Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Cards Galore - Tim Holtz Homage Challenge

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog. I can't believe  it is the first of May already and we are starting a new challenge over at the  Cards Galore Challenge Blog !  

Our theme this month should prove popular with the crafty people out there as we have chosen to pay homage to the wonderfully talented and creative Tim Holtz.  A personal favourite of mine, I have been inspired to get down and inky many's a time LOL.

You can use any craft technique you like, as long as it stays within the theme.
So why not bring out your inner Tim and enter the challenge for the chance to win a great prize from this months fantastic sponsors

Where you will can win this great set of Ultra-Fine Edition Promarkers

My DT project for this challenge was to make a Tag, which has at least for me, has become a symbol of the art of Tim Holtz.  A wonderful combination of ink and stamps, a few well chosen vintage embellishments, text and quotations.  I love it.

Tempus Fugit

For my Tag I used the Alterations 'Movers and Shapers' die Tags and Bookplates to cut the basic tag shape.  I used some  drops of Broken China  distress ink with some water to spritz the tag here and there and then used Peeled Paint on a craft mat with water to add a contrasting colour. The edges were rubbed with Vintage Photo ink and roughed up with the distressing tool.

 The 'time' pieces were made using an embossing folder from Couture Creations called Renaissance and I cut out the bits I needed for the tag. These were rubbed over with various inks to create a distress / rusted effect. I added the TIME lettering using a Paperchase stamp set and a background stamp from Heindesign provided the cursive script. The bird and floral images are from a stamp set from Cardline Papers. There is also a splash of Color Box Scarlet  and Memento Dandelion ink for added interest.

With a lot of my kit still in storage I am a bit stuck for embellishments,so I had to be creative and invent my own. The framed quotation was made from a scanned photo in a magazine of a wall mirror and a quotation from the late Robert Kennedy. I printed the combined image onto strong watercolour paper, distressed the edges and added a layer of  Ranger Crackle Glaze to finish. The wings are also from Tim Holtz grungeboard set, inked with Gold VersaColor and scuffed with sandpaper.

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So now it's over to you. We are waiting here at the  Cards Galore Challenge Blog to see what you can produce for this great challenge. Visit the blog and see the great DT inpiration including Cards, Tags and  my new favourite Art Journalling.

Thanks again for taking time to stop by and read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x