Good morning and thanks for starting your week off with my Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge sample. This week our challenge to you is to use a Tim Holtz technique. I used two - on the front of my mini triptych (right panel) I used the Rock Candy Distress Stickles technique (rubbed the stuff all over with my finger) and the Painted Metal technique. You can learn all about these two techniques and plenty more in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities.
Now, about my make. Do you sometimes start a project that just doesn't work out? That's what happened here - now, make no mistake, I am happy with the way it turned out but I had planned to alter a small tin and tuck this little gem inside. The tin was about the size of an Altiod's tin. I painstakingly measured the paper, carefully cut it, rounded the corners (several times until I had a template). I cut three and laid them in the tin - they fit like a glove. Haha! I then cut six like-sized pieces of the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper, ink distressed them, created hinges out of seam binding and then glued everthing together. Well, poor inexperienced me - I found out when they were together in a stack, they wouldn't drop down into the tin. Grrrrr....now what? I had already invested over an hour, probably more like two because I am a super slow crafter, plus I used some of my hoarded stash of TH paper. So the altered tin got jettisoned and the project became merely a spring triptych. I had had thoughts of making this project sort of a greeting card and putting it with the tussy mussy I made on Saturday for a nice Easter gift for a friend or family member. Will have to re-engineer that too!
So after I got over my mad, I did have fun making this. Lots of mini vintage yumminess here. I never do ATCs because I didn't think I would enjoy working on such a small canvas. But I made one a few weeks ago for a challenge and loved it. This project is almost the same dimensions as ATCs and I had a great time working on it. On the front "cover", I used a scrap of an Easter vintage image, some vintage songbook pages and the TH Vintage Market Die that I finally invested in and also a small scrap of Venise lace. I had misted the letters with my homemade Vintage Photo glimmer mist and you can see that it bled a little when I put the Rock Candy Distress Stickles on it. I sort of liked the effect.
When you open the inside, you see the first half of the quote which I printed on my home printer.
More vintage images and on the first panel a TH Type Charm, a small Spellbinder flourish and a Tattered Floral die cut piece of acetate that I treated with Cranberry alcohol ink.
The middle panel made due with just a piece of filigree metal and a feather.
The end panel features a Spellbinder's tag die cut treated with Vintage Photo distress ink and more of the glimmer mist. The flower is a Sizzix die that cut the song sheet and a piece of crinoline. Here is the other side with the rest of the quote.
Not too much here - another vintage image, a couple of small floral appliques and a metal frame.
Another applique and a scrap of pink seam binding with a white metal piece. All the vintage images are from LunaGirl. I purchased a CD a couple of years ago with vintage holiday images.
That's it for my make this week, but I gotta tell you, it's another stellar week of DT samples over at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Be sure to stop by to take them all in. And how about showing us what you can do with a Tim Holtz technique? Our ever generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, has a $50 shopping spree for the lucky random winner! Can't go wrong with that.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!