Birds & Words

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Painted Industrial

Why do we love Tim Holtz?  One reason is he comes up with techniques that create the look we love. And this technique and this look is fabulous.  Easy to achieve and easy to alter to fit YOUR style!

This weeks challenge is Painted Industrial on page 46 of Compendium of Curiosities III.  Rich, elegant and grungy all in one technique, can you believe it?  Here's my offering.
 I did a card this week featuring a vintage photo.  I love the way this technique frames and makes the sepia elements pop.
 The embossed metal areas are polished to the degree that makes you happy.  I used a couple of colors, Chipped Saphire and Mustard Seed, my current favorite duo.
 I have this thing lately where I think the word "collections" needs butterflies.  So they appear!
The photo is a picture of my sweet mother when she was a little girl.  She was the first child of my grandmother, married at age 27 to my grandfather when he was 47.  He was a widower with grown children.  My mother was born into a pretty adult world with a father nearly 50, adult sibilings and a mother who, by the standards of the day, married very late.  She's a nurturing soul to this day and seeing her cradle this kitty is in keeping with the mother and the mother's heart I know.
The photo is an image transfer onto Sticky Back Canvas.  I absolutely love doing this for a focal point that has a unique texture in its context, but is still very earthy and organic.  You can see a video tutorial to do this on my website here or from Claudine Hellmuth here, who taught me.

If this is your first time to check out CC3C, start by getting educated on the procedure from Linda Ledbetter's blog.  There is much to be gained, Grasshopper.  You have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Inspiration Emporium.  Seriously, you can select a LOT of Tim Holtziness for fifty bucks.  AND!!!  AND Tim has donated a ridiculous amount of signature product for you to go creative crazy with.  A vote for your art from the Curiosity Crew will win you this sweet prize.  See all the deets on Linda's blog, she explains better than I ever could!

Good luck, CC3Cers.  Go forth and create!

82 comments:

  1. Love this image transfer of mom! Very special sentiment in honoring your mom. Love the background you choose for this industrial Vintage piece.

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  2. Oh, I just love the story and photo of your mom; she looks like such a sweetheart. What a beautiful tribute to her! Love how you've done the background, nice work!

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  3. This is such a sweet project, and the image transfer really gives the photo a wonderful vintage feel.

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  4. What a beautiful card. I also LOVE to transfer onto different backgrounds, including burlap and canvas. What a cool combination of techniques, and I too love mustard seed and chipped sapphire. Love the background story about your mom too, it just makes this beautiful card more special. Thanks Cheryl.

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  5. This is adorable , I love that it's so personal to you too. A friend recently gave me my 65th birthday card with a photo of me aged 11 ish with my favourite cat on my lap. I had no idea anyone had a photo of him - so special.

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  6. Cheryl, what an inspired way to use the technique. I love your butterflies. Jean.x

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  7. Beautiful card Cheryl! Adorable image of your mother too. Karen.x

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  8. Wonderfully beautiful piece.. love the story and the whole piece... wonderful tribute to your mom too... very nice Cheryl. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  9. I love how you've used an embossing folder that would not normally make me think of this technique. Thank you for opening my eyes and reminding me to think outside the box.

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  10. LOVE the design on your metal background...very cool! The butterflies are wonderful as well! But, you had me teary at reading that is your Mama! LOVE that!!!

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  11. This is so cool with the background and the butterflies, so pretty

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  12. Love your photo transfer. Thanks for the story on your mother. I too married late and to someone 17 years older. We now have a 13 year old who has half sisters of 25 and 43 yrs. It is a fabulous family. And my son is a "gentle soul" as well. His dad is now 70 they spend every minute together training for running and skiing! Someday I will try that photo transfer!! Sorry for rambling I just loved your story.

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  13. I love how different all the Crew's designs are this time. And every texture fade we choose reveals a whole new look and feel for this technique. This is such a pretty piece and such a sweet story of your mother. I'm off to watch your video now on that sticky back canvas.

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  14. Such a beautiful story and tribute to your mother. Very pretty butterflies

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  15. You have certainly made a beautiful job of the Painted Industrial technique and the background really sets off that lovely photo of your Mum - I love hearing the story too. Anne x

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  16. Love it all! The butterflies are very pretty.

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  17. I love it ... your "offering" is awesome; love the background and those butterflies are amazing !

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  18. I love the vintage photo and it's story. Thanks for sharing it Cheryl

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  19. Cheryl, what a beautiful piece! I love how you framed in your Mum's picture with all of that painted goodness! Love reading your story too!

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  20. Love how you mixed the vintage with the industrial - looks fab.

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  21. Very pretty and love the story of your mom!

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  22. Awe...you had me tearing up. This card is not only beautiful but has such meaning behind it! I love the colors you used and the transfer method is one of my faves too! and the butterflies, well, I guess you know they stole my heart, wink. You have created a beautiful piece that would be treasured by anyone! <3

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  23. I love how you turned the technique into something quite soft and feminine, INSPIRED!

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  24. I love how you turned the technique into something quite soft and feminine, INSPIRED!

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  25. Beautiful vintage image, loved the way you used it on your card on the industrial background!

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  26. Such a precious piece of art using a photo of your Mother. Quite beautiful x

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  27. What an awesome way to display your Mother's picture!. I love your butterflies! Awesome piece!

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  28. How lovely to create with a lovely picture of you mum as a child, Cheryl! love the colors you used on your embossed 'metals' a beautiful card!

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  29. This is one of my favorite pieces you have done so far, Cheryl! I am thrilled that you used this wonderful photo of your mother and used the transfer technique as well! What a wonderful keepsake!

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  30. Cheryl...your card is so gorgeous. I love how you've used Tim's industrial background on such a soft, sweet and very sentiment card. This shows the versatility of this technique perfectly! It doesn't have to always be about steampunk or grunge. I love how you've used your mother's photograph here and how you did it...on the sticky back canvas. It looks fantastic! I also love your butterflies. They always make me think of my mother. I think your card is so lovely, Cheryl...just like the person who made it. <3 Candy

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  31. How generous of you to share your photo transfer technique. The texture of the print next to the polished painted metal is just right!

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  32. Such an wonderful picture of your mother as a child with her sweet smile and adorable little kitten. Your collection card is wonderful as well. I love all of the textures and the butterflies. I will have to give the canvas transfer and the Chipped Sapphire and Mustard seed combo a try.

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  33. What a lovely combination of french industrial and vintage, so soft and romantic, but with inner strength. Lovely.

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  34. This is so lovely, Cheryl! The painted industrial butterflies look wonderful. I love the photo of your Mom as a child and the story you shared. Such a wonderful personal creations to share. Enjoy the day!

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  35. You really summed up this challenge - elegant and grungy. You also captured it so well vintage tag.

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  36. What a sweet pic of your mum. great creation.

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  37. Gorgeous project. I love how you made the metal look so soft and pretty with those colors.

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  38. I've been doing the same thing with butterflys, not sure why :) I love it .. it's awesome !!!

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  39. LOL! I agree about the butterflies: I love the technique with them. Well, I love the whole card...the photo is set off nicely.

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  40. Love the butterflies, and love the colors you have used, looks awesome!!

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  41. Wonderful background and a great vintage look!!

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  42. I love all the colours you used for this technique and the fact that this photo is of your mom. What a special card this is.

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  43. Love all the layers. It's industrial, but soft! Nice project!

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  44. Gorgeous creation,the butterflies look ready to flutter off :)

    Hugs
    Donna x

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  45. This is gorgeous!!! love the butterflies.

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  46. Fabulous card, Cheryl! Love the DP colors you've used for your Painted Industrial project! The deep blue and bright yellow are a great combo! The (sticky back) canvas picture of your Mom is just wonderful! Such a lovely, personal creation that you've shared with us for this CC3 #7 challenge, Cheryl! XOXO-Shari T.

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  47. Love the painted industrial word background, it works great. I never thought of using the word texture fades!

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  48. Stunning background with this technique! Love your work, it's so vintage ! gorgeous project! barbaryaya

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  49. what a beautiful way to portray such a special photo

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  50. What a lovely piece! The colors are so great with the metal foil! And the vintage picture is really sweet. Hugs, Sandra

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  51. How cool to include your mom's picture on this great card. Love the colors

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  52. Cheryl - I adore how you have used the technique to create a fabulous vintage project. Nikki xx

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  53. nice background en funny..those butterflies i will be using as well

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  54. I love it when projects come with stories and I loved your story of your mom. Great way to honor those we love the most!

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  55. I love this!! It is especially nice with the personal photo of your mom. =)

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  56. Fabulous piece and I love the sticky back canvas transfer of your photo!

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  57. Loving these colours and the contrast with the sepia photo (great idea to use the sticky back canvas with it!) Jenny x

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  58. What a wonderful project. The photo and story behind it makes for a beautiful piece of art.

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  59. using photo transfer onto sticky back canvas really enhances the vintage photo

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  60. What a beautiful photo of your mum, a lovely thing to have and keep

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  61. Love the picture of your mum and the little piece you wrote about her. Your painted industrial is gorgeous love it with the Paris embossing folder and the butterflies are a lovely addition x

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  62. Nice! The story makes this come alive!

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  63. a gorgeous photo Cheryl and a wonderful make - love it - hugs rachel x

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  64. a gorgeous photo Cheryl and a wonderful make - love it - hugs rachel x

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  65. This is beautiful...and how sweet is the lovely pic of your mum... :) ..Super details...You've rocked the painted industrial technique Cheryl!! x

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  66. I love the way you used a harder looking technique and softened it with color choices and the photo.
    Jess

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  67. beautiful!! love all the texture!! =)

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  68. One of my fave projects by you so far, love it!

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  69. Beatutiful! Love the colors!!!

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  70. Love that image transfer, will really have to play with that technique! Lovely project! Have a super day!~kim

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  71. What a wonderful card Cheryl! The picture of your mother is really sweet. I'm going to need to check out that image transfer technique!

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  72. This is so great, especially the butterflies!!

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  73. Your butterflies and frame look gorgeous

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  74. Love this vintage take on the technique & the butterflies are gorgeous!

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  75. Good Job, thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. Great card, I love how you used a personal photo on the card, and butterflies are always a great addition to anything.

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  77. Cheryl ... this just makes me smile. I adore the colors on your industrial take. And the butterflies ... wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. Mary Elizabeth

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  78. Love the use of color with the industrial paint technique. Thanks for the link on the image transfer...I love old family photos.

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  79. Wow! You've taken the industrial technique and made it look vintage and softer. I love the colours you've used too. Very awesome, thanks for sharing. :)

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  80. This is fab and I watch both videos as I haven't done this yet x. Thank you for the tutorial xx

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  81. Hi Cheryl I just watched both videos, how did you transfer a photo onto the canvas as I wouldn't want to damage it, several ideas come to mind but I would like to know what works best.

    Thanks in advance.

    Denise x

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  82. I love the vintage image and how you have showcased the technique . Love the butterflies too which add wonderful movement, Tracy x

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