Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Curiously Distressed

Time for another Christmas piece from me today. I have now finished the work in progress that was on my desk for WOYWW.  I have combined challenges for this one as they all seem to work together, firstly Linda at The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge which this week we are asked to work with the DOUBLE DISTRESS technique found on page 40 of the book.  Then we have the Simon Says Stamp and Show your DISTRESS INKS which works perfectly in with the CCC challenge.  Finally, over at The Stampman Challenge Blog we are challenged to use anything by TIM, CHRISTMAS THEME, so as you can see all these challenges work beautifully together and is just how my challenge began, with anything by TIM.
I started by creating a book approx 5.5" x 5.5" and using Tim's On The Edge Snowflake Die.  All the pages were painted with a couple of coats of Gesso and set aside to dry.  A coat of Terra was than applied to one side of the pages, I have to say I am really liking the Terra, the texture it gives is absolutely fabulous.  Two coats of red acrylic paint was then applied to all the pages, adding highlights of gold acrylic paint dabber.  All the pages then had DI Fired Brick sponged over the top of the paint to dull down the red to some degree.
My first page has had a Tattered Floral added, cut from an old hymn book and red Bazzil card along with a wooden heart, sponged with Distress Inks and gold acrylic paint dabber added to the edges and red thread added to the centre.
The inside pages have the Caged Bird and Styled Label added, both Tim's dies, as I type I am beginning to realise just how many TIM products I have used LOL.  The inside of the Styled Label has an image from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash added and has been embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.  The Label has also had the Double Distress technique added too. 
You guessed it!!!!  The next pages also have Tim's products added too LOL.  This time it is the Carved Ornaments, two of which have had the Double Distress technique added and the other two have had two of Tim's stamped images added along with some hand stitching.
The back page has had the Tim treatment too with papers from his Seasonal Stash added along with any Tattered Florals I had left.  Hope you like my tribute to all things TIM LOL.  Have a lovely day, Tracy x x x

29 comments:

Paper Paradise said...

Happy ChrisTIMas springs to mind!!!!!!!! Great album, the fancy edges really set it off! x

Cheryl said...

oh tracey hun this is simply amazing just love love it fantastic,hugs cheryl cxxxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow oh Wow!!! Fantastic book! you are amazing!

Netty said...

Wow its a terrific book Tracy. It may be full of Tim Holtz goodies but it has been given the 'Tracy' treatment and it is totally fab. Annette x

Paula said...

wonderful book

Nancy said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love this!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh wow!! This is completely stunning - I love the snowflake edges and each page is really fabulous too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Helen said...

I knew this would be worth coming back for, it is gorgeous, Tracy.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, this is so wonderfully RED and Tim! You put is so much time and thought. The result is simply stunning. You've done it again, Tracy, I'm blowing away!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG this is Stunning Tracy!!
Love it all, especially the christmas ornaments and all the embellishments!
Jan x

Joanna K said...

Beautiful, simply divine with a fabulous Christmassy feel...!;)))) xx

Sue said...

Lovely Tracy......have just ordered that snowflake die, it is very effective and nice to see it used in other than blue or white.

Lori said...

This is really great, Tracy! Always love your books! That embossing on those ornaments is a really fantastic look!

Dragon said...

Stunning.... Glad I popped over from the Stampman
Frankie
xx

Lisa said...

Very Cool!

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful! I wondered why I would want the on the edge snowflake die - now I know! Your book is so fun. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

MarleneMAZ said...

Your book is fabulous!!! love what you did, I need to try those on the edge dies.

craftytrog said...

Another fabulous book Tracy! Love those snowflake edges! xx

Plume said...

OUF! Astonishing. Great work! beautiful album! very original!

Maggie said...

Fabulous book colours are great and it is packed full of Tims goodies heaven.

Jen said...

Beautiful book! Like the snowflake edges!!

Terry said...

Hiya Tracy, the booklet or album is AMAZING, love the snowflake border and the colors that you have used. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

Minxy said...

WOW this is stunning Tracy, love all the elements

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

oh my, Tracy, this is absolutely sensational. Beautiful colors and textures - love how you have used the On The Edge die cuts! Every page is special. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Terry said...

Fabulous book! Love the way you used the snowflake die cut!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, you make the most incredible books! As always, every page of this is an absolute masterpiece. Your double distress is perfect and so wisely used, and the mix of flowers and ornaments and music pages gives this a sweet holiday feel. The snowflake border is just exceptional! Standing ovation from over here!

wearestampers said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Vixykins said...

Fantastic piece of art Tracy, so many dimensions, must have taken you ages! Thank You for playing at The Stampman Challenges x

judith@poppy cottage said...

I love this Tracy! It is fabulous, great ideas, so visual, Judith xx