Sunday, 13 March 2011

Welcome! ...and Some fun with distressing inks

Hi everyone,
I'm really excited to be writing the first post on my blog. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, so here goes...

I see so much really amazing stuff out there on the web from so many really talented people sometimes I just want to say 'Wow! you've got to see this!' So now I can inflict this on someone other than my long-suffering husband.
I also wanted to share some of my card making, scrapbooking and ATC ideas as I start to, hopefully, get better at it.

Recently I've got slightly obsessed with distressing inks and everything Tim Holtz. I wish I could afford more of the beautiful stamp rubber stamp sets from his range. These are my first attempts at some ATCs (artist trading cards) using the Urban Grunge stamp set:

I loved the way these turned out even if they are just very simple.

I also did this valentines day card with the same stamp set. The backgrounds a bit messy, but I sort of think that adds to the distressed look of the card:

Enough from me for now, Many thanks for reading :0)

1 comment:

  1. just looking back through your posts ...
    i see we have a mutual appreciation of everything Holtz!!
    I love your work.
    Just a tip for buying stamps ... if you go to ebay and search for Tim Holtz VISUAL ARTISTRY CLEAR stamps there are a few relatively inexpensive stamps that are normally just produced for usa. I got my first set in QVC's recent Todays Special VAlue of tim's stuff, and have bought a few from ebay. They are slightly smaller than the regular red rubber stamps, but they are clear, and work exactly the same. The stampers anonymous stamps can be expensive to buy all the ones you want!
    All the best,
    TonyR xx


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