Saturday, 28 August 2010

Simon Says... Tim!

... The Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge for this week is to make something inspired by Tim Holtz... I know, I am well late in entering... I had this canvas planned on Monday and just haven't got around to it ... til now :O))




I used an 8" square canvas as a base, painted with Trad Tan mixed with Sable Brown... and splotches of Antique Linen Cracklepaint splodged on... and then Glimmer Mists of Antique Brass and Walnut Gold... The mini canvases were covered with paper and then inked... the ickle one that looked like a frame is just the back of a titchy canvas which was painted with Cracklepaint too. I added some cut out bits from the Lost & Found stack and made a little ruler for the bottom of one of the canvases - adding resistors around it. The Idea-ology was painted with Trad Tan and then rubbed down... and Inka Gold rubbed over the top.




So... I have had loads of fabby entries to name the birdies... it was really hard to pick just one name for each of them... I loved the "Tim & Wendy" suggestions... but the one that really suits both of them is... Berty Blue & Honey Bun - suggested by Val. Thanks to EVERYONE for joinin in with this.. I have put a few goodies together for Val... so if you could send me your addy please Val, I will pop 'em into the post for you :O))




So... you will NEVER guess what... when I started typing this post I was going to boast that it is sunny outside ... but nay and thrice, I have just looked out of the window and... it's raining again!!! Today is AlfieCat's 7th birthday... he has had some special treats called Dreamies... which he lurves... and he has got Tuna for his tea-tea's... and I got him some more catnip... he is a little druggie with that stuff... it sends him all dreamy and sleepy... aw, bless him... he is in my Room of Stash keeping me company... cos... I am just working on the Sunday Stamper for tomorrow... I shalln't tell you the theme... it's a secret :O)) Anyways... I gotta dash... I am making us a chicken madras for dinner... mmmm, licky lips! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

20 comments:

ellen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT... I love how you used the memo pins as dangles for the charms - great idea! And the ruler at the bottom of the blue canvas is cool too. Boo on the rain (again!)...TTFN & Hugs, ~ Els. xx

Deezines Art said...

Happy Birthday Alfiecat. Just been for a walk - lovely weather here! Your canvas is gorgeous Hels - good luck with the challenge - Jacqueline xx.

Larisa said...

wow!!! All is so fantastic!!! Very good job! Good luck in challenge!
I would like to take part in that challenge too, but I have not any Tim's stamps at me... Also the inks I have are not so nice and beautiful to play with...

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love it! Those canvas's are so fun to work with! Fantastic work as usual!

Anonymous said...

How do you so much crafty stuff done. clever ideas. Happy Birthday Alfie, I hope you got a cake too! x

Katie said...

Beautiful, Tim would be proud! :)

The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

Katie xxx

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG !!!
I´ve missed my words hun.
This is the best from you. Absolutely oustanding. Brilliant work.

Helen said...

Love this canvas, Hels. The mini canvas with the ruler is gorgeous!
It's been nice here ALL day, but I've been inside being lazy. Not even making art. Which I may remedy after tea.

Nancy said...

LOVE this!!
Congrats to Val, happy birthday to Alfiecat - and hope your weather gets better soon!

Tracy Evans said...

Love the canvas and the use of the small one as a frame. All the embellishments are great and add to that Tim feel of your art. Happy Birthday to Alfie cat, hope you all have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Heather x said...

Stunning artwork Hels :) Love it muchly :)
*hugs* Heather x

Artyjen said...

Happy Birthday Dear Alfie!
It's been gorgeous here...sat in the garden soaking up the sun and drinking cava just for a change! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Minxy said...

Cracking canvas, you say your late. i've still not made anything!!!

Sarah A said...

Weather has been rubbish here! Me and my daughter got well and truly wet through and caked in mud up at the stables this morning!

Absolutely in love with this creation of yours, it is like an art piece within an art piece within an art piece! JUST STUNNING!! I have spent ages looking at all the detail ;-)

Sarah x

Cheryl said...

oh wow love what you have created her hels,wow it really is stunning so much to see,just brill,love cheryl xxxx

Alexandra said...

I love your canvas, and wee canvases within. Clever idea to use the back of the tiny one. I hope Alphie cat has a great 7th birthday, and enjoys his cat nip (I remember my Tigga loved this too, very entertaining watching them rubbing, drooling and rolling over for it, lol).Weather is a funny thing here in UK, it can't make up it's mind what it wants to do.
I hope the sun shines again for you soon. Alexandra x

Lori said...

Always love the little bits and bobs you put on your canvases, really stellar piece!
Happy B-Day Alfie!

LynneForsythe said...

OH MY WORD.....this is AMAZING...every little bit of it!!
Thanks Bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Jennie said...

Fab piece.. very Hels :)) likey the names you chose.. now just to see the new birdies in the flesh :))
xx

JeanFB said...

Love it, Hels! Your art is always so inspiring, with so much to look at and ooooh and aaaaah over! These mini canvases on the big momma canvas are great. :)

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