Friday, September 25, 2015

I turn your attention to Exhibit A...


Last night I finished another project which will be a raffle item for our annual Halloween party at work. This piece started out as a way to justify buying the Tim Holtz® Regions Beyond Mini Stash of paper. (like I really needed a reason...) Originally, I was just going to make cards but then that weird magic happened when pieces of other things found their way into the mix and something wonderful emerges.


An experiment with Tim Holtz® Adirondack Inks by Ranger® and bubble wrap led to an interesting scrap I didn't know what to do with. Stacking it on the lovely orange paper just seemed right. And then I remembered I had black glitter paper...

That led to a Tim Holtz® 'Wicked' charm which needed string which needed to be tied to something different and dark...black cheesecloth drapery was the perfect choice.


Discovering Tim Holtz® Ephemera Pack led me to the beautiful Tim Holtz® Tree Branch stamper. I attempted two stamping techniques on a tag stained with Tim Holtz® Distressed Stain in Hickory smoke but part of the tag turned out horribly.  Instead of throwing it away, I tore off the bad parts, stained the edges with more Hickory Smoke and glued it over the bubble wrap experiment so that it peeks out from under the scrap of drapery.

Whew!

Then there's the creepy photo of the woman, courtesy of the above mentioned Regions Beyond paper. I gave her a slight wash of color and then topped her with a Tim Holtz® Foundry Frame.


It didn't feel "finished" so I took out all of my odds and ends and decided that all of these components were part of "Exhibit A," Tim Holtz® Metal Word Band.

Wow, some might say I’m obsessed with Tim Holtz® products. They’d be right. If I could, I’d buy everything, just so I could sit at home eating chocolate and making things. (if anyone wants to pay me to do that, feel free contact me…)
Anyway, I'm very pleased with how this turned out and it took me a couple hours to force myself not to just keep it. Hopefully, someone will actually want to win this and the ticket bucket won’t be empty.

I encourage you to visit timholtz.com for inspiration and to see all of his products but don't blame me if you become obsessed too.


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