I was watching some of Tim's Youtube videos from CHA, in particular the one where he was demo'ing diffusers. I have a set of ovals and rounds but have never gotten around to using them, so this started the thinking process. I was also given a link to a challenge blog A Vintage Journey which stresses Tim Holtz techniques, etc. After reading a quote on their site for the current Love is in the Air challenge, "A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a man cannot live without love", I used this as the basis for my card for hubby.
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Next I created a flower using the Alterations Tattered Florals die and canvas fabric. I stamped images on each petal with TH Ultimate Grunge stamps, dots and checks (though they are hard to see, they do add some dimension to the plain canvas) I sponged and frayed the edges finishing with a heart brad. Used Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo DI.
I found a chipboard kraft heart with an opening in my stash which I placed over the #14 of the bingo sheet. It was swiped with TH Gold distress paint and Aged Mahogany DI.
Using Spellbinders heart dies, I cut a heart from a brown paper bag, spritzed it with water to crumple and crease. Let dry. Then I stamped a love definition verse, the words xoxo, hugs, kisses and a small heart over the verse. Flicked some dots of ink and swiped over the surface with Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy DI. Distressed the edges and swiped with Barn Door and Aged Mahogany DI.
The little cherub is a Quickutz die I've had for ages. I used the same paper as the card base, brushed some TH Gold Paint on the wings, and Aged Mahogany over the edges of the body. The bow and arrow is cut from gold cardstock.
In the area of the bingo card where the diffuser was placed, I used TH kraft chit chat stickers. I went around each sticker with TH Brushed Corduroy distress marker (the technique Tim used in his January tag). The "i" sticker is smaller than the other two but I like that!
A Tim's ticket and gold key completes the card.
All in all, this card took quite a bit of time to put together, but I know hubby will like it and I enjoyed the quiet evening crafting! I've made him a few Tim's tags for bookmarks which he faithfully uses and he seems to take an interest in my crafting, especially the different techniques!
Jan. 23, 2015
A Vintage Journey Love is in the Air
Craft Hoarders Anonymous -Choose your Challenge Column 1 paint,ink, markers; Column 2 canvas; Column 3 die cutting, stamping; Column 4 sandpaper distressing; Column 5 ephemera,flower
Try it on Tuesdays: Add some fabric - handmade canvas flower