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Monday 6 June 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry ! - week one - Travel the world

Well I am signed up and raring to go ..ready for the start of Creative Chemistry 103 ! - If you are new to this ...Tim Holtz as always continues to teach, guide and inspire ...and through his online courses ..all details here ... you can continue to learn , play, explore and so much more    .... to add to the fun and to remind us to review and continue to play Tim Holtz is offering a whole summer of Creative distress fun ...through summer of Creative Chemistry ...

So for week one .. the challenge is to visit / re-visit ( if like me you have already taken 101 and 102 ) ..wrinkle free distress, blended distress, flick and spritz and brushless watercolour... and then to create a card or tag using at least four distress colours .............. so here is mine ....

Also my little Lucy (age 6 ) watched the videos and had a go too  and I will show her results at the end...I think she did really well.

I went all browns ..but managed to add some blues too - using hickory smoke, chipped sapphire, ground espresso, rusty hinge and walnut stain...

The background was created using blended distress and then flick and spritz ... and the focal image using brushless watercolour..

I added some stamped and stencilled detail to background...

here a few close ups... of rusty wire, plenty of idea-ology and some dyed seam binding .x

this truly was total playtime...and I have a few more backgrounds needing some love and playtime too...
it was great to just re-visit and play ...boy I do love distress!! 
thanks Tim Holtz for all the amazing inspiration....

here are a few of my backgrounds which are awaiting more playtime ...

And now onto my Little Lucy , who is 6 - she followed the videos too, spritzed , inked and had fun...I love how bold she is with colour...so unlike me and my browns! 

And here is her finished tag ...
bless her ! x

so that's all for now, hope to finish some more of those tags later this week...
time allowing ..in between my son's lessons   of course ..more IT so wish me luck!

keep those fingers inky!
trace x


  1. Really love this tag and technique! The windmill reminds me when we were in Amsterdam a couple of years ago! LOVE little Lucy's tag! What a wonderful job she did!

  2. Looks like fun Trace. Have fun

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Lovely finished tag! Trace so to the unfinished ones. Lucy did a great job too - must have got her Mum 's creative talent . Maybe you switch collours up next too - you with the brights , Lucy with the darks! Just a thought . Might see you in class at some point :) hugs x

  4. amazing work Trace and wow - Lucy really rocked the challenge too - thats fabulous - well done Lucy xx

  5. OMG, amazing!!! Stunning tag from you and little Lucy, well what an I say, she has amazing talent too, fabulous, fabulous work Lucy, I love the colours you chose and your finished tag looks fantastic!!!

  6. Great tag Trace, so glad you are finding time to create and blog again xxx

  7. Hi Trace! Just a quick stop by to thank you so much for your sweet comment about my Finnabar style canvas. I had to check out this blog post and was amazed at your precious Lucy's abilities to do some Tim backgrounds. Kudos to her! She's following in her Momma's footsteps! ❤️

  8. congratulations on winning the the week 1 challenge, your tag is beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous tags, every single one!

  10. Scrumptious - the watercolour stamping of the windmill is just perfect... it was my favourite of the three in the other post, so it's great to see it in detail. And a big round of applause to Lucy too.
    Alison x


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