Monday, August 8, 2011
I'm back and I'm making flowers! Tim Holtz grunge style flowers, that is. After yesterday's no flowers challenge, I was tempted to cover this piece with all kinds of handmade flowers, but I reined myself in and settled for one, plus I used the floral DP from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash. What is it, you ask? It could be a wall hanging or a piece of table art. Haven't made up my mind yet - LOL!
Our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to Show Us a Tim Holtz technique. I opened my Compendium of Curiosities to page 65 and made Tim's Grungepaper flowers, almost exactly as pictured. I could have altered the paper, but I really liked the look of the ledger paper and text paper he used so I just CASed his flower. The Grungepaper was cut with the Tattered Florals die and the leaves were cut from canvas with the Tattered Leaves die which I dyed in a puddle of ink and water I mushed around with containing a couple of drops of artichoke and vintage photo inks. I wanted the leaves to be more brown and dried looking than green. I muted the bright floral paper with a brushing of Snow Cap acrylic ink dabber. The Hardware Findings and bookplate diecuts are chipboard covered with DP and ink distressed with Vintage Photo. Same for the word Friends which was cut with the Vintage Market letters die. If you are interested in seeing the detail up close, just click once on the photo. Click a second time to really zoom in.
The sentiments were done on my computer, lace and floral metals are from my stash. I have to tell you I really struggled with this piece. I think my mojo left for another week's vacation. I just could not get inspired and felt like I had creative block. I was almost late with my submission for this challenge. Hope your next piece goes easier than this one was for me! Hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog. You are sure to get a great dose of inspiration from the other designers on the team! What's your favorite Tim Holtz technique? Hope you will show it to us this week!
Don't forget about the awesome prize that goes to a random participant each week - a $50 shopping spree provided by our awesome sponsor in their store Simon Says Stamp!
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