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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Vintage journey… A little Touch of Tim

Found a new to me challenge-that-I-will-probably-never-have-time-to-enter-again at A Vintage Journey. I don’t quite where I’ve been lately to miss this one as I follow most of the DTs blogs already. However the current challenge is to keep it small, and create an ATC in the style of Tim Holtz. As a first time entrant (and there’s only a week to go in this challenge) I thought I would also keep it as simple as possible, using the following techniques I associate with a Tim Holtz style.

IMG_1418[1] - distress background created with stains and water

- inking through stencils to create layers/depth

- background stamping with distress ink (ditto above)

- Stamped sentiment/quote using black archival

- shabby flowers (tiny ones!!), grungeboard leaves highlighted with distress stickles

- distressed edges

On this occasion everything I used bar the background card, masks  and string was a TH product although that isn’t essential.

Here’s another similar one.




I often work in two’s or three’s so I can see what effect anything I do is going to have and maybe change my mind for the finished piece. I’m a bit out of practice with ATCs (it’s quite a small space!!) and think I could have placed my elements a bit better but not too shabby overall. Shame the cost of posting has strangled ATC swapping they are a nice way to play.

It was good to get a bit inky… now what to do next…….


Helen said...

Gorgeous atc, Cindy! i've never found time to join in this challenge either, and I knew it was there!!

chrissies said...

A beautiful twin set Cindy with a terrific background colour

Love Chrissie x

Jacee said...

How stunning, wonderful work Cindy!
Hugs Jacee
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Meggymay said...

Two fabulous ATC's Cindy, great backgrounds.
Yvonne x

Julia Aston said...

Love the yellow, the thoughtful sentiments and wonderful blooms on your ATC's!

Buttons said...

Two beautiful ATCs Cindy. Love the vibrancy of the colours you've used. Glad you got chance to join us this time. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey

Sara Barker said...

I love your ATC's! The little flowers are especially lovely. I'm glad you found some time. Unfortunately, my only time to create is in the very wee hours of the morning, and I am quite worn out from a marathon of that right now. I hope to be able to get a few done before the deadline! So much inspiration here!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous layers of colour, and the delicate meadow grass stamping is beautiful. Love the subtle simplicity of the embellishing too - these are lovely. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

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