I’ve decided there is something in my nature that decides, if something is popular or in vogue then It’s not for me, I won’t follow the trend. Inevitably I find myself coming round and because popular is usually popular for a reason, i.e. the majority of people like it…well, then so do I eventually!!! So a block buster film will be resisted just for so long and likewise Tim Holtz.
I have been increasingly intrigued by his techniques and the more I have watched, the more I have wanted to try. Well I’ve resisted for the above reason and more particularly because it looked to me like you needed to be ‘arty’ and that I am not! I copy well, I like clean lines and pretty, so grunge wasn’t for me. But here I am trying it out again!
This card is a Good Luck for a male member of the family undertaking exams in the immediate future. Pretty with clean lines is not going ‘to do’ for a boy so I embarked on Tim’s grunge this morning…..
As usual the base cardstock is pearlescent cream but layered with Rich Razzleberry and then the cream pearlescent again. On the top layer I inked with a mixture of SU & Distressed ink and spritzed with water to make the background. Over the top, I stamped random script and flourishes, which I then embossed for texture and then finally spritzed again, but this time with glimmer mist for a bit of sparkle.
|The Bliss text is mounted behind a TH fragment....|
I love working with these.
The large letters I stamped, then coated in Glossy Accents, before cutting out and popping onto the card with dimensionals. The rest of the text was from an old magazine, which I inked in a mixture of the background inks and then just glued randomly onto the card.
The flower was sticky-sided tissue tape which I inked then layered onto a 1inch circle of card covered in double-sided tape and then secured in the middle with aSU Antique Brad. I then spritzed the flower in shimmer mist and, whilst it was still wet, I ruffled the edges over my Rich Razzeberry ink pad for a bit of extra colour.
I bought an old replica ration book recently from the War Museum at Salford Quays ( you know one of those ’this will come in useful for crafting at some point’ kind of finds) and cut out a portion of the cover that said ‘On her majesty’s service’ in the shape of a tag. I over stamped it with a background flourish and a small bird from a SU stamp set for interest. The Jumbo eyelet is also from SU.
The final details were the cog and spinner which I secured in place with a brad, a couple of black rhinestones to add a little bling to the flourishes (well, if I can’t use pearls I’ll use a rhinestone!) and a Tim Holtz fragment which I backed with some of the background cardstock over stamped with the Bliss stamp from SU and secured in place with Glossy Accents.
Well do I like the card? I have to say I am not sure…. It all looks a little too ‘busy’ for m . Was it fun to make and did I learn anything? Well, the answer to those two questions is a resounding YES!
Cardstock: Cream pearlescent 250gm. Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss & River Rock(SU)
Crushed Oliver & old Paper (TimHoltz Distressed Inks),
Cabin Fever (Adirondack)
Stamps: Bliss(SU), Giant Alphabet (Stampman I think), Script (Image Tree),
Urban Chic (Stamps Anonymous)
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Detail Clear embossing powder(Stamp it stuff),
News print letters ( my partners puzzle compendulum magazine – hope she doesn’t
notice too soon!)
Jumbo eyelet & antique brad (SU),
Tissue tape, game spinner & gear (Tim Holtz idea-ology)