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Sunday, August 29, 2010

"ANYTHING LORD TIM OF HOLTZ INSPIRED"

This past week I decided to participate in Simon Says Stamp and Show's blog challenge that is anything Tim Holtz inspired.  I love grunge, distress inks, anything old looking, and anything that I can alter.  I created this house which was inspired by all things Tim.  I had trouble with my camera and the colors are not really showing the true "grunge look".  Other than the camera acting up and the colors not coming out right for the blog, the house came out beautiful.  I can't wait to bring it to work and show the gals.  I hope you all enjoy it and that it may inspire you in a way you have not been inspired before. :-)


         I began by stamping popcicle sticks with black archival ink from Tims Festive Sounds stamp collection.  I then distressed them with walnut distress ink. I glued them on the roof and the front edge with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium matt.  I love the stuff.  I covered the font of the house with some paper that I had in my stash...not sure where it came from.  Added a distressed and crackled frame that has Claudine Hellmuths sticky backed canvas behind the frame. I stamped the canvas with a stamp from Tims Nature Discovery stamp collection and then spritzed with Mini Misters full of distress inks and water.   I also used Bazzil cardstock that I embossed with one of Tims embossing folders. The sides and the back of the house were stamped with one of Wendy Vecchi's Ticket to Art stamps from that set.


 The flourishes are both grunge board and chip board.  I just purchased Tims Elegant Flourishes Die and cut some from that.  I inked them with distressing ink and finished them with stickles to give a bit of sparkle.


The flowers were handmade by little ole me. :-)  Tims Tattered Florals Die came in so handy to make these little fellas.  I cut the flowers from coffee filters and spritzed them with Mini Misters full of distressing ink and water.  Some times I add Perfect Pearls to the mini mister also.  I just love polka dots and I felt the need to give the little flower fellas some character of their own...dots.  They remind me of my Johnny Jumps Ups in my garden. :-)

      I added a distressed wooden fence around three sides of the house and added the flowers to the sides.



 I also added moss here and there on the roof and added a few flowers there along with the bird from Tims Caged Bird Die. 
I gave the bird two wings..one a heart and one the wing from the die set.   I added some ribbon, a hand made heart, and some of Tims Idea-ology pieces.  Under the roof edges I used a Martha Stewart punch to create an embellishment border.  I used recycled tacs (from another project) along the roof edges. 
   I would love to know your thoughts.  Thanks for looking.  :-)

Debbie

15 comments:

lesleyworth said...

absolutely gorgeous!

joanne sharpe said...

love love love it!! Great color palette!

redmom said...

This is gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!!

Nancy said...

Wow! This is wonderful!! You put a lot into this - beautiful!!
Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in with us.

Kat said...

B-eA-u-tifulll!!!see you don't need to have people to make things for the store your already great at it you should put your own creations up. gorgeous....

Lori said...

OMG, this is simply spectacular! What wonderful attention to detail! Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

LynneForsythe said...

You go Deb....it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!
thanks bunches for playin' with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

luthien said...

beautiful, whimsical and magical piece of work!!

Donna said...

Oh this is magical! absolutely love it and well worthy of the top 3, congrats.
Donna x

LynneForsythe said...

A BIG HUGE CONGRATS....to you girlfriend!!!

karenm said...

Congratulations on your award, well deserved I love this house.

KAT said...

This is a work of art that any art bird would be proud to call home - awesome piece with tons of intricate details! Congrats on top 3!

Terry said...

Wow! Your birdhouse is incredible! Love the colors and all the details! Great job and congratulations!

Dawn said...

Lovely work Deb and love the lolly pop sticks just lots & lots of loveliness

Love Dawn x

Julie said...

Deb, this is my first visit to your blog. I've been following links on various blogs and somehow ended up here! I just had to comment. Your bird house is simply amazing! It is an awesome showcase for all things Tim! Love your creativity!