this one! Such pretty colors!

  11. Claudine on November 11, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Very cool, I love how you did the rain man.

  12. Hels Sheridan on November 11, 2011 at 4:02 am

    oh wowzers, I love what you did with Brolly Man… the chequer floor is FAB! Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper challenge x

  13. Valerie-Jael on November 11, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Great tag and love the colours and sentiment! Valerie

  14. KK on November 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    What a great colour combination – love it and may have to try that one! Love this stamp and I love the Acrylic resist, too. Haven’t done that for ages. Great design x

  15. SusanK on November 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Love this! Your white showed up so much better than mine. Any tips? Maybe I didn’t get it dry enough in the first place?

  16. Shelly Schmidt on November 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Awesome tag! I love the flourish and the great sentiment.