Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Tim Holtz Fathers Day Card

I bought Lord Tim's inspiring 'Compendium of Curiosities' book........full of techniques for using his products.....I even own some of his products......now to actually conquer using them!!!!
Studio L3 has started a series of challenges for techniques shown in the book.....so no better opportunity to have a try.
The first challenge is the 'water stamping' technique.......and as I have a Tim car stamp.......seemed I'd try making a Father's Day card.......asked for by DD2....not sure this is exactly what she had in mind......but she knows where the shops are!!!!
The card was stamped with pine needles, crushed olive,shabby shutters,stormy sky,faded jeans and broken china distress inks.......the first car inked with embossing ink and spritzed with water before stamping and heating.....you then get the bleached out effect on the right......need a bit of practise with this!!!!
The second car,birds and quote were stamped on with various distress inks.......I would have liked to stamp on the sentiment........but didn't have a suitable one.....so had to computer generate it.
Being Father's Day [in the UK] this Sunday.......there's a lot of challenges want this type of card.....Magical Crafts.......Incy Wincy.......Cards for Men......Crafty Cardmakers.......Cupcake Crafts........Creative Craft Challenges......Pear Tree Designs
Edited....DD2 was very pleased with the card.

38 comments:

Clarky J said...

Stunning Jackie - love it!

Dora said...

Yes, it is stunning!!! Wow love this water stamping technique seems awesome Jacki. well done xxx

Jane said...

gorgeous Jackie, love what you've done, should really buy some of that stuff myself!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jacky, it's GORGEOUS! I love the way you inked this so you have a sky and earth, and the waterstamping looks fab! I'm so happy you joined the Compendium Challenge, and can't wait to see what else you do!

Hugs,
Linda

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the colors you used for this, and the combo of images is perfect for Father's Day.
Rinda

Terry said...

Love your card and the take on this challenge. You used the exact stamps I attempted and then just gave up on! I could not get the truck to work and was going to use it for Father's Day also for my hubby!!!! Fantastic job!

Jane said...

I've just bought some alcohol inks from the "great man" to try and need all the inspiration I can get, any tips please forward my way. I'm gonna check out Studio L3 too. I guess distress ink will follow if I keep seeing such beautiful cards such as this!! Good luck at Crafty cardmakers

Sian said...

That's an amazing technique, I've never seen anything quite like it before. Fantastic.

pinky said...

Its brilliant Jacky, love the technique. Like yourself I have the book but haven't tried anything yet!! You have inspired me, maybe a tag lol.
Pinky

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh i really love the colours and techniques. i also have tim's book and it is g8. will check out the challenge site too. thanx for ur good wishes re the job jacky
Jo xxxx

Doreen said...

This is stunning, love all the techniques you have used.Thank you for sharing with us at Magical Crafts.xxx

Lori said...

Well done! Love the colors and the stamping, great job!

Becky said...

It's gorgeous!

Denise said...

Love,love,love it,great technique Jacky- well done you :-)

debs14 said...

Another fabulous card Jacky! You really have a great talent, I am sure the lucky recipient will be thrilled with it!

Rhonda said...

This is fabulous! Love the ghostly effect. Cheers!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is stunning. Love the watercolour technique, not tried that.

Heather said...

You are so clever Jacky - I love this card :)

Karen said...

This is a great card, Jacky. I love the car image and the shadowy effect of the background. It's all very effective.

Lynn Stevens said...

I so glad I wasn't the only one who found this difficult. Your's is cool and great for a Fathers day card!

CraftyC said...

Lovely card Jacky. I used to make altered cards with Tims stuff before I converted to cute ones.Maybe I should blow the cowebs and have another go!
Clairex

Sarpreet said...

This is so gorgeous

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Sammy said...

Wow this is amazing. I love all the soft colours.
Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft

Hugs Sammy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! I love this technique Jackie. The colours work beautifully together. Lauren x

miscanthuscrafts said...

Stunning card Jacky. we have a fathers day challenge over at Pear tree designs this week, you could enter it there as well!! Good Luck. ClareX

Kathyk said...

I think it's a smashing card and both your daughter and her dad (!) should love this card (though I suspect he'll know who made it!!!!). Smashing techniques done well, Jacky
Kathyk

Karen said...

Ooooh Jackie this is brilliant, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
xx

miscanthuscrafts said...

Thanks for joining us at PTD. Good Luck! ClareX

craftybunny said...

Wow Jackie this is amazing.Effective technique.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Rachel B said...

Gorgeous card Jacky, I love it!

Donna said...

Stunning card!

Thanks for joining us at pear Tree Designs and good luck

Donna xx

Kruemel said...

Oh, I love those "ghost images" you´ve added and the colors add such a beautiful vintage look.

Thanks for joining our men challenge at Cupcake Craft this week!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely card, great colours! Thanks for joining this week over at PTD, hugs Heidi (DT) xxx

Lou said...

Great card Jacky!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog.

Good luck.

Lou x

Sarah A said...

Oh wow, I love what you have done with the distress inks, great card!

Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy for our "One for the guys challenge"

Sarah x

sandra tomlinson said...

great distressing, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck xx

Made by Mandy said...

Well done with tackling new techniques. It's gret to try something new and you've mastered it waaaay better than I could. I just end up think I've made a mess!

Thanks for joining us in our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers :)