Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Don't all faint...it's a crafty project

Morning folks...yes I can't believe it either but I'm sharing something crafty today and joining in the challenge over at  A Vintage Journey hosted by my lovely buddy Jenny...let's hope it's not a St Swithin's moment...that I haven't jinxed the weather and it's now going to rain for 40 days and 40 nights. I was a bit taken aback that this is in fact Challenge 7 and up to now I've only managed to join in 2 or 3 counting this one which is...
GET SOME TEXTURE
our much loved Professor has shared so many fabulous texture techniques over on his Blog...in Creative Chemistry 101 and 102 and in his three volumes of Compendium of Curiosities so why did I find myself looking at this empty frame and wondering where to start...time to fill my workdesk with lots of TH products and let the old imagination take over...
I started off painting the frame with Antique Linen Distress Paint, sanded it back for a distressed look and applied Rock Candy Distress Crackle...then decorated with Linen Ribbon which I lightened slightly with Picket Fence Paint. "Letters" was created from Alpha Chips...Salvage Stickers and Alpha Parts-Ransom. I used French Industrial Papers for the background...embossed the left hand side with the Postcard Texture Fade sanded back to reveal the white core...followed by a bit of stencilling with Black Soot Distress Ink and Picket Fence Paint...added Wendy Vecchi's fabulous White Embossing Paste through the Harlequin Stencil and covered most of it up with embellishments...as you do...
at last a chance to use those fabulous Letterpress chunky alphabets along with French Industrial Salvage Stickers...Industrious Stickers - Frames and Trims...a Glassine Envelope and my favourite Label Letters...
and I couldn't resist a little bit of glittery texture using Rock Candy Distress Glitter on the hearts and no Tim Holtz project would ever be complete without my favourite...favourite Remnant Rubs.
So while I'm on this crafting roll and my workdesk is covered with all things Tim Holtz...I'm off to have some fun with this month's tag for "12 Tags of 2014"
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

21 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this - I'm really itching to do more three dimensional work.
Rinda

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous! Love every detail on this one - thank you for the inspiration Karen x

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant Kath, so much beautiful detailing and wonderful textures. Thanks for sharing at AVJ xxx

May said...

Gorgeous work Kath, I adore all the fabulous texture the attention to detail is outstanding...the images & elements are fantastic...Love it all... Hugs May x x

trish said...

Hi Kath, gorgeous work, so many lovely things on there all looking wonderful together. The frame itself is really nice, I can't imagine how much this would cost in one of those " posh" shops. Love those red hearts. Looks like today's going to be a wet one, but we've been so lucky lately I shouldn't complain, the farmers will be grateful for it. Enjoy your day...Trish

rachel said...

a wonderful piece Kath - so much to look at and great texture! Hugs Rachel xx

misteejay said...

What a super project Kath. Love all the texture and detail.

Toni xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful project, great textures. Hope Buddy is having a great day.

Irene said...

Amazing piece of art-work Kath!

xx Irene

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Kath, I love how you added the texture in a variety of ways, it is so effective and I particularly love the letterpress and the touches of the linen ribbon. A stunning frame!

Thanks so much too for joining in our 'Get Some Texture' challenge at A Vintage Journey too!! Hugs, Anne xx

carol edwards said...

Lots of fun and dimension with this great frame Kath, fab creation x

iReneM said...

A brilliant project!! :)
x

Jacee said...

Such detail Kath, fabulous work, love it!
Hugs Jacee

Maxcine said...

Wow Kath it's another amazing piece of art. X you have defiantly got the texture theme down to a T. X

craftyfoxglove said...

This is simply gorgeous. I wouldn't have a clue how to start something like this. Love all the detail.
Val

Debbie said...

Gorgeous creation Kath...fabulous details. Love it. x

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous Kath, you have managed to put so much detail and dimension. Love it. Hugs x ChrisB

Buttons said...

Oh Kath, this is a tour de force of texture Tim style. LOVE the little glassine envelope, the glittered hearts, the crackle frame and of course the stencilling. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

S@ndy Diller said...

Great job on this Kath - You were totally successful in getting the texture. Thanks for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

butterfly said...

Absolutely scrumptious, Kath... so many delicious textures and all with a brilliant vintage/Tim twist. I love the linen ribbon over the crackle on the frame, and the fabulous PostCard textures... altogether a wonderful make! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Nan G said...

Fabulous-ness personified! Very Pinnworthy indeed!

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