Monday, 23 August 2010

Tim Style!

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! :)

31 comments :

CuddlyBunny said...

*clap! clap! clap!*

This is SUPERB!

I can not believe that frame! It's gorgeous, and you have every reason to be pleased!

Then the mix of stamps and embellishments and colors! YOWZA!

Love this piece!

misteejay said...

This is a fab piece of work Dan. Glossy black frame? you would never have guessed - it looks wonderful.

Toni :o)

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous frame and loving the effects on it... and a butterfly too! Fabby art x

JeanFB said...

Fabulous Tim collage - what great elements you've put together, and I positively *love* how you "age" your images.

Debsg said...

Fabulous project. Love it.

Nancy Wethington said...

This frame is incredible! How/what did you use to put those letters on the frame itself. I recognize them as Tim's but can't quite place the material you used. Is it a transfer? Love your style!

Linda Elbourne said...

This is truly stunning Dan ... that frame looks fabulous and the tag and the ... erm ... butterfly ... fabulous fabulous fabulous!

Dorothy said...

Wow Dan...amazing!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is soooo gorgeous! amazing piece! I always love your work!

LynneForsythe said...

DAN......WAY to alter a frame!! and then take it from there..... STUNNING!! every little bit about it is AWESOME!!

Lori said...

Love this, Dan! It's so.... Tim! Really gorgeous piece!

Lori said...

wow!! Well done, a winner for sure!

TinaB said...

S T U N N I N G !!!!! Love it xx It is great to have you back Dan xx

I Brake For Stamps said...

WOW!!! Fantastic work!!!
Della

Netty said...

Another fabulous creation, love it. Annette

She said...

WOW from me too Dan. Love it. S x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Dan, what cool work, I love the collage look and the eclectic mix of embellishments...truly awesome work!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Tracy Evans said...

I love the numbers stamp too and use it lots. Love your frame, it's decorated beautifully and I love the highlights of red showing through. Love all the embellishments too. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Maureen said...

Beautiful work Dan and what a giveaway! I love Tim's stuff and have heard great things about the book.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Bravo Dan! Your project is sensational. I love what you did with the frame - painting, sanding and then stamping - such a wonderful effect you achieved with the frame and that collection of elements.

Shar said...

Very cool piece! Love all the elements and very Tim-ish!

Nancy said...

Love this, Dan! Yep, yep - love it!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

I told you that you have alot in common with "Lord Tim of Holtz" (that nickname cracks me up). Your art is amazing, as ever!! I too love all things Tim, but can't make anything look as good as either one of you. I'm so happy to see you back creating again!! I missed you. Hugs, Rockin Robin Caldwell

Terry said...

HIya Dan.....I love your piece of art it is FANTABULOUS....wow....absolutely georgous, colors are perfect....everything is perfect...wow...
Hugs Terry xxxx

Trish said...

This is wonderful work - love it!

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is stunning. I love the colour scheme and the overall design. thanks for the inspiration

Terry said...

I just so do love that frame and all of the contents! This is totally awesome!

Artyjen said...

Great frame...love the numbers stamped on it :)
xoxo Sioux

Kim x said...

This the total 'Tim' package Dan, great work!

sari said...

WOW!! This is amazing!! What a precious thing to hang on your wall! Love the details!

Regina said...

What a creative way to make such a fantastic frame! Your creativity is totally amazing!!
Regina

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