Sunday, 13 June 2010

T.H. again

Another Tim Holtz inspired card.My lovely old dictionary finally bit the dust, but parts of it will live on in my crafting. It was used for the flower in this card, along with some distress inks. The flourishes are both sizzix dies, only 1 of which is Tim Holtz. The cog effect was done by nibbling the circles all round with a cropadile. It is much easier to just buy circle nesties with fancy edges....which I now have, but too late for this card. The background was done using a large Tim Holtz mask on silver coloured card. I think the inks were corduroy and tumbled glass. The fabric is a bit of primed canvas roughed up a little and stamped with distress inks and a paperartsy cogs stamp, watch is cut from a crafty individuals stamp.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Altered canvas

I had sprayed this canvas with crafty notions glimmery inks and cut the 2" squares when I bought this months Craft Stamper mag and found they were featuring a similar idea. Theirs is gorgeous, but mainly red. A colour I am not especially fond of. I gravitate more to the cool colours.Since I hadn't finished deciding what to decorate the squares with I used the fabulous seashell stamp that came with the mag. I was already going to do the seahorses and insects so it was perfect.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Tim Holtz inspired cards

I have been enjoying using some new Tim Holtz stash. I am building a nice collection of his products, from alcohol and distress inks to grungeboard and the fabulous backing papers used in these cards. Plus stamps and masks and the fantastic new dies.
I have a strip of balsa wood that was just crying out to be inked with distress inks and stamped onto.I like the textured effect. Its the car above on the bottletop paper.