Monday, November 5, 2012

inspired by TIM HOLTZ

Do you love Tim Holtz? his products? his pure genius? Well I am a big fan. Awhile back I won some fun goodies from him and well I love to stare and oogle his art but never really had the courage to actually attempt to make anything with all the goods. Until recently....

I bought some small 3 x 3 canvases (in the clearance section) and used Tim's grunge board cut outs and paint and some adhesive. and this is what I came out with....

I painted up the canvases and inked the edges and added some stamped images to the canvases even though some of the spaces would be covered up.

painted up the grunge board and even used some mismatched chipboard alphabet letters to add some variation

the house was from Maya road and I stamped parts of the house with different stamps just to add some interest without adding any weight - those little words are stickers also from TIM HOLTZ-I used cup hooks between the canvases so they could be connected yet leave some space.

I gotta tell you that this really opened the gates for me. It set me free from my fears of trying to create exactly like the master himself and I feel awesome. Almost artsy. I know sounds totally dumb but sometimes we have those fears - fears of living up to something or someone and it keeps us from trying new things. And if this is proof of that then the outcome of taking that next step is exhilarating. I am busting through all that from now on. I can't imagine all the things I am really good at but never attempted. now the fun starts.

as Oprah would say "I just had an Ah HA moment"

o.k. sorry to get deep
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have a carefree day?


Art and Sand said...

I love Tim Holtz and have a lot of his supplies. I am a teacher so I don't have much time during the school year to create. I do have a 3 day weekend coming up so I might use your ideas as inspiration.

Basement Stamper said...

You are too funny! You are so multi-talented and this is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh my these are really gorgeous Tina!! Love those canvas designs!! HUGS :)

Nicole Buckingham said...

so sweet. Love these esp. the home set.


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