Whether you have two tickets to paradise or you really just want a reason to create something with your Tim Holtz travel blueprint stamps, this is the week for you! We invite you to join us in creating something "Travel Themed" in some way. Perhaps a card inspired by the colors of the tropics. Going to use that postmark stamp you never seem to find on your projects? Want to wish someone bon voyage, or decorate a notebook for your next road trip? What ever you decide, you’re cleared for take-off on this week’s challenge!
You all already know I was fortunate enough to be able to visit London last week with my dear friend Debby Schuh, and the rest of our tour group. Well, I couldn't go creatively empty handed, so I made each participant an ATC Pamphlet and Pocket Envelope to keep a few stash goodies in as well. It seems London is a popular theme on stamps lately, so I had great images to work with! If you are interested in seeing some of the places I visited and what I thought of jolly ol' England, come back tomorrow!
|I dredged pieces of 10 x 3.5 inch Ranger Manila through Tim's Distress Paints and misted water...on both sides. What fun!!!|
|I added a little Distress Ink to the places that didn't get covered, as well as to the edges of the paper. Then I flicked a bit of water onto this and dried it with a heat tool.|
|I lightly misted a bit of Dyan's Dylusions in White Linen, to give it a bit of a rain look.|
|I used every Artistic Outpost London set (So I'm linking to their Monthly Referral Program as well. ) and my new Tim Holtz Stamper's Anoymous London and Paris Set to either stamp or stamp and heat emboss the images onto the pamphlet, using different inks and powders, on both the front and back. I used a paint marker and a white pen to color in and doodle on a few things as well.|
|I stamped the guard and Big Ben on Special Stamping Paper, cut those out, and foam taped them on.|
|Finding these pocket envelopes in my stash, I stamped various images and sayings on them in Jet Black Archival, and then embossed them using the new Tim Texture Fade London Icons from Sizzix.|
|Using either Festive Berries or Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I swiped the pad directed over the raised portion of the pocket. I squeezed a little Goosebumps from Tsukineko onto my craft sheet, and applied it to the same raised portions directly onto the ink using my finger. It dries lightening fast. I did this to make a resist for the next part, and now you can really see that lion! Then, I sprayed either Postbox red (If I had Tumbled Glass.) or London Blue (If I had Festive Berries.) Dylusions onto the pocket. The Goosebumps makes it resist the raised image! COOL!!! Just so you know, I did the same thing on the back before I sprayed the Dylusions.|
|I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board, a gift from one of Tim's Cruises, to scores the pamphlet back and forth every 2 1/2 inches, making 4 parts. This board made it so easy!|
Do you love to travel? Or do you wish you could? Where would you go? Create some type of Art showing us where your journey would take you, and enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and visit the other DT member's blogs to journey into their world of creativity!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!