It's second Friday so it's time for an excursion from a Guest Creative Guide and to announce our Winner of the last challenge.
"I remember the first time I ran into the Tim Holtz line at my local craft store. I loved everything about it. The vintage aesthetic just called to me. However, I did not run to the counter with one of each item in hand. I was used to buying “new” and “amazing” craft products that never gave me the advertised effects that I saw on the packaging. I was very wary and skeptical. I finally broke down and bought Vintage Photo Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool. I went home and checked out some of Tim’s online videos. My first attempt worked exactly like it did for Tim. I was thrilled. I actually felt like an artist! From that moment on, I was hooked and I’ve been distressing everything I can get my hands on."
"I was so excited when I saw Nikki’s “Use every stamp in a set” challenge. One of my favorite Tim Holtz stamp sets is Floral Tattoo. It’s not one that I see used very often. I’ve used individual stamps off of it occasionally. I knew that this challenge was the time to let this set shine. My inspiration for this project came from my other addiction … home and garden television. I had a major surgery last month and I have watched way too much TV while recuperating. I love shows that use reclaimed and vintage finds to decorate homes. I saw a show that used some vintage tin and copper ceiling tiles as wall art. I wondered if I could make a faux vintage ceiling tile. Here is my attempt:
I wanted to use my "vintage ceiling tile” as the cover of a scrapbook. I had a 12 x 12 chipboard album in my craft stash. I started by giving the front cover a good coat of gesso. After that dried, I painted it with copper acrylic paint. Then came a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint. Now here is the fun part. I started designing my cover by using my Tim Holtz Floral Tattoo stamps. I used some 12 x 12 white paper and stamped various designs on it with black ink until I had a design I liked. I then recreated that design on the cover with Pirate Gold embossing powder. I used Distress Embossing Ink for the stamping. After the entire cover design was stamped and embossed, I painted the entire cover with another coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint.
I was really pleased with the overall look of this cover. I’m looking forward to filling this scrapbook with some wonderful memories."
"For the Wings and Things challenge, the entire team was taken by the passion shown by our winner Meggymay #5. Her journal page is filled with wonderful color, fabulous texture and of course those winged things. Congratulations Meggymay and thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us."
"Congratulations to the following ladies who showed us their amazing talents!"