More play time with Tim Holtz!

Thanks for coming and dropping in. I am having a great time creating sets of cards. Take a look:
Tim Holtz Wildflowers, distress paint background, silhouette flowers, black
I am beginning to feel comfortable letting go of control and going free with TIM HOLTZ style! It is very freeing! I have so much more to learn, and confidence to gain, but I LOVE the colors!

Tim Holtz Wildflowers, distress paint background, silhouette flowers, black
I tried to stamp the background with picket fence and a TIM HOLTZ background stamp. You can see it just a touch. I love the look, even though it did not show through as much as I wanted.
Tim Holtz Wildflowers, distress paint background, silhouette flowers, black

I think I need to collect his "something to say" stamps. THEY are awesome. They fit any occasion, and they are so uplifting! I love the LARGE size of them. They dominate the cards.

Tim Holtz Wildflowers, distress paint background, silhouette flowers, black
I purchased his larger wildflower, and now the older one look SO tiny to me!  LOL I wish I could mix them both, My husband wishes I would just get away from wild flowers altogether. Ahh well...

Tim Holtz Wildflowers, distress paint background, silhouette flowers, black
Thanks for dropping by! I am giddy with delight from the bright colors on this cards. Who shall I give them to? That is the real question!

I joined a challenge:


Lots of fun...

Hope you are having a good week! I am still playing with my Birthday Blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz. I enjoyed the balloons, and now I am playing with the cupcakes! These were fun to create. I am getting so much done. But my craft room is a disaster!
Take a look:

I love the look of the craft cardstock in the background. I decided not to distress the card, I wanted to keep the look crisp and clean. I did use patterned paper for the left card. The cupcake wrapper is striped with pick stripes. There is one lonely heart that appeared when I cut it out. The frosting is actually a patterned paper of roses with glitter on it. It worked great for the clumpy look of frosting!

 I colored these with my zig markers. I LOVE them! I have every color I need, and everything I use them on looks awesome! I don't think I will ever get the hang of copics, I think I will stick to watercolors. :)

Again, I used my watercolor markers, and blended my frosting with pinks and purples. Thanks for dropping in. I would love a few more followers! OR a comment will make my day!


Three Day Weekend! YAY!

Welcome back,

Here in Tampa Florida, we have a yearly festival called STRAWBERRY FEST. I teach in the county that puts on the festival. So, this year, the entire COUNTY of schools takes the day off, and lets the kids and the families enjoy the event. I went several years ago, and the crowds and chaos is just not my thing. But I have more time to play!
I am in love with these Tim Holtz birthday blueprint stamps. I know they are older, but I just purchased them at a stamp expo and had to try them out. Take a look:
Tim Holtz Blueprint balloon stamp card
This card, I used polka dotted paper for the three elements (balloon, title and sentiment). I distressed the edges with distress ink.
Tim Holtz Blueprint balloon stamp card

 This card, I stamped on an alcohol inked panel of Yupo paper that I had not liked, and put in my "use some other time pile" and it worked great for this! I had enough to use it for all three elements.

Tim Holtz Blueprint balloon stamp card

 I wanted to try a plaid paper. I know the plaid doesn't curve around the balloon, but I like the look!

Tim Holtz Blueprint balloon stamp card

 Here I used another alcohol inked background that I created using diagonal stripes. It looks like it curves with the balloon! YAY I mounted it on thick frosted vellum I had left over from another project. I love the effect it gives.

Tim Holtz Blueprint balloon stamp card

Here are all four together! I have entered these cards into challenges.

Simon Says Stamp WEDNESDAY - Anything Goes!
Little Red Wagon- LOVE IT (this blueprint stamp set)

Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon. Please leave a quick comment. It makes my day!


Tim Holtz Flower Tags

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I LOVE these stamps!I wanted to try my hand at a TAG! (a what?) I know, I never make tags. I just don't know what do to with them once I create them!? But I watched the steps from one of Tim Holtz's tutorial, and wanted to try to emulate it as close as I could. 
I located his tags HERE.


I don't own all the cool fonts that he used at the bottom of the tags, so I used sentiments. I had a great time making these! I (sigh) don't know what to do with these, just I will just have to keep them! (LOL)

Today's Card:Resist with Distress Paint and a stamp

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I am so glad you stopped in. Meet today's set of cards:

I was experimenting with STAMPING a background image on Watercolor paper with white Distress PAINT. I wanted the resist effect on the rough watercolor paper. As you can see, it worked, but now entirely as I expected. The more I did it, the more I liked it! You can not see the entire image, but is does come through in areas consistently from top to bottom.

Then I used distress inks  to make the background. I mixed the wildflowers from Tim Holtz with a few others I have to make the gardens. The sentiments were a bit tough to make crispy on top of the paint. Overall,  I love the look! Thanks for coming by! Leave a comment!