30 May 2014

Get Some Texture at A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome. It's my turn to host the next challenge at A Vintage Journey with a theme I hope will get your creative juices flowing. I want you to 'Get Some Texture' into your projects, but not just any texture; Tim Holtz has shown us so many techniques for getting texture into our projects over the years. Use one (or more) of these on your piece - just remember to tell us which one(s) you've chosen!

For this challenge you may want to refer to Tim's blog, online classes, Creative Chemistry 101 and Creative Chemistry 102, and/or his three Compendium of Curiosities books (available at Country View Crafts). Our sponsors, Country View Crafts are offering a £10 gift voucher to spend, to one winner chosen by the team.


At first glance this doesn't look like your typical 'Tim style' project, but the truth is there are seven of his techniques pressed into action to create this card. Yes, you heard me right, SEVEN!!! And the texture paste through a stencil isn't one of them. So now you're wondering what they are...


Confession time; the central panel was and experiment that went wrong and then got resurrected rather successfully. I started with a plain piece of card, covered it in Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and then used a technique from Creative Chemistry 102 for using embossing powders through stencils. In this case it was Ranger Verdigris and in my head the combination with Bronze should have been wonderful - in practice it didn't work, but by covering the lot in Hydrangea Archival Ink and some purple Distress Paint drips the panel was transformed. I layered it onto some Kraft Coredinations card which, like some of the leaf stems, was sanded back to reveal the base colour - Tim did the same thing on his blog HERE.


Many of you will recognise the grungepaper trellis, altered in the same manner as Tim's April tag (ahhh, happy memories of that post... !) To turn this panel into a garden gate I added an Idea-Ology metal lock, ageing it with a technique from Tim's January tag involving Distress Paints.
With the garden gate in place I felt like this needed a secret garden.


That garden, inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show, began to take life as leaf fronds turned into hollyhocks; after cutting some of those fronds from the sanded Kraft Cordinations, more were cut from 'Glided Kraft Glassine' (page 39, Compendium of Curiosities 2). The hollyhock blooms were created from altered, double-sided Tissue Tape (page 36, Compendium of Curiosities 2) adorned by little pearl centres coloured with Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink. After die cutting Distress Stain dyed crinoline the whole garden was spattered with Iced Spruce Distress Paint (also seen on Tim's January tag). And the final texture technique? Reserved for the butterfly, I love the 'Shattered Stains' technique (page 48, Compendium of Curiosities 2).


So there you go, seven of Tim's techniques (and a bit more texture besides) crammed into one six inch square card! And you're going to love what the Creative Guides have come up with over at A Vintage Journey. Between my talented teamies and the genius that is Tim Holtz I'm sure you can all be inspired to create a little something full of texture - don't forget, you have to use TIM HOLTZ TECHNIQUES and tell us which ones you've used.

Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

All the products used here can be purchased from Country View Crafts

29 comments:

  1. Love this and it has beautiful textures. A great idea for the challenge

    Chrissie x

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  2. Words elude me... I find myself tongue tied and completely stupefied with amazement. It's a feat to accomplish a handful of techniques on such a small pallet, but more than a handful...sheer mastery!
    It's GORGEOUSLY STUNNING what you've resurrected and created here Jenny.
    Lisa x

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  3. Such a lovely collaged card Jenny!
    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  4. So many fabulous techniques and a happy accident - wow! A totally stunning result. I love how you were inspired to create this piece of art, it really is a stunner! Thank you for getting me to use some texture too! Anne xx

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  5. Whoa, some really impressive texturing going on here. Stand back and it's subtle, step forward and be impressed by the detail. What a fabulous make Jenny, love the gate idea and the layering of the florals where you have flowers under the greenery as well as above it. F.A.B.!!! Chris xxx

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  6. Just spent a happy time catching up on your posts Jenny and wandering over older ones, fantastic colour and texture. If anything is going to nudge mojo I will find it here. Hugs Flora

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  7. Wow!!! Love this Jenny ... the colours are fab, the butterfly is gorgeous and I love all the texture on the background too. Hugs Linda xx

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  8. First of all, this is a wonderful challenge theme Jenny! The card you made showcasing so many different textures is fabulous!!

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  9. What a wonderful textural piece Jenny, I love the foliage and your design. So eye catching . Tracy x

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  10. wow jenny this is amazing. love it to pieces - so much to look at and thinkbabout xx

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  11. Talk about a technique junkie!! Fabulous fusion of so many amazing Tim techniques here - and a beautiful secret garden at the end of it - what a great card, and thank you for a lovely challenge theme!
    Alison xx

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  12. your secret garden is so stunning! There are so many techniques for getting texture, great! I´ll try to take part in the challenge.

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  13. Stunning Jenny - love all the foliage in front of the trellis and the oberall colour scheme!!

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  14. Fabulous work of art Jenny. It must have taken ages to create. Hugs Rita xxx

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  15. A gorgeous garden wall Jenny! love the colors and the rampant floral growth! Thanks for sharing all of the texture techniques you used! can't wait to plunge in to this challenge!

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  16. OH MY I just love this Jenny! Fantastic texture for this challenge.

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  17. Absolutely stunning as always. Your creations are beyond words, love, love, love, it
    Have a fantastic weekend
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  18. An amazing array of techniques Jenny, this is a lovely card and a great challenge theme. Mo x

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  19. Wow, you'd never believe how much loveliness and texture can be packed into a 6x6" baby :-). Gorgeous card Jenny and I love the colour palette! xxx

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  20. Stunning techniques and project Jenny and thank you for sharing them with us with all the links. Nikki xx

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  21. Amazing card as always! I love all Tim's techniques!!! Thanks for sharing with us the links !!!! BArbarayaya

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  22. Wow love it loving the colours.
    Becky x

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  23. hi Jenny this is such a fab theme and your card is full of such wonderful techniques and textures. wonderful colours and the fab trellis

    tfs and crafty hugs
    annie x

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  24. All I can say is WOW!! You took the challenge to the extreme and I love it. Thanks for hosting this one, your project is fab.

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  25. A M A Z I N G, this is a brilliant challenge and a fantastic sample to show how Tim's techniques don't have to look Timified (new word????!!!!). I find it incredible that you have layered so many textures and ideas onto one card and the result is completely stunning, I adore it. xxx

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  26. Jenny, I am not sure where to start! You are the "queen of TEXTURE" and this so reflects that beautifully. I love that trellis and all the gorgeous resurrected panel! I wish I could touch this! Hugs and enjoy the weekend.

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  27. Wow!!! This is awesome Jenny, So many techniques and such a stunning result. This is just amazing and soooooo gorgeous!! Love it!! ox

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  28. Hello Jenny. This is a beautiful piece, I really like the blue background with the frameworks on top.
    I'm running behind trying to catch up and also wanted to THANKYOU for your visit and kind comment on my blog. I had a giggle when you said family think you've finally lost it. Thanks again. Karen.x

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  29. Jenny, I love, love your card! Actually I love about everything you create! You are one of my favorite bloggers also! Bless you

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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