Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Love me some T!m Time!

I started out wanting to make an altered canvas...however my brain tends to wander off on it's own little journey and I ended up creating an Album to hold my 3 beloved sheets of T!m Stamp Sets :-)  I took an 11x14 flat canvas and cut it in half with my bandsaw (power tools arrr arrr arrrrr..yup I love Tim the toolman Taylor too).  I adhered Papers from Tim's Crowded Attic Paper Stash to the Canvas covers, then had a good ole time inking, distress staining, stamping and embossing.  My fingertips and shirt are covered in many pretty shades of Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage and Brushed Corduroy right now LOL    I embossed a Tag with Tim's Notepaper Texture Fade, then cut it out to resemble a Library Card and wrote the names of my 3 Stamp Sheets on it.  Then I cut a piece of Co-oridinate paper to make the pocket and embossed it with Tim's Gear Texture Trade folder.  The Clock face inside the front cover is from his Lost and Found Cardstock Sticker Stash, the gears in the middle of the clock face were cut with Tim's Mini Gear Movers and Shapers Die. I edged the front cover with Tim's Tissue Tape..ohhhh how I love his Tissue Tape!  I then used my Drill Press to drill the holes in the covers and added huge binder rings..let's face it, I do plan to own many more of Tim's Stamp Sets so I need to use huge binder rings...I dream BIG!   I really need to save up for a Binding Machine because the Drill Press is NOT the best tool for these books. 

I'm entering this Altered Canvas Album into the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Show a Lord of Tim Holtz Technique" Challenge and to Linda's StudioL3 Grungy Monday Challenge.

Thank you for looking :-)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Distress It!

I love distressin' stuff!  Especially with Tim's fabulous products :-)  I created this Tag for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge ...this week's theme is Distressing.  I used Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany and Black Soot,  Distress stain in Faded Jeans, Ranger's Black Embossing Powder, Distress Embossing Ink, Tim's Mini Butterfly Die and the Gear and Old Jalopy Texture Trades, Tim's Papillon Stamp Set and a Dream Journal Ticket.  The Butterflies and Jalopy were cut out of paper from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Journey Mini Book

I love love love making these itty bitty Mini Books that Tim taught us to do on his blog!  I made this one for my Best Friend, it's full of heartfelt special messages with lots of inking, stamping, embossing and luscious Timness :-)  I am entering this mini album to the Anything but a Card Challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show

The Products I used for this Mini Album are:
Tim's Lost and Found Paperstack
Tim's Nostalgic Tissue Tape
Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, Black Soot and Aged Mahogany
Tim's Idea-Ology Lost and Found Cardstock Stickers
Tim's Grungeboard (Harlequin)
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents Dimensional Glue
Tim's Notebook and Collage Texture Fade Embossing Folder
Tim's Tag and Book Label Die
Tim's File Tab on the Edge Die
Tim's Heart Wings Bigz Die
Tim's Mini Butterfly Die , Tim's Life's Possibilities Clear Stamp Set, Tim's The Journey Clear Stamp Set

Thank you so much for looking!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another Spring Tag

I made this Fairy Spring Tag using the Tim Holtz Tag Die, the Tim Holtz Brick Texture Fade, Crystal Stickles, Aqua Stickles, Copper and Blush Perfect Pearls Powders and Graphic45 Once Upon a Springtime Papers.
I cut the Fairy and Flowers from the paper, putting layers of flowers down and curling up the edges of the upper layer of flowers. Then I painted the flowers and the Fairy's wings with Perfect Pearls for that little extra umpf.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grunge Monday No.1

I'm so glad that I was able to join the StudioL3 Grunge Monday challenge.  I decided to make a "Spring" tag.  I used Tim's Clock Mask, Distress Stains, Distress Ink, Distress Embossing Powder, Mini Butterfly Die, Perfect Pearls, Umbrella Man Stamp, and Tim's Tag Die.
Thank you for looking!