1. Dare to Resist

    21st February, 2018

    It’s Wednesday and time for the funkie side of the design team to share our projects for the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    The current challenge is hosted by team member Autumn, who has chosen the theme DARE TO RESIST …Autumn says, “For the next two weeks, as we break away from our Valentine creations, we’d love to see you incorporate a favorite resist technique in your vintage or shabby chic project. There are so many options, perhaps you will try something new. Whether it be gesso resist, Vaseline resist, alcohol resist, embossing resist, or watercolor resist, we dare you to resist!”

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to ResistThis challenge was the perfectly timed with the arrival of the new distress resist spray by Tim Holtz. Since seeing this announced on facebook LIVE, I have been dying to get my hands on a bottle to try out and I can tell you now, it’s AMAZING!!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    Firstly it’s really important to use a box when spraying as this stuff sticks to everything. I have a collapsible spray box that I bought years ago, but you could use any cardboard box.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    I went for a concentrated spray by squeezing the spray trigger really slowly, releasing bigger drops rather than a fine spray. I blasted with my heat tool (because I’m impatient). I then sprayed the background with frayed burlap distress spray and dried. I added a single spray of broken china distress spray to the center of the tag for a pop of colour!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    Using the stamp platform I laid out stamps from the new Merchant stamp set (CMS331). I LOVE how the puddleds of resist resist the number stamps too!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    I added a gadget gear which I grunged up using grit paste and distress crayon, a paper doll coloured with distress markers, quote chips, an adornment star altered with fire brick distress paint and several die cuts from the new Tim Holtz thinlits pocket frame!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    Zoe x

     



  2. Theories

    20th February, 2018

    Hello, I’m back with some more cards that I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Creativation booth, this time showcasing the new Theories stamps.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    These cards were incredibly simple to make. I created a distress ink wash background, added distress oxide over the top and stamped with distress archival ink using the Tim Holtz stamp platform. I stitched with a sewing machine, mounted onto sanded metallic kraftstock and a background made using the composition stamp from the new Composition and Lined set (CMS332).

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    Theories (CMS329)

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    I couldn’t help but colour in the hearts. Can you spot the teeny weeny one to the left of the balloon!? LOVE the almost hidden details to these stamps!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    The sentiments in the set are amongst my favourites of Tim’s sentiment stamps. They are so versatile and I plan to use some in my planner.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    I know I’m not alone in loving this stamp best from the set, (sorry other stamps)! You can bend the stamp to adjust the angle of the tightrope.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    The perfect sentiment to accompany this image! Great for a good luck card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    This stamp made me laugh. Something about three clowns on a bike… (I decided they were definitely part of the circus)! 😉


    Another cool sentiment and really versatile. Perfect for travel themed cards and journals.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe x

     



  3. Mr Butterfly Head

    19th February, 2018

    Thank you for the lovely comments you left during the creativation 2018 Tim Holtz blog hop. I hope you enjoyed hopping around the blogs. I was over the moon to make some card samples for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous booth at this years Creativation show. This week I will be sharing the rest of those cards.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly HeadOne of things I love about getting new stamps, is mixing them with older (well loved) sets. Which is exactly what I did when making this card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    I used the Dapper stamp set (CMS267), one of my all time favourites.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I added a butterfly from the new Entomology stamp set (CMS328) and used the background stamp, which I am obsessed with, to create the background (below).

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    I blended brushed corduroy distress ink into a mixed media heavystock tag. Spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool. Then stamped the background stamp from the Entomology set with distress archival ink using the stamp platform. I added the lined stamp from the Composition and Lined stamp set (CMS332) using fired brick distress ink.  I used the composition stamp from this same set to create the background under the tag.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    The hat, coat and butterfly were stamped, coloured with distress markers and fussy cut. Adhered with distress collage medium, the butterfly just adhered by the center and the wings folded upwards slightly to give some dimension. The numbers are from the Mail Art stamp set (CMS339), stamped and then painted with picket fence distress paint and overstamped again to define the outline. This is the beauty of using the stamp platform.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    I added a ruler from the idea-ology ruler pieces with an adornment index clip clipped over the end and adornment stars underneath.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and that it inspires you to create something.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe x

     



  4. All You Need Is LOVE!

    7th February, 2018

    It’s Wednesday and time for the funkie side of the design team to share our projects for the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    I am hosting the current challenge and have chosen the theme ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, “With Valentines just a couple of weeks away, it’s time to let cupid draw his paintbrush and create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word “LOVE” somewhere on the project. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail.”

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is LoveI wanted to make a Valentines card for Mister H, (as in Hillman, not Holtz)… just to be clear! 😉

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    To create the background I sprayed old paper distress spray stain onto a non stick craft sheet, misted distress heavystock with water, dragged it through the ink and dried with a heat tool. Then blended frayed burlap through the new stitched stencil (it looks like kisses) and stamped with images from the purveyor stamp set (CMS187) using the stamp platform.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    I love this style of grungy industrial background, which is so very simple to create…

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    – Cover a piece of metallic kraft stock with picket fence distress paint. Set aside to dry.
    – Tap potting soil archival ink directly onto the background using a very light tap. Set aside to dry.
    – Run through your die cutter with an embossing folder.
    – Put a drop of ground espresso distress paint onto a non stick craft sheet, pick up a little with your finger and rub over the raised portions of the background.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    I affectionately call my husband “Mister,” when we’re being silly (there’s a lot of silliness in our house)! I created this using the alphanumeric marquee thinlits die set cut from substrate, mounted over with the alphanumeric thinlits dies cut from metallic kraft stock. I rubbed silver gilding wax over the top of the substrate to make it pop over the grungy background.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    The alphanumeric dies are mounted over a strip of hearts from the shape strips thinlits die set. I grunged up the background and added a drop of alcohol ink to some of the hearts. This is sitting over the top of a strip of the industrial background I mentioned earlier.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    Finally, I added some idea-ology chitchat stickers which I sanded and inked with walnut strain distress ink to create the perfect sentiment for my card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
    I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe

     



  5. Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

    4th February, 2018

    Hello friends. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREENS… I USED PINK! I hope you’re having a nice weekend and finding some time to be creative. I’ve got a SATURDAY SHOWCASE (on a Sunday) over at Frilly and Funky, showcasing the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. If you’re a stamper, this tool is a total game changer!

    iGirlZoe: Saturday Showcase Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly & Funkie.

    Have a great Sunday.
    Zoe