Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Use Your Wings

Hello, again! I continue to watch my favorite Tim Holtz You Tube re-runs, which has inspired me to use some things I've purchased a while ago and have yet to use, such as his Floral Outlines stamp set, Halloween Wallpaper and Lost Shadow Distress ink.

I'm writing this post more for me, because I'll wonder how in the heck I did this. I couldn't quite get the exposure correct as it was a painfully sunny afternoon when I took my photos, so you get a couple of the same shot essentially.

I started with a panel of Bristol Board and stamped one of the Floral Outlines with Lost Shadow Distress ink in opposite corners. I used a water brush to color the florals and greenery with these inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters, drying between layers.

Again, I used a waterbrush to color some of the background around the stamped image with Lost Shadow and Shaded Lilac inks. I then smooshed the panel into the remaining ink, doing my best to get it in the open areas, again drying between dips. I colored the centers of two flowers with Shaded Lilac marker and ink.

Last, I smooshed Frayed Burlap on my mat, spritzed with water and ran the edges of the panel in the puddle; dried. I blended a bit more of the ink around the edges when it was completely dry. The panel is layered with yellow card, then an Ideaology  Halloween Worn Wallpaper panel.

I finished my card with a butterfly I had stamped eons ago and saved in my stash. It just so happened it was inked in Squeezed Lemonade around the edges. I blended with Lost Shadow ink and added more detail with a waterbrush and Distress markers in Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac. 

The labels are from one of Tim's ephemera packs, and I aged them a bit with Frayed Burlap ink. Use Your Wings is a Tim Holtz Tiny Text Stamp embossed in clear on a white card scrap and brushed over with Black Soot paint. Before the paint dried, I wiped it from the embossed letters. My bit of old crocheted lace was a little too bright, so I dipped it in puddles of watery Frayed Burlap and Lost Shadow.

That's all for me today! I'll be sharing this over on the Tim Holtz Addicts Facebook group in the #timtvstampers challenge.



  1. Beauuuuutiful, Sara!!!
    It looks so REAL!!!

  2. Thanks for being a beacon of wisdom in your niche.

  3. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty!! I love the yellow!! Everything!!


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