Hello there Bloggers. Happy Tuesday to you and I hope the weather is being kinda OK or better, i.e. not raining!
Linda over at Studio L3 has set us the task of turning to page 61 of Vol 2 of Mr Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities where you will find this week's technique, which involves Cordinations papers. This week the lovely Guys and Gals at Simon Says Stamp are offering a prize of £25 to one lucky participant so it is worth joining in if you can. Click HERE for details of this week's challenge with Linda.
The Peeps at Simon Says Stamp are also asking you to use your favourite technique for a chance to win $50 and as this piece includes a few of my favourite techniques I shall be entering it there too. If you have not noticed the new blinkie on the top of my margin, I was very lucky to come in the Top 3 last week with THIS piece and I was on Cloud 9 when I found out on Friday. Thank you!
I have to confess that I only recently ventured into my Cordinations book and actually used any of the papers last week when I made the Christmas Trees. You see, I like to hoard them until I find the right project for them. I had the urge to use the Victorian Velvet sheet for this project as I was finally going to use my Destinations papers, which again I have had a while but not used, and there are hints of Victorian Velvet in the paper.
Right then, enough waffling. Here is the layout which I have created using the technique on page 61.....
One of our favourite photos of the Eiffel Tower as it shows the sheer awesomeness of the Tower as well as the ingenuity which went into building it all those years ago. The text was cut out using my latest toy, my Cricut using the font Stone Script. The centre panel next to the photo has had a mixture of DI and gold wax rubbed over the embossing. Throughout this layout I have used Victorian Velvet, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo DIs and all edges were distressed using the TH Distressor and Walnut Stain DI.
I recently came across my tin of stamps which I used to collect as a child (just a couple of years ago!) and so I decided to have a little rummage through the tin as I was sure there would be some French stamps in there. Sure enough there were and the stamp which is still affixed to the envelope with the frank mark on there is dated 1980! The stamp to the left is actually a Tim Holtz stamp, and the mini map is a Cavallini sticker. The sprockets are TH as well as the film strip. All the brads I used I bashed with my TH hammer. It is OK, I am old enough to use a hammer unsupervised! We came back from Paris with somewhere 700 photographs between us! I love this little heart charm but cannot remember where I bought it! There had to be a heart on there somewhere as it was our 20th Wedding Anniversary (I was a child bride!).
Unfortunately I have taken these photos under lights and you cannot see the full effect of Perfect Pearls (PP) which despite being one of the messier products to use, is one of my favourites and I like to stamp on paper using DI and then powder the PPs and then mist to wick the ink underneath. You can also see some PP used on the tag too. More of that to come in a moment.
Here you can see the stamping direct on to the background and the washi tape and tissue tape I have used. I only have two washi tapes but I can see I will possibly be buying more at some stage! There has to be some purple tape available somewhere!
Here you can see the tag which I have removed from behind the photograph. I got the distressed effect by placing a TH flourish mask on my craft mat, then placing the tag over the top and sanding the card with my sanding block. Loved doing this and cannot believe it has been ages since I last used this technique. Then I stamped a flourish over the top and dusted with PP.
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