Friday, January 4, 2013
Compendium of Curiosities Finale
A Birthday Card for Tim Holtz
It's the finale! It's been fun learning all these cool techniques from Tim Holtz's book under the direction of our awesome hostess Linda Ledbetter over at http://studiol3.blogspot.com/. For our final challenge we get to choose any technique from Vol. I or Vol. II of Compendium of Curiosities by Tim Holtz, to create a birthday card for Tim... how cool is that !
What on earth could I do? So many techniques... okay, another dream project... so hard to get those things from the brain to the hands sometime!
So here is the thought behind this card. Tim gives so much to all of us , I wanted to do something that would maybe represent him well... the patchwork embossing folder came to mind. To me it kind of celebrates his style and there are so many "pieces" of his art in that patchwork. I chose broken china, and brushed pewter distress stain to color my background, then I added broken china, evergreen bough and frayed burlap distressing ink ( love this color combo) I then distressed the edges with vintage photo distressing ink. Next I added an ATC that I distressed with old paper and antique linen distressing ink , using a distressing tool I distressed the edges and then used vintage photo on them. Then I stamped it with the three men from the steampunk stamp set and then stamped over them with a music stamp. When it dried I crumbled it up so that it looked worn. I liked the reflective imagery so well I decided to try it again and I used this image from my Tim Seasonal paper stash ( I do know that she did not match the theme of this card... she was the right color!)... Okay use your imagination ... it's January ... it's winter! Next I was so happy with Tim's new technique for the rosette I decided to make him one, it need a center... why not a grunge paper heart; I used fired brick distressing ink on it and then stamped it with my remember this background stamp (Hampton Art), using the part that said remember, together and enjoy, added the trinket pin (memento)... added three antique gold brads ... that's a Tim touch right? Just in case you are wondering what techniques I used, I used texture fade techniques, paper rosette,reflective imagery and marbled stains ( with metallic stain).
Here's lookin' at you Tim ... Happy Birthday !
Thank you Linda for giving us the opportunity to celebrate Tim in such a special way.
Happy New Year Everybody !