Creativations 2018 – Tim Holtz Blog Hop

2nd February, 2018

Welcome to the Creativations 2018 – Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away! …and welcome to my blog! I’m delighted to have been invited to join such a talented group of designers on this exciting blog hop hosted by Richele Christensen. If you’ve just come across from the lovely and talented Chelle Fowler’s blog, you’re right on track.

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
I was lucky enough to make a few samples for the Stampers Anonymous booth at this years Creativation with Tim Holtz wonderful new stamps and stencils. Today I want to share a close-up look at the shaker card that I made.

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
I used the new entomology stamp set (CMS328), one of my favourites from the new release, not least of all because of that background stamp! Can you believe how many stamps Stampers Anonymous crammed onto one stamp sheet?!

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
I also used the new hive stencil (THS105)! I love the total lack of symmetry and organic look to it.

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
I stamped the bee a bunch of times onto distress watercolor cardstock with black soot distress archival ink. Watercoloured fossilized amber over the body and a light wash of tumbled glass over the wings, using distress markers scribbled onto a non stick craft sheet and picked up with a water brush.

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
Yes I fussy cut all these bees! I find fussy cutting so relaxing, it’s my jam (or honey in this case)!

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
I created the background by stamping that gorgeous background stamp from the entomology set onto distress heavystock with hickory smoke distress archival ink and covering with a frayed burlap distress wash. Spread texture paste through the hive stencil, and once dry, blended in fossilized amber and brushed corduroy distress inks.

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
I die cut a postage frame from idea-ology substrate sheet, adhered acetate to the underside with distress collage medium and mounted over strips of black adhesive foam. Using the new ornate trims stamps set (CMS326) to create a cute vintage border.

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
Finally I mounted the shaker card over metallic and classic kraft stock (sanded of course). You can see the shaker card “shake it” over on my instagram.

Next on this blog hop is the very lovely and talented Joy Kennedy.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my shaker card and that this blog hop inspires you to create.
Zoe x

 

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!

iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
There are a few prizes to give away. Just leave a comment on all the different blog hop posts for a chance to win! The more blogs you leave comments on, the better your chances of winning.

Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele’s blog

BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS…

IDEA-OLOGY
Paula Cheney
Vicki Evans
Emma Williams
Cathie Parreco
Kaz Hall
Jan Hobbins
Jenny Marples

SIZZIX
Tami Bastians
Audrey Pettit
Mou Saha
Richele Christensen

STAMPERS ANONYMOUS
Kath Stewart
Cheiron Brandon
Stacy Hutchinson
Chelle Fowler
Zoe Hillman (you are here)
Joy Kennedy
Bobbie Smith

 



209 Comments »

  1. Toni says:

    What a fabulous make.
    Toni xx

  2. Suzy says:

    The more I see with the Entomology stamp- the more it is on my must have list!! I love your honeycomb background and the depth!! I also am a fan of all things creepy and crawly.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. So clever! I am scared af swarms so bee hives frighten me but still love your shaker. I just hope they are very friendly bees and don’t fly near me! At least no more than one at a time! xxx

  4. Peculiaris says:

    This shaker card is beyond fab!! Such a brilliant idea and it came out amazing! Loved seeing it shake on insta 🙂
    Thanks for sharing! xx

  5. Diana Gaizo says:

    Love that it is a shaker card. Looks just like a beehive in the picture.

  6. Amante del Papel says:

    This shaker is stunning!!!

  7. This is a gorgeous creation! Love the texture and all those wonderful bees on the textured honeycomb background- perfect!

  8. Denise Costa says:

    OK you should get the prize for fussy cutting!
    This is my favorite of all the projects.
    Thanks for sharing

  9. lorena b. says:

    I love this card so much!!! It’s bee-utiful!!! Can’t wait to get my Entomology set!

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