The theme over on Simon Says Stamp & Show this week is "Tim Holtz Style", and those of you who are familiar with my blog will know that this was right up my street! :)
I decided to use some of Tim's newest stamp designs along with some of his older ones that were particular favourites of mine (especially the numbers stamp on the left and right sides of the frame, and the David stamp, which you can't really see cos it's stamped in Antique Linen on the backing paper in the frame). I'm particularly pleased with the frame, which was glossy black to start with. I sanded it a little to give a key for acrylic paint to stick to, then painted it with two coats of a deep red. Finally I gave it a coat of gold, and after it dried I sanded it in places to let the red show through. It provided a perfect base to stamp in Ranger Archival Jet Black on the sides of the frame. I thought the sprinkling of idea-ology cogs and game spinners just finished off the photo nicely! :) Click on the image for a larger view.
There are some AWESOME projects by other members of the design team, why not go over to Simon Says Stamp & Show to check them out? :)
Oops, nearly forgot.... thanks to Simon Says Stamp there's another great prize for this weeks challenge! An autographed copy of Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curiousities", a signed tote bag, a set of his stamps, an ink blending tool with foam pads and some Distress inks - what a fantastic prize! As ever, one of the entrants will be chosen at randome to win the prize - it could be YOU! :)