Friday, 5 June 2015

Celebrating at A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone, thank you for dropping by here! It's the first Friday of the month and that means there's a new challenge starting at A Vintage Journey.
The lovely Sandy chose the theme of Celebrations. Usually there are so many celebrations of one kind or another in June....
As A Vintage Journey is a Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog, I decided to celebrate the great man himself.

I made a simple tag card and had great fun doing so.
I cut a piece of Manila cardstock and added some texture with one of Tim's Layering Stencils and some Ranger Texture Paste.. When it had dried I added a first layer of colour using Distress Stain Sprays, - I used Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Peeled paint. I spritzt with water to let the colours run and then dried with my heat gun. More colour was added with Distress Inks and another another stencil. I also did some background stamping with the Paris Text stamps from the Papillon set.
I wanted this to be a happy, jolly piece, so decided to use my favourite crazy bird. He was stamped on speciality stamping card and coloured with Distress Markers, fussy cut and adhered to by card base. I cut him a party hat from some printed text paper.
I could not fussy cut his little curls on the top of course so I drew them over the hat when both were glued down. The T stands for Tim of course.
I cut out a little banner from the same text paper and adhered the letters which I happened to have in my stash.
The sentiment is from the simple sayings set and I adhered it with a number brad. I chose the 10 because Tim gets 10 out of 10 in my book every time.

For the same reason I had to choose the Excellence Muse Token of course. I gave it a quick rub with some pewter Treasure Gold to make it blend in with the rest of the tag.


The final touch was to add some glossy accents to the eyes, this was a little trick I saw on the lovely Amanda's blog the other day.
Well there you have it, a tag to celebrate the wonderful Tim Holtz. Hope you'll hope over to A Vintage Journey to see what my teamies have created and hopefully you'll play along and celebrate with us.

All the challenge rules can be found there.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend with hopefully some creative time...

37 comments:

  1. Astrid....What a GREAT tribute to Tim. I love the birds stamps and the one you chose to grace your tag is adorable. Nice touches with the hat and banner. Love the effect of the Glossy Accents on the bird's eye. Great tag!

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  2. What a fantastic, fun tag!! LOVE that little bird, and great tip about the eyes.....really brings him to life! Love your colors and embossing.....wonderful!! xx Lynn

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  3. Oh my goodness - what a sweet little Tim bird with his party hat on Astrid! great coloring on him - love the glossy accents on his eyes - wonderful colors and stenciling on the background and what a festive banner strung across the top of your tag! hope you have a wonderful weekend! Julia xx

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  4. Your tag is so delightful Astrid. The bright colors and textures, the nod to Tim and oh those crazy birds! So Fun.

    S@ndy xx

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  5. What a gorgious tag, I really love the celabration of Tm , great image and funny crazy bird, lovely colours,details and structure on your tag!!! Super!!

    Greetings
    MAria

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  6. I'm sure the great man will appreciate this Astrid - love that layered background and the cute banner. Jenny x

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  7. A fantastic tribute to Tim, Astrid! What a great colouring and amazing tip for the crazy bird's eyes! I love everything about this wonderfully wonderful tag! Thank you so much for the detailed description and inspiration! I LOVE your art work!
    Branka xxx

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  8. Wonderful background that sets off everything perfectly on this terrific tag

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Hi Astrid am loving your tag the colours you have used are excellent as always and that little bird is adorable. x

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  10. A superb celebratory tag Astrid, it is my favourite bird too, he always looks a bit apprehensive which makes him adorable, in my book anyway! Love your gorgeous tag card, it is such fun! xxx

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  11. Awesome, fun tag, Astrid! Love it!

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  12. Fabulous tag Astrid! Very fun, love the hat on your crazy bird. I'm sure Tim would be honoured. hugs :)

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  13. It wonderful!! I love the bird!

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  14. So wonderful a tag, Astrid, I`m sure Tim Holz will laugh and feel very happy seing this salute to him. The bird is the sweetest with his hat on, and your banner writing TIM so great.
    Astrid it is some time ago I have seen you on my blog, and do not hope you have totally left me , It seems many bloggers have been drawing back, with both posting and commenting, and I feel it is a shame !! Hoping your weekend will be warm and sunny !
    Dorthe, oox

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  15. Oh wow - wish I could see him smile BIG when he sees the Astrid. It's WONDERFUL - totally makes me smile - still am!!! It just couldn't be any more PERFECT. Soooo glad you celebrated TIM!!! FABULOUS. j.

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  16. Great tag and love the story behind your creation. Have a lovely weekend x

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  17. Success!! I'm smiling for sure Astrid. Just love your happy colours and that cutesy bird with fabby eyes. Beautiful colour blending as always. Nicola x

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  18. What a great idea honouring Thee man himself. Such a great design and love the hat.
    Have a fab weekend,
    Julie x

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  19. As always, Astrid, I love your tags - and this one is lovely. The little bird gives a sweetness to the tag and also brings about a smile!

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  20. The crazy birds are so awesome...I love them too Astrid...your tag with one of the birds is gorgeous!

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  21. It is time for a party and I love your Crazy Bird, Astrid! Love that you added glossy accents for that extra dimension on the eyes! Very cool tag and so much fun! Happy Weekend!

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  22. Love your Crazy bird tag Astrid, its fantastic.
    Yvonne

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  23. Love, Love, Love This, Astrid!! How completely adorable to celebrate our creative hero, Tim!! This little crazy bird is just the sweetest little guy, EVER!! You should totally send this to Tim--I bet he'd just love this to death!! Fabulous CG piece for this very festive challenge!! Happy Weekend!! XOXO-Shari

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  24. A fabulous way to celebrate at AVJ and I am sure Tim will love this, I know I do. A great make my friend xxx

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  25. Astrid this is such a cute and adorable tag. Your crazy bird looks fabulous !! Love all your background texture you created with stencils and paste.Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art.
    Sending hugs from Monica... Spain

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  26. Such a fabulous Tag Astrdi and that cute little guy looks amazing.....wonderful colouring. Your tag is beautifully laid out with stunning embellishments xx

    TFS and huge hugs..here's hoping it gets warmer today.

    Hugs Annie xx

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  27. I love your tag and the little bird is so sweet, gorgeous hat too.
    Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  28. Oh I love this!! Such a fun tag and that little bird stamp is uber cute!!! Gorgeous!! xx

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  29. This card is beautiful and fun! I am very much admired in seeing your ability to mix these stamps with your style, absolutely perfect combination! BArbarayaya

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  30. Astrid, what a wonderful person to celebrate! Tim has inspired so many of us and your wonderful tag is a perfect example of that. Love how you've combined so many of his great products to come up with a creation that is so decidedly Astrid, love it!

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  31. Astrid...your card celebrating Tim is ADORABLE! I love his crazy birds and the one you have done on this is colored to perfection. I am loving the party hat! So cute and just adds to the already whimsical charm of that bird. I love the TIM banner at the top! So festive!

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  32. Amazing tag Astrid! I adore your style, you've mixed so well this fantastic Crazy Bird with it ! BArbarayaya

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  33. Love your adorable crazy bird, fitting tribute to the technique master and artistic genius! Been lucky enough to have taken many classes with him!

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