I have had my fill of Valentine's cards and such, so I decided to make a little birthday tribute for a special birthday--mine! I pretty much followed Tim's tag, but I fell short on a few of his products this time. I changed around the ephemera; I used both Thrift Shop and Expedition and also used some things from his paper stashes. Destinations, Lost and Found and Crowded Attic are the ones I "shopped" from for my collage. I was looking for significant numbers, since this fortnight's theme at A Vintage Journey is "Special Numbers". My inspiration for this comes directly from the Master himself, and if you would like to know how it's done, may I suggest you visit Tim's blog for very clear instructions.
Instead of the felt heart cut with his die --I don't have either-- I cut two hearts free hand out of Tim's Eclectic Elements fabric, sewed them up and stuffed them. Then I did a little Frayed Fabric on it. Yes, I started this before Valentine's Day so I was pretty gung ho about using a heart! But I do love butterflies, so I decided to use it anyway as a pincushion to hold my little butterfly from Crowded Attic. I also chose to use the large Industrious sticker frame due to the size of my heart.
I used an Idea-ology game piece with you guessed it...my age! I altered it with a little Distress paint and alcohol inks. Instead of the heart charm (don't have), I made a little Fragments charm using part of a word from one of Tim's sentiments inked in Archival cobalt on white card stock. I aged it some with alcohol inks and Picket Fence Distress paint. In place of lace, I used some of Tim's trimmings with a zig zag stitch (Seamless Experience) stamped in black Archival. (My sewing machine was indisposed at this point.)
I love Tim's crinkle ribbon; it colors up so nicely using any of his Distress products. This time I used stain (Stormy Sky) and paint (Picket Fence) to get this lovely mottled blue shade. My cat likes it, too!
|Roger's reaching in to get a feel of the ribbon.|
Well, that's it for this month's tag. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I appreciate you stopping by . I read and appreciate each one of your comments, and reply to all of them. Hugs and blessings!
I would like to enter this into the following inspirational challenges:
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015--February
A Vintage Journey "Special Numbers"l
Artist Trading Post Exchange "Alphabet Soup" (Numbers are an option, and I have used many numbers on this, other than just the obvious one for my age.)
The Mixed Media Card Challenge #8 "Love"