WOW! What a week we had! Thank you to so many of you for joining us last week for our The Wendy Vecchi style challenge ... the art you guys made was awesome! And Thank you kind, wonderful, talented Wendy for stepping in with another prize ... how cool was that? The awards ceremony for the top 3 entries and of course the first and second prize places will go ahead Wednesday as usual ... all very exciting :0)
OK ... a new week brings with it another new challenge! And the challenge this week is Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Anything Lord Tim of Holtz inspired! Tim is the Master of Distress ... he is the Lord of Vintage and genuinely an all round good guy! His demos are amazing ... he shares everything he knows and what this guy does n't know about the products he uses ... well ... quite frankly ... it ain't worth knowing! I could go on all day about him ... as lots of you already know :0) ... but I won't ... instead here is what the design team came up with for you this week and obviously ... here is a link to the great man himself.
Lynne's project began with a tag, the basis for so much of what Tim does! She says she felt that she needed to take it one step further ... so she did ... and attached it to a canvas. Lynne also added that she was n't sure any project had taken her this long or had been this much fun!I love what she did with the Tattered Floral Die and don't the Metal Corners and Curio Knobs look fab?
Nancy has made this beautiful mini-book to record everyday happenings. Each tag incorporates a different technique learned from Tim. The tags have all been gathered into a mini-book with one of Tim's D-rings holding it together. Nancy has blended the Distress Inks beautifully with Ink applicators and she has used lots of Tim Holtz's Idea-ology product line.
Katie has taken Tim Holtz Papers ... Distress Inks ... and embellishments from her stash to make this pretty little mini book.
Kim found it hard to narrow her choice down to just a few Tim Holtz inspired elements. She prepared the tin with Pitch Black Paint Dabber and used Elmers glue and a Blue Paint Dabber for the crackle effect. Just look how she has used the Tattered Florals dies cut with Tim's Shabby Chic papers. A beautiful project and I love how she cut Tim's heart wings from shrink plastic to make a magnetic charm.
Lori said ... "Distress Inks are the first things that come to mind when someone says, "Tim Holtz". I use these ALL the time. I'm also in love with the Lost and Found paper stack. Total vintage goodness here. Add some Filmstrip ribbon, some of Tim's stamps, and grab your tickets, 'cause we're going to the movies!"
Where to start? ... actually when it comes to Tim ... starting for me is n't the problem ... it's the when to stop I struggle with! Many moons ago Tim signed a stamp for me in London ... his words were "Enjoy the journey" ... and that was my inspiration. I used Tim's Classic Collage and Going Somewhere stamp plates ... and lots of Claudine Hellmuth's yummy paints to distress this suitcase blank.
Linda also chose tags for her stunning project, and she decided to make an autumn home decor item by styling her tags into an accordion. She created four panels to represent four months: August - back to school, September - the beginning of fall, October - Halloween and November - Thanksgiving. There are lots of yummy Timmy goodies on this one including Salvage Stickers, Game Spinner, Muse Token, Grungeboard Elements, Philosophy Tag, Tattered Florals Die, Distress Inks, Distress Embossing Powder and Crackle Paint.
I LOVE this frame that Dan has made and this is what he said about it "I couldn't do something in the Tim Holtz style without including a tag somewhere in there! I used some of his brand new stamps from his latest collection, in tandem with some of his earlier designs which have particularly resonated with me. Distress inks played their part too, of course, along with some glossy accents and some of his hardware."
Tim Holtz's enthusiasm for his craft hooked Nancy from the first time she looked at his blog ... Nancy say's "Tim's style is my own - vintage to the max." Nancy has wanted to use this photo of her grandmother as a young woman for quite awhile, then Tim's Sizzix BINGO Texture Fade came out and she knew that she had to use it with her photo. She used the Big Shot, embossed white cardstock, then trimmed it to make a photo frame. She inked the cardstock with Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.
Terry is completely new to Tin's style. She only knew of Tim Holz because of his Distress Inks....so she checked out his blog and his demo's... and she now thinks The Tim Holz is amazing. Terry has made this lovely mini book with Distress Inks and lots of other yummy Timmy goodies.
And now...it's your turn to do ... well ... anything ... Lord Tim of Holtz inspired! The Design Team cannot wait to see what you all come up with! Don't forget that you could win this week's wonderful prize! It's an autographed Tote bag and if that wasn't enough ... an autographed Compendium of Curiosities along with a sheet of Tim's stamps - the 100th Anniversary Edition called ODDS N ENDS and some Distress Inks, the TICKET STRIP Sizzix Die, 3 of Tim's new colors Distress ink, and a Blending tool!
The prize has been donated by our Site Sponsor Simon Says Stamp and will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Ohio time on Sunday 29th August 2010 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work related to this theme ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made! And who knows ... if you don't win this prize ... your work may be selected for the specially designed Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :0)