Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's Tim Time!

After sitting out of last week's Grungy Monday challenge, I am excited to be able to submit something this week. This week the challenge is to use this way cool technique with Tim's Texture Fades. I remember watching this video when Tim first posted it and I'm pretty sure my brain went into awesome overload and exploded. =P But without further ado, here is what I made for the challenge:

The background was made by using the Patchwork Texture Fade on some green Core'dinations cardstock. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the inking technique. It's kind of hard to see because the cardstock is so dark, but hopefully it's a little bit more obvious in this close-up:

I also sanded the cardstock after embossing to distress it a little bit more.

The color scheme on this project is a little bit of a departure for me, but I was inspired by the colors in Tim's Lost and Found papers, which I used to make the rosette, and I also cut the bingo cards from one of the smaller sized papers in that stack. The game theme was inspired by the playing card and game piece images in the Texture Fade. When a realized I could make a "game wheel" out of my rosette, the theme for the piece was set. This was made with Tim's rosette die and an Idea-ology game spinner.

I may be tooting my own horn, but I think that's pretty clever. =) 

The domino border strips are from this awesome new stack from DCWV called "Tattered Time". At least I think it's was at JoAnn's this week and I'd never seen it before. The background cardstock and the strips were glued to a 5x5 canvas, then the edges were sanded and inked with Vintage Photo. I glued an Idea-ology game piece (which I'd also sanded and inked) to the game piece image in the background. The letters are Grungeboard which I painted with some fantastic dark red paint which just happened to be in my stash. It's Apple Barrel brand acrylic paint, and the color is "Victorian Red." It's been sitting in a drawer for years....and it was exactly the color I was looking for. =) After the paint dried I covered the letters with Rock Candy Stickles for a little sparkle. Hopefully it shows up in this close-up:

Conveniently, the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is all about Tim Techniques this week, so I get a 2-in-1 challenge entry. =)

Thanks for looking!



  1. Hi Mary! Your bingo "play" card is really cute! I love the background texture fade you chose to use and the way you embellished it is really good! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  2. This is just too fun! Love the colors and I can see the Distress ink! Great "Play" theme! Just started following you!

  3. Toot away! I love your artwork. The game theme played out brilliantly. And yes, the spinner with the rosette was very creative. I am going to have to start looking at it as more than a flower now :-)

  4. Your card turned out great, the background is great with the embossing. And yes the spinner was clever!

  5. Great piece, I love the background and the ways in which you've highlighted the detail in it! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  6. Hi, Mary! Spectacular game themed card!! Love the colors and, you're right, the red was the perfect color for the letters! The stickles were a fabulous touch! Love your rosette spinner, too! Very cool! :)

  7. Super totally cute!!!! You are truly a crafty inspiration!

  8. WOWZA! Super cool project! I love the spinner on the rosette...pure genius! Love your blog and I'll be back. Have a great day!

  9. Love the vivid reds and greens and your choice of papers!


Thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment. I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement! =)