8/26/2010

Anything Tim Holtz inspired

Happy Thursday! I made a card for the new challenge blog Simon Says Stamp and Show. This week's challenge is called "Anything Tim Holtz inspired". How could I possibly leave this one out?? I wanted to get really inky and made this:


I used the beautiful flower image from Tim's Urban Tapestry set on a background that was inked up with Tea Dye distress ink and distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink. The script on the background is once again the good (old) "Old Letter Writing" from Hero Arts. I used a brush to sprinkle some Perfect Pearls droplets onto it. The dragonfly is a digi image from the Hero Arts kit "Winged Friends". It is colored with Copics. Onto the wings I applied some Rock Candy Distress stickles. Here is a close-up to see the glitter (and the Perfect Pearls):


I made another card, but I don't like how it turned out. The only thing I loved was my textpaper rose so here is a glimpse of that:


I will remove it to use on another project! Thanks Mr. Holtz for inspiring me!

Have a great day everybody and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

36 comments:

Diana said...

WOW, that first card is a stunner! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing! Loads of new cards over at my blog! Thankful we met!

Kelly Massman said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you did the flower and the dragonfly! The texture adds a lot, too!

Joy said...

So stunning Vanessa, absolutely adore your Tim Holtz design, just gorgeous!

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

This is stunning! Just beautiful!

CinnamonSally said...

Absolutely stunning Vanessa, love your vintage looking card. I also love the text paper rose, can't wait to see what you use it on!!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! Gorgeous creation! Love the details and that paper flower is awesome! Truly inspiring work, Vanessa!

Aimes said...

LOL! Awwww c'mon share that last card in its full glory - at least then it'll comfort me that even the most talented stampers make cards that they're not always happy with!
Your first card (and glimpse of the second) look stunning! You have such a fab style!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Heather Maria said...

Wow Vanessa, this is an absolutely stunning card! I love it!

LynneForsythe said...

HEAVENLY DAY...girl..that card is GORGEOUS!!

Thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Sabrina said...

Vanessa, You did it again! I just love, love, love this card!

donna mikasa said...

Such a gorgeous card and VERY Tim Holtz! Love the colors and that perfect dragonfly! Hoping to see the text rose on a future card!

Tiffany said...

Wow, this is a really lovely background! Love it!

Chris said...

Vanessa, you've just proved that distress doesn't have to be grungy. Your card is just beautiful.

Love your rose and would have loved to have seen the card it was on. I'll bet it was just as beautiful as all the others.:o)

Chris x

Deirdre said...

Vanessa, stunning card and wonderful flower. TFS.

lynn said...

oh, my, your card is really darling, vanessa! love the flower, too-and i'm guessing the second card is great:)

Barb said...

Love the way this card turned out, Vanessa! Just gorgeous!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card, love it. So pretty!! Great design too :D

Monique said...

Great card.. Beautiful rose!!

Anke said...

Liebe Vanessa,

jetzt liege ich echt am Boden, Deine Karte ist traumhaft schön geworden, ich bin total begeistert, und muss sie mir immer wieder anschauen.

Ein HAMMERWERK *schwärm*

Einen schönen Freitag
wünscht Dir
Anke

Tina said...

Ein Augenschmauß - wie alles von Dir! Mir gefällt jeder Millimeter an der ersten Karte uch auch an dem kleinen Ausschnitt der zweiten Karte. Komm´, trau Dich und zeig sie uns, es tut auch bestimmt nicht weh. :)

LG, Tina

Dotty Jo said...

Totally gorgeous work as always Vanessa - love that effect with the perfect pearls. You are such a class act! Jo x

Simone said...

This is stunning Vanessa! Love those colours together as well. :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Vanessa. Just one word..Wow!!!!

peggylee said...

Vanessa this is soooo beautiful!!! love it....

carole-ish said...

loooooove this!!

Helen said...

Fantastic card - and the text flower on your 'reject' is great!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flower with text. Can't wait to see what you do with that!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, Vanessa! LOVE the torn edge, colors and design! just everything about this card!! YUM!! that flower is so pretty, too! looking forward to see how you use it!! =) have a happy weekend, my friend!

Domna said...

WOW! So elegant card!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is absolutely stunning, Vanessa!! Love everything about it, you are truly amazing!!

Irena said...

Awesome card.

Michelle said...

What a fantastic card, love the dragonfly with the rock candy and Copics.. Such striking colours against the brown background!!!

Jamie Lane said...

Love all the detail you put into this! Beautiful.

Elise said...

You silly goose! I'll bet that other card was LOVELY, too! But I agree, how could you turn down a challenge like THAT! The flawlessly colored dragonfly, absolutely GORGEOUS composition - once again. Ohhhh, that BOW! HEAVEN! I'm, quite literally, twitching!!!! LOVE this, m'dear!

Vinnie Pearce said...

I love visiting your site for inspiration! Your cards are so gorgeous!