Monday, 28 February 2011


I just can't stop wittering on to all my friends about Tims fab workshop last Friday. I can count amongst my pals quite a few who just don't get Altered Art in any shape or form, so when I show them my Configuration Box, I know some of them are slightly bemused!
It was a wonderful day, and Tim and his team are fantastic teachers, as are Lin and Leandra.
Here are a couple of pictures from the day.
We were given the most amazing kit bags of goodies to put in our boxes, they were like little bags of treasure, I still haven't quite worked out where everything will finally go but I think it's pretty much finished now. We were lucky to be able to use some of the new Ideology lines including the amazing bottles, frozen Charlotte dolls and the grunge printers blocks (these are bloomin' brilliant) that look like Letraset blocks.I was also lucky enough to win a raffle prize, and as Tim said it's one that money can't buy. I am the proud new owner of a Tim Holtz Ideology messenger bag, which were made for CHA 2011
and he has very kindly signed it for me. Yipee!!!

The Three Musketeers

Using the Paris theme that Hels has used this week for the Sunday Stampers I've made this tag. The three gentlemen in question are from my new Tim stamp, and the other stamps are from Artistic Outpost.
I coloured my tag with a distress stain, these are so fab, and then sprayed with water to create a slightly mottled effect, all the images are stamped in black Archival. I've used tissue tape and some ideology to finish off.Thanks to the fab giveaways from Ranger at Paperartsy I now have a great stash of tissue tape which I love I bought some , and then we were all given two rolls, so I shall be using it on loads of stuff for a while.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Wow, Wow, Wow

What more can I say, I've just had the most fab day of art with the one and only Tim Holtz. It was just wonderful, and I feel really privileged to have been able to attend one of his amazing workshops. I also got to meet some lovely people that I have met via the world of blogging.
The amazing Artsycrafts team who organised the whole day did a fabulous job, and I just hope they will be able to persuade Tim to come back again.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Slightly Rusty

Just home from a short holiday in the sunshine, which has cheered me up no end, and now busy counting down the days till Artsycrafts (only 13 more sleeps!!). Being in a sunny mood from my holiday I started off Challenge No. 31 expecting something bright and cheerful, but what has evolved is definitely grungy, I seriously love all things grunge so am not too bothered. I really like this technique, which is new to me, and can be found on page 41 of the C of C's.
My tag is inked with Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap DI's, and stamped (TH Artful Artifacts stamp) with black Archival , the tissue tape is aged with Alcohol Ink, and the pen nib (from The Artistic Stamper) is lightly swiped with some black acrylic paint to tone it down a bit. I'm now off to have a look round blogland at all the amazing art I've missed over the last week or so.