Thursday, July 17, 2008

Art's Tim Holtz style

The challenge over at Innovative Stamp Creations today is to use ISC stamps and a technique from Tim Holtz's blog. He started his blog with the 12 tags of Christmas last year and has continued with a technique every month. I love his style and I want to be like T!M when I grow up.

So… Play along and upload your creations to your blog and/or on line gallery for a chance to WIN a FREE ISC Stamp Sheet of your choice! Super easy, use ISC stamps only on your design, then post your link in the comments section! A random name will be chosen and announced on the blog. You have until Sunday July 27, 2008 to create/post your link on the ISC blog. Search for label ISCC8. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

For more details and a look at all the ISC Creative Architects creations go to the ISC blog .

Here is mine…

Art’s Journey….in Tim Holtz style:

I mounted the tag onto a 5x7 canvas. I think it really frames the “art”. I used 4 of Tim’s techniques so I will explain which part of the tag and link to each of his tutorials.

(1)The left portion of the background inspired from his April tutorial here . This tutorial is using emboss resist with Acrylic paints. After the paint was dry and removed from the embossed portion I stamped with a script stamp using dye ink.

(2) The tag background inspiration from his 12 Days of Christmas tag #2 here . I have never tried this and it was so easy. Warning - With these colors if I tried to go a second round they end up looking like mud!

(3) The Wings are painted plain Grungeboard inspired from 12 Days of Christmas tag #9 here . First I painted the grunge and then stamped wings, cut and curled the wings with my fingers. The “A” in art is a grunge alphabet.

(4) The Fragment square at the bottom was inspired from 12 Days of Christmas tag #12 here .

I hope you are inspired by Tim’s techniques and will play along with us!

Thanks for the visit!

Other Info:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Art Phrases, ATC Elements II, Art4Frames II, Majestic Women V1, Assemblage, Scrapbook - LO- Words, Mo-na Liza Art, Textured backgrounds

Ink - Tea Dye, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint Distressed ink (Ranger); Whisper White Craft, Choc

Chip Craft, Choc Chip (SU); Timber Brown, Jet Black (Stazon), Cosmic Copper (Brilliance)
Paper - Basic Grey, Office Tag

Other - 5x7 stretched canvas; Word Key, Fragments, Plain Grungeboard, Grungeboard Alphabet (Tim Holtz idea-ology); red line, red line boosters, metallic rub on paste, white pen (inkssentials), lt. timberline acrylic paint (delta), buttermilk acrylic paint (Americana), water mister


Barb Hardeman said...

Wow! WOW! Beautiful...

silke said...

Fantastic card - Kathy!!!
I browsed TH yesterday and I love all the different ideas you have used on your card!!!

I'm gonna have to make a trip to Micheal's to get some items so I can play along!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful job with this weeks challenge!

Heather said...

woo i just love all the stuff you do :) great work! hey i have a question.. bak in february (14th) u did a really cool album cover for you valentines tag book.. i was wondering how u did the "drunken scotch" techniqe.. if u have posted a tutorial sorry i missed it :) wat was the date of it or could u plz plz tell me how u did it? i think its really great!

Dragana Skoro said...

This is really beautiful...

wendy vecchi said...

Very nice work Kat!!
I love your style!