29 March 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - My Mad March Version

Hi everyone and welcome! Well last month went by in a blur - between the trade show, workshops and a ton of sample making I didn't get chance to join in with Tim's last 12 Tags of 2016 challenge. I was determined to ensure that didn't happen again!!!

This month also seems to have rushed by but at least there's been time to really play with these new yummy Distress Crayons. For me, whilst they can be used for colouring in images, I've found that their real forte is in blending over other surfaces (particularly the more difficult ones!) such as gesso, paint, fabric and textured surfaces. And the fact that you can move them around with water is even more of a bonus. So my version Tim's altered corrugated card layer consisted of a chunk of ripped card, covered with Texture Paste through a mini stencil, painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint (and heated to make it bubble) before being gently brushed over with three of the crayons to catch the raised areas. You'll have seen something similar in my last project HERE, though there I really blended the rusty colours together. I also decided to go for it by using the new Mosaic Bigz Die to chop the whole lot up - you'll see why shortly...


The background became one of those I loved so much it was a hardship to cover! It started with some Idea-Ology Wallflower Paper Stash, layered up with those new Wildflowers die cuts and a thin layer of gesso before I blended the crayons over the top. Again it was easy to catch the raised flowers with the Picked Raspberry. It needed something else so I took inspiration from Paula Cheney's latest masterpiece HERE by stencilling gesso and some Crazing Collage Medium on top in a random pattern. Even the edges got a little touch of Black Soot Distress Crayon!


And so, it had to be done, layering the corrugated card across the background (now you can see why I chopped it up to 'stretch' and create 'mosaic windows') before adding yet more Wildflowers. These were blended with the same crayons as the background, just adding some Mustard Seed to make them stand out more and shadowing (Black Soot crayon applied lightly around the edge with a detailer water brush). Using silver foil for the embellishments let them pop a little without detracting from the rest of the design.


And here are some close ups...





There's still a couple of days left to join in the fun with Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 if you've not done so already.

I've got another project to share with you on Wednesday for Frilly and Funkie - more Distress Crayon fun and REALLY COLOURFUL!!! And some new paints and stencils have just arrived here so it's back to the craft room for me.
Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

23 comments:

  1. This really is Beautiful Jenny!xxx

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  2. Absolutely fabulous! Jenny Love how you have made this months tag your own. Each layer is a beaut so altogether they make for a winning result .
    hugs x

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  3. Wow! This is gorgeous Jenny !!!! X

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  4. Your month sounds like mine Jennie, where does the time go lol. I have loved all your projects this month. So sorry I have not been by and commented on them all, this month has passed by in a blur. This piece is gorgeous. I particularly like,he contrast of the flowers against your backdrop. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  5. Stunning!........... Wow Jenny you have created another of your masterful pieces of art. The layers and effects using Tim's techniques are just soooooo beautiful, your creative mind is working overtime at the moment. LOVE it.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  6. Absolutely brilliant, Jenny!!

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  7. all the effect in the background are stunning!

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  8. Love your turn of this month's tags!!!
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  9. Mad and beautiful dear Jenny!!!!❤️

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  10. Wow Jenny! Here you go again, thinking out of the box, experimenting and coming up with fabulous results. Love the bubbled painted texture paste and the effect that it gives once the crayons have been rubbed over it, I also love the fact that you can still see some of the original ripped card. The black edging is very effective and the background is lovely too, as the sentiment says - Beautiful. Mo x

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  11. Oh wow, this is amazing!! I love, love the texture and the colors!! The design is so fabulous!! Absolutely stunning!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Perfect sentiment for this lovely make!! And fab inspiration!! xxx Lynn

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  13. stunning Jennie - I absolutely adore this - beautiful xx

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  14. What's not tool E about this piece?? The textures and layers are fabulous!! Love love love xx

    Hugs Kaz xx

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  15. Now that's what I cal taking a technique and running with it..... Fabulous, creative and stunning! A brilliant creation!!! Love the background, I can see why it was so hard to cover up....

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  16. Wonderful textures! Beautiful.

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  17. Brilliant to chop up the corrugate that way...so effective and placed perfectly! I LOVE the flowers too...gorgeous take!

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  18. Wow!! This is simply amazing. The background is stunning .. can see why you didn't want to cover it up .. but the 'covering' too is stunning!! Love what you did with the corrugated card .. awesome!! You took Tim's techniques and made them totally your own .. brilliant!! xx

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  19. this is brilliant - what a fabulous take on the inspiration this month Jenny!

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  20. You are just so clever, this was another genius idea, beautifully executed - not to mention, you are such an Enabler, now I need that mosaic die.... !! I think this project might be my new favourite! Anne xx

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  21. Wow! Love looking at this. It has gorgeous color and texture. Thanks for sharing it.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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