Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Creativation 2019 Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give-Away

Hi folks welcome to my stop on the hop and if you've just come from the lovely and very talented JOY KENNEDY'S blog, you're in the right place and wasn't her Professor card amazing and so much fun. I'm so excited to be taking part in the Creativation 2019 Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give-Away alongside so many awesome and very talented friends and I hope you're having fun and enjoying all the inspirational samples along the way.
I'm sharing a card I made with the Architecture stamp set and oh boy I was giddy with excitement when I first saw this stamp set because I have a passion for old buildings in general and castles, churches or cathedrals in particular. We have a rich heritage of old architecture in the UK, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minister to name a few, all built by hand, hundreds of years ago, some dating back to the Norman Conquest, yes that's 1066 if my memory serves me right, way before mechanisation and it's an amazing surreal spiritual experience to walk amongst the beautifully intricate hand carved stone columns, lovingly created by very skilled stone masons using just a hammer and chisel.
Luckily us crafters have lots of tools at our disposable and despite what my adorable Professor thinks, my Gothic Architecture Cathedral card was far easier to construct requiring just a pair of sharp scissors and a little bit of patience.

I began by stamping the image inked with Black Soot Archival ink on to 3 pieces of Distress Watercolor Card and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder.
I brushed a generous coat of water over the image and dropped in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks, letting the water work it's magic and blend the colours.
I dried the panel and applied more ink with a wet brush, dried again and repeated the process until I had built up the colour and achieved the look I wanted.
I trimmed one of the panels to be slightly smaller than an A6 card blank and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Paper Distresser. I cut off the top left corner section and started to fussy cut the different sections from the remaining two panels, popping them up with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension. I fussy cut the window sections of the small panel in the centre of the photo and added acetate to the back. I added Mini Foam Adhesive around the matching area on the main panel to contain the Prima Art Stones and once I had added them carefully (because those little blighters go everywhere) I quickly fixed the acetate panel on top before they could escape.


I continued to fussy cut and layer the different sections from the remaining panels until I was happy with the dimension.
I fixed the panel to Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock, lightly sanded back to reveal the kraft core and inked around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I wound cord around the panel, tied in a bow and added an Idea-ology Story Stick and a Hex Fastener. I fixed the panel to an A6 white card blank using Distress Collage Medium Matte and added Small Talk Chit Chat Stickers
To finish I applied blobs (the technical term) of Distress Collage Medium Matte with a small paintbrush randomly around the edge of the card and sprinkled on Prima Mini Art Stones.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by
and now it's time for you to hop over and visit my very talented friend
to check out her amazing make. I've seen a sneaky peek and this is one you don't want to miss.
If you do happen to get lost along the way



and last but not least, there are
PRIZES, PRIZES,PRIZES!
to be won...
just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts for a chance to win and comments must be posted by midnight PST on Saturday, February 9th and 3 winners will be announced on Sunday, February 10th on Richele's blog

I'm off to put the kettle on, park myself on a comfy sofa and spend the rest of my afternoon
BLOG HOPPING
Have fun
Hugs Kath xxx


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Dana M said...

A-maz-ing! Oh the layers are just fabulous, so much dimension. I love all things architectural and this is just a WOW!

Unknown said...

I just love the stamp you used. It seems to have endless possibilities. Thanks so much for sharing!

Cassie's Creations said...

This stamp set is one of the most unique stamps that I've ever seen. The architectural elements, the details, are beautifully captured in this set. You created a masterpiece with this set. Well done! Thank you so much for sharing how you made this.

Nadine said...

All I can say is....wow. I love the dimension and the little details. I love this stamp and this card is incredibly inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Wow lotsssss of detail but worth the "fussy" cutting. Love the end product!

pam said...

Fabulous ! The layering is amazing and makes this just an incredible card.

cindyaburns47@gmail.com said...

I love this card. It's fabulous. The colors plus popping up the pieces really add to the beauty of your design. Thank you for sharing the process of this wonderful card

cindyaburns47@gmail.com said...

I love this card it's fabulous. The colors and popping up the pieces add to the beauty of your design, thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

phlower said...

Stunning creation! You must have infinite patience to fussy cut all of those layers!

Rena Sawatski said...

Fabulous. All that layering adds so much depth, I can almost imagine myself standing in front of the cathedral.

Phoebe Pereda said...

I love your use of this stamp! So much detail and dimension achieved with this one stamp. Genius. Thanks for sharing.

lilscrappers said...

JAw dropping! Pain stakingly gorgeous! I want this, lol....its stunning in its simplicity

Unknown said...

This is one of the most amazing projects. I would have not thought I could even try this stamp, but the samples were just so beautiful that I had to order.

Tracey-B said...

Oh my goodness, this project is something else. All that fussy cutting etc. Such a striking card it really stands out.

txcn363@yahoo.com said...

What a perfect way to use that architecture stamp (I am head over heels, about that stamp ♥️)...your spectacularly detailed card absolutely took me right back to my visits to England. I must have spent most of my time, walking about with my son, in total admiration of the amazing architecture! I hope to return, again and again!

Janettha said...

What an amazing piece of architecture you created.

Unknown said...

Kath - this card is stunning! The attention to detail and the amount of fussy cutting is so impressive. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

This is fantastic! What a great project! Thanks for sharing

Connie said...

Hi Kath :) I've been in Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral and I agree you have a wonderfully beautiful architectural heritage in the UK! Your card is a beautiful tribute to that heritage!!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Katina said...

Love how you've layered this intricate stamp. It's fabulous! Did Buddy help?!

Mitzi Wallace said...

Oh my GOSH!!! This should be framed!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Love your "technical" terms­čśŐ

Jenny said...

Love this stamp set! Great job.

Angela said...

I am in love with this project! You never fail to amaze me!

lora said...

sweet and lovely!!!

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