Friday, 31 January 2014

Artful Times Challenge 48

A warm welcome to everyone who drops in and especially to those who have come to see my project for Artful Times. I seem to be getting into the hang of being on the DT there and it is inspiring to make pieces for the themes.

This time the theme was chosen by Von- and you are asked to make a card, ATC, or tag in the style of Tim Holtz. Do visit Von to see her beautiful tag

I made a card and a tag.

I must say I wasn't too confident when I set out to make something in this style as I'm afraid I do tend to make things 'chrissie' style. I know I am influence and inspired by blogs I visit so I looked at a video of Tim making a tag, then visited some of his talented fans who join in his tag challenges and went on from there.

For the tag I used some TH products. Distressed Inks, Die cuts and Distressed stains. I followed the video to make the background then embossed it in a folder. The tape measure is a very old one that I keep for using on craft projects.

The background paper I used for the card is cut from a piece of card I use to test things on. The next layer is card embossed with the TH cogs folder. The quote I stamped when I was at a friend's house-it is from a set by Dylusions. The owl is from Gecko Galz and the beautiful tickets Rosie made for us to share. I inked them over with rusty hinge Distressed Ink-in fact I inked a lot of things over with that ink. The clock face is from a real clock.

If you have manage to make it this far-thank you for reading the post and I hope you will join in the challenge. There will be a prize donated by Oyster Stamps but to be eligible for the prize you must follow the Artful Rules and Guidelines and say something about how you made your project. Good Luck.

Happy Crafting All

Love Chrissie x


  1. Beautiful work Chrissie, that must have kept you busy for hours! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Fabulous pieces Chrissie, the details and colours look great.
    Yvonne x.

  3. Love what you have done here Chrissie :)
    Von ♥

  4. Yes these are a new style for you, as they would be for me, but you did great with these, Chrissie.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Marianne xo

  5. Hi Chrissie - wow these creations are just amazing, well done... what do you do with them all??

  6. A great pair of TH creations... I think you're so right that even though you may be inspired by a certain crafter, there's inevitably a layer of you in any project... and that's exactly as it should be. Love your use of the tickets - fab violins! - and gorgeous colours and embossing in the backgrounds. Really delicious!
    Alison xx
    (Oh, and link working over at mine now - sorry!)

  7. OMG ! I absolutely adore your creations Chrissie ! The colours and textures are fantastic ! Have a lovely week-end my friend ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  8. Fabulous creations Chrissie, you've certainly captured his style.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. These are both lovely, gorgeous, warm colours
    Rosie x

  10. This is so pretty, I love Tim Holtz stuff. These are so cool. Love your work

  11. Great projects Chrissie. Tim certainly has his own style. Love them.

  12. Hi Chrissie both great fabby makes and definitely have both you and TH style in there I just love that little owl hiding in the cage so cute. Hope you both well love and hugs Sandra XXX


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