Monday, June 16, 2014

Out & About!!

Hello again and welcome,

Today I am showing a piece I created for a challenge over at Studio L3 here is the link.
This piece was created using Layering Stencil -Texture Paste Technique from A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3, page 49. I can't share this technique with you as to enter you need to have a copy of your own....he is the link if you would like to join us.  Tim will even sign it for you if you!

Today's piece has been added to my you may be wondering what was she thinking??....we'll to be honest with you I'm not at all sure myself.  Lol.  After studying this piece a little longer I've come to the conclusion that we need some adventure, a holiday's been a while.  I've also named it Out & About!

I can tell you I am having a real blast playing with the texture paste. The are just so many things you can do with it.  On this piece I have also added some more texture to the bricks randomly using the Stripes stencil horizontally from Tim's collection.


Tim and Mario are offering AMAZING prize packs too...they have so generously given.

I can also tell you The Funkie Junkie is sponsoring this challenge once again with a $25 voucher! Linda has an online boutique where you can pick up a lot of things from your wish list.  The customer service is impeccable!  Here is the link.......

Thanks for stopping by....

Wings & Things

Hello and welcome,

Today I have a piece I created for A challenge over at A Vintage Journey!! Sandy is our host for this
one and she has chosen Wings & Things.  Here is the link so you can check out all the amazing pieces this fortnight..... .

Tim Inspiration:   On my tag I have placed the bow at the bottom of the tag because I really wanted to use my new Tim die... Tag & Tie at the top.  SSSShhhh... I've been shopping and topped up my die supplies with another 14. Well I do need to catch up before the next lot come out.  RIGHT??? I'm sure you would agree..ha. That will be another post.
I did use a technique called Layering Stencil: Embossing from Compendium of Curiosities 3 which I love.  A lot of inking, stamping,  distressing, glittering, a rub-on  and colouring was all done here.  My colour palette was Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone and Black.  The lovely metal  flower and bird are a gift from Annette Green.  Thanks Annette they came in really handy for this piece.
If you would like to join us but need some Tim inspiration pop on over to his blog.....

The sponsor for this challenge is Country View Crafts......

I wonder why Tim thought of replicating a bread tie into a die??  What a great idea though. Mine is cut from grunge board.

I was trying to figure out my Bow Easy and it sort of failed, so this was the result.  I'm sorry there was no step by step as I begun this piece on a crafty day  in another studio. Thank so much for popping by.......enjoy the rest of your day!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tim's 12 Tags of 2014

Hello and welcome!!!

I am still here....just trying to catch up on all the challenges.  It's Tim's Time again and I am excited!!  I have completed my June Tag. I agree with Tim and love the way the ribbon matches the tag.  I have quite a bit of white on mine so wanted some white on the ribbon also.

Inspiration Emporium and Simon Says Stamp are offering 10% discount on any orders placed with them.

If you would like to join in all the fun....Tim's blog is where you need to visit to get all the information and the tutorial.....

There are also lots of prizes being generously offered. So why not enter a piece of your own??? You've nothing to loose and a lot to gain.

Would love to know what your thoughts are on this one. Thanks for visiting today!!

Thank-you Annette Green

Hello and welcome,

Today I would like to extend a very big Thank-you to Annette Green from Annette's Creative Journey.......

I left a comment on Annette's blog and won a prize....well that prize has arrived and I love it!!! So once again thank-you Annette for this generous parcel of goodies.  Look at the beautiful cards and tag she has included. Just gorgeous!

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Get some texture & Thank-you!

Hello and welcome.

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank every-one of you who have taken the time to leave me a comment.  They mean so much and bring me enormous encouragement.  I am on a mission to THANK-YOU too by visiting your creative place, and for those of you who have not left a link for me to visit I Thank-You here!  You all have ENORMOUS talent!!!  THANKYOU also for sharing all you wonderful creations and step by steps....I love step by steps.
I would also like to extent a very warm welcome to my new VIP FOLLOWERS! I hope you will continue to enjoy visiting my blog here.

Now onto my newest creation. I apologize  in advance for so many photos. I want you to see every inch of the folio.

A Vintage Journey is holding a challenge : Get Some Texture...pop on over and check out all the amazing talent......

My Tim Influence: Well I just love anything grunge and vintage and Tim seems to be the go to guy for influence here. I have used quite a few of Tim's products and some techniques too. The Tim Techniques I have used are: Effect Powders, Industrial Technique and Faux Cracked Glass. I have also inked, swiped paints, used texture paste, grunged,  embossed onto Tim's Mirrored Sheets, stenciled with glue just to name a few. Having a deadline for these challenges is making me get some unfinished projects finished. That's got to be a good thing. Right?

I also need to add mention to Astrid Maclean. This lady truly is the Queen of Texture. I got a lot of tips and ideas from her blog. So if you need some extra inspiration pop on over......  I have been visiting Astrid's blog a lot of the paste few days, I hope she doesn't think I'm stalking her. Well...I'm stalking her projects. lol.

My piece today is a tribute to the Titanic!   I have acquired most of my information  and images for this piece through Google. I will be adding more as they come to hand. I hope you find this piece interesting and tasteful. I have great respect for those who made the maiden voyage all those years ago. I want them all to remembered for many more years to come. Hopefully my children will get some sort of enjoyment learning of the history through this piece too.

Sponsors for this challenge are: Country View Crafts who is offering a 10 pound is they're link.....

Here it is!!! The front cover of my folio.

Lets get started.......

Adding Gesso

Not happy with it at this stage.

A swipe through some more paint should do the trick. That's better.

This is the outside. Here I have added some glue and ink.

Using some more glue and ink but this time through a stencil.

Can you see the splat?

Front cover.

The ship was stamped onto tissue paper then glued down over some of the stars.

Here I have die cut and embossed some of Tim's mirror.

Need to add more texture....right? Love texture.

I ended up going over these stars in white paste.

Now to the inside.

Inside....Stamping onto tissue paper and embossing some of it.

Some of Tim's Cabinet card holders...waiting for the texture paste to dry.

This water stamp is from Designs by Ryn. Here is the link....!/~/category/id=2559654&offset=9&sort=normal
What a coincidence they are under the category of texture.

If you've made it this far you are doing well. I promise, there is an end to the post.
Now......are you ready to have a peek inside??

Still plenty of room for more paperwork.

The whistle was made on the original tooling by the original suppliers in 1912. These were made to commemorate 100 years.

The gentleman was stamped onto tissue paper then glued to a piece of grunge board.

Faux cracked glass. A tag sample from the grunge board packaging.

 If you have any questions please drop me a line. Its quite possible I've left a few things out as I got carried away creating.Thanks so much for stopping by today!timholtz