What fun is this??? Check out my friend, Linda Ledbetter's blog at GRUNGY MONDAY. She's throwing a birthday party for ... guess who ... TIM HOLTZ! His birthday is January 7th and Grungy Monday is celebrating with a birthday card (for Tim) challenge this week! Hop on over to Grungy Monday and leave a card for Tim!
Here is the card I just finished for him and am posting to Grungy Monday's challenge.
I know Tim loves Mickey Mouse. And for some reason, the idea of using Tim's Weathered Clock as a vintage Mickey Mouse clock popped into my head. So I set out to find a vintage image of Mickey online. I loved this one and altered it just a bit, to remove his arms. Then I used Claudine Hellmuth's technique of transferring pictures on to metal using Matte Multi Medium. My "tin" is a piece of Ranger's Foil Adhesive Sheet. It is the coolest technique! It makes pictures look like old tin types. I love it!
The picture doesn't pick it up that well, but Mickey looks like an old tin type on the metal background. I then fitted the tin transfer to the center of Tim's Weathered Clock die cut, so that Micky could be the center of my vintage clock. I distressed the edge just a little with Gathered Twig Distress Ink. I love how the Distress Inks are transparent enough that the old tin look still comes through the distressing.
Next I distressed the Weathered Clock (cut out of Grungeboard) with Black Soot Distress Ink. I then coated the Weathered Clock in Embossing Powder and lightly sprinkled some Black Embossing Powder, followed by Queen's Gold Embossing Powder randomly over the clock face. I wanted to give it that aged, metal peeling feel. I did the same thing with the Weathered Clock hands. Then I heat set everything.
I found the little Micky hands on line as well and sized them to fit my Mickey. I covered them in Clear Embossing Powder and heat set them. Then I glued Mickey's hands to the ends of the clock hands and fastened them on Mickey with a Long Fastener. They will really move. It's so fun to play with Mickey's hands and move them around the clock!
Here is more of a closeup of the results of sprinkling Embossing Powder . I also rubbed the edges of the vintage red insert on the cover of the card with Embossing Powder and sprinkled Queen's Gold Embossing Powder around the edges. I brushed some of it away with a dry paint brush and then heat set the rest. I love this technique for adding interest to edges of things.
The clock is telling everyone it's time for a party!! I got the letters "PARTY TIME" from Tim's Seasonal Salvage Stickers and popped them on the card front using black pop dots.
Then I hot glued the Weathered Clock in place around the center rim. Finally, I placed Mickey Mouse in the center and pop dotted it as well with the black pop dots.
I have not signed the card yet, but here is the interior of the card. I distressed the edges with a little bit of Gathered Twig and used the January calendar from Tim's Lost and Found Salvage Stickers. I circled Tim's birthday, in case he forgets (smile). Finally, I stamped my sentiment. I thought it was perfect for this card! It speaks to the child in all of us when it comes to birthdays, parties and blowing out candles. Oh ... and Mickey Mouse!
SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TIM!!! I hope you have a MAGICAL day!