Here are 4 of my pages - still have 7 to go, but they're in various states of unfinished-ness. *ahem* The idea is to use Tim Holtz products and alter old photographs.
At the Train Station
I love this one. The stamped image is a New York Central train schedule (or something like that). The pocket watch is made from Tim's Type Charms and a tiny clock face cut from one of his Lost & Found papers.
When I saw this image I immediately though her hair could host a nest. I futzed with a few different nest materials and eventually settled on this May Arts netting in two colors. The eggs are a vintage image covered in Glossy Accents. On this page the bird and paper are TH.
Such a little angel! I picked this paper then set out to find an image to work with it. There are tons of public domain vintage images online, but I fell in love with this little one. Her wings are made from elements found in the Mixed Mini's grungeboard pack. I painted first with pearl Lumiere paint then used a small paint brush dabbed on a Peeled Paint Distress Ink pad to sweep along the top half of the wing. I then added Rusty Hinge Distress Ink on the top 1/3 of the wing. I love the effect!
The "cloud" is vintage tatting and the Mixed Mini's grungeboard letters are colored first with a mustard-y alcohol ink then covered in German glass glitter.
Use Your Imagination
This on is my second favorite... or maybe my first. I don't know! The wings are printed on Cryogen Irridescent paper and are sparkly in person. I used TH tissue tape and cut little letters from the Lost & Found paper pad.
So, the pages are 4"x4" and the left side is for the binding rings. The photos were printed on a satin photo paper (just what I had on hand) and cut out. I rounded them for a little dimension and used a silicone as glue so they're all raised off the page a little. The pages are grunge paper with TH card stock attached on the front and back. I'll show how I did the (very boring) back sides when I post more pages.
Thanks for visiting and reading this novel! If you're new 'round these parts be warned: I'm wordy and waffle a lot. If you are a regular visitor you're probably thinking you clicked on the wrong blog. What you're seeing is me growing as a mixed media artist. I hope you like! No worries, though - I'll still continue with my frou-frou vintage and Magnolias. I couldn't be "here" without them!