Hi everyone. Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm so pleased to have your company for two reasons. The first is the exciting news that to celebrate the release of the new Winter Distress Paints and the launch of Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 course there is a give away over at Frilly and Funkie! You can be in with the chance to win a complete set of the new Winter Distress Paints (that's all six of them) by hopping over there and following the instructions given.
Before you go (are you ready for this?) I've already got my Tim Holtz October tag challenge samples done!!! I know, it totally inspired me and as a result I won't be bringing up the rear for once!
Truth is I am totally in love with Distress Glitter and when this month's tag was launched a couple design of ideas popped into my head immediately. Here's the second, before I show you some close-ups (told you I was inspired).
I had no idea that these new Distress Paint colours were about to be launched before I picked some of them for these cards, but funnily enough as they progressed I actually said out loud "I hope Tim get's some Iced Spruce and Aged Mahogany paint launched soon". Weird eh?
The background - DP Weathered Wood/Bundled Sage/Brushed Pewter swiped over the card 'Tim stylee' with DI Iced Spruce filling in the gaps (LOVE the contrast) and DI Walnut Stain adding the finishing touches at the edges.
I chose Watering Can as my Archival ink of choice (it's so much less harsh than black) and decided to emboss both panels for a final touch of interest.
Matching sentiments of course (what did I do before this set?!)
Tim used Glossy Accents as his adhesive, but I jumped right in and added the Distress Glitter to the wet paint. In my head I wanted a graduation between Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany (but there
isn't wasn't any) so I had to mix my own.
As Distress Glitter is heat stable it coped with a blast from the gun to speed things up.
The bouquets for each centrepiece came courtesy of Sizzix Alterations Strip Dies and I was thrilled with how Distress Glitter added to the look of these too.
The acorns felt like a mini triumph, with the cups all glittered and the nuts super glossy, so I needed to replicate it for the Christmas one. That's where the mistletoe came into play with a similar treatment to the acorns (and a few glossy holly berries thrown in for good measure).
Using different materials and colour mediums added the texture variation I wanted. Coredinations, kraft glassine, plain cardstock, paint, ink and alcohol inks combined beautifully.
I ended up with two cards I would be proud to display anywhere, so thank you Mr Holtz. See you on Monday!!
That's all for now but please don't forget to head over to Frilly and Funkie for that fabulous Distress Paints give away.
Take care of yourselves. Hugs, Jenny xxx