Hello bloggers... I hope none of you have gotten the late spring cold that has gone through my family the last few days. Wicked sore throat, body aches, and general bleah feelings. Not sleeping too well either, but hopefully some Nyquil will help tonight. Almost didn't have the energy to craft this weekend... almost, heheh.
So this week at the Studio L3 blog, the week 9 technique is an altered Pocket Watch, found on page 35 of Tim's book. Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week as well, with the lucky winner receiving a $25 SSS gift certificate. They are also having any Anything Goes challenge, yay! Also this fortnight, we have the Frilly and Funkie: Kraft and Twine challenge, as well as the Our Creative Corner: Your Favorite Tim Holtz technique.
For my pocket watch, I took a piece of an old map and cut it to fit the inside of watch. After applying some Vintage Photo Distress Ink, I glue it to the inside. For my butterfly, I used my distress markers in Wild Honey and Vintage Photo... they blended well for my monarch. I printed out "dare to fly" on the computer (wanted to use Tim's ChitChat stickers, but no word 'dare' is included), cut out the words and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass distress ink. Watch complete! Here is a closeup:
For my tag, I used a Kraft tag and a piece of Tim's Kraft resist. I glued the piece of resist to the tag, then inked the whole thing with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain. Love how the resist paper "resists" the stain! I then added some Broken China and Vintage photo ink with my blending tool. Distress Ink blending is by far my most used, favorite, Tim Holtz technique!!
I added some background stamps in Archival black, and a grunge fly and another butterfly from a set of Wendy Vecchi stamps, both of which were also blended with distress inks. An altered Vintaj blank stamped with the word Fly, some hand-dyed ribbon and some linen twine finish off my tag!
I am entering this in the following challenges: