Friday, 16 May 2014

It's All About Him for A Vintage Journey





It is All About Him!

Our new challenge at A Vintage Journey chosen by the lovely Anne. I think we would all agree that men are always difficult to make things for, so Anne has suggested we make our challenge piece specifically for a man, using Tim's techniques and products.

Somebody said to me recently that they didn't think Tim Holtz products or techniques were for scrapbooking! How wrong they are!



For this layout I decided to use my favourite Distress Ink of the moment - Salty Ocean, with Stormy Skies and Mustard Seed (quite appropriate for a sailing layout!). I had first embossed the card stock with this lovely compass stamp from the Classics 14 collection.  I blended the inks in and around the embossed areas, then I spritzed with a lot of water.

Once dry I applied some Grunge Paste through the Harlequin Stencil and gave everything a good splatter with watery Stormy Skies and Salty Ocean.





I did some random stamping with one of the Mixed Media stamps and the Life is Good stamp from Simple Sayings.  



Then I had fun collecting embellishments - I had some Cogs left over from a recent project and I made some tags using the Mini Ledger Stamp and Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I had plenty of other products to add in and around the photograph too!



I layered the background paper and the photograph on some Kraft Core card stock which I scuffed up a bit. Finally I managed to get the last of my Linen Thickers into a related word for a title.  I have loved these Thickers as they take Distress Inks so wonderfully.




A totally Tim inspired layout!

I do hope you will join us for our latest challenge - just remember to read the Travelling Instructions and tell us in your post how your project is influenced by Tim Holtz. And do hop on over to the blog to see the wonderful inspirational pieces made by the rest of the DT.

Thanks for joining me today!
This is a scheduled post as I am 
in Dubrovnik!

Jennie x




19 comments:

diane hasthorpe said...

This is a fabulous layout Jennie... love the colours and techniques you have chosen.The embossed areas show up a treat. Great embellies. Love the photo! Cheers, Di

Karen Garrard said...

Lovely layout Jennie! Great image too. Karen.x

Rita said...

Fabulous scrapbook page Jenny. The colours are wonderful. Hugs Rita xxx

Artyjen said...

Absolutely love the page. Have a great time in Dubrovnik ....it's on my list.....one day ;)
xoxo Sioux

Buttons said...

Superb Jennie. The whole composition, choice of colours and layering combine to make this a layout of absolute beauty. Hope you are enjoying your time away. Jenny x

Marlene Bonetti said...

A wonderful page - thanks for the inspirtion!

rachel said...

brilliant layout Jennie - love this to bits! gorgeous colours - works perfectly with the photo xx

Chris Warner said...

Wow Jennie! You certainly have an artistic eye, your composition and layering are fabulous as is your eye for colour. You've achieved a very striking and appealing page here, it's gorgeous! Chris xxx

Redanne said...

Jennie, this is one of the most beautiful layouts I have ever seen! It is a true piece of art that belongs in a frame on the wall, it is stunningly beautiful. Your colour choices are always perfect but this is exceptional - it really is a work of art...... Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jennie what an amazing LO!!! I aodre the way you have created the background and the whole composition is just fabulous!! One of my all time favourites of yours!!

See you tomorrow!!! So excited!

Terry said...

Tim's products and techniques are perfect for scrapbooking and you have proved that 100%! Love this page and the texture with the subtle coloring! Hope you are having a wonderful time. Hugs!

Candy C said...

Jennie...your layout is absolutely brilliant! I really LOVE your white background and then how you've fused the blues into it. Perfect for the photograph you've made the focal point of your piece. The embossing you've added, the collaged pieces you've used around the photograph....all just perfection! I love it! <3 Candy

butterfly said...

What a fantastic layout, Jennie... the colours are wonderful, and the composition is just brilliant. I love the early picture, before the addition of the photo, showing just how brilliantly the colours, stamping and texture travel across the page. Then, with the photo in, how brilliantly they frame it. Fantastic!
Alison xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Jennie - Just fabulous. I see why you enjoy making your own background paper, YOU ARE SO DARN GOOD AT IT. The entire layout is beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a great page to high light this wonderful picture! the bright rain jacket really jumps off the page and the yellow and blue inks show it of nicely - wonderful stampings and layers!

barbarayaya62 said...

What a fantastic layout! I always like to see how you mix the elements in this space that I, personally, I can not handle! Too big for me! Instead you have done a wonderful job, beautiful colors and stunning techniques! BArbarayaya

Annie said...

Hi Jennie x Your layout is absolutely fantastic with wonderful details and a fabulous photograph. Hope you had a great break and so lovely that you met up with Astrid too

Crafty Hugs Annie xx

Nikki Acton said...

Fantastic layout Jennie, as always your composition is perfect. I love the texture and colours which work so well, framing but no overpowering the photo. Nikki xx

Barb Cady said...

I love the background and the composition is brilliant! Great colour choice too. x