Monday, 22 March 2010

Mr Holtz meets Mrs Vecchi....

....for Linda...cos it is her birthday tomorrow...and cos she loves both Mr Holtz and Mrs Vecchi and I wanted to make a card that combined both of their styles...easy? Not on your Nellie was it easy LOL However...I was hopping around Blogland...I love that, I can sit here on my b.t.m and hop all around the world... and not even break into a sweat! So...there I was ... In the US of A and I found an incredible blog....which was showing the most amaaaaaazing pictures of cards...made in the Mr Holtz stylee...so I figured that I could use these pics for inspiration. Now the sad part...mmm...I clicked to follow this blog...and for some reason Mr Blogger wasn't paying attention...and this blog has gone from my list of followed blogs...erm...and I can't remember whose it was or what it was called :O( I am hoping to retrace my steps later to try and find it again!




So, the card...it is a big one 8" square... so I made a mat for it with black card and then set about inking and stamping the main part. I used clear ink and clear embossing powder to stamp a Tim Holtz scroll and then coloured over the top with Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door. Next, I made a mistake!!! Grrr...however, I went with it...cos it doesn't look that bad but I will do it differently next time! I used a piece of brown paper and an iron ...and ironed over the embossed images to create a Batik effect. The mistake was doing this now...because the next step was to stamp the music score over the top....had I have left the ironing til after the Music, the music wouldn't then have shown on the scrolls...lesson learnt!




Another mistake...I fixed the whole card together...realising only once it was stuck down that I had done it upside down...another grrr...but no one commented yesterday when Linda opened the card so I figure I got away with it! The roses were made with Grungepaper which had been covered with old pages from books and music scores...the three different sizes are the new Studio 490 roses from Mrs Vecchi - I love them! Adding in a couple of leave and the bookplate were the finishing touches...




Gotta dash now...poor Alfiecat is not feeling very well and he has to go and see the *whispers so he doesn't hear me* Vet...praying that he is going to be ok! Thanks for looking...

Hels x

44 comments:

Denize Halfpenny said...

That is simply stunning. You have so much patience Hels. Well done you! x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Delicious Hels! Great combination of colours, stamps and techniques. Hope your pusscat makes a speedy recovery x

flutterbycrafter said...

What an awesome piece of work, I agree, simply stunning. The colours are beautiful. xx

Jennifer said...

ooh this is gorgeous! I love the colours and all the elements, so many beautiful things to look at.
Hugs
Jen x

Andrea said...

this is soooooo divine in the flesh, though Linda whisked it away that fast I never got to touch it, great as ever Hels and hope Alfie will be ok xx

Linda Elbourne said...

A truly beautiful creation Hels ... I love it and have managed to ration my stroking to about once every five minutes! The piccies just do not show how truly beautiful it is!
Give Alfiecat a big cuddles from me ... tell him I am thinking about him X

Helen said...

Oh, this is just amazing. Tis the sort of thing I do, stick it on upside down (or stamp inside wrong)... hope you find the website again, and that alfiecat will be ok.

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! so amazing!! Love everything!! The gorgeous colours!! those roses are amazing! and I love how you have done the background! such an incredible work of art! Hugs Juls

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stupendous card hun ;) Lucky Linda :) Love the colour scheme.
Anne xx

Angie said...

WOW ......and Wow again . That is stunning and brilliant and beautiful ...and ......

What makes you think I LOVE IT ... and the colours too TH and WV would be proud of you xx

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness Hels this is magnificent! I am sure no one caught any of your mistakes as it looks perfect to me. I love the music score and need to get one.

Debbie S said...

What a lovely card. Hope Alfie is ok - they are like surrogate children aren't they!

I've started fishing bits and pieces out ready to get stuck into this week's challenge tonight. The touble I've fished enough stuff out for a large scale canvas and I was planning to use a tiny little box - oops!

Nicks said...

its my birthday soon............

Nicks said...

ummmmm how come Linda has opened it, not her birthday yet is it???

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Absolutely beautiful card Hels! Even with your boo boos, which I didn't even notice until you pointed them out (bad girl!). lol

Wendy said...

Fabulous work Hels........bet Linda was blown away. Poor Alfie, fingers crossed x

craftimamma said...

No I didn't see the little accidents either until you said but thanks for telling us 'cos it helps to know the experts do the same things we mere mortals do too!

I can just imagine how Linda feels to be the proud recipient of this beauty. It's just gorgeous.

Hope Alfie is okay!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

Woooooooooooooooooooow your piece is romantic and very lovey. Fantastic roses. Love them hun.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Stunning! Love this, the colours are so great it all workd so well together :-) X

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh I love this Hels! All of your techniques are sure to take me out of my comfort zone and I hope I have some spare time to try (soon!) You know Mr. Tim says "Embrace your imperfections" so any of your BooBoo's (which I wouldn't have seen had you not pointed them out LOL) fit perfectly into the Holtz style. :-D This is FABULOUS! xxD

Debby said...

Beautiful card as always Hels. Your creativity is amazing. Hope your kitty is better!

Hanne said...

This card is so beautiful! The colors are great!
Hanne

Joanne said...

I luv your work as you know but this time I can only think of your Alfie. Pse post updates 'til he's well again. xx

Rosie said...

I won't breathe a word to the cat, I promise. This card is just so gorgeous, I would die with delight if someone sent me something this yummy!

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Hels! Love the colors, and those roses are delish!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another outstanding piece by the most famous Hel's! Luv it, and I can smell the roses here! Hope Alfie is fine....

TinaB said...

The card was beautiful in real life too xx

paperqueen said...

Such gorgeous work! This card is simply breathtaking!
Eileen

Sid said...

Fab card Hels, makes you think about the plan of attack before doing the attack ! Sure Linda loved it !

joanne wardle said...

I really like that you can see the music script through the white bits.

and hopefully Linda is left handed and will just think that you very thoughtfully made her a left handed card!!

joanne wardle said...

I really like that you can see the music script through the white bits.

and hopefully Linda is left handed and will just think that you very thoughtfully made her a left handed card!!

Vixykins said...

Gosh Hels that is simply stunning girl! Well done and thanks for sharing x

Lottie said...

Absolutely brilliant. The colours are so vibrant - and the mistake was a happy discovery - it is gorgeous

Hope all went well at the vets

Angelnorth said...

Lovely warm colours and a fab eclectic look - bet Linda loved it!

2amscrapper said...

lots of nice techniques with a super finish

Nicki said...

I absolutely love this, it is WOW! totally gorgeous
Nicki
x

PS hope you find the link to the website too! would love to see all the other creations you mentioned too, love this sort of thing, its fantastic
x

Jennie said...

Great piece, and I am off to say Happy Birthday to her :)
Hugs xx

Elaine A said...

Just a beautiful piece Hels! A perfect marriage of Tim and Wendy's styles. Keeping Alfiecat in my thoughts - hope he feels better soon.

Elaine Allen

penny4thoughts said...

Wow what a beautiful card! You've done a great mix of styles from Mr. Holtz and Mrs. Vecchi.

Ann said...

Gorgeous Hels - bet Linda loved it!!
Stunning flowers & colour combos :D xx

Loulabelle said...

I bet Linda was delighted with this fabulous card. Its Amazing!!

Shar said...

Breathtaking!

mamakat said...

I appreciate that you post "as is" so that we get the benefit of your lessons learnt rather than posting perfection only. What's the saying; "Embrace Imperfection?" PS I often like the mistakes, your work is beautiful.

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