Thursday, May 19, 2011

Challenge #1: Scrapbook Layout, Tim Holtz Style...

Good Morning Ladies,
I got up this morning and it was raining again. I think this has to be the most rain I've seen in any spring! The grass sure does look pretty though.
There is another Tim challenge over at the Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space. You can see it here and vote for your favorite layout.... 
Of course I am always up for a challenge. Here are the requirements....
Challenge Details
1. Create a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout -- single page.
2. Your background must be made by you -- not decorative paper. Use stamps/inks/chalks/markers to embellish plain cardstock to be used as your 12 x 12 background/base.
2. It must include one 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 picture. Only one picture.
3. It must include a tag, which has been created as the title for the page. The tag must be inked and distressed.
4. You must incorporate at least four TH-style embellishments - glass blocks, memory frames, sprockets, etc. (These do not have to be TH brand name embellishments.)
5. You must include some fiber on the page.
6. Your theme must be "Travel."

So here is my take on this challenge  .............................................................................................................
 This was quite a challenge. Believe it or not I have never created a background paper before. So I sat stumped for days. And then it dawned on me to use the techniques I used in the tag challenge. So I took a piece of light coco 12 x12 cardstock. First I used the tim holtz clock mask and sponged it with the tim holtz brushed corderoy distressed ink. I removed the masking and that looked pretty good. But I still had all this blank space. I remembered I had a stampendous block stamp with four textures on it. That was the ticket. I took the tim holtz vintage photo distressed ink and inked up that stamp. I stamped it randomly all over the page until it was all covered.
 My photos are a little out of order. I used a coin envelope for a little outside journaling and the rest fits on the inside. I inked this with walnut stain ink and added a tim holtz tiny clip to the top flap.
 This is a close-up of a little do dad I made using the melting pot, tiny cookie cutter and a magazine clipping.
 A close-up of my title tag. The stamps are from a tim holtz clear set. The letters are cut out of a tim holtz paper pad. I added a tim holtz pin and brown eyelash yarn for my fiber.
 This is a tim holtz bird from an embellishment package. I thought he looked cute sitting in the tree. I used tim holtz tissue tape on two corners of the photo to give it that vintage feel.
 This tim holtz wander charm fit in with my gypsy  travel theme.
Last but not least...I created tim holtz flower rosettes. Now these rosettes were created ahead of time out of ruler paper that was bright yellow. That would not do for this layout. So I took my new bottle of expresso color wash and gave it a try. The color was nice and all the yellow was now covered up, but I just had to add a little more something to these. So I grabbed my bottle of perfect pearl pearl spray and gave them a spritz. 
Thanks for the great challenge Dymonz. Keep pulling us out of our box and into a whole new way of life.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


cg said...

Wow, you have this look down! Love all the details...especially the little envelope.

Terry Oulboub said...

This is incredible! I love your background - you did a spectacular job! The added embellies speak volumes! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Space for this week's challenge. :~)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Great LO, fab embellies. Love the way you have altered them to fit your theme. The photo is shown at it's best. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space this week

melody2542 said...

I love your page!! 3D embellishments are great look on scrapbook pages. Keep on inspiring me! Thanks.

melody2542 said...

Love the background!! I have not done stencils in a while. That inspires me to get doing it again. Cool rosettes. The doodads are cute. Keep up the awesome scrapbooking!!~.∙°.°∙.≈

silvia said...

Gorgeous page!! LOVE your use of masks!

Ms_Dee said...

absolutely love all of your detail.

Stampin' Dymonz said...

This is adorable! And you hit the nail on the head -- pull from the Ten Times Tim challenge and all of the techniques we did there. Great job! Thank you for your continued participation in the Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack's challenges! Good luck!!

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