Monday, August 30, 2010

Tim Holtz Inspired – for Simon Says Stamp and Show

I’ve been meaning to start a blog for some time now. A particular challenge has been the incentive to get moving. The Simon Says blog is having a challenge to show anything Tim Holtz inspired.

I created these ATCs last week and while they don’t have huge amount of Tim’s goodies in them they are certainly inspired by his style. Creating them was probably the most crafting fun I’ve had in a while. I just relaxed and played around until the layout sorted itself out

The background is pure serendipity. I was creating a set of cards using distress inks & adding a bit of shine with Glimmer Mists when I noticed the silhouette from the over-sprays looked pretty cool. I popped a watercolour sheet underneath to catch the sprays & moved the cards around the sheet to get good coverage. The swirl is a Tim stamp in Distress Aged Mahogany; the cat is embossed in black.

I'm a recent convert to the Tim Holtz way & have only very recently started making ATCs. This is my third. I;m finding them very relaxing to create without having to worry about a whole card design. I think I will be doing a lot more of them. :)