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.
- 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…….