Sunday, 31 October 2010

Tim Holtz - inspired scrap page

My entry for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #19, hosted by the lovely and talented Linda, using Tim Holtz's 'Extreme Masking' technique on the base page.

I didn't get any pictures on my son's birthday earlier in the month so was pleased at getting these photos and I've written on the main one the things he loves best at his age now. Doesn't show well in the picture here but it is legible without overpowering the photo, which was exactly what I was hoping for.

In creating the page, I have not only used Tim's technique, I have also used his 'Lost and Found' papers, Distress Inks (Walnut Stain and Black Soot), Glossy Accents, the Sizzix Alterations 'Filmstrip' die plus lots from Tim's idea-ology line: Film strip transparency, sprocket gears, Corner, Salvage Stickers, and, of course, the Timeworks Mask (both the positive and negative pieces). Also used some dark brown Bazzill, Hampton Art stamps and recycled some cardboard and string, also coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink!
Une page inspirée par Tim Holtz : J’ai utilisé ses papiers ‘Lost and Found’, sa matrice ‘Filmstrip’ chez Sizzix, embellissements de sa gamme ‘idea-ology’, inclut la masque ‘Timeworks’, et beaucoup de l’encre Distress (Walnut Stain et Black Soot). En plus, j’ai utilisé sa technique ‘Extreme Masking’ de sa livre ‘Compendium of Curiosities’ pour le défi chez Linda.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sunday Stamper & CCC #18 - Paint Resist

There are so many things you can do with Distress Inks: I love this technique: Paint resist. And all you need to do is look at p37 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities and you can love it too! So, this card is for the CC challenge hosted by Linda. And, because I've gone green, it is also for Hels Sunday Stampers challenge: A good reason for leaving the CCC until the last day!  In case you're wondering, after the paint resist technique I flicked water on to the paper to get the spots - I mean deliberately ! - Another technique I love.
Used: Snow Cap Paint Dabber; Hampton Art stamp; Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap).

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Here's one scrapbook page I think I've finished! First photo of the latest grandchildren: Love the woolly hats!
Might tone down the pink...some white acrylic round the edges? What do you think? Did most of the page at the Tourc'h assocation over a week ago using a sketch by Snoopie then added/changed little bits.
I certainly love the papers: They are all from 'Homespun Chic' pack by GCD Studios: All double-sided so there's lots of choice.
Une page fait à l'association Tourc'h2Scrap: Nous avons utilisé un modèle de Snoopie.
J'ai utilisé les papiers 'Homespun Chic' de GCD Studios (toutes sont recto-verso).

Sunday, 17 October 2010

CCC #17 Charm Fragment Bookmark

I've made a few charm fragments this week as per p64 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities for the 17th challenge over at Linda's blog but this bookmark is the only piece I've finished using one of them. My scraproom is nearing completion and I'm struggling to get anything made as I have bits and pieces everywhere! Even with this I had to shape some wire for the final fixing: Can't find a jump ring. Ho hum. I'll be all organised one day soon: Can't wait to get everything together in one place.
I used one of the 2" squares from Tim Holtz 'Lost and Found' paper stack and an Idea-ology Charm Fragment with bits and pieces of stash to finish.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

CCC #16 - Wrinkle-free Distress!

Having spent last weekend on a crop selling lots of stock and giving a 2-hour workshop on techniques using Distress Inks, I'd be kicking myself if I didn't get something in for this week's CCC - The challenge is hosted by the lovely Linda at Studio L3 so if you don't know what I'm rattling on about hurry over there to find out.
My entry is another page in my technique's sampler book: I did the background in the workshop last weekend and just finished it off today:

Wrinkle-free Distress with Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap and Stormy Sky (if memory serves me right); Tim Holtz 'Flights of Fancy' stamps with Sepia Archival ink; Glossy Accents; Prima flower; gems. The little wierd crown I made reminded me of King Julian in the film Madagascar, which made me giggle: I like to move it, move it...
I currently have 2 more of these pages in progress plus 3 scrapbook pages, 4 mini-albums and 2 other projects in varying stages of 'work in progress': I'm hoping to blog lots as I get these finished. Fingers crossed...