Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Tim Holtz Adventure

This past weekend I traveled 3hrs with my friend Laura Casey,
  to a quaint little town in Connecticut called Old Staybrook, where  one of it's local Scrapbooking stores Beautiful Impressions  hosted a event featuring Tim Holtz
I have to say for me, what a thrill it was to have the opportunity to meet and take two classes
 from the awesome Tim Holtz
Mario Rossi, Mary Castilla, Maura Hibbitts, Tim Holtz, Me and Laura Casey.
(Maura and Mary joined us Saturday for the afternoon class). 
Now not only were the classes being taught by Tim, we were also right on the ocean.
It was a cold windy day in Ct. but really does it get any better... Tim, good friends. and the ocean.
Out classroom and its beautiful view of the ocean.

In the morning class we worked on a small Journal Book called
Journeys of the Past
Tim showed us the techniques he used to create this little work of art using his
stains, inks and paints and stamps.
 Getting started
The really nice part of taking his classes is that everything you need to make this project is in kit form it's all cut to size, and all supplies and product are provided for you, all you need to bring to class is yourself and your creativity which isn't hard when being inspired by Tim


My tags are inked, stained, distressed and ready to embellish and assemble.
Project Completed.
Lunch Break
Mary and Maura joined me for a box lunch, we decided to eat outside but it was
 a little cold and windy. (oh where is Mary.)

Tim and Mario setting up for the afternoon class
Second Round 
The Sample Configuration Book



(Thanks Maura for sharing Pictures) my batteries died in camera

The configuration Book was fun to work on, once we covered all the surfaces and inked them we were ready to embellish again. 

In this little box is Tim's new lantern, it's battery powered, Tim showed us his little secret to hide the battery pack...who would of thought..but that's why he's the GURU....lol.

I had 5hrs to work on my book but honestly I did not get it completed, I am not sure it anyone did but that's OK I don't think you were expected to complete it.  The class was more to teach you techniques. And have FUN.

Tim walking around the class answering questions and helping.


Tim Signing our books
End of a long day

All packed up and headed on to the next step of Tim and Mario's New England Journey.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Art work for a couple swaps for May

                         Miriam from my In My Vintage Room and Beyond Group hosted a
                                               April Showers brings May Flowers Swap
                she provided us with the postcard she wanted us to use to create our art work on.

 I used G45's new Secret Garden paper line, Catherine Moore's Character Construction stamp set Timekeeper's Garden to design my postcard.
I also used Flower Soft to accent the flowers, and Glossy Accent on the dragonfly and fairy wings. And Copic Markers to color the stamps.

Character Construct is another group of very talented ladies from all over the US and I believe there are a couple ladies from Germany that swap with us also...the theme for our May swap is Steampunk.

On these #8 Ranger black tags I first embossed the tags with a Tim Holt's embossing folder that has Time Pieces on it.  I then used his Distress Inks, Stains and Metallic Paints to highlight the embossing along with the the chipboard gears and time pieces I used that were cup from the stop watch  and small gears  movers and sharpers dies. I glued plastic clock faces and hands on them  (from my statch, not sure who makes them)  then put glossy accents on the faces to make it look like they have the glass crystals on them.  I also used some of Tim's small metal gears along with some charms and bling I had in my statch to add to the steampunk theme. I used Character Construction Stamps from the new 2013 Timekeeper's Garden Collection by Catherine Moore.

Monday, April 1, 2013

CC-Time Keepers Garden Swap

The calender says it's Spring, but I still have a couple snow piles in my yard that say different.
.  So when I was working on the Character Construct Spring Swap titled:
 The Time Keepers Garden
I made sure I used lots of spring colors so I would be reminded that it really is spring.

I combined a page from G45's A Secret Garden for the background, Characters Construct's
new stamp collection Time Keepers Garden and my Copic markers.