Friday, September 27, 2019

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019 - Snarky Dudes

Hi folks, it's Friday and I'm back to share another 2 makes using Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019 stamp set and stencil. The minute I saw the images in this stamp set, I knew these two dudes would be perfect to use with some snarky stickers, they have attitude written all over their faces.
As luck would have it, I had the perfect backgrounds sitting on my workdesk after a fun playtime with some Distress Spray Stains, Distress Oxide Sprays and Distress Watercolor card. I have linked the colours I used below. I had already used a mask to create a moon before spraying but decided to have a go with a fun tutorial from Stacy at Tattered Nest Designs, on how to turn a plain white moon in to something a bit more spooky, by spritzing the colours around the moon with water and letting the colours run. Stacy explains it in far more detail HERE.

I stamped the images directly on to the panels using Black Soot Distress Archival and again on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card and fussy cut. I used Black Soot Distress Ink with the Swirly Stars stencil that comes with the stamp set to add interest to the background using a mini round blending tool. I stamped the tree branch image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder.
I coloured the crow with Hickory Smoke and Rusty Hinge Distress inks using a Distress Detailer Brush and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.

I coloured the rat with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using a Distress Detailer Brush, added splatters of white gouache to both panels and Idea-ology Big Talk Snarky Stickers which I cut down to smaller pieces or individual words and fixed in place with mini foam adhesive.

I distressed the edges of the panels and matted on to A2 black card blanks.

I have one more image from the stamp set to play with, the adorable and ever so cute, not in the least bit scary, dragon. He's right at the top of today's to-do list, followed by a swatching session with the latest release of Distress Oxide Sprays, a sewing machine to investigate and hopefully get working again and to wind down the day, a visit to Tim and Mario's place at 9.00am PST, 5.00pm if you're in the UK, 6.00pm for Europe for the Facebook Live reveal of the Christmas stamps and stencils from Stampers Anonymous.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to prepare the kitchen ready for a paint make-over - it definitely needs a freshen up for the Christmas festivities and on Sunday I'm off to see Downtown Abbey at the cinema followed by lunch and lots of chat with the Friday Girls - we don't just meet up on Fridays. So that's my weekend mapped out, I hope you enjoy yours and have fun whatever you have planned.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Every time I see these characters it just makes me smile! They look superb in the moonlit settings you created and the snarky stickers seem to have been made for them! Superb!!

    I hope you can breathe some life into your sewing machine and also that you enjoy Downton (so looking forward to seeing that). Have a good weekend my friend! Hugs, Anne xxx

  2. Your creations are stunning the backgrounds are amazing and really bring the themes together so well love the characters too! sounds like your Friday and weekend is a busy one but enjoyable enjoy your Friday with the girls and the cinema great film to watch take care x

  3. Kath I would have to frame these and put on show, they are just wonderful they really are, your the best.
    Oh Downton, I hear good things can't wait to see, enjoy.xx

  4. They definitely have attitude! These are my favs, until I see the Dragon, that is...LOL! My set has shipped, yippee! I have some Nieces and Nephews that these characters will be going to...

  5. These are brilliant, love the sentiments on these cards. It sure is very autumnal here today with lots of rain. Have a great weekend.
    Linda xxx

  6. The sentiments couldn't be better. I love what you made with them.

  7. OMG.I Love these so quirky and cute.xx


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