Category Tim Holtz

Live for Today

I finally have a new blog post! I made a little altered hanging that uses some of the fabulous Tim Holtz Correspondence papers.

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today
I started with a piece of recycled chipboard (a cracker box) for my base. Then I started layering the papers, adding stamps, ink, and embellishments as I went.
 Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

The photo is of my husband, taken when he was about 4 years old. He thought he was something else riding with no hands, and training wheels!

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

For the hanger and bow, I used a piece of white seam binding that I dyed using distress inks. I like to buy rolls of  white seam binding since I can color it to match my projects.

Zunky Chic ~ Live for Today

I hope you’re doing something crafty this week, and keeping cool!


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My Christmas cards have been mailed! Here is this year’s design.

I started with the silver fabric and layered it with white cardstock that I embossed using Tim Holtz Alterations – Snow Flurries texture fade. Then I added a sweet vintage image that I embellished with sparkling snow. The snow flake stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the snow flakes, some with silver embossing powder and some with clear, to give the card even more sparkle.
I do have a few extra cards, available for sale in my etsy shop.

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Christmas Tags

I’m participating in a Christmas/Winter Tag Swap, and these are the tags that I made. I tried to use up some paper scraps and add embellishments to make the tags extra special.

On this blue Santa, I used Tim Holtz paper, snowflake paper scrap, tinsel trim, and a few other embellishments.

On Oh Christmas Tree, I used more Tim Holtz paper and a scrap of sheet music. I added a grunge board tree that I decorated by painting with Distress Ink, Crackle Accents, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, and snow.

This one is called “don’t get on the naughty list.” I used Tim Holtz paper, a vintage image, vintage Christmas label, and tinsel trim.

This one turned out to be a favorite. I used more paper scraps and decorated a grungeboard ornament with paint, Crackle Paint, ink, and Stickles...

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My Second Date with Tim Holtz

Last year, I got to meet Tim Holtz and take a class with him at Ten Seconds Studio. Well, he was back for more at Stamp Asylum this past weekend. I took the all day Artful Curio class yesterday. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work.

We received a bare wood glass-fronted shadow box. The first thing we did was color the inside with Distress Ink and paint dabbers. Then we started layering on our background papers. I found a new favorite product – Tim’s Tissue Tape. This stuff is a must have for any collager. It is a printed, (a little thicker than) tissue paper roll with adhesive on the back. I could have covered my entire box with it! But, I used it to fit those areas that would have been a nightmare to cover in paper. I will be off to Hobby Lobby this week to look for it.

Now I wish I had...

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