Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Tim Holtz inspired for CVC

There is a brand new challenge at Country View Crafts today and the lovely Christine has chosen 'Inspired by Tim'. Now as you all know I love Tim's style and products and recently I purchased his Tiny Houses die and I just had to have a play.


I began by cutting the pieces from mountboard.


Then I used Tim's Wallflower papers to cut out individual pieces to adhere to the mountboard.


I realised the corners would be on show so I spread some texture sand paste over them and let it dry ....


.... and decided to paint them using white tinting base and burnt umber media acrylic paint.


When it was all dry I adhered the pieces together, gave them a coat of decou-page on the surface and put them to one side for a couple of hours while I went for a walk waiting for them to dry out completely.


When I returned  I spritzed a little water and blended over picket fence distress paint to tone the colours of the papers down a bit.


Then I used one of Tim's mini stencils to sponge through some dried marigold distress paint.


I stayed with the nature theme and added some of Tim's new Wildflowers thinlits on both sides cut from core'dinations papers.



Then out came the distress crayons to add some more colour




Finally before adding any embellishments I sanded and inked all the edges.



The colours didn't have enough contrast with the background so I used black and white pens and painted some tinting base between the flowers and leaves then added distress markers over the flowers and foliage to strengthen the colour.



The small talk sayings are perfect to give some meaning to each little house and I painted some greyboard pieces to give them something to stand on.



I hope you like my take on being inspired by Tim, it certainly gives me so much scope as I love so many of his products and playing with something new is always a treat.


hugs Brenda xxx




30 comments:

Craftyfield said...

I love the look of these little houses, I just wasn't sure how to use them! This is beautiful Brenda, and so perfect for our challenge theme. Tim would be proud...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This village looks fantastic - I would love to live in one of those!!!

Jane said...

You little houses are delightful Brenda. I like the new wild flowers..I have the old ones and use them again and again.Hugs xxx

Valerija said...

Fabulous project. Love your little village. Great project.
Have a lovely day.
Valerija xx

Nikki Acton said...

Love these tiny houses! Xx

Susanne said...

So cute! I like your houses, and the use of crayons did a lot to the project.

Dortesjs said...

love love love those houses are stunning. thanks for all your photos ;O))

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautifully decorated little houses, Brenda! Very inspiring, I think this will be my next purchase :-) Big hugs

Redanne said...

Your little houses are stunning and the words are so inspiring! I really love that you finished those edges on the houses too and adding the white around the flowers really does lift them. Superb!! Hugs, Anne xx

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful village of spring you created! Love the tiny houses and how you created mini focal points for the die cut flowers. Beautiful in every way!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful project, Brenda! I love Tim's products!

Meggymay said...

Your village of sweet little houses looks fantastic Brenda.
Gorgeous springtime details and I do like those new flower dies you used.
Yvonne xx

Hazel Agnew said...

These are fabulous Brenda. I have these papers and must dig them out. Your houses blossomed!! Xx

catherine said...

These look wonderful Brenda and love how you have made them. I may have to have a go at these myself
catherine

Gaby Bee said...

Your little houses are adorable. Beautifully decorated!

Hugs,
Gaby

Team Clark said...

I am in love with this new die and have it at the top of my wish list! I love how you've paired it with the wildflowers. Gorgeous!!! Hugs, Autumn

Miriam said...

I love your project Brenda. I have the die but have not taken it out of the packet yet :(

rachel said...

I just got this die and I really love the inspiration you've provided Brenda - this is wonderful!!!! Big hugs rachel x

butterfly said...

Charming flowery houses, Brenda - lovely inspiration for the theme.
Alison x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Absolutely love these little houses and it's encouraged me that I just NEED those new wildflower dies....thanks for that ha ha
hugs
Donna xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Brenda, I love these springy houses! What a great idea to use the flowers on each! These would look beautiful on my windowsill- just saying! heehee
Jackie xo

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my goodness, Brenda! These tiny houses are just fantastic! I love how you've finished them! I thought I could resist this die, but now it is at the top of my list! I had a good chuckle at taking a walk while the product dried...I often have to force myself to do this, otherwise, I'll just continue to play and more than likely mess things up. Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs!

Annie said...

Hi Brenda...Dont you just love these houses x I have still to play with mine and I love what you have shared with us today.

Sending huge hugs
Annie xx

Corrie Herriman said...

These are absolutely fabulous ! love them !
Corrie x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Eeeks, love, love, love your tiny houses Brenda adorned with that fabulous paper, stencils and wildflowers, can hardly wait to get my hands on those dies and have a play! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Deb xo

Sue said...

These are amazing Brenda, I love what you've done with these little houses xx

A Pink said...

Just love your charming collection of house Brenda - just perfect for the challenge . I'd be more than happy to live in one these. Fabulous x

Evelyn Walter said...

Love your tiny houses, dear Brenda! The nature theme fits perfect for the upcoming spring =)
xx Evelyn

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, I love these dies and especially what you've done with them. Maybe now the ski season is over for us I can concentrate a bit more on using some of the new stuff I've got. happy crafty week, Angela xXx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are the most wonderful little houses! Hugs, Chrisx