Tuesday 5 January 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: something new with Tim Holtz

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: something new with Tim Holtz

For my card I've used Distress inks by Tim Holtz (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon) and one of his bird crazy's and watercolored him also with Distress inks (ripe persimmon, picked raspberry and squeezed lemonade, diluted with perfect perals mist)
For the sentiment i've used a Simon Says Stamp die (relax) and I used double sided adhesive from Elizabeth crafts to make the black cardstock into a sticker.
To apply the sentiment I've used the negative part of the black cardstock and lined it up, then just placed the letters into the openings, much easier than trying to  line it up or draw a pencil line etc.

The inked background is sponged with Distress inks and the mini blending tools, also from Tim Holtz, then I splattered some left over perfect pearl mist, white Distress spray stain and tranished brass which is the new bit to me, I got it last month and honestly the most challenging about using this spray is getting the plastic seal thingy off ;-)
The bird looks a little (di)stressed to me, and that's why the sentiment.
I have a friend going for a new job and he's quite anxious about it, so on the inside I will write something like"..it's just a new job"...not sure yet how to formulate ;-)
I fussy cut the bird and the quiff and legs were to challenging for me, so I cut them off and them stamped the bird on the cardbase, giving him back his limbs and hair.
I stamped with StazOn to be able to do the watercoloring. Mounted him with foam tape.

I choose opposite colors on the colorwheel so the bird and the background complement each other.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: something new with Tim Holtz, see this

1 comment:

  1. What a clever technique you've shared here! I really like the way the ombre section turned out and I think it is the perfect backdrop for your scene. Love everything about this and am so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!