Monday, August 23, 2010

It all began with a tag!!

I don't think I have ever created a project that took soooo long to complete but have ever had so much fun creating. When one says the name TIM HOLTZ....the ladies all scream and faint....well almost...I think of Tags and Distress Ink and the most AMAZING CREATIVE MIND EVER!!! Now, that I've said what I really think!! lets get on with the project.......

My project began with a tag........it was inked, stamped, crumpled, Distress Embossed and wrapped in Tissue Tape. Then the layering began with GrungePaper Plain Nature. The pieces parts were inked, Distress Stickled and then I added Rock Candy Distress Paint. Now, there is no way I could not add my GrungePaper Roses to this!!


Before I can go any further I need to tell you a technique I used. I covered a tag with random strips of Tissue Tape in a random fashion, until it was all covered. I cut flowers and leaves from tags created this way. As you may know, Tissue Tape and Distress Ink are not best of friends. So, in order to bring color to my leaves I distressed the edges and inked them and dabbed on Peeled Paint Distress Stickles.

I created the flowers out of vintage book pages, linen fabric, Tissue Tape tag, and some sheer fabric using the Tattered Floral Die. The pieces parts were colored and Distress Stickled. Once the tag was completed I knew it needed to be so much more......so I pulled out a canvas, painted it, stamped & inked it, sealed it, embellished it with vintage dictionary pages and lace. Are you seeing why this took me a week to complete??!??!

It was all coming together......so I added some Ideology goodies...I think my fave is the Curio Knobs!!!

And there you have it.......a House Warming Gift for my Sister....The Key of Love opens the Door to a Happy Home!!!

Hope you enjoyed the creative ride!!! Hop on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog to see the other Design Teamies creations and join in on the fun!!


Products used: (what didn't I use...hehehehehe) Tattered Floral Die, Tag, GrungePaper, Tissue Tape, Distress Stickles - Rock Candy, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint, Distress Inks - Wethered Wood, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Archival Ink - Sepia, Claudine Hellmuth Studo - Multi Medium, Grunge Board - Plain Nature, Distress Reinker Mixture, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Floral Tattoo, Idealogy - Metal Corners, Curio Knobs, KeyHoles, Word Keys

Don't forget that you could win this week's wonderful prize! It's an autographed Tote bag and if that was not enough ... an autographed Compendium of Curiosities along with a sheet of Tim's stamps and some Distress Inks and a Blending tool! OMW!! head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog.....

35 comments:

Dorrie said...

i'm up at 1am ready your post and wiping the drool off my face... LOL
i love it.. love the work .. the layers.. the awesomeness of this project ...
genius i say.. genius!

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Lynne
I love your piece...the colours, the textures and the grunge grunge grunge. This weeks challenge looks fantastic, count me in. And thank you for stopping by my blog.
Alicia.R.

Nicki said...

Oh WOW this is totally amazing, id say it was well worth all the time it took, its stunning! love it!
take care
Nicki
x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Totally Awesome.

Linda Elbourne said...

This is beautiful Lynne ... so much detail ... you clever girlie you!

Allison said...

love all the details
AllisonX

peggylee said...

It turned out PERFECT!!! I love it and I know your sister will tooo!!! love the key hanging down...what am I saying I love everything.....

Lori said...

I just love how you use so many elements and it comes together perfectly, Lynne! This is just fabulous!

Kindra said...

This is amazing!! We will miss you much at MPTS bug I look forward to following your blog and seeing all of your fantastic creations!

Netty said...

Wow its gorgeous, your sister is going to adore it. Annette x

CraftyC said...

Wow, its gorgeous Lynne. A beautiful project!
Clairexx

KAT said...

A labor of love and a work of ART! this piece is stunning - you've made Tim proud!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Lynne,

Such BRILL work! I just love the grouping of the flowers and the lace so beautiful!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning project Lynne :-)
Anne x

Dawn Edwards said...

Lynne this is Gorgeous! I love all the layers and textures!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoa, Lynne, this is just amazing. I've been staring at it for awhile, just trying to break down all your techniques and take everything in. I wish I could see it IRL! Such a gorgeous work of art - your sister is so fortunate to be given such a gift!

SueC said...

That is just so beautiful...and lovely colours.

Lynn Stevens said...

This is fabulous and I think you covered just about all of Tims techniques!

Terry said...

Hiya Lynne, well you allready knew but I gotta tell ya again, Just love your project Lynne, the flowers are absolutely georgous and the colors fabulous. Wow....AMAZING...
Hugs Terry xxxx

Trish said...

Wow, this is awesome!

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Artyjen said...

Fabulous momento for a new home :) Gorgeous!
xoxo Sioux

Terry said...

Beautiful details! This is just beyond awesome! Love it!

Cardmaking Galore said...

I love the fresh colours you used here! Stunning eye for detail too

Stampin' D'Amour said...

FANTASTIC!!! Very grungy and feminine at the same time. Love it! :)

-pamela

Dan said...

Wonderful! The level of detail in this is just fantastic! :)

Joanne said...

This is one of the the most gorgeous creations I have ever, ever seen - the others are blinking in your sidebar! I am just off to put a link to your blog in my sidebar so I can keep watching. Just amazing.
Luv Joanne xx

Kim x said...

A gorgeous piece Lynne, I love your flowers.
Kim x

sari said...

That is absolutly stunning!!! Love the colors & details!

Maria said...

This is so gorgeous. Love al the details of it.
Maria

SannaS said...

This is a gorgeous piece of art!! Love love love all the fabulous details!! =)
Thanks so much for your kind words and for the inspiration!!
Hugs, SannaS

Jennie said...

This is fabulous! love the colors too :))

Joanne Leddy said...

I so love making paper flowers ... I say you can never have too many! I love your work on this project ... awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

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