Hi everyone and welcome. As mentioned previously I'm ahead of myself this month with my Tim Holtz April Tag challenge project! I know, miracles do sometimes happen!!!
As ever, my version is a card (click on the images for a closer look)...
Having started with strips of watercolour card I speckled it all with Antique Linen before stamping out the flowers. I love Tim's water-colouring techniques but wanted to add more depth to the colour of the blooms. My Dad gave me the germ of an idea when mentioning that he was going to add pastels before painting on one of his pieces. I figured that as Distress Paints dry matte they too could provide a perfect base. And so, before adding the two Distress Ink colours (Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord) I painted each one with a thin coat of DP Shaded Lilac. And as that worked well I replicated the process on the stems using DP Cracked Pistachio/DI Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn.
The kraft background came courtesy Tim's Kraft Resist paper collection and I used one of the Mixed Media Thinlits dies to cut into the border strips (LOVE those dies!) and then for the final trims, I discovered a way of making the heart look the same aged brassy colour as the Idea-Ology Foliage that got a paint/alcohol ink upgrade. And I know the Typeset Alterations Strip Die has been out forever but it's new to me (and it works perfectly with all those new Correspondence releases) so you'll be seeing more of it here. A little Glossy Accents on the lettering really made it stand out.
As well as entering this into Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 April challenge it's also going into;
Woohoo! It's been a while since I've been able to enter some challenges!
I'll be back on Wednesday for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge, but in the meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx