Today I would like to introduce you to my first Tim Holtz inspired card. I wanted to steer away from the pearls and lace for a day and do something with a bit more of a grungy and vintage feel.
I only recently discovered Tim Holtz products and I've been collecting them like crazy ever since. I've been following the tutorials, watching the videos and learning the techniques, so today I am entering my very first Tim Holtz inspired Challenge over at A Vintage Journey.There are some really talented designers over there and I am excited to play along with such a line up of amazing artists!
This is for Challenge #11 - Just Stain It, which is all about distress stains. My entire card was done using only three distress colours - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo. Can you believe that!! I used several of Tim's techniques here - blending of Distress Inks, flicking of Distress stains, stamping with Distress stains, splashing water droplets, stamping with water and stencilling. A bit of this, a bit of that, magico-presto-cardo! OK, so the roses aren't very Tim-ish, but they are Pam-ish, and I gotta be me.
The large tag is Tim Holtz - Tag & Bookplates. The small tag is Tim Holtz - Tiny Tabs & Tags and I also used Tim Holtz stencil - Speckles to spritz some water through. I also used a bunch of Tim Holtz products that aren't obvious in the photo, like the distresser, ink blending tools, scissors, a craft mat and mini misters. I hope you enjoy!
Other products used:
Dies: Spellbinders-frosty forms, timeless rectangles and stately circles, Memory Box-tall chloe
Stamps: Prima-from collections lyric, sunrise sunset, meadowlark and songbird, Kaisercraft-13th hour and the sentiment, BoBunny-prarie chic, Inkadinkadoo-spring garden inchies to make the pebble
From My Stash: twine, birdcage charm, pearls, roses and burlap ribbon
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges - #16, Charm, Ribbon and Twine
Crafty Catz - Challenge #241 - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge # 73 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #39 - Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges - #22 - Anything Goes
Craft Cabinets - Challenge #40 - Vintage
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.