Grungy Monday 4: Texture Fades and Distress


As soon as I saw Linda’s theme this week I knew what I wanted to use.  It’s week 4 of Linda’s Grungy Monday challenges in which we make all sorts of goodies using Tim Holtz’s products. I bought the Reflections stamp set when it first came out but had forgotten how it was supposed to be used.  I googled it and found this video from Tim’s blog showing all sorts of new stuff, including how to use the Reflections stamps with the texture fades.

I decided to use the mini gadget gears trade (not fade, but same idea) and the numbers Reflections stamp.  I inked up scattered straw, rusty hinge, and walnut stain.  Roughed up the edges with Tim’s distressor and stamped my sentiment in timber brown Staz-on.  A little ideology metal and I think it’s good to go.

Since I see Simon Says Stamp and Show’s new challenge is to use any Tim technique, I’ll enter this there as well.  I’ve embossed, inked, stamped, distressed, and edged.

Hope you have a great day.



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Great example of the technique: A beautiful card.

  2. Lovely! Just lovely!

  3. Yeah! I found your blog! I love how yours turned out! And you weren’t kidding–we did use the same stamp & trade. LOL. And that quote is one of my all time favorites. You know what they say…great minds… =)

  4. Brilliant piece Marjie! I have that texture trade on its way to me, can’t wait to play with it! x

  5. Hi
    Brilliant card.
    Lynne M

  6. Love this, it’s goreous. xx

  7. I have this trade but haven’t had time to play with it. You’ve inspired me to get it out and make something! Lovely!

  8. HIya Marjie, thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull creation, love the colors that you have used and the sentiment is great. Hugs Terry xxx

  9. Very cool idea, Marjie, and thanks for the reminder on how to use the Reflections stamps! lol! Looks great with that gear folder!

  10. This is stunning!!! It’s made e want to go play with the reflections stamps which haven’t been touched and i’ve had them for two months!!!

  11. Great creation – love the colours!

  12. Hi Marjie! I love this! I love the Tim saying about time, too! Your background is cool and love the texture fade gears! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  13. Lynn Stevens says:

    Very nice!

  14. Really like this! Love the stamping, and how you added the metal to the gears.

  15. This is lovely!