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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sir Tim

It's been way too long since I got out my Tim Holtz stamps to play (I mean work) with!

After my purple yesterday I thought I'd get messy with the inks and this is what I came up with.
For this card I've used the Classics 2 and Classics 7 stamp sets from the Mighty Mr Holtz.

First, I swiped Ripe Persimmon and Peeled Paint Distress Stains over a piece of Coconut White card.  I spritzed it quite heavily with water to make the colours blend then heat dried it.
I used the large collage image from set 7 for the background and did 2nd generation stamping using Black Archival Ink.
As it was stamped over Distress Stains, I was able to select areas from the stamped image to lift the colour away to give highlights.  It's a sort of bleaching effect without the smelly bleach!  It really is important to use the right cardstock for playing with water otherwise you get "pilling" which can mess up the finished project.  Coconut White is ideal for this, you can throw quite a bit of water at it without any problems.

Next, I stamped the chequerboard effect stamp around the edges to give it a frame, then the Column stamp from Set 2 as the main image.

In the background I've also stamped the words in Set 2 using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

The edges of the card have been roughed up with a pair of scissors then distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  A bit of matting and layering and there you have it....hope you like it.
Everything used today has come from Creative Expressions and Creative Studios.

Now for todays travel photo!
Another view of the River Cam showing the punts.  I must admit, we cheated and hired a man who knew what he was doing when we booked the punt!  I had visions of one of us going overboard....it would have made a great photo (hee hee!) but it would have been a long soggy drive home!!

Many thanks for visiting, the forecast for the weekend is looking good, so here's to long crafty summer's days!
Until next time......


Sue said...

This is fab Pam, love all the layers and depth to it. Thanks for the tip about the coconut card, I used to think card was just card till I started messing about with inks :-). The punting looks like fun but I think you missed a photo opportunity by not doing it yourselves lol :-)

Lisa-Jane said...

I love the mix of colours you've used here. I never tire of seeing people's creative spaces. Happy anniversary!

Christine B. said...

Love all your layers on your card great second generations stamping. Also really like the checkaboard around the edges. Those punts look real fun. Hugs x ChrisB

Eliza said...

Pam you made me giggle for a minute I really did in vision you driving home in wet clothes LOL

Beautiful card, love the colors used. Thanks for popping in to visit it was so nice.

Happy Belated 4th WOYWW greetings
Eliza 75

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

...let alone what would have happened with damp camera (damp Cam :D) arrgh! bad pun..
ah love the Th lay fun!! Happy WOYWW4 Shaz in Oz.x #37