All the details of the techniques are over on his blog post here.
Now I know that I often struggle with not having all the products he uses but this time I was well and truly stumped with which stamps to improvise with. I don't own any long stemmed single flower stamps at all. I sorted through my stash and the only large floral stamp I have is a tulip but I did and very old floral bouquet Penny Black stamp .
I love colouring using many different mediums; Promarkers, Inktense, Prismacolor and watercolouring. I also have few Distress markers so I was very limited by my colour ways. I chose a yellow/green/red colourway for the tulip stamp and a red/blue/yellow one for the bouquet.
I stamped the images onto mixed media card and then made a wash of colour as Tim did using my ink spritzer.
I used distress pens and ink pads using a detailer pen to colour my images.
I decided to leave the image below for another day as I wanted to concentrate on the tulip card and these things take a long time to come together. I had a very multitasking day..every time I went upstairs to cut or get things I did a bit more cleaning...I go the whole of the upstairs cleaned yesterday!
Instead of plain Kraft which Tim used as his backing I decided to give my cards an embossed background. I embossed my Kraft card and using my finger applied some bronze gilding paste to the raised areas.
Tim also cleverly die cut and inserted his sentiments but as I do not have his shadow dies again I improvised with a birthday sentiment I have.
It was then time to put on my creative hat and bring all my elements together in my card design.
This is my finished card.
You can see that I made some "faux" stitching around the focal as I don't have easy access to a sewing machine.
and for me, instead of a star, a touch of bling in the corners ;0)
and one last arty shot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2015 April
Frilly and Funkie put a ribbon on it
The Emerald Faeries spring flowers/Easter
Creative Inspirations anything goes
Natalie and Amy frame it
Noor! anything goes
The Artistic stamper flora and fauna
Country View use Kraft card I used this for my embossed background
Our Creative Corner colour your world, spring
Craft stamp, take a technique colour
Thanks for looking at my April card version of Tim's tag. Thanks Tim for your limitless creativity and for exploring another, more feminine side of it...more please ;0)
Back again very soon,
Bye for now,