Friday, July 15, 2011

New Stamp Man Challenge- Anything T!m

It's Stamp Man challenge blog time, hurray!!! This fortnight is bound to be a popular one- it's anything Tim Holtz!!! Here's mine......can you tell what it was?

10 sparkle points if you said a moisturiser pot. It's made out of white, slightly translucent plastic, smells nice- bonus!

I swiped it all over with alcohol inks (meadow, terracotta and lettuce), then stamped the lid and sides with text and foliage stamps (Tim Holtz Shabby Chic).

OK, now I have an admission to make..... I know all of you Sir Tim aficionados out there are grunge paper/board fans but I've not tried it. I know, I know, stop tutting at me.... it just seemed expensive and I couldn't quite see the point. Although I had at some point acquired some, cut with the Tattered florals die. 

So, Distress Inks (Peeled paint, Mustard seed, Spiced marmalade) and more stamping (Russet archival ink) later and I'm sold. I get it. You can all stop looking smug now.....;)

Ooh, and my absolute favourite thing about this is the little screw in the middle of the flower. I think I have a thing for salvaged metal...... this little half sheared off screw was just sitting waiting to be picked up and glued in. 

Actually, it's recycled stuff all round- the string round the edge was originally round some packaging. So, an ethically sound project all round, yippee.

There's lots more gorgeous DT inspiration on the challenge blog, so hop over for a look, and show us your projects!

I'm entering this into the Stampotique Designers Challenge- to use flowers.


  1. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  2. Fabulous piece in great colours, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 34.

  3. Gorgeous artwork. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Originals.

  4. Lovely piece and great recycling! Love the stamping on your flower and the screw detail.xx

  5. Amazing flower and great recycling art work!

  6. Lisa this is so delightful and what a change to the original pot! Love your colours and so glad you got to use grungepaper, it is fab isn't it?
    Have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. Awesome project! I just bought that flower die! Great inspiration!

  8. Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  9. What a great re-use job you have done. Love the screw idea in the flower and the colouring on the flower is great. Have a great day. Angela

  10. What a beautifully decorated box, love it

  11. Now this project has some serious flower power! So wonderful... love the colors! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique!
    Val :)


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