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.


  1. What an awesome layout. I love how it turned out. The paper and the technique is just perfect!! Awesome job on the page!!

  2. Karen, what a handsome son you have, and what a wonderful layout you've created! Not only is your extreme making gorgeous, the entire piece is sophisticated and masculine, but still really fun and just perfect for a young man of his age. This is something I"m sure your family will always treasure, and I'm thrilled to be able to admire it.

  3. Fabulous page! Bravo!!!!

    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and best of luck!

  4. Très chouette ta page, Karen, j'aime bien la série de petites photos. Bises.

  5. hi karen
    long time now chat
    how are you doing
    i love the layout really arty i love his stuff but i'm not very good at it myself but you certainly have got the hang of it
    hope you have a great time at the workshop i'm sure you will
    i've lost your email so if you still have mine will you send me yours mine is the same as it's always been
    take care
    gill xx

  6. Wow, this is such a cool layout! Love how you incorporated the different techniques to create an awesome boy's layout! :)) Thanks for sharing this with us!