Friday, 22 July 2011

Tim Holtz week - day four

Ready for more !!!
Another "grab a cuppa" post gazillions of pictures to show off Chris Dark's AMAZING work today. There are soooo many little yummy details on this that you will want to click on each picture to drool  admire them I'm sure.
Ready for it? Here we go !

First the pictures for the first project

Now for the loooooooooooong list (as you can imagine) of material Chris used
Tim Holtz mini safety pins
Tim Holtz box feet 
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps Papillons and Urban Chic
Distress embossing powder broken china, shabby shutters
Distress Crackle paint, picket fence, broken china
Alterations Movers and Shapers dies mini hearts
Alterations base tray
Alterations Bigz die Sewing Room
GoKreate die circles
beads and pearl beads
Craft barn cream silky ribbon by the metre
Marianne creatables spiral rose die
Beadazzles disco ball

Are you still here ????
Because there's moooore
Look how Chris did the buttons to put in the tiny vial... 
Here's what Chris says
To make the tiny white buttons to fit inside the corked vial I cut lots of buttons from the Alterations Bigz die Sewing Room from frosted shrink plastic. The buttons were then heated with a heat gun to shrink them down to a size that would fit into the Tim Holtz Corked vials. It takes a while to cut all the buttons and shrink them but they look like little pearlised buttons and are very pretty.

As if that was not enough, Chris also did a couple of tags...

 Using the same stamps (Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps Papillons and Urban Chic),  two different looks for tags by changing the colours and ways of applying distress stains. The brown and blue tag used vintage photo and broken china distress stains simply dragged over the tag on a slight diagonal and then spritzed with perfect pearl mica powder mixed with water in a mini mister. when dried the stamping was done in black Archival ink and some outlining done with a white gel pen. Glossy accents was added to the butterflies that were stamped and some white rub 'n' buff added randomly over the tag and on the edges.

The second tag used all the distress stain colours listed in the materials list and they were dotted over the tag after inking with a sponge applicator and spritzing with the pearl mixture. After stamping with the same stamps apart from the swirl and using a different sentiment some doodling was done with a white pen, glossy accents was added to the butterflies and the edges were sponged with black soot.

The ribbon on the tags was dyed with the distress stains simply by dabbing on the stain and spritzing with the pearl powder and water mixture. After drying with a heat gun the ribbon is ready to use.

and now for the card.... 
The old jalopy car was cut once from black bazzil card and once from fun foam. The fun foam cut out was used as a stamp (applied to a stamp block with removable adhesive) and the image was stamped with distress stains which were applied randomly to the foam and then spritzed with water. The car was overstamped with the other parts of the die cut e.g. the bumper and windows using black ink and then with a stamp from the bitty grunge set using pumice stone distress ink.

The card base was stamped with the sentiment from Papillons stamp set, outlined in places with white gel pen and then overstamped with grunge stamp from the bitty grunge set. White ink was sponged around the edges and the nail heads applied to decorate.

Alterations die old jalopy
distress stains dustry concorde, broken china, wild honey
Stampers Anonymous stamps Papillons and bitty grunge
Craft Barn White stamping card
Bazzil Black card
Bazzil kraft card
White gel pen
fun foam

Well... what did I tell ya?? Worth poppy by or what?
Thank you Chris.
All I am wishing now, looking at how much TIME (and talent) Chris spent on those projects for you, is that you will leave GAZILLIONS of comments for her !! 
Come on, she truly deserve it.... 
565 followers as I type this... let's see how many comments we can get....

Will you be back tomorrow?
Simply Saturday is just round the corner... 
See you then, 


  1. WOW Chris you have outshone yourself - this is simply brilliant and I love those teeny tiny buttons - sooooo cute!! Thank you so much....

  2. This is so wonderful.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. Fantastic projects...i can't stop drooling but my fave has to be the buttons...and the tags...and the card and the bobbins and the..............

    I love it!!!

    Sylvia x

  5. Fab projects, just love those tags. x

  6. Wow - what a lot of work! I think I like the tags the best

  7. Absolutely Fabulous!Adore the configuration box love the colour throughout!

  8. wow this these are all fabulous! I needed some inspiration for my configurations box!

  9. WOW I'm speechless. What a fabulous work. Stunning Chris. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  10. Wonderful as always!

  11. I know I've only just left a comment on your own blog, Chris but this is even more wonderful when I see the extra photos and read the detail of how it was made! Fabulous work!
    Diane x


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