Friday, October 30, 2020

Inspired by Autumn and Tim Holtz

Hi my friends, it's been a very inky week in the cubbyhole, my trusty splatbox has been working flat out to create lots of backgrounds ready for the next Distress Ink Facebook Live instalment from my adorable Professor and his fabulous sidekick Mario, tomorrow at 5pm (due to the clocks going back last weekend) if you're in the UK. If you missed last week's amazing, inspiring masterclass, you can watch it on Tim's blog HERE. I'm sharing a card I made with one of those backgrounds.


I used the background on the right, a 4.1/4" x 5.1/2" panel of Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock and used Peeled Paint and Crackling Campfire Distress Spray Stains and Distress Oxides Sprays, with a little Speckled Egg and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Sprays added to the mix, Distress Texture Paste Matte applied through the Script Mini Layering Stencil from Set 49 and leaves from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Nature's Wonder stamped with Distress Embossing ink and heat set with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
I die-cut an aperture in the panel using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits and saved the inner section to use on another card.
At this stage I intended to make a shaker card so I taped 2 of the rectangle dies together and die-cut a frame, which I heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder and used Ground Espresso Distress Crayon to add shading and accentuate the stitching details.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to the same size, spritzed with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Spray, dried and coloured lightly with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide using a blender brush. I applied Peeled Paint and Crackling Campfire through the Script Mini Layering Stencil, spritzed with water and dabbed to create that water droplet effect.
I placed a spare craft mat from my Glass Media Mat into my splatbox and spritzed panels of Distress Watercolor card with Peeled Paint and Crackling Campfire Distress Sprays. After drying I tapped them back into the remaining droplets and repeated until I was happy with the background. I inked the leaf images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Nature's Wonder with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and fussy cut.
I decided to ditch the idea of a shaker card, fixed the panels together and arranged the leaves around the frame using Distress Collage Medium. I left the edges of the leaves loose and curled them slightly with my fingers to create dimension.  I added splatters of water to the background, sprinkled with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. I cut an Idea-ology Transparent Wing in half and tucked it under the edge of the frame on the left and fixed the other on the bottom corner of the frame using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I inked the sentiment from Nature's Wonder with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide ink, stamped on to scrap of Distress Watercolor card, lightly coloured with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Spray and heat embossed with Crackling Campfire Distress Embossing Glaze. I trimmed the sentiment into two strips, darkened the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Marker and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I sprayed Antique Bronze Distress Mica Spray on to my Glass Media Mat and picked up with the Splatter Brush to add splatters to the leaves.

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Hugs Kath xxx
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7 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning, the colours and the design are wonderful Kath, just gorgeous.xx

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  2. Beautiful my friend, love the warm colour palette. So welcoming xxx

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  3. This is amazing, such rich yummy autumn colours! Love it!

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  4. Wonderful background and the gold frame and leaves look so good. Happy Halloween. Probably not many trick-or-treaters this year so Trick or treat to you x

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  5. Now this,I wish I could do.As I said,have always had a fascination with Leaves.Your colours and design is just Breathtakingly Beautiful.Should be framed and put on the wall.xx

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx