Thursday, 28 July 2011

Stampman Challenge - Tim Holtz

Hi, hope all of you crafters out there are having lots of craftiness.  Over at The Stampman the challenge is Tim Holtz.  Now normally I wouldn't try these challenges, not because I don't like his work, but because I just never know how to start, or if I do it never seems to work out right.  I have collected his products for nearly two years now, had a workshop with him in February and so I thought that maybe I should have a go.  I have the A Compendium of Curiosities book by Tim Holtz which I got last year so I decided to read and learn as I'm crafting.  I really enjoyed it and I'm really pleased with my first TH tag.
The tag was TH sizzix die cut, I inked up using distress inks, I took his advice and was bold with my colours and I just put it one there layering up (first time I have done this), I used TH flourish masks (its the big one which seemed to stick everywhere but where I wanted it lol), the skull is grunge board already die cut (I used distress embossing powder for the first time in which I only have walnut stain, now according to the book the crystals should just rub off mmmmmmmm I scrubbed and still didn't get the effect, I think its because as I was heating I couldn't decide if it was done so I think I burnt the crystals solid onto the skull LOL).  I only have a few TH stamps which I used, the chain and the arrow are TH, and the string and bottle (which I filled with alcohol inks) where from the workshop I did so really really TH.  At the workshop we were doing configuration boxes and we were given lots of goodies.  My problem was I still haven't got anything done inside mine as I am newish to grunge and just couldn't work out where to put bits, so I still have them all and seems this is the beginning of my grungy road it seemed apt to delve into the stash from then.
Oops better go, it closes in half hour, late again but this was a last minute decision to have a go. 
Thank you for sharing.  Kezzy xxx

1 comment:

Neil said...

Thank you for entering your creation into the Anything by Tim challenge at The Stamp Man. It is lovely. I'm glad you decided to play with Tim's stuff! It's fun!