Here is his tag below and the link to his post is here
He used lots of different techniques and even melted part of his photo film when being too energetic with a heat gun. A few days ago I had some quiet time down in my studio just to sit down like he did and let my creative muse loose.
I wanted to make a card this month, rather than a tag and decided it would be the special 30th birthday card for my SILs birthday in November. I really like to get special cards made when I have some time and not be sitting in my studio the night before with no ideas what to make.
I have only been creating with my Ranger products for about 10 months and I still have an awful lot to learn about techniques but I really love to play with the inks I own. I decided that, like Tim, I would use my distress stains...and because I recently treated myself to a couple of new colours. Yay! Also as it is a special 30th birthday card I wanted to use my new vintage photo distress glitter which really lends itself to male cards. I, like many crafters, struggle with male cards so this was also a great challenge for me.
So here is my creative process showcasing my unique creative muse.
First of all I selected my stamps. I chose one of my recent new quotes stamp as centre stage, I think going into your 30s is a really different stage of your life...it was for me. I think by then we have had enough of life's experiences to cope as stronger more rational people. We leave ordinary behind and can start to see the bigger picture. I also wanted to use one of Tim's car stamps and his "enjoy the journey" stamp. I like including numbers on Big Birthdays cards I make, even if the recipients are trying to avoid it...LOL. I'm not sure my dear Dad and Mum appreciated big 80s on their cards a few years back, but hey it's what I do.
I stamped using archival ink. I also added some tissue tape. You will see I got a few dabs of ink on the card but I "embraced" my imperfection and knew that they would be covered.
I wanted to add some textured stars so I applied grunge paste through the stars stencil.
Once this was dry I chose my stains and added these to my card.
I added the glitter in random areas around the edge and also die cut a number 30 which I glittered up too.
I chose a couple of relevant ideaology pieces and coloured them with distress paints. I also changed a white star brad to blue with the paint.
So then it was time to put everything together and here is my finished card..............
I thought the words very appropriate for a 30 year old...to leave ordinary behind........time flies doesn't it. The "male" touch of glitter will add some bling to the celebrations in November.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 August
Little Claire's a man's birthday card
Stamping Sensations anything goes
Penny Black and More anything goes
The Artistic Stamper anything goes
Country View word play
A vintage journey time flies
Allsorts stencils or masks I have used 3 different stencils
Divas by Design so charming
Simon Says stamp Monday challenge scratched up..get grungy
PanPastels UK bold and bright
Thanks for visiting and witnessing my creative muse...it took me in a direction I could not have planned when I sat down quietly at my studio desk this week. My only idea when I started was to make a special 30th birthday card. Thanks Tim for encouraging us just to play at times and go with the flow. We can't plan life and sometimes just keeping moving forward is what we need to spark our creativity and joy. Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing.
Bye for now,