Monday, August 4

Nautical Blueprint - Tim Holtz

A few days on and I'm feeling a little better.  Nothing like a vent and a good rant to clear the cobwebs.  I've taken on too much this summer and not left any time for summer. I have to accept that, make the most of things and remember not to do it again!

I have to keep remembering to nurture my creative side, otherwise I am just not me.  There are a couple of new creations on my desk, for some reason the blogging part has been a stumbling block.  When I sat down and thought about it, I really didn't want to give it up, so here I am.

Whilst I've not had the time I would like to create, I have been signed up to Camp Scrap over at Craft With May.  There are so many videos to watch, I have them playing in the background whilst I tackle my chores.  This card is for a birthday coming up and uses one of the sketches from the 'By Design' section.
 It's practically all Tim Holtz products.  The Nautical Blueprints stamp set, I love.  The whole of the sea horse stamp is used as the main feature and then I have cut the shells out from the others.  They are stamped on a cream water colour paper and coloured with Distress Markers.
I've used the Marker Spritzer with pale colours like Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender for subtle colour across the images.
The background paper is by Tim too, from the Menagerie 8x8 paper pad.  The sentiment is stamped with silver pearl embossing powder, my all time favourite, it looks different with every surface colour you use it on.
I plan to be back tomorrow with an update on my house sorting and drastic reduction in craft supplies.

 Kate 

1 comment:

Maura said...

This is beautiful! I love how you kept the
colors "real"