Wednesday 1 March 2017

Everything Tim

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday. The challenge this month at Country View Crafts has been chosen by Craftyfield, and it's Inspired By Tim Holtz. For me Tim has been a great inspiration, he's shown that it doesn't have to be all about cutting and sticking, and that it's OK to be a bit different. He may be the King of Grunge, but he also has some very pretty images, and today I've gone with the pretties.

This is one of my very favourite stamps sets, and I wanted to stamp it in pinks, but it's for my Mum, and she likes blue, so blues it was.

These are the colours of Distress Ink that I'll be using.

A nice inky spritzed background - I love the Blueprint Sketch, very subtle NOT!

Just ready for some stamping. I've used Papillon, and Halftone and Rings

And cut through with the Mixed Media set.

The large background stamp has been stamped with the same Distress Inks, unusual for me as I usually reach for the black.

Another die cut now, the coloured butterflies are on a piece of left over alcohol inked glossy card - never throw anything away lol. The die is the Detailed Butterfly set.

These look really nice when stacked together.
 What, you think the embellishments may have been used before - how very dare you ;-)

I stamped the butterflies in black for placement, then added some Remnant Rubs to fill a gap up.

Then I stamped the butterflies again onto vellum, and embossed in white. The sentiment is from my favourite Simple Sayings set.

This is going straight into my suitcase 'cos we're going away on Saturday to sunny (or maybe) rainy Spain.

I hope you join in with our challenge, remember there's £20.00 to spend in the shop for the random winner.  Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. This is so stunningly beautiful Sue - perfect card - I love it! Hugs rachel x

  2. Gorgeous piece Sue! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Beautiful project Sue...I love this set too.

  5. I love these fresh colours, what a gorgeous card Sue!

  6. This is a fabulous card Sue and thank you for the break down of how it was made. I love the colour palette that you've used and the combination of stamps and dies work together perfectly, I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  7. This is very beautiful showing that TH isn't all about Grunge. I think you have used the products so well on this project

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. I have to say, I'm with your mum - I love the blues! Absolutely gorgeous colours and the butterflies and the vintage text are some of my all-time favourites too.
    Alison x

  9. Love this Sue. The die cut out looks really good. Blues look great to me too! Xx

  10. Loving this card Sue and yes Tim is a superhero isn't he! Have a lovely time away too, fingers crossed the weather is better than here ;)
    Donna xx

  11. Love it Sue ! It is gorgeous !
    Corrie x

  12. Wonderful!! I especially love the background!!
    sandy xx

  13. I'm loving all those butterflies. hugs Mrs A.

  14. Hi, Sue, this card for your mother is elegant! You do have a "pretty" side to art--you just save it for special occasions! You and Tim make a good couple!

  15. Gorgeous Sue, love all of the Tim Holtz goodness, will have to have a play at Country View this month! Deb xo

  16. Utterly delightful Sue and so Tim inspired - love it xxx

  17. Sue, thanks for your lovely comment and I just love this for your mum...a beautiful step by step inspiration.xx

  18. I LOVE this card, Sue! So charming <3
    Have sunny days in Spain!
    xx Evelyn

  19. Wow! You did such a beautiful job with this card, Sue! I love this set too and think you've really used it well. Hugs, Autumn

  20. Love it too Sue, a pure delight, I love each and every detail on this card for your mum.. She's very lucky to have you! xxx


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