Monday, August 23

Simon Says Stamp & Show ~ Sweet Lord of... 'Tim Holtz' style!!!

Welcome... it's the start of the week and we're now on our third


and this week... it's all about your Lord of 'Tim Holtz' style...

This altered tin came about as I found it so so hard to narrow down to just a few Tim Holtz inspired elements... Although I picked a pretty small item to alter I think I crammed as much as I could on it LOL! I prepared the tin with pitch black paint dabber and (as my crackle paint has dried up) I went ahead and used elmers glue and a blue paint badder for the crackle effect. Tattered florals is one of my go to dies cut with TH vintage shabby papers, inky edges and perfect pearls mini mister mist.. Of course I had to add a couple of tickets and grunge elements inked with distress ink and embossing powder.


For added fun I cut TH heart wings from shrink plastic to make my own magnetic charm which of course menas it stays onto the tin without adhesive. As I might be a little impatient I applied glossy accents on the top before the silver paint had time to dry which resulted in the speckled effect! Then for a little change on the fabulous 'Wendy Vechi' memo pin embellishment, I inked a foliage flower with alcohol ink adhered a stone in the centre and continued to fill memo pin with glossy accents. Which after a couple of days still hasn't dried clear must be the metal with metal too enclosed unlike using paper.

Supplies: Paper: Grunge paper; Tim Holtz: vintage shabby; kraft; Shrink plastic;
Stamps: Tim Holtz: odds and ends 100th Set;
Ink: Archival: black; Ranger ~ Distress inks: distress stickles; Adirondack: paint dabber: aqua; pitch black; silver; Alcohol ink : terracotta;
Dies: Sizzix ~ 3d flower; Tim Holtz: tattered florals; Heart wings;
Other: Felt; TH: memo pins; Accoutrements; Foliage flowers; Glossy accents; perfect pearls: gold; Adhesive stones; Magnetic snaps; Silver embossing powder; distress embossing powder; hemp twine; sweetie tin; 3D foam;

Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you feel inspired and check out the rest of the teams stunning Tim Holtz inspired projects!!!
our awesome co-ordinator... Linda Elbourne ~ http://www.acraftingjourney.blogspot.com
Kim Costello ~ You're already here

Happy HuGs Kim :)

16 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

I have a whole bag of those tins awaiting altering Kim ... you have just inspired me to dig them out ... Thank you ... and once again a beautiful project ... LOVE it!

LynneForsythe said...

stunning...beautiful...gorgeous...stupendous...lovely...and any other wonderful word I can think of!!!

CraftyC said...

Wow Kim, its stunning. Beautifully altered and so pretty!
Clairexx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Kim,

MAJOR kudos!! Brill work...LOVE the shade of blue and all the embellies on top are rich and gorgeous!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

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Tracy Evans said...

I have these tins of sweets all the time, what a great idea to alter one, very clever. Love the colour of the cracle too and all the elements especially the shrunk heart. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoa, you surely did pack a whole lot of yumminess into a small project. Every single element is so well-thought-out and perfect. Love that crackle you achieved too! Another amazing project, Kim!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Fabulous! Love the colors .. and I have revived my dried up crackle paint a time or two by adding warm water, then setting the bottle with cap on in a pan of warm water and as it loosened a bit I would stir- sometimes the brush would break off but a lot of the times I could get it going again!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing altering! love all the pretty details! gorgeous project!

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zita said...

Wow wow wow, this is lovely, the mix of colours are good and I love the heart, very inspiring x

Cardmaking Galore said...
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Cardmaking Galore said...

Love all the details on your tin. Great job altering it!

Dan said...

Another wonderful project - the crackle is amazing! :)

Kim x said...

Kim, this is just the sweetest project, great crackled effect too.
Kim x

Tasha said...

I love your TH style Kim! Its really beautiful
love tasha xx

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