Here’s my latest for the Grungy Monday challenge over at Studio L3 (aka “really takes the sting out of it being a Monday”). This week it’s a water color technique taught by Tim Holtz here. So, I got out a piece of white card stock and what seemed like the most suitable stamp for this technique from my collection. You’ll recognize this as coming from Tim’s Spring Sprung set. The only inks I have other than archival black and sepia are distress inks. So, I pulled out victorian velvet, worn lipstick, milled lavender,aged mahogany, dusty concord and fired brick; as well as peeled paint and forest moss. I figured I would use some combination thereof. My mini misters were all filled with a home brewed perfect pearls mist. Figured, what the heck, so I inked misted and stamped. And, it come out too runny. Now although I’m a rank rookie at all of this, I should have know better. Because, before I knew of Studio L3 and ATT, I had watched all the videos at www.timholtz.com a good two, three times and it should have dawned on me to spritz a lot less then Tim did in his demo. Undaunted, I re-inked with the other 3 non green inks that I didn’t use on the first attempt and stamped over the first image, but shifted to the left to stamp in the between spots. Actually, I didn’t hate how that looked. So now, I needed something to add to all the void on this white card and the butterfly from the same collection seemed like the logical, suitable choice. BUT, I decided to go check out my new guides at ATT (aka Big Bunch of Enablers J). Minutes later I was flying out the door, coupons waving in the wind. Not only had the peeps there informed with the what and where, but also the how with links to the coupons. When I got home and surveyed my new loot, I couldn’t resist stamping my new airplane from the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection right above my “weeds”. I added the sentiment from the same collection It is as much about this new craft journey as it is about anything else. So, newly inspired, I redid it all and created this remembrance. Big thanks to Linda and Gloria and all of you out there whose blogs and posts help me to create this and inspire me on this journey!