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Friday, 27 June 2014

Challenge 9 - Use every stamp in a set

Hi everyone, Nikki here from A2A - Addicted to Art and I have the pleasure of hosting our latest challenge. The theme for the next fortnight is to 'Use every stamp in a set’. It sounds quite challenging but although we would like to see each stamp in a particular set used, it could be a full or partial image of each of them. 

At A Vintage Journey, our challenges focus on the inspiration of Tim Holtz and we ask that you tell us in your blog how you have been influenced in your creation. Please take a look at the Travelling Instructions for clarification and the guide on interpreting the styles at A Vintage Journey. Don’t forget to provide the name of our current challenge theme and a direct link to that challenge in your blog post. For this challenge please also tell us the stamp set you have used. (It doesn't need to be a Tim set - just tell us how he has influenced you.)

The Creative Guides have made some amazing pieces to provide some inspiration. Do pop over to our personal blogs where you will find more detail on each of the projects. Of course there is plenty more inspiration to be found on Tim Holtz’s blog too!

Our lovely sponsors, Country View Crafts are, once again, offering a £10 gift voucher to spend, to one winner who will be chosen by the team.

Nikki
I have used one of Tim's Visual Artistry collections to make this card, there are 6 stamps in the set. I have incorporated  lots of layering ( I love how Tim works with layers), distressing and some crackle paint to embellish.
Based upon one of Tim's earliest stamp sets, Fancy flourish, my card is almost a total homage to him! His dies, inks, remnant rubs and other Idea-ology have all been used together with his stamps and techniques. Full details of what and how are on my own blog.
Using Tim's Artful Tools Stamp Set - I made a small tool box to keep on my work table.  No problem making a Tim inspired project when these stamps, papers and inks make everything so easy.  Hopefully I will be able to spend more time working and less time looking for things.  To see how I made it - stop by my blog.

I thought this challenge was a great chance to go back to my first love and just plain stamp!  
I used the Urban Tapestry set and of course there had to be Distress Inks involved.  
There's some glossy embossing that you can't see here - you'll have to pop over to Words and Pictures for the full effect.

A Vintage Dress for A Vintage Journey
This Challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to use my favourite Tim Holtz Urban Chic Stamps
I loved layering the stamps together to create an all over pattern
then colouring with the rich Dylusion inks
Please pop over to my blog to see how I constructed my Couture Creation

Annie 

I used the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Set Oddities CMSO83
and as you can see I had a great time using the stamps, stencils, Idea-ology and TH Sizzix dies as well as some splatting here and there with Distress Stains. You can view the process over on my blog by clicking my name above.

Jenny

I'm loving using Artist Trading Blocks as boxes for storage purposes in my craft room (what's that saying, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris) There's a bit of a collection building now and this is the latest, using every stamp from the SA 'Classics #3' set. There are six sides to this so head on over to my blog and take a look.

Brenda
I loved this challenge as it really made me think about how I use my stamps. I chose to use Tim's Paris Memoir set and made a hanging. I added some stamps from his Papillon set and used texture fades and dies too, but for the background I used Fresco Finish paints.


Some fabulous projects to inspire you and we look forward to seeing how you use Every Stamp in a Set. Please remember it does not need to be a Tim Holtz set but please do tell us how you have been inspired by Tim in order to be eligible to win.

Have fun!
Nikki
xx


25 comments:

  1. Super excited about this challenge! WOW WOW WOW all these AMAZING PIECES from the Creative Guides. Karen.x

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  2. Wonderful creations from the creative guides. Great Challenge too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Wow girls, you have out done yourselves here!! Fabulous work and I can't wait to see all the details, - off to have a closer look.....

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  4. Great inspiration for this challenge ladies thank you x

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  5. Well using every stamp in a set sounds daunting but the design team people have done a grand job

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  6. As has already been said, you have all definitely outdone yourselves with this wonderful challenge ladies, each creation is stunning - I wish I could have joined in now! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Yet again the guides have given us loads of food for thought with these wonderful creations, as always thanks for the inspiration ladies. Mo x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring creations and I look forward to working alongside you all again real soon, today is the day....love all the different pieces you have created full of inspiration, individuality and gorgeousness! Trace x

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  9. Wow, once again we have an array of completely different and gorgeous Tim inspired projects, I LOVE working with you all! Great work everyone. Chris xxx

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  10. Gorgeous work ladies. Hope to join in this time - will have to put my thinking cap on! Nicola x

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  11. Great projects all around!
    Alison x

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  12. Just been to visit all of you lovely CG ladies and I am so impressed. Wonderful inspiration! Hugs!

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  13. Totally amazing projects. Hope to manage to join in this time.
    Julie x

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  14. Really gorgeous projects from you all, thanks for the inspiration and I really hope to join the journey this time x

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  15. This is such a fabulous idea for a project! I am really inspired by all the projects on view! I have one question, if any of the team could answer it when they have a minute. Would I be disqualified if I were to use every stamp in a set and then a few more from another set in addition, or must I just use one set of stamps only? Many Thanks, Julie Ann xxx

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    1. No Julie Ann you wouldn't be disqualified, I have used one whole set plus some others, so go for it. We'll look forward to seeing what you produce. Thanks for asking the question though as I guess there might be others wondering the same thing. xx

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    2. Thank you so much, Brenda. I'm so glad I asked because - now you come to mention it - it doesn't seem quite such a silly question as I thought it was! I hesitated before asking in case you thought me daft so it goes to show - when in doubt - ask! xx

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    3. Definitely - I always say there are no silly questions - :o) xx

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  16. Lovely to see everyone's work altogether like this, great job everyone. Now let's see what inspirational projects you travellers share with us too - can't wait. xx

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  17. What marvelous inspiration from the Creative Guides! Now to pick one of my Tim sets to be inspired by for my project!

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  18. So wonderful samples from the DT.

    Thank you for the challenge

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  19. The collection has closed, but I did want to let you know I have a different version of the same card (same link) - easier to view. Sorry about that terrible image - without internet access in our motor home it was harder to take care of this.
    I wish I had the time to "case" each and every one of your examples - what inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Dorothy - I have just seen it! That is a better image, thank you for letting us know - we will look at the better one not the linked one. Nikki xx

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