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. :)



  1. I love your ATC's Elizabeth! Your background is fab and the cat so cute. Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
    Kim x

  2. Welcome to blogland! Love your ATC's - and that you created Tim's way - relaxed & having fun!
    Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in with us & hope you continue to do so.

  3. whooo hooo girl...Welcome to the big world of BLOGLAND!

    What great ATC's!
    thanks bunches for playin' with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

  4. Hi there,

    I just wanted to let you know how much I like your ATC's! I love the cat and well the whole layout. I also like the overspray layers, it really adds depth. I do not have a blog either and have just started participating in challenges. I just came across the Simon Says Stamp Challenge tonight. I might try to enter the new challenge, we will see...

    What company makes that cat stamp? (I love it!) Thanks.

    Good luck with your blog venture.

    imkt (at)

  5. I like the different sized embellishments!! Very cool!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    Sarah :)