My tag is actually a card...it is to thank my brother and his lovely wife for gifting me with a copy of the family movies from when we were kids. Can you say "take a nostalgic trip to the past"?. Speaking of nostalgia, my brother's business is called Nostalgic Restorations, where he customizes and does auto body repair to vintage and antique vehicles. I thought Tim's Old Jalopy was just the thing for him. I really wanted to put "Nostalgic Restorations" on the door panel, but I was afraid to mess it up. Thought that counts!
A Vintage Journey wants us to "Ring Out the Old and Ring In the New" with their current challenge, showing a heavy Tim influence. I was inspired by Tim by his 12 Tags of 2014, and a quick trip down memory lane to one of his older videos on using his "new" stains! Ha! Ha! I think that was made in 2011, right? I had to reference it, because I knew there was a way to put my stains into mister bottles, as I only have ONE Distress Spray stain. Also my connection to Out with the Old (using Old Tim inspiration). In with the New inspiration from his latest tag challenge. I've used many of Tim's "Old" products, as well...Mini Tall Trees Texture Fade, Old Jalopy die, Old Movers and Shapers snowflake die. Well, you get the idea! And now In with the New! New to me are Tim's Industrious Stickers (first time I've used mine), and Tim's stamp set Mini Handwritten Holidays. I've used so many of Tim's techniques here, including those from his December Tag tutorial, the masking technique using his masking sheets and snowflake die, using stains in Mini Mister bottles to name a few.
That "ringing" you hear are my jingle bells adorning the wreath on the grill of my jalopy!
There's also that contrast of Old versus New with the old grungy jalopy with the bling of the stars (kicking myself for not antiquing them!) and the tinsel twine.
I love Tim's idea to use a tea infuser to shake on his Distress Glitter, and I actually had one in my hand to buy at an estate sale recently, but passed it up since someone else REALLY wanted it. So I have my collection (yes, another collection) of vintage salt and pepper shakers that did the trick of releasing just enough Distress glitter to make a frosted look on my jalopy.
You can see I've had to wing a few things again with this month's tag. I'm sorry to say, I do not have the Frosted, that particular reindeer, the SPRAYS!, the stamp image, the Pine Twine, the Snowfall Texture Fade, the Thinlits, or the snowflake. That doesn't leave much, does it? So I've substituted vellum for the Frosted and used the Mini Tall Pine Texture Fade for my trees in the background, Distress stains in Mini Misters (not too shabby as a substitute, but I WILL be getting the sprays!), a stamped sentiment, Distress paint on a skewer to make snow fall, Tinsel Twine and jingle bells (colored with alcohol inks), Festive Greenery (I also used the wax paper!) and added some Mirrored stars for additional bling. I tried to use frosted Shrinky Dink film in place of the Frosted, and it turned out well. But it was not transparent enough, so the detail of the light background didn't show how I wanted it to. Hoarding that for another project. Did I say "hoarding"? I meant "saving".
You can see my Picket Fence Distress Paint turned pink on my jalopy (grungeboard painted with Black Soot, Brushed Pewter, Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain and Picket Fence). I may have put it on too soon before the Chipped Sapphire had a chance to dry. I tried to cover it with Texture paste (more snow!) and it continued to appear pink, so I think I will just have to "Embrace Imperfection" as Tim reminds us!
UPDATE: To embrace imperfection, I'm going to say the pink snow just HAD to be there to symbolize the old pink Cadillac convertible my brother restored as a wedding present to his wife years ago.
|This is the specialty stamping paper with my home-poured Distress stain sprays and my one and only real Distress Ink Spray. Sorry for the glare--it's so shiny! I cut some of the flourishes at the rear of the jalopy from this to symbolize exhaust.|
I think my brother and sister in law will get a real kick out of this card! This is standing in as a last minute gift to them. They were sweet to send me the family movies on a DVD; the least I can give them is a homemade (with love) card!
Thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely comments--they are treasured! Please let me know if you have any questions on how I did anything, and I will try to recall. This was one of those projects where I just kept trying different things 'til I liked the outcome, and didn't record anything. Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, and if I don't come up with something else to show you, I'll see you on the next calendar page!
I would like to enter this in the following inspirational challenges:
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014-December
A Vintage Journey "Ring Out the Old-Ring In the New" My jingle bells are ringing! Can you hear them? Also I am referring to the old Tim products and the new ones I've used on my card, as well as using Tim's old videos for inspiration.
Allsorts Challenge Week 290/291 Last Minute Gifts
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper December's Creative Challenge "Anything Goes" I've stamped my sentiment.
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog "Fussy and Fancy" For me this is a relatively fussy card with all the fussy die cuts and the background. The flourishes is what gives it a little fanciness as well as the soft color palette of the background.
Loves Rubber Stamps # 132 "Something Old & Something New" My old is the Old Jalopy die cut; the new are Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers and Distress Ink Spray. The old jalopy looks old, the Mirrored Stars look new. Sort of a current nostalgic look!
Inspiration Emporium "Sing, Sing It Loud!" Can you hear my tiny jingle bells ringing?
Love to Create Challenge #147 "Icy Winter Days"