Saturday, 23 July 2011

Tim Holtz at the Barn (I wish)

Oh! yes! I wish he were actually coming again, now that would be real fun but we have the next best thing! Our design team members have been busily making lots of luverly stuff with TH products, Yippee!!!
Check out the Craft Barn Blog for all their lovely samples

This card I made with the Tim Holtz embossing folders.
First I dabbed Bundled Sage DI onto the embossing folder then ran it through my Cuttlebug, then selectively inked or raised parts of the design adding gold leaf to my favourite parts like the clock, heart and the crown. The background was stamped with the splash from Bitty Grunge set,




This next card was made with the Steampunk set, ooh it's a gorgeous set.
I used shrink plastic ( I sanded the side I was going to stamp on )  with the plans stamp using Stazon Timber Brown and then cut it out with the TH Weathered Clock die. The piece behind the shrunken clock is the waste from the middle of the die, I certainly didn't want to waste it and thought it fitted well behind and certainly shows how far shrink will reduce!














This photo shows the plans stamp, inked in Versamark ink and brushed with perfect pearls, I sprayed with hairspray to set it so hopefully it won't rub off when handled.
Whoa, bit of a heavy post sorry! I could have made so many more examples, Tim Holtz's stamps are so easy to work with, I love working, sorry playing with them.
Don't forget there are loads of inspiring examples on the Craft Barn blog, and a big  Thank You for reading if you got this far!!!

I used:
Embossing Folder/texture fade, Patchwork
Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamps and his Steampunk set
TH Bigz Die, Weathered Clock. 
Neat videos on the CB site from TH showing how to use, nice!
Perfect Pearls, Mica Powder
Gold leaf, Oxidating Red

21 comments:

Kristel said...

Woww that looks gorgeous Gay! Great work dear!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Kristel

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Just popped over from the Craft Barn. I love the colour palette of the first set of cards you have made.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards as always, love the added leafing on the raised areas on the first card. Very creative. Tracy Evans x

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

fantastic effect on the 1st card.

craftattack said...

Lovely work! The gold leaf makes it extra special! Hugs, Valerie

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wow truly unique cards hon. Very inspiring.

Hugs, Sandra x

dahlhousedesigns said...

fabulous creations!

lisa a.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Hi Gay, I looked around at your blog and what a beautiful cards you made. Fantastic. Also this ones. beautiful.
have a nice weekend
Greet Marja

The Crafty Elf said...

That gold leaf is awesome Gay! Congratulations on your LIM card "with legs" - well deserved!!

Katina said...

WOW!!! These are fabulous Gay! xx

Doreen said...

Wow Gay your cards are truly amazing.love them.xxx

Linda R. said...

These are fabulous.. I would love to attend one of Tim's classes one day..
Hope you are enjoying you weekend my friend..

Valerie said...

Gay these are superb! Love what you did the the first card and the steampunk is really striking:)
Val x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fab cards Gay - love the TH theme. Bet you had loads of fun using those gorgeous goodies! Love the embossed images - the gold leaf really makes them "pop". Hope you're having a happy weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Spardha said...

wow!!.. loving the distressed looks! :D

hazel said...

Fabulous cards Gay, I love them all.
xxx Hazel.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards with great elements. Love the weathered clock, I think it's something for my wish list.

Faith A said...

Gay these are fabulous cards, so original and beautiful, love the sparkle on the first one

lisa said...

These are just great, Gay. Who can resisit TH. I love the weathered clock.
Hugs Lisax

Shirley said...

What an elegant touch the gold leaf adds to the whole pretty card! The vintage touch on your second is wonderful too, MAC!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that gold leaf looks absolutely stunning, but I just love everything about the way you used that embossing folder. You've completely changed the way it looks - wonderful x