Hello there. Today i have an all Tim Holtz affair for you. This is actually my husband's birthday card and it combines some things that he loves. The first is coffee of which he drinks copious amounts. He also loves robins and I wanted to use the crazy birds and this one kind of reminds me of him. So I put everything on this card.
Enough of that and onto how I made the card. I started with a 15x15 cm piece of white card. I stamped the coffee mug in potting soil archival ink and masked it off. Next I stamped the bag of coffee beans in same ink and masked it off too.
Next it was time to attend to background. I used squeezed lemonade, scattered straw and wild honey on top half and blended them in smoothly graduating the colour. On the bottom half I used pumice stone, hickory smoke and scattered straw and again made sure that everything was graduating and blending in to create an ombre effect background.
Then I used a textured background stamp and and inked with scattered straw and went around the card as you can see above and below.
With the other stamp I used vintage photo and went around again but stamping a narrower edge.
I inked all around the edges with vintage photo just to darken it slightly all round.
For the next bit I had to make sure that the ink was dry. I also went over it with dust buddy to make sure it was dry. Using the cornice stamp from the outer edge I stamped all around with versamark and embossed with gold detail powder.
I then coloured the images with promarkers. I used skin colours for mug and light browns for coffee bag. I then added more detail with the spectrum noir pencils.
I used the pencils to add shading around the objects and for shadows.
On a separate piece of card I stamped the bird twice in potting soil archival. i coloured him in with distress inks, espresso coffee, fossilized amber, abandoned coral. I added glossy accents to eyes and beak and after they dried I die cut them out and assembled the bird.
I also added glossy accents to the coffee beans and clear embossed the mug. The coffee is shiny too as I added clear wink of stella to it.
I matted on dark brown card and then onto burlap.
I hope that it meets with your approval. I must say that the recipient was thrilled with it, Theresa xx.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - ombre effect
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Time out challenge - autumn