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!