Thursday, July 19, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 - Challenge 13

Now that I finally got my hand on Tim's newest book Compendium of Curiosities 2 (thanks to Tina at Treasures to Scrap for ordering it specially for me!) I can join in Linda's Studio L3 Weekly Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenges!
This was Challenge 13 - Spritz and Flick Technique, which can be found on page 42 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2.
The rules are simple, follow the technique and add your own flair!
And you can also win a $25 voucher from Simon Says Stamp in the US, which all Tim fans could use, especially with the new CHA releases just around the corner!!!

I have also used an image cut from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper, which I have covered in Utee, then cracked and inked with Distress Ink.
I have die cut some gadget gears, inked them, then coated it with Utee then flicked most of it off it off to create a rough surface.
Then Inked up some Crinkle ribbon and added the clock.
I hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tim's Tags 2012 - July

 Yeah I am actually getting this tag uploaded before the month finishes. 
I am hopefully going to get a few more things done too, I am still trying to find the work/homework/scrapbooking balance!

Below is Tim's version of the the July tag, and when I first saw it I thought what the hell am I going to do!
The tag centers around 4th of July and Americana, which is not something I need to make a tag on!
So I spent a few day thinking and decided that as Tim has not done a January tag, and January is Winter to Americans, his tag might be Winter themed, which would suit our July!
So I switched out the months and this will become my 'honorary January' tag!
January 26th is Australia Day, our 4th of July I guess.  So I dug out my Teresa Collins Stamp Maker (which has not seen as much use as it needs too!), I had ran out of the negative film you print on, so I used Acetate, but it gave the printed image a furry and not very detailed image.  But it was ok!
I found a Kangaroo image with the Southern Cross and made the stamp below!
 I changed the colours from Red and Blue to Gold and Green, our National Colours.  I swapped the 4 mini numeral for 26.  I love the techniques in this tag, from the canned air splatters and the multi coloured crinkle ribbon!
Thanks for another great month of techniques Tim!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

June - WOW where did it go? But it was the month of 'Tim'!

Ok, so life just got too hectic for me last month, and all forms of scapbooking sort of halted, I never even got my Tim's Tag done by the end of the month!
BUT on the plus side I traveled to Brisbane to meet Tim Holtz and watch him demo at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo.
 And watch Tim I did!  As soon as I arrived at the expo I made a beeline for him!!
I had printed a map of the layout before the show, obsessive I know, but this was my big chance to meet him!
I was so glad I got there early, because by mid morning, you could not get near him!!
 These photos are of Tim demoing his Distress Markers, he is colouring his Papillon  Stamp.
This later became a tag he gave to me, signed and made by the Master himself!!
 I had ordered his Distress Marker's and water brushes and knew they where coming to my local scrap shop, Treasures to Scrap so I was happy to watch him!
 I was also glad to see him colour his crinkle ribbon, I have gotten my ribbon to look more like his now.
 Tim making another tag, he was so lovely and patient to all the women stopping and asking him questions, getting him to sign things, but he always smiled and was charming!
 Tim 'rumaging' in his Trinket Case (this made me want one!)  
Look at that smile - Swoon!
Someone asked him if he named the Distress Ink colours and he replied something like I created them, I name them, that's why they have odd names.
Finally a photo with Tim!
Get a look at the goofy-Cheesy grin on my face, I was almost crying with excitment!
I also got some photos of me with Mario, but they are on Mum's Camera.

Then it was a waiting game for my class with Tim in Melbourne at the end of the month!
 Our kit's where so cute, and parts where pre-done so we would finish on time!
 I really struggled to get photos of Tim teaching, the projector screen was throwing my camera settings!  Tim is a wonderful and humorous teachers, he could not get over how nice Aussie scrappers are, apparently Americans are pushy and fight over tools and shared objects! 
 About half way through the class, and my first chance to play with Distress Markers, I was really excited to be picking mine up from Tina at Treasures to Scrap!
 Tim shared loads of tips through the class.
 Our Artful Flight wall hanging is almost finished!!
I can not get over how good Ranger's Multi Medium adhesive is for sticking metal!  This is on my list of 'need to get's!'
 The class over, we had time to get Tim to sign things, including the unavailable to buy Idea-ology tote bags Tim gave us in the class!  I had brought my books he has written, so I was in heaven!
 Another stupid goofy grin from me!
 Tim, myself and Mario.
Mario helped me out recently when I lost the instructions for a project I had brought off Tim, and emailed me new instructions.
 These following photos are of some samples Tim had brought over with him for us to see.
This was made on a cruise he taught on!  I think that would be awesome cruising AND classes with Tim.
All these elements, including the boat where attached with Multi-Medium, I told you it was good stuff!
 Some cards Tim has made.
 Cards and a Pocket Watch.
 More bits...
 How awesome is this mirror - look at all the fragments Tim has used!
And finally this canvas page made by grunge board.  It was full of amazing patchwork and textures.

 In all this excitement was Tim's June tag with all it's amazing techniques, getting forgotten (not really!) on my desk.
Below is Tim's amazing tag. 
 Below is my tag.  It has turned out similar to Tim's.
Tim publishes all the tips on his blog to re-create this tag yourself!
 I am really happy with my tag this month!
I am slowing down I know!!
 This has also prompted me to clean out my scrap room.  
Most of my room is retro/Antique my desk is an old green top lockable desk, found on a roadside collection I LOVE it!  My sewing basket belonged to one of my second cousins and I have a mismatched collection of tins and draws holding must haves.
PLUS my new Trinket case, Distress Markers and Tissue Tape.
Thanks Tina/Treasures to Scrap for getting these in for me!

So here is hoping July goes back to normal and I get some layouts done!