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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tim Holtz Inspiration July - Several Projects


This month the technique chosen by Tim Holtz was such fun to do! it made me feel like a big kid, I couldn't stop making the backgrounds!

 First, I wanted to try and make something using red, white and blue with the 4th of July in mind, but really had to improvise with my materials as I lacked red and blue alcohol inks, the right paper and 'spray air' ( lol, pretty much everything really!) I was very happy with the end result though.

The second version I made was overstamped with Picket Fence Distress Stain to produce all the little stars in the sky - It looked like a Firework Display to me - again, I was very pleased with it. With the forthcoming London Olympics, this seemed quite timely :)

I had 3 alcohol inks that I had bought as a set - I love the richness of the colours - I used them on photo paper and created frames to use on other projects.


The background on the left hand side was made using gold mirri card. It looks very lush and dramatic in real life. The one on the right was made using much smaller dots of alcohol ink and blowing through a straw so hard I thought I was going to turn inside out!!! I've added Rock Candy Distress Stickles onto it.

I am looking forward to getting more alcohol inks in the near future as I think I will use this technique  again and again. It is one of the most versatile I have found in ages... as ever, thanks to Tim Holtz, he is such an amazing source of inspiration and encouragement.

Do visit Tims site - there is so much inspiration there. There are so many video's that are fascinating to watch.

Tim Holtz - July Challenge

I am also entering this into this weeks Blogger's challenge celebrating the 4th of July
Bloggers Challenge
simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk - Country where you live challenge (my images of London)

14 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great projects.

Redanne said...

Anna, these are amazing, love the way you have transferred the subject to Britain. I have been wondering what to do as I don't have the inks either (yet - lol)! After seeing yours I am going to have a go too. Thank you for being so kind on my blog! It gave me a real boost........Anne x

Anita Houston said...

So glad to see you back!!! These are UBER FABULOUS!!!! Using stains was a fantastic idea. Love the abstract feeling and these are just super striking! They are mini works of art...truly!!!

YuliaM said...

Increadible images! The last one is something unbelievable! It reminds me unknown ocean depths full of magic creatures...

Buttons said...

Well you may not have started in the same place as TH but the results are definitely in the same spirit and show all the movement and colour he got in his glorious tag. Your creativity never fails to inspire and I love the variety of colours you have used. Hugs, Buttons x

isisimaginings.com said...

Your tags are so gorgeous, I LOVE the backgrounds. I tried blowing, but I obviously haven't got enough 'puff', so I ordered a can of air off Ebay. :)

Sue said...

Love both of your tags! So good to see you back crafting again.

Sandra said...

Love that you are back! And you are back with a bang and lots of fireworks! hihi. Love them all!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Anna: Your patroitic card is so cute--I love your inks! Thanks for joining us for our Challenge #16 - "Country Where YOU Live".

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

Love your cards and especially like the idea of doing it on gold/silver card. I ended up hyperventilating but the technique is well worth it, isn't it?

Terry said...

Anna, these are all great projects and love what you did with the alcohol ink bursts! Have a great day!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on Tim's Tag - love the colors you used for your backgrounds! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

BJ said...

Just have to look at all the British entries, super tag. Which blowy thingy did you use, I had such trouble with mine. BJ

Sue said...

Wonderful tag, the background looks like fireworks. Love the 'London' look. Sx