Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019

Hi my friends, I'm sharing a project made with the amazing Tim Holtz STAMPtember Limited Edition stamp set and stencil, exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and only available while stocks last. If you missed Tim's Facebook Live reveal and all the amazing samples, you can catch up HERE and then, if you haven't already gone shopping, my advice would be to run, don't walk, over to Simon Says Stamp and get it while you can.
I love, love, love the images in this stamp set and found it hard to choose which one to begin with but decided to have some fun with the bird, a vulture I think. He does look a little sad that we've discovered his secret hoard of sugary "bird seed" candy, so it was time to cheer this dude up and deck him out in some colourful party plumage...shades at the ready folks.

I began by covering a Small Etcetera Tag with one of the papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper Stash using Distress Collage Medium Matte and dry brushed on a very light coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I coloured Ranger Opague Texture Paste with Black Soot Distress Re-inker and applied through the stencil included with the STAMPtember stamp set, sprinkled randomly with Black Soot Distress Glitter and set aside to dry.
Then it was time to have fun with the stars of this show, the amazing, quirky and fun images from the stamp set. I inked the eyeball bottle image with Black Soot Distress Archival and stamped on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card
coloured with Distress Inks and fussy cut.
I dragged a Black Soot Distress Ink pad over the Etcetera Bat Web Trims, added Ranger Opague Crackle Texture Paste and set aside to dry.
I coloured a scrap of Distress Watercolor card with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain, stamped the bird, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival, die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Deckle Thinlits and stamped the image again on to a second scrap of card.
coloured with Distress inks, fussy cut only the body section and popped up on Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension.
To create the bird seed candy, I added drops of Alcohol Pearl inks in to a plastic cup, dropped in Prima Art Stones, swirled them around until they had absorbed the ink and left to dry on paper towel.
I created a collage section using Idea-ology Curiosities Stickers, Halloween Design Tape and Remnant Rubs
added the panel featuring the colourful star of the show and the Etcetera Bat Web Trim
I applied Distress Collage Medium to the background, pressed the bird seed candy in place and left to dry. But it was in your face BRIGHT, so I applied a couple of coats of Vintage Distress Collage Medium, added a sprinkling of Distress Rock Candy Glitter using the Glitter Duster, fixed the eyeball bottles in place with Mini Foam Adhesive and decorated with Idea-ology Creepy Eyes.
I spritzed Idea-ology Mummy Cloth with Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray Stain, teased the fibres apart and fixed in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte and finished off by stamping the sentiment on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card coloured with Wild Honey Distress ink.
I'll be back soon with more Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2019 makes, perhaps not quite so colourful, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are creating
Hugs Kath xxx

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Crafting Queen said...

Kath this is stunning!!!!

Janette said...

Its just stunning Kath, I mean seriously stunning work, your amazing.xx

scrappergirl56 said...

WOW,WOW,WOW...Between you and Stacy...enablers...LOL, I had to get it! Love the colors and the Prima Art Stones make perfect bird seed candy!

Lorraine A said...

Love this Kath!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Kath, adore the colours and textures . Love ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ann said...

Fantastic Kath.... a visual delight, so much to see. Hugs Ann xxx

Anne Agar-krill said...

Wow Kathy,This is just amazing .Such a pleasure to look at .So much beautiful detail.Amazing!!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Kath this is awesome! I love the layers, the stamps and the wonderful textures.
Linda xxx

littlebee said...

Hiya Kath, not been visiting blogs for a few months and have been trying to get round all the blogs I used to enjoy visiting . . . today I visited yours for the first time in a while. Your creations are stunning as always, you are such an inspiration for others to create wonderful things. Sadly though I noticed the words above Buddy's pic at the top and am saddened to discover that you have lost your wonderful companion Buddy a couple of months ago. I used to love reading about your walks in the woodland near your home and seeing pictures of Buddy having a good mooch in the undergrowth. These always made me smile as he was quite a character. I hope that time is healing your heart and that you treasure the time spent with him. I know from experience how hard it is to let go of our dogs when the time comes and they can never be replaced. Take care Kath and remember Buddy with joy for the wonderful times you shared. Sue (Bailey and Leo) xxx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Kath and creative as always x

Redanne said...

I can't believe I am actually saying this, but that Vulture is just the most adorable bird ever. I love the beautiful background you created for him and also the tipping out eyeball jar looks amazing. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Paula Cheney said...

the more I look at this project , the more I love it!!!