Wow, you guys, I just finished my journey through your entries for last week, and my mind is blown! What a great job everyone did on the Perfect Distress technique! Thanks to everyone who participated and made such gorgeous, inspiring art. I wish I could send you ALL a prize, but since I can't, I let the Random Number Generator choose the winner of the Tim Holtz pin set. Huge congrats to entrant #27, the fabulously talented Kim Young!
It's a new week and, appropriately enough, Grungy Monday just happens to fall on Halloween! Whether or not you go for the "candy corn and costume" approach, some version of this holiday is celebrated across many cultures as an opportunity to pay homage to our loved ones and heroes who've departed this life. In keeping with this gentler approach, our challenge this week is one that I hope will make your heart happy:
Use your favorite Tim Holtz products to create a loving tribute to a friend, relative or inspiring person who's passed away.
The little card is chock full of Tim Holtz products-- Distress Inks, Alterations embossing folder and dies, Grungeboard, Idea-ology components... please click here for the lowdown.
I made this piece in honor of my beloved maternal grandparents, Albert and Kate Couch, and my best childhood friend, Dynamite the Chihuahua. I celebrate them all whenever I ponder the loved ones I wish I could have had more time with, and I'll always be grateful that they were (and will forever be) in my life and my heart. I think I was in 4th Grade when I took this photo!
To participate in this challenge, please create your own homage using at least one Tim Holtz product (ink, stamps, papers, diecuts, embellishments-- your choice!). Upload the finished piece to your own blog or online, public photo album, then add it to this post using the InLinkz link below. Please remember to include a link to Tim's website (www.timholtz.com) and tell us which of his products you used for your artwork.
Remember to share your wonderful creation at the All Things Tim group, too! Lovely List Mom, Gloria, has a special photo album just for your Grungy Monday masterpieces!
And with that, I'll wish you a happy Halloween filled with all kinds of sweetness! Thanks so much for being part of Grungy Monday!