Saturday, August 28, 2010

More Tim Holtz Inspiration

I had all my Tim Holtz goodness out the other day and decided to make another project since I was already messy! My friend Lori told me about a challenge on Studio L3, as they are doing the Compendium of Curiosities challenges. Anyway, this week they are doing Blended Batik. So, I made this card.

I used a bit of Basic Grey paper for a background, then dry embossed some cardstock with one of Tim's embossing folders. I rubbed it with distress ink to grunge it up. Then I used a tag for my Blended Batik part of the challenge. I do not have Tim's book yet, so had to try to remember how to do the technique. I think I skipped a few steps, but I still like how the tag turned out.

I used mustard seed, shabby shutters, and peeled paint distress inks. Then I added some of Tim's metal elements and some fibers that have been in my stash for dog's years. I also had a "mistake" tag that I was able to punch a mini tag from, then overstamp a greeting with Staz-On ink. Also, I used some mesh that I got in my LSS kit. I did ink it with the shabby shutters ink, but it's hard to see in the photo.

I'm also entering this card for Simon Says Stamp and Show, who is having a Tim Holtz challenge week.

12 comments:

  1. Gloria, welcome to the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge! I'm so glad Lori told you about the project, and it's wonderful to see your art. You did a beautiful job with the blended batik technique, and you combined all these lovely elements so well. I hope we see you again soon!

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  2. well you know you rock the TH style girl :)

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  3. Yuppers you do, and this is MY kinda card for sure. I dunno why fibers always scream "FUN!!!" to me, they sure do add whimsey galore.

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  4. Wow, this card is amazing! I adore your cards! They are always stunningly beautiful.

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  5. this is really vintage card with furs.. how cool is that. Its such a fun card to make. Love the use of mesh.. gorgeous:)

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  6. Nicely done Gloria. Love how you made a matching mini-tag and attached it w/Tim's vintage pins.

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  7. Wonderful card! I love the colors.

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  8. Yumma-liscious Card!! just beautiful!
    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!

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  9. This card is so gorgeous! I love the warmth of it! Lots of fab texture too!

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  10. Gloria,

    So glad to see you are participating in the Studio L3 challenges:) These are definitely your style and I'm sure you will ROCK each challenge. Can't wait to see your future Studio L3 creations!

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  11. Hello Gloria - this tag is full of creativity! Love it *smiles*

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  12. Cool feathered ribbon!! I like the white ink on the colorful paper too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    Sarah :)

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