Queendom Relics by Rea'

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 !

14 comments:

  1. Fantastic card Rea! I love the techniques you used!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison!
      I saw your card too... love what you did with your background, and the eye is awesome !

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    1. Thank you Anita !
      OMG... your card is so amazing, so creative, love the tags and the stitching !!

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  3. Rea, this is magnificent!!! Beautiful colors, great texture... and perfect Tim Technique all the way!

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  4. Excellent card Rea! I love the enthusiasm you show in your writing. The techniques you have chosen blend so well together.

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  5. Oh this is fit for a King or at least a Tim King! This is just so cool and Tim will love his birthday card! Thank you for visiting my blog and I just became your #17 follower, which is my lucky number! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Terry ! You are welcome ... I loved viewing all the cards, awesome talent in CC2 Challenge Community! Glad to have you following :)

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  6. Rea, I love your card! The color is just beautiful. The background texture pops right out and the rosette is the perfect touch!!

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    1. Thank you Donna, I hope Tim likes it !

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  7. Love the card. The colours and textures are beautiful. Sandy

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