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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Chuffed to bits to be guest designer for Anything Goes challenge blog!!

Well hey there bloggers,
I was chuffed to bits to to be asked by Tamara to be guest designer for Anything Goes Challenge blog @ http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/. I was thrilled to bits to have anything goes for the theme and decided to showcase some of the wonderful products of Tim Holtz, many of which can be found at the craft den @ http://www.craftden.co.uk/index.php
Here is my offering, a card this time..
The theme was anything goes and I have been doing a few pieces with a vintage feel and decided to continue with soft colours and a vintage feel.I can't wait to pop on over and see what you all make, hope you have lots of inky fun , I did!!

Details and supplies below.
I started by creating the background using an embossed resist technique which is a fav of mine at the mo...stamping the butterfly in perfect medium, clear embossing and applying distress inks over the top. (pumice stone and tumbled glass).This was then overstamped with a Tim text in weathered wood and a butterfly in tumbled glass
The other half of the background was created using distress inks and then overstamping with the crown stamp, using pumice stone.
The embellies were made using a new movers and shapers Tim die,mini butterflies, the butterflies were then coloured with distress inks, overstamped with text inked with silver paint dabber and then blinged up.
For the crown I actually embossed with silver, very unusual for me!!! and  then painted again using the fab and versatile distress inks.......don't know how I would live without them!!!
I printed 'do you believe in fairytales' from the computer and added gorgeous Tim quote.
The flourishes are Tim Holtz die, elegant flourishes and the memo pin and tickets are also Tim Holz.

Supplies, many of which can be found at the craft den @ www.craftden.co.uk/index.php

Stamp plate..fairytale frenzy..Tim holtz
Distress inks....pumice stone, weathered wood and tumbled glass
Clear embossing powder, silver embossing powder
Cut n dry foam or blending tool and foam
Heatproof mat
Tim movers and shapers die...mini butterflies
Tim Holtz big die elegant flourishes
Tim Holtz adage tickets and memo pins

Anyway pop on over to  http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ and give the challenge a go, have a happy inky day,
Thanks for popping by, hope you have a quick mo to look around!!!
share the love and leave a comment,
I will be back with more crafty offerings as soon as I get rid of this horrible coldy thing!!!grrr!
Ta trace x


  1. WOW Trace Congratulations! How exciting! Love your creation, as always it is so artistic and simply amazes me. Love those butterflies! Hope you are feeling better soon,(HUG) Judy x

  2. Hi Trace,
    this is just stunning! You have a real talent for this style of card...I wish I could create in this style, but I really struggle :'(
    Hugs, Ali x

  3. Hi Trace, fab card, I love the colour tonesa and the butterflies are gorgeous. Its great to have you a guest designer, its well deserved
    Hugs Kat xx

  4. Hi Trace, gorgeous card I so adore those butterflies and the colours are gorgeous.

  5. So lovely Trace, the muted colours are fab and so much lovely detail! Lovely to have you as a GDT this month! K x

  6. big congratulations ~ what a stunning creation ~love the muted colours you have used and amazing details !!
    vanessa xx


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