Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tim Holtz Inspired

I finally got into my studio today. I've had such low mojo for the past month, but I forced myself to work on something today. I've found that the longer I stay out of the studio, the harder it is to create something. I had two reasons for this working on this project...one was a challenge for my LSS club to use Ranger alcohol inks and the other was a challenge I saw on a new challenge blog called Simon Says Stamp and Show. SSS&S is having an "all things Tim Holtz Challenge" this week. I created this Tim inspired card for both challenges.

I don't have many colors of alcohol inks (I have only 8!), so was limited in my color palette. I used sunset orange, meadow, and lettuce inks for the technique. The technique challenge at my LSS was to use alcohol inks on a transparency. So, I sponged the ink onto the transparency, then used rubbing alcohol to rub OFF the ink in a "window" so that my stamped image could show through. I've seen this technique before, but have never tried it. I love how it turned out.

I stamped the image onto Cosmo Cricket paper with black Memento ink. I found that the Tombow vellum adhesive is AMAZING for attaching the transparency to the paper. I could not see the adhesive! (Then again, my eyes are getting on in years...) I embossed the background of the cardstock with Cuttlebug clockworks folder. This is not one of Tim's folders, but it's very much in his style what with the gears and all.

To really "Tim Holtz" it up, I cut flowers out of grungepaper with Tim's tattered florals die. I sponged the flowers with distress ink to match the alcohol inks. I used spiced marmalade, faded jeans, and shabby shutters. I stamped some images onto the flowers with black ink. I used some of the alcohol ink to color the clear Maya Road pins. What's a vintage card without pins?!

I used the same ink on transparency technique for the inside of the card.

I love how the weathered wood look of the Cosmo Cricket paper shows through the ink. Hope this is "Tim Holtzy" enough for the challenges!

12 comments:

  1. Very creative! Excellent work! ... Well, like everything I saw here) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Oh do I love that Eiffel Tower card! Your work is inspiring. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

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  3. Hi Gloria,

    love your stuff! I heard about you over at the Papercraft Star challenge blog forum! Looking forward to watching your work!

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  4. Girlfriend you always ROCK T.H.:)
    oh left you a little note on Punkys post of yours *snicker*

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  5. Truly a thing of beauty especially for someone with no MOJO!!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge Blog!!

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  6. Love your card Gloria, great techniques!
    Clairex

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  7. I love this card, the tattered floral flower is especially lovely - great colours!

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  8. simply beautiful love this card the tattered floral just pops!!!

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  9. Gloria - this is amazing. I don't know how you take things we have seen so many times, and make them into something brand new. Like the Eiffel tower stamp, just beautiful. I am going to have to try that ink technique too. You are always an inspiration to me !!

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  10. Wowie Gloria your card is amazing...fabulous colors and your flowr wowwwwwwie just love your flower. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show and hope to see ya next week for another challenge. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  11. First glance, STUNNING! Love your rich use of colors, the blues and browns are beautiful, and your composition is lovely!

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  12. Great job on this, Gloria:)

    I haven't tried this technique, but you have inspired me. I can't wait to have time to "play" again. Have family visiting for the next few weeks, so I'm not sure how much "play" time I'll have...glad to see you're back in your crafting room!

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