Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Journey Begins and Blog Candy!

It is finally here and challenge #1 is all about Tim at "A Vintage Journey! Our first "Anything Tim" challenge has been chosen by the fabulous Brenda! You will so want to stop by and see what all my lovely DT Sisters have created for your viewing pleasure and will be so inspired to join in! There is also a prize from our sponsor Country View Crafts  and other fun events! Warning in advance that this will be a long post and photo heavy, something I don't like to do to you, so forgive me and bear with me as there is so much to share. A vintage journey could only be about "Tim" and all the inspiration he shares all over the world and some really amazing products.
When I was invited to join in the launch and be a member of the "Creative Guides," I could hardly contain my excitement! I just love everything Tim and he is the reason I ever continued stamping after seeing him in action in 2008. Now I have grown from my first workshop and continue to learn when I can and how I can, so don't ever think you can't do something! I had an idea what I was going to do, but like so many of you, it evolved into a mixed media altered project. This will be linked to Frilly and Funkie's "Stencils and Texture."
My idea was to make my own stencil, using some of Tim's movers and shapers and that was the start. When I finished my tag, I loved it so much that I could not cover it up and so the journey began!
I remembered those pictures and decided to use them and have a little shadow box covered with the glass, but this was the start and I will share the details a little later. It was finished off by backing it with some Kraft resist and torn text from the same paper, some gears and distressed trim.

The Traveler was stamped in Sepia Archival and using an applicator, I color him with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Tattered Rose, fussy cut and popped up a little.
And my Traveler needed to know where he was going, so I made him a compass cut from foil backed paper, painted and sanded off in areas. The compass was stamped on clear packaging and the entire compass backed in white. At certain angles you can see the reflection and if you look closely, the subtle crackle can be seen on the board.
The background of the print was covered in white gesso. After this dried I applied a washy coat of Antique Linen and Crackle Medium, then added some stenciling when that dried. Again when dried, I gave a spray of Butterscotch Color Wash and blotted most off, highlighted with Treasure Gold, and then a heavy coat of Espresso Color Wash, then misted with water to blend and left to dry. Once dried (gosh all the layers take so much time with drying), I flicked on some large water drops, flicked on Vintage Photo Paint with a toothbrush, bits of stamping and then sealed with Matte Spray.
Finished off with some Idea-ology metal that had paint rubbed into the words and ball chain.

The actual frame was gesso, covered with the paint and crackle mix, stained with Vintage Photo and Picket Fence and then varnished.
So do you love that before or what? And now my BLOG CANDY offer to celebrate my new and exciting venture and just in time for Linda's CC3C a signed copy of Tim's new Compendium of Curiosities III! I made contact with Mario about how I wanted to give a copy of this fabby book, who is just as rocking as Tim and he cooks and was thrilled at the idea. So you must let me know you would like to enter the drawing, be a follower of my blog and if you already are a follower a second toss in the hat and if you want to share my blog candy, I will even add your name again! It would also be wonderful if you follow AVJ! I will announce the winner on March 21st the date of the second challenge at AVJ. The winner will need to contact me by the 23rd, so Mario can get it signed and shipped, so do check back! Good Luck!
Now the steps for my own personal Tim stencil! Arrange movers and shapers where you desire and I actually had some blank stencil material. Next lay over tag, clear emboss the ink well, heat set, next stamp wood grain (or whatever you wish) in Archival, clear emboss.






Now the inking begins of the shapes, clear emboss, heat set and then ink your tag as desired. I then ironed away the embossing.

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining me on my new travel adventure! Sure hope to see you join in the challenges and have a great time! Remember it is all about Tim and our love of his techniques and products! Have a great journey!

Stamps: Tim's
Distress Inks: Clear Emboss, Vintage Photo Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose
Archival Sepia
Distress Paints: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Distress Stains: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Clear Embossing Powder
Dies: Tag,  Movers/Shapers, pocket watch, ink & feather, Vintage Lace
Mixed Idea-ology
Kraft Resist
Foil Backed Paper


60 comments:

PetraB said...

This is just awesome. Love all the textures and stamping!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh how awesome- I love all of the pictures too! And I would love the book! I am already a follower- and I will add your link to my blog for the candy : )

Redanne said...

This really is fabulous Terry, I would not have wanted to cover up that beautiful tag either. I love everything about it. So thrilled too, to be part of this amazing team alongside you. Anne xx

Candy C said...

Hey Terry! Are you clever or what?!? Making your own stencil out of some of Tim's Movers and Shapers! Great idea! And I love your finished results! Truly a beautiful piece! <3 Candy

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'll respond to Candy: Yes indeed, Terry is BEYOND clever! This is an awesome piece-- it's the very essence of Tim Holtz. What a great challenge and a wonderful inspiration, Terry!

P.S. Thanks for the CC3C shoutout, too!

xoxo,
Linda

2amscrapper said...

woo hoo Terry! on the DT, making your own stencil, and a blog post that is second to none! I would love to get that book. I own the other 2. I promised myself I'd join in the next set of tags so I have to get that book one way or another! Helene

Glennis said...

What a wonderful tag you have made - I love it. I have been a follower for some time, and I will pop your candy on my side-bar, even though I want the prize for myself!!

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you my friend for this wonderful project and fabulous post to start of our very own vintage journey. You have used Tim's products and techniques and made them your own in creating this fabulous frame, what an introduction to the new challenge. Thank you also for offering such an amazing candy, what a treat for someone. Now lets see who comes and joins us on this amazing voyage of discovery xx

shari said...

Great project, I too like the idea of making the stencil. I'm a follower and would love to win book 3, thanks for the chance.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry, this is such an amazing project and so very, very clever, with so many fabulous details!!! When I first saw it I was wondering how you had created that tag, how clever to make your own stencil!!
I am super excited to share this amazing journey with you. Don't put me in the hat for the give away though, because I have the book already, but it's a fab idea!!!

Michele said...

wow you do such stunning work Terry, this is absolutely gorgeous! xo

Annie said...

Yay....we are now on the journey Terry and I am thrilled to be part of the DT with you x an amazing make with lots of fantastic layers and textures....adore it.

Crafty hugs Annie x

Buttons said...

Love how you've created your own stencil! and what a clever idea to add it to a framed piece too. Inventive, clever and gorgeous Terry - and so is your project :) So pleased to be sharing this journey with you. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

What a great project, love how you have put it all together, and the overall effect is stunning! Hugs, Valerie

Shirley Chillman said...

How amazing and unique are you making your own Timmy stencil? This piece shouts inspiration TT and I am sure others will follow suit when they see it.

Fabulous candy for some lucky person.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sue said...

Terry this is amazing, I LOVE how you've created your own Tim stencil and the way you've showcased your beautiful tag. Thank for the chance to win the book too xx

Sharon said...

Amazing Terry so much detail and love the masculine theme and feel!

Chris Warner said...

Ooooo, I love this one Terry! What a fab mix of techniques brought together with his products - fab, fab, fab! So happy to be taking this journey with you! Have a great weekend. Chris xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh Terry, this is a stunning frame, with the most amazing detail! What an awesome keepsake. Loooove all the layers and ink!!! Great inspiration Terry.
Dot x

Buttons said...

Back again to say thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

Netty said...

wonderful project Terry, it was definitely worth all the hard work you put into it. Enjoy your new adventure. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Inkypinkycraft said...

Terry what a gorgeous piece, i love how you cleverly created your own very cool stencil! am thrilled to be part of this creative vintage journey with you xx
trace x

Cardgenie said...

Terry, I'm already a follower of your blog and delighted that you've made the DT for a Vintage Journey. I couldn't wait for today and the start of what looks to be a truly inspirational new blog on the block! It was so good of Mario to let you have a copy of Lord Tim's new book!!! Please enter me in....... Jean.x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Good morning Terry! What a stunning project you have made and I just love the way you created the stencils! I am so thrilled to be part of the this amazing with you x

Meggymay said...

Awesome project Terry Wonderful details and I loved your own made stencil.
Thanks for the chance to win the new book, think you know I'm already a follower.
Yvonne x

Krisha said...

OMG! Terry, this is so awesome!
I for one, love a post with lots of pictures, I like to see EVERYTHING....LOL

Of course I would LOVE to win, already a follower, will try to get your candy on my blog, but gotta get to class this morning, I'll let you know if I get it posted.

butterfly said...

Absolutely brilliant, Terry - I can completely understand you not wanting to cover up that gorgeous tag - kudos on the homemade stencil, it's fab! - and I'm so glad because it too this project to a whole other level. Brilliant mixed media background with wonderful texture, and that compass is fantastic. What a way to start the journey!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Golly, got so carried away that I forgot to say I would LOVE to be in the Blog Candy please... what a thrill it would be to win a CCIII, and signed too! Thank you for the chance.
Alison xx
And I think you know I'm a follower!

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry, this is totally awesome, what a way to kick off this fun and exciting challenge! Have a great weekend! ~Diane

Vada said...

Wow Terry, Love Your home-made stencil!!! And Yes Tell Tim and Mario I would love both of them to sign my copy!! Count me in.
Hugs Vada

Ira Huberts said...

Goodness, your own stencil Terry! Amazing, you smart girl! You have turned it into something really special again (but then you always do!) Can I play, too, would love to learn some more techniques from the new book. I've added your link, have a great weekend! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Paper Profusion said...

This looks brilliant Terry! Terrific piece. Happy Weekend! Nicola x

Electra said...

Don't ever apologize for the length of your posts Terry, they are always so full of techniques and talent! And I would love to be entered into the draw, I am already a follower! Your link is about to be added.

Rita said...

Hi Terry, your frame and contents are amazing. I keep on looking and finding more and more interesting things. Enjoy travelling on this Vintage Journey. I would love to have a copy of Tim's book, so Thank you for the chance. Hugs Rita xxx

Karin said...

wow its gorgeous!
have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

stamping sue said...

Great project. like that you made your own stencil. I am now a follower and would like to be included in the drawing for Tim's book.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

Ohh wow Terry! What a great tag! Love it, also the your own made stencil! Really cool! Love to have the book, Terry! I'm putting the candy on my blog too! Have fun with the vintage journey! Hugs, Sandra

Beth said...

GF this is a fabulous piece of art....that frame is exactly where it belongs you are amazing....yes I would love to win your book and I too am already a follower...will add to my blog.

2amscrapper said...

Hi Terry! You know I'm already a follower but I wanted you to know I got your blog candy posted on my sidebar today!

Gaby Bee said...

Absolutely stunning, Terry! What a clever idea making your own stencil!
Love this project!

Gaby <3

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great vintage journey Terry...a gorgeous piece of art :-)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Bravo!
This is inspired. I particularly love that compass, it is fabulous and so authentic in appearance. Terry I have to tell you that as you might know, I don't own a die cutting machine (yes, I live in the Dark Ages LOL) and one of the things I would love to be able to do is cut my own stencils, an incredible way of making use of dies so I loved this aspect of your creation.
Now let me be honest, my style isn't exactly speaking of being inspired by Mr Holtz but I would love a copy as I believe any stamper would wish to be able to read this book.
I am a Follower and I would be more than happy to share on my sidebar.
Wishes
Lynne

Christi Conley said...

I love this creation!! Thanks for the tutorial ~ I would be thrilled to have my name thrown in the hat for this book - I have 1 & 2, so I need 3!! I am already a follower of yours and the challenge blog ~ thank you so much for the chance to win :)

Christi Conley said...

I love this creation!! Thanks for the tutorial ~ I would be thrilled to have my name thrown in the hat for this book - I have 1 & 2, so I need 3!! I am already a follower of yours and the challenge blog ~ thank you so much for the chance to win :)

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Terry! I so love how your creative mind works! I love everything about it!

die amelie said...

Awesome crackles and texture, Terry!
Pure eye candy to me!

Claudia x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Terry, eekkss I love all the photo's this is flipping BRILLIANT, you go woman making your own stencil, well you do you you very own specail style and it goes fabulous with all of Tim's things perfectly, the tag is fantastic, then the shadow box is SPECTACULAR, the watch, breath taking, yup, yup, yup, you Ladies, blowing up blog land with your Bombs, being created, thanks for all the inspiration and the fantastic journey, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool - that's a fantastic piece of art. Love every detail.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh what an amazing frame! Congratulations and huge good luck in your new crafting venture and I would love to enter the draw, thank you!

Lucy x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

This is such a gorgeous project! I love the images,stamping and textures and the frame! I sure am happy for you my SNOWpea (8-10 inches falling here)! Keep up the gorgeous work!

HUGS!
Nancy

Hettie said...

Oh Terry! What a way to start a challenge! This is wonderful. Great piece and thanks for howing us how.
Hugs
xx

Linda R said...

This looks awesome my friend! Congrats on being part of this awesome team! Well deserved!

Hugs~

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Terry. Love how you've made your own stencil, love the result, no wonder you didn't want to cover it up. Love all the details you added to this.
Very generous candy Terry, thanks for the chance to win. Will pop the pic on my sidebar.
Avril xx

Diane said...

What a fun steam punk design.

Hugs Diane

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is such a seriously sensational piece and what a great way to launch A Vintage Joiurney! Love all the vintage Tim images and embellishments but what I am really impressed with is the stencil you created. That is just fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us over at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Wow! I am REALLY impressed! I LOVE your homemade stencil! That's incredible! The whole project is just a delightful mix of texture and elements. Thanks for sharing the process!

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag and thank you for sharing the how. I would love to be in with a chance to win new CC book have been a follower since CC1 challenge will add the candy on my side bar
Great to see you at A Vintage Journey
MaggieH

Marjie Kemper said...

This is SO fabulous, Terry. Great reminder to use our dies and make our own stencils. Love it! Off to pin...

Super giveaway, too - I already have it so keep my name out for someone else have a chance :-)

Annelies said...

Hi Terry, I was looking for inspiration as I've lost my mojo for a while. It seems I arrived here on a perfect time to also enter your giveaway! I'm already following and there's a link in my sidebar . Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Pam said...

Don't know how I missed this post Terry!! I love the stencil you made, and all the techniques on this! Would love to win the new book, as I missed the last one. I'm a little behind, I know!!