Saturday, 6 August 2011

Grungy Monday 16, 17 & 18 !!!

Ooops, been a bad blogger again!!! I've been crafting in snatches and not getting to blog, at least not in time for Linda's Grungy Monday challenges: Until now!!! Made it for #18 !
So challenge #16 was to use grungeboard/paper; #17 was to use Rock Candy crackle paint and #18 is to use this technique demonstrated by the genius himself, Tim Holtz.
So here's my project with all three! The current challenge is the page with the stamped parchment in the 4th photo: You can zoom in to have a closer look :)

I have wanted to use Tim's Valise die to make a mini-book since he demo'd it back in January and here is my first: A little travel book for me to keep my notes and souvenirs as we travel around Tunisia for a week soon. I have made it general with lots of pockets and spaces for notes so that afterwards I can use all the bits I collect in scrapbooking the holiday and hopefully the little book will last for many more adventures to come.

Tim Holtz - Sizzix: Vintage Valise die
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Dotted Grungeboard, Grungepaper; Lost & Found Papers, Ring Binder; Salvage Stickers; mini paper clips;
Tim Holtz - Ranger: Manilla tag; Distress Inks (Walnut stain, Vintage photo); Rock Candy Crackle Paint; Archival Ink (Sepia);
Stamps: Tim Holtz, Inkadinkado, Hampton Art.
Other: Zutter strap & clasp; PaperArtsy Old Gold Fresco paint; brads; scraps of paper, card and ribbon


  1. I love your details! Really nice book! Great job!

  2. Karen, wow, what an amazing project. I love how it turned out!!! Great job on it!

  3. WOW! What a great concept! I love the idea of luggage as a book cover. The choice of embosed grungeboard gives your piece a leather look! Beautiful album and a very good idea!

  4. Isn't this valais a wonderful die? I made a similar book a couple of weeks ago!!

  5. Errggghhh....I'd convinced myself I didn't need that die, and now you're unconvincing me. LOL! Seriously, thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful journal.

  6. What a wonderful book! I have this die but haven't ventured into using it yet. Great inspiration!

  7. Oh this is awesome! I so want that suitcase die! :)

  8. Wow, karen this is fabulous! Well done on all the techniques here. What a wonderful valise style journal!

  9. I've been contemplating buying this die since its debut but couldn't figure out how or what I would use it for and your idea is great. Also, love all the techniques