I started this project on Tuesday and just finished it today and now I am uploading less than 2 hours before the deadline... Cutting it short but this project with 12 sides took me AWHILE to make!
This project is for the Lord of Tim Holtz challenge on Simon Says Stamps and Show. Seriously, how could I not do a Tim Holtz inspired challenge!?!?!? I'll warn you up front this is a long post - I used lots and lots of Tim on this project from techniques, to grunge, to dabbers, to distress embossing powders, to idea-ology, to lost and found, to distress inks and on and on and on....
I made a 3 block Holiday Piece with each side featuring either Christmas, Halloween, Valentines or Easter. All the blocks were covered with vintage book text and then wrinkle free distress technique in corresponding holiday colors.
Top (the tag moves up and down so that you will not see it on the next holiday side):
Middle (I used masking tape to remove the wrinkle free distress ink where the Santa was to be stamped) :
Bottom (based one of my favorite Tim Christmas Tags 2009):
Middle (faux metal technique on the hinge and skull):
Bottom (look at how the skull from the poison image fits perfectly into the film strip ribbon - did Tim do that on purpose?):
The rose was made using Lynn's tutorial for a grunge ribbon rose. Below are some samples that I made using larger strips of grunge paper - this rose is the largest one - I glued two pieces of 12 inch GP together:
Top (that cute bunny image is from Lost and Found - not sure why this one is light?):
Middle (love putting distress embossing powder on the metal foliage):
Bottom (look at that cute little bunny butt and you gotta love all the grunge and distress stickles):
So that is the end of my big TaDa.... There were times this week when I did not think I would get this finished in time - we'll call this one a Tim-may Labor of Love!
Hope you had a fabulous weekend and Happy Creating!
The Stuff - well all things Tim Holtz of course! And some vintage book pages and wooden drawer pulls (the feet), dymo label maker