I have managed to wake the old mojo up by telling it about the super new challenge blog over at A Vintage Journey which is to focus on the shabby vintage style, ideas, techniques and products of none other than Tim Holtz, so what better reason does a girl need to shake off the post Christmas doldrums and get crafting? The first challenge is to begin with 'Anything Tim' so here is my offering and of course it had to be a tag, because what else is so Tim like to start on?
I have used a super size manilla tag for the first time and have enjoyed the space to play on! I covered the surface with DI's, spritzing an swiping as Tim has taught us to do. Then I overstamped with Potting Soil archival ink with the apothercary script and ruler stamp and then the spider and web in the corner all from Tim's collections and then die cut on my Vagabond the Weathered Clock using some of Tim's papers. I attached the hands with a brad and coloured the center with alcohol ink and bashed it (technical term) with his texture hammer. Next I stamped The Chemist onto white card which I coloured with DM's and did the same to the bottles and potions stamp. These were then layered up with sticky fixers. The text is part of Good Thoughts stamp set which I cut up seperately. I used chit chat stickers across the apron, rub-on 'pointing hands' at the top and bottom and then corked vials coloured with alcohol ink adhered with glossy accents and a tiny label from the Mini Halloween 3 set. A piece of 'Curiosity' tissue tape is at the bottom, with a matching Word Band distressed with DP and attached with the Tiny attacher. The edge of the tag was given the Paper Distresser treatment and then edged with Black Soot ink and everything was cut out with his Tonic scissors over my Ranger craft sheet and dried with my Ranger heat tool. Finally I used his Crinkle Ribbon, given the DS treatment and dried in a scrunch. The skeletal head comes from Mini Halloween 3 and was stamped onto Clearly for Art that had his Frosted film put over it and then cut out and heat shaped and attached to the ribbon with a mini Clip Board Clip.
I reckon this is 'Timmed' enough don't you? It makes me realise how much I rely on his products and how many I have already! Quite a lot of these I buy from Country View Crafts who offer a very fast and efficient service including free delivery and who I note are sponsering this challenge every week!
That's me done and dusted, I have enjoyed this, perhaps Mr Mojo will hang around, thanks for looking and for kind comments left. Have a happy week. x