Tim Holtz Blueprints

There are some wonderful new designs in Tim's Range from Stampers Anonymous (designed by a relative of Mario's, I believe).  I couldn't wait to get my hands on some and have a lay.  It's great when one of the new products at CHA is ready and shipping straight away, it gives me something to play with whilst I wait for everything else!
For this little 'canvas' I started out with some old Papermania V&A papers which have more or less totally disappeared beneath Claudine Hellmuth Trad Tan paint.  I've used sequin waste to stipple on more colours in brown and blue.  I've then sprayed with Mr Huey in Spiced Pumpkin.  I found I got more control if I sprayed it onto the mat and then dipped the project into it; was really pleased with the effect.
There is a little MME stamp dotted around the background with the main Tim Holtz stamp onto tissue paper and then glued on.  It's been finished off with Faber Castell Pitt markers and a few DCWV rub-ons.
But, did you guess, it's not a mini canvas at all?  No, it's the bottom of a chocolate box (chocs are all gone, sorry!)

Creative Inspirations #174 - In the garden
Fab n Funky #132 - Anything but a card
Deep Ocean #31 - Anything goes

One of the reasons I chose the leaf stamps from the range is because I am starting a nature notes sketchbook/diary, in a kind of Smash style, but using an old notebook that belonged to my Dad.  I haven't started it yet, as I've been gathering together supplies to give the whole thing a cohesive feel.  In the meantime I had a little play with a possible page style.
Using Tim's stamp, of course and Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs and Dusty Concord on Studio Calico Heyday Crush paper.  The little border along the side is a Jenni Bowlin torn paper stamp and I've added some Tim Holtz Chit Chat words in the same style as the words on the leaf stamp.
I think this page will make it into the notebook and I will do other 6x4 cards to stick in as well as whole pages worked directly onto the actual book.  Or maybe it might end up a tied mini book.

I mixed up some coloured texture paste for the mini canvas and then decided the look was too heavy.  I ended up covering 4 cards in different background styles with it, so it looks like I have plenty to be working on!!

** Kate **   


Lisa Jane said…
oh wow what fabulous makes .. i love that you made the canvas with an old choc box.. its gorgeous
Lisa x
Shirley said…
I truly thougt it was a canvas! I love how it turned out! Great job!
Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!
Dotty Jo said…
These are great - so much texture! I really thought that was a canvas, Jo x
Wendy said…
Fabulous creations...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx
sue - bearhouse said…
my goodness, such wonderful creations. I love the canvas/choc box!

thanks so much for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge

Julia Dunnit said…
Wow. I deliberately stayed away from looking at anything CHA, it's just too much for my wish list! The stamps youve chosen are lovely no doubt, but what youve used them fo ris LOVELY for real, love the i dea page for the note ook, indeed the concept of the notebook and the fact that it's to be one of your Dad's..very special if you ask me.
A gorgeous creation hun! I think the new tim holtz stamps you have used look fab! Thanks for playing along at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx
Wishcraft said…
Fabulously creative projects Kate, love the stamps you've used :o) Hugs, Lisa x
Aideen said…
Marios son I believe :) these are so cool!!!!

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