Grungy Monday 38

GrungyMonday38I loved Linda Ledbetter’s Grungy Monday challenge this week. Linda took us back to a project Tim Holtz made in 2007.

I used a black paint dauber on my butterflies stamp, let it dry, then stamped over it with Versamark.  I’d be lying if I said it was intentional but I’m loving the slight miss on the second stamping off the butterflies, giving a bit of a shadow.

The background is four different distress inks.  Check the link to Tim’s project to see his technique.

The sentiment and heartbeat stamps are Dyan Reaveley’s and the honeycomb stencil is from The Crafter’s Workshop. Random splotches are Rubbernecker.

I painted a few of Tim’s washers and brads black and attached in the corners.

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



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. This is gorgeous, Marjie! I am so dumb…didn’t even think to stamp in a color other than what he used, lol! I LOVE this in black and I really love your happy accident!

  2. Wow this is just fab and I love your makeover!!

  3. Sue West says:

    This is gorgeous. Love the black embossing it works really well.
    Sue 🙂

  4. I love those butterflies! The color combo is magnificent!

  5. Gorgeous colours – I couldn’t spot anything wrong with the second stamping as the whole thing looks beautiful.

  6. Elegant

  7. Very cool tag. Love the deep red color and the butterflies!

  8. love it!

  9. The color, the composition, that beautiful stamp: a simply perfect tag!

  10. Marjie
    You have done the most amazing job with your Blog’s makeover.
    As for the tag, the black is a wonderful contrast against the deep red and I do love that sentiment.

  11. This is just gorgeous! I love the deep red!

  12. Great tag, and love the new blog header! Valerie

  13. mmmm love this. The butterflys did turn out wonderfully and I love the subtle honeycomb stencil in the background too. And since I’m on a serious bender of all things Dyan, the sentiment just couldn’t be better. Thanks for all the encouragement you’ve left on my blog! It’s so, well, encouraging! I might becoming addicted to this new way of life….tee hee.

  14. This is fabulous! I love the red & black.

  15. WoW, gorgeous! You’ve made this technique shine, Marji!

  16. Fabulous tag, Marjie and I love your new blog header too!

  17. Just love the boldness of this tag. Loving your blog make over too. Fabulous. I followed u in network blog too. Cant wait to get started at Unruly! take care, gerri

  18. I love the RED! Very cool tag.

  19. Okay, I REALLY like those butterflies–great tag, Marjie!

  20. Love this tag!! The butterflies are one of my favorites and the background is awesome!

  21. Wow What A Beautiful Tag Marjie! Love the new look and great side bar!!!
    Hugs Vada

  22. A wonderful tag, love the combination of red and black.

  23. Fab tag!!! I love the monochromatic color…looks great with the embossed butterflies!!!

  24. I love your tag! I really love what you did with the butterflies as they really just pop off the tag. TFS 🙂

  25. I love this, Marjie but I’m a big fan of Versmark resist and love that effect x

  26. Shelly Schmidt says:

    WOw- how pretty is this!!! I love the shadow effect with the butterflies- and the color- I do not use red alot…maybe I will give it a go today! I have never seen that heartbeat stamp- that is not a good sign by the way…… grab a defibrillator!!! LOL

  27. Fabulous tag Marjie! Great technique and I love butterflies! I have this stamp too! I absolutely LOVE your new look! Fantastic header!

  28. Fabulous tag, Marjie!

  29. I love the bold and dramatic look of this tag. It’s a reminder to me–I have to be careful that all my tags don’t end up looking alike–I tend to use my favorite colors repeatedly. I would never have thought of red and black, and I love it.