Monday 21 January 2019

Mixed media card - Tim Holtz new dies chapter 1 2019

I'm with you today to share a card with some of the new Tim Holtz products coming out for Creativation. The dies are sizzix chapter 1, the first release for 2019, there will be three more to come. I've put this card and post over on Country View Crafts project blog too.

Process steps
Dip and dry the die-cut cottontail in a watery wash of burnt umber and dry.
Repeat with burnt sienna, then raw sienna finishing with raw umber.
Darken the edges with ground espresso distress ink.
Cut another cottontail and paint him black and copper.
I just love the shape of this cottontail and there's a bow to go with him too.

Take a piece of worn wallpaper and give it a watery wash of white gesso and dry. Repeat if necessary.
Stencil with a mix of cerulean blue mixed with titanium white and another stencil with  sap green and titanium white.

Brayer a couple of layers of titan buff over the whole background ....

and then dip and dry in the light blue, light green washes with a tiny drop of raw umber in them to vintage them. When dry splatter with some titanium white and  burnt sienna finishing with a tiny amount of monoprinting with watercolour paper using titanium white and titan buff mixed together.

Cut some of the lovely new Tim Wildflowers Stems from media paper and paint/watercolour using fluid acrylics and a water spray.

Make a greetings embellishment and dye some cheesecloth using watery raw umber and titan buff.

Assemble the card.
The Beauty is in the Details

Once I had put the main pieces together I then played with some flat backed glass domes and a mirror star. With some white gesso, raw umber paint. metallic lustres and mate medium I altered them to look like these.

I also used Tim's new 'bone' mixed media powder to die. cut the bow. I sanded the edges and blended in ground espresso distress ink.

Yep I'm really happy with that now.


Dies - Sizzix Bigz - Tim Holtz - Cottontail. Sizzix Thinlets - Tim Holtz -  Wildflower Stems #1, Sizzix Thinlets - Tim Holtz -  Garden Greens
DecoArt Media Acrylic paint - burnt umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, raw umber, cerulean blue, sap green, titanium white, titan buff, carbon black, pyrrole red
DecoArt Media Mediums - white gesso
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics - copper
DecoArt Metallic Lustres - white frost, cosmic blue and iced espresso.
Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper
Stencils Tim Holtz
Mixed Media Powder - Bone - Tim Holtz
Flat backed glass domes and mirrored star


Annie said...

such a pretty background and the end result is fabulous Brenda x Love Cottontail xx

TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card, they are lovely new die cuts you used.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fabulous card, Brenda! Love every thing about it!

hazel said...

This is such a fabulous Easter card Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda and such a dreamy background. Tracy ❤️❤️

froebelsternchen said...

Terrific card and a fantastic tutorial Brenda! Thank you! Great!
Happy new week!

Lisa said...

It's so gorgeous!! I love the amazing background and the beautiful bunny!! Stunning, Brenda!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I am so loving these new dies and how you've used them. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xxx

Gina said...

OMG You did it again!!! Those new dies are phenomenal...and I NEEEEED that Cottontail!!! XXX

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous painting of the wildflowers (waiting to be opened here) and I just love how you've done the rabbit (dammit - I'm not, I'm not going to buy him too!). I also love the background - the altered Worn Wallpaper is a great improvement, I think, on the slightly prim and pretty original. Gorgeous!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Brenda, your card is just gorgeous, I love every single little detail. The worn wallpaper looks so pretty and the wildflowers are fabulous. As you know, you enabled me to buy them, a decision I know I will not regret! Thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

Susanne said...

Beautiful card Brenda. All the layers on the background are nice and all other details as well. Hugs Susanne

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm really loving this new collection, the wildflowers won me over with just their title but you've really sold that bunny to me... I may have to push him up to the top of my February wish list. I'm not a fan of die cutting but these really make it a pleasure.
Thank you for sharing this inspired creation.
Hugs Tracey xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned this beauty... Love every rabbity inch!!!