Monday, 18 April 2011

Art Parts Masterpiece!!

Well it's a masterpiece to me, took me ages!!
Hels over @ Sunday Stamper set this weeks challenge with a twist
She picked 'Love' as the theme but she wants you to use stash/ techniques you love.
I had no problem stepping up to the challenge and quickly pulled out a load of Tim Holtz stash that I love.
I also decided to use some Wendy Vecchi art parts as these are my new found love, I can't believe i'm only just discovering them!!
I used the super cool, large creative covers, a pocket watch & a little scallop
 I used weathered wood distress stain to pre colour the grey shabby chic paper, before attaching it to the outside of the covers.

I used a mask with some texture paste to create the squares, which when dry I inked with walnut stain, I also  used some ruler ribbon to cover the walnut stained sticky canvas edges that hold the covers together {as seen on Linda E's book @ ally pally}
I stamped several of Tim's images in desert sand, rich cocoa and black memento ink to give extra contrast.
I left the inside quite plain, other then papering & inking the edges with walnut stain.
I plan to make some canvas pages for it.
 I used Tim Holtz grunge blocks to make the faux printer's block letters,
I did a strip of masked paper for the spine as it looked a bit plain.
Then I fancied up the pocket watch with more Tim stash, a little scallop art part covered with a piece of scrunched kraft glassine and a mini jar full of watch parts.
I'm also entering this for this weeks Simon Says Stamp'n'Show
as there theme is 'Use a Lord Tim of Holtz technique'
Well I did masking, and a sort of version of inked grunge, and the faux printers blocks I learned for him too so that counts..right!
Thanks for hopping by
Until next time
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥


Gillian .... said...

T'is indeed a masterpiece .. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the Tim Holtz elements and the Art Parts (of course)lol. The shabby chic colouring is lush and Oooo the texture paste & mask as demo'd by Sam ... Cool! xx

Unknown said...

Stunning and gorjuss work hun

Judie xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Nicky!

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, this is STUNNING Minxy... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper xx

Candy C said...

Good morning Minxy! Your book cover is wonderful! LOVE all the elements you used and it's DEFINITELY fitting to our Tim Technique theme this week! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Nicks said...

blooming gorgeous!!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Nicky thats gorjuss!!!!
Julie xx

Jingle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Carol W. said...

WOW fantastic work! I love this cover, and all the different TH technique is awesome! TFS

Angelnorth said...

Fab folder, love all the details!

Unknown said...

i must have mist the message where you ask my adress to send me this little beauty! no harm done, i'll give it anyway ;) did i mention i love it?

email: said...

This is lovely! I like the texture and colors!!

Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Belinda Basson said...

I love the texture paste idea through the mask, going to add that to my arsenal of ideas.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic little book! Look forward to seeing what you fill it with! xxx

Siobhan Brignull said...

fab work I love it :)

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that's stunning!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous xxxx

Anonymous said...

WOW what a book cover ....stunning! defiantly a masterpiece!!

Hugs June x

Netty said...

Totally amazing file Minxy, its a show stopper. Annette x

Nancy said...

I love this!!
I really shouldn't look at blogs while at work - I want to go home & play NOW! lol
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge - I always look forward to seeing what you'll create for us!

hazel said...

This is fabulous Minxy.
xxx Hazel.

Kaz Hall said...

Keep missing your posts....either that or its my age !!! Probuly all that poking!! This is fabby as always, staying away from the art parts as they look too addictive!


Anonymous said...

looks fab!

Jackie Elwin said...

very nice indeed! Love the cute little mini jar.


salamanda said...

This is so cool love all the elements.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

what a gorgeous all the parts!

Dragon said...

OOOO it's fabulous, Minxy... I am lovin all the parts... have not got into the WV ones yet... can't buy everything, whisper to self!!!

HeARTworks said...

fantastic work. Love it! So many things to inspect! Patsy from

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh YES I'd say it is a masterpiece, Awesome Minxi!!!!!
hugs Lynn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, Minxy, that's really a masterpiece.

Anonymous said...

This is to die for! Really cute and lovely.