Sunday, 17 February 2013

Getting Messy at SSSS

Hi Everyone and a huge welcome to new followers x

I had hoped to craft yesterday but could not find my mojo so i watched Tim Holtz's DVD's, which I have had forever.  An Altered Journey is the first one and then The Journey Continues........

They are amazing DVD's..........full of techniques, tips and inspiration.  I also enjoyed the bloopers too !!

 So here I am today.......playing with some of Tim's latest release dies and full of inspiration. This piece was made with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge in mind.  For this challenge you have to create 'Something Messy'.

The piece below is on a canvas board, which I inked with distress inks. I also stamped one of Tim's floral images and clear embossed it, which you can just see on the left. 

I took a piece of cardboard, stripping it here and there, then blended it with distress inks. 

I had some calico fabric and after ageing with DI's I then stamped the dragonfly, from Stampers Anonymous TH Classics, using Tim's new Distress Paint in Vintage Photo.........I know I am obsessed with Vintage Photo !!!!  Tim's paints were purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and as a customer's of Linda's online shop you are able to participate in the Sunday Share.

I took Tim's new 'Stacked Artful Words' die and The Movers and Shapers Mini Clipboard die, rusted with CRafty Notions Acrylic Wax and Rusting Powder, which you spray with vinegar to activate.

You can see the finished rusting process below. I also used glossy accents in a bottle cap to make an embellishment that I placed on top of the bingo card. The  Bingo card and paper inserted in the bottle cap are from Tim's Ideaology Paperstash, Lost and Found.

Some lace, aged with distress inks, was also adhered at the top side of the cardboard and you can just about see it in the picture below.

The photograph above is a close up of the  Vintage Photo Distress Paint stamped on to the fabric.

Below you can see that I used alcohol inks on the metal clipboard on top of the Bingo Card, matted on to some cardboard. I also attached a small heart, which is attached with ideaology rings.

"Thank you so much" for dropping by and continuing to be a follower. I really do appreciate comments that you leave. I then know you  of you visit and can return the compliment.

To celebrate my first Blogiversary I am having a giveaway, which you can find on the sidebar on my home page. The draw will be made on the 3rd of March, which is my actual anniversary.

Take Care and Get Messy

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  1. Well Anne, you've done it again. This is an amazing piece of artwork. Lots of different styles and techniques to see as well. And you know how much I love textures, and this creation seems to have plenty of that. Fabulous work. Hugs Mum xxxx

  2. I like this project :)

  3. Hi Annie, you certainly did find your mojo! Love the way you rusted the mini clipboard and the word. It looks great matted up on the corrugated card, I used some today for my Sunday Stampers card but you have such a knack of distressing it and it looks fabulous. Love how you stamped the dragonfly onto the fabric too. A beautiful make. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Wow Annie this is wonderful. Fabulous textures and contrasts going on. The rusting is superb as is the stamped calico. You have inked everything to perfection. All gorgeously embellished. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  5. This is a really wonderful piece, Annie... so many ideas and techniques and delicious new toys, and you've brought it all together in a gorgeous, grungy, vintage canvase which looks amazing! A day well spent...
    Alison x

  6. I need all these things to do this rusting technique!!! AWESOME!!! Fabulous project! I LOVE the artist letters! Thank you for playing along with our messy challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  7. This is awesome, love the combination of everything x

  8. Fabulous piece! Such a great rusty effect and the stamping on the fabric is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Amazing! Now I want the clipboard die more than ever and that rusting technique is so cool.

  10. This is amazing! So much details and stuff to see, I love it! xx

  11. Anonymous2/18/2013

    A colour palette I never tire of.
    I just love rusting powder (not such a fan of waiting for it to activate with the aroma of vinegar everywhere!) and you used it to fabulous results with the letters. Lace juxtaposed against more rustic items such as corrugated cardboard is a big favourite of mine.
    So many stand out features on this amazing piece of art.

  12. adorable vintage style !!

  13. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW Annie what an amazing canvas.
    So many great details and ilove the rusty accents you made.
    Really a great piece of art.
    Greetings Janny

  14. Super canvas! Great embellishments - couple of tricks I'm going to try. Thanks!

  15. Wow Annie! This piece is fantastic. I so love your Tim style art! You nail it! Live the design and the colors! Beautifully done. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog. You make me feel so good! Hugs, Candy

  16. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Annie!!! The rusted elements, the stamping with paints (aren't they superb to use?!) and the bottle cap all combine to create something really special. Bet Tim would be thrilled to see he'd inspired you to produce such a fantastic project. Huge round of applause, hugs Jenny x

  17. Anonymous2/20/2013

    An Amazing piece of work. I love the rusting and especially the bottle cap. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

  18. This is absolutely stunning, Annie.
    Thank you for popping over to visit me via my dear friend Buttons and giving me the opportunity to see your lovely work.
    Rosie x

  19. Gorgeous piece, Annie! love the grungy feel of it! fabulously done! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  20. A fabulous piece of art with wonderful details and elements.

  21. Eine ganz wunderbar gestaltete Leinwand mit vielen schönen Details!


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