Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stenciling Tim Holtz Style


Welcome to our first post this month in the Dreamweaver Stencils and Ranger Ink  Collaboration!  We will be featuring the Dreamweaver stencils and Ranger Distress Embossing Powder for the next 4 weeks each Thursday!





I created a large tag for you today in Tim Holtz style!  I began by inking my #10 Manilla tag with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Dried Marigold, Dusty Concord, and Peeled Paint using my Ink Blending Tool.  Then I placed my Mosaic Swirls stencil stencil over the tag and applied Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain.

Next I stamped the maple leaf from Tim Holtz Autumn Collection repeatedly in Archival Black ink.


For my leaves I inked some scraps of Manilla cardstock in the same distress inks as above.  I used the same Mosaic Swirls Stencil but this time I applied Embossing ink with a large sponge dauber then added Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder and heated.

I then die cut 3 maple leaves from this piece and went back in with more of the distress ink to darken the leaves.  I love the way the distress EP feels so grungy like sandpaper!


I needed something to place behind my leaves so I die cut the Tim Holtz Alterations Hanging Sign from a piece of Tim Holtz Ideology Grunge paper and then embossed that with Scattered Straw Distress EP.  This gave me a lighter foundation to adhere my leaves to.  I also added a bit of Purple Tinsel Twine and an "m" for maple charm from the Tim Holtz Findings Halloween Muse Tokens.


My final touches were to sprinkle some Scattered Straw Distress EP onto my tag randomly and heat from underneath to bring out the paler yellow color of my mat.  I also used my blending tool to add some Barn Door  Distress ink to parts of the tag and around the edges and also some Archival Black to the edges.

This was such a fun project to create and I got to play with so many of my favorite Ranger products including some that were new to me!

I hope you'll visit my teammate's blogs and leave them all some love!  PLUS, there are prizes to be had this month!  AND finally, don't forget that you still have 2 weeks to enter the Fall challenge at DWS.


And here's the Fall prize!






80 comments:

  1. Wow Cyndi....this Ranger/Dreamweaver collage is beautiful! What unbelievable COLOR and Texture you've used together! Collage is very tricky and you have really pulled it off! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Cyndi, your tease did not do this tag justice! Absolutely amazing! Great job.

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  3. This tag turned out awesome, Cyndi! Great mix of TH powders and DW!

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  4. Fun Cyndi, very Fun! I like the random scattering of the embossing powder over the tag. And yes, I love tinsel twine!

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  5. The fall colors and layers are so rich and the tinsel twine gives just the right pop of color. Love it!

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  6. Love this tag and I know you had a lot of inky fun making it!! It's gorgeous!!

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  7. this is gorgeous. I love the colors you used.

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  8. What a great tag. Great use of colors.
    Nancy

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  9. Love this tag! Absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Love the colors and layering.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  11. STUNNING! I love this! great job. thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow, this is a wonderful piece! You did a great job on it!

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  13. This tag is right up my alley, I LOVE it! Great job!

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  14. Very cool with the layers of colors and visible texture!

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  15. Awesome tag! Love the layers of ink and EP! Beautiful!

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  16. Beautiful results using this fabulous combination. I love your colour combination.

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  17. what a wonderful tag! Love the colors and textures - well, just everything. :)

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  18. Love this, your colours are great!

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  19. O.M.G. My jaw dropped when I saw this! What fun you must have had creating this - just enough but not too much eye candy. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  20. Very cool. I enlarged the photo of the tag to see the awesome details. Great.

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  21. Love the stencil and the use of the powders TFS!

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  22. Great card - I love the color combinations!

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  23. OOOO, love those leaf stamps and the texture on your leaves such a cool touch ... very warm !

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  24. very very cool tag, and so much to look at as it has so many layers!

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  25. love all the textures. Great tag. Have a great day

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  26. Your tag is fabulous, love the way you mixed the textures and layers!

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  27. Love distressed items. Your tag is fabulous!

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  28. I am in love with the tag and the leaves and everything about it.

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  29. Love this tag, such pretty colors!

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  30. Great tag! What a fun collaboration to be involved in!

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  31. Cyndi...this is fabulous!!! I am so sorry I missed your call yesterday. I was traveling. Traveling tomorrow but can we talk over the weekend??

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  32. Cyndi - the teaser was great but the whole tag is FABULOUS!!!

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  33. The tag is gorgeous! It reminds me of the fall leaves I saw today.

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  34. Yeah Baby!!! Totally grungy and warm! Love love your leaves...oh the texture! Totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!

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  35. gorgeous tag, and loving all the richness!!

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  36. Really great tag. The layering and stencils really make it look lush.

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  37. So creative Cyndi! Love the colors and especially the leaves!

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  38. WOW! I really like this project... the colors, the vintage look, the use of different elements. Really wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. This is a Beautiful Tag. Love the colors and EP placement really stands out. Very nice.

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  40. So pretty! Love the colors and background and the texture.

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  41. Just wonderful use of color, really stunning.

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  42. Oh, Cyndi, you have captured Tim's style exactly! Great job on the tag.

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  43. wonderful autumn colors. love it!

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  44. The leaves are gorgeous! Thanks

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  45. I really like the many dimensions of this tag. GREAT work. TFS!

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  46. What depth you created here on this tag. Totally love it!
    Shades of Blue

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  47. That is so rich looking with all the textures!

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  48. This is a wonderful tag - thank you so much for sharing your technique!

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  49. Gorgeous design and colors - great job!! TFS

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  50. I love the stencilled Distress Inks on the leaves, it gives it so much texture and adds interest.

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  51. This is fabulous! Love the texture on your tag.

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  52. The colors just pop! Such a beautiful tag. You really show what you can do with this technique!

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  53. Such great colors. Love the textures.

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  54. Everything came together perfectly! Love the colors, the look, your choices of images, wow!!! I want to try this. Thanks. This is one of my most favorite styles.

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  55. Wow, the projects just keep getting better and better. I've got so many ideas can't wait to get into the studio. Love all the different layers, colors and textures you've created here! Thanks for sharing it.
    R/

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  56. Fabulous technique and I love your take on it!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  57. Beautiful tag. Love the tinsel trim and your leaves.

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  58. I am loving these fall colors you used! brilliant!

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  59. HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  60. Love this work on the leaves - it given them such texture and dimension. Fabulous! Nicola x

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  61. Very beautiful, i love the color combination.

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  62. ZOMG Cyndi I found this tag of yours because Tim Holtz has a link to it on his page! I guess you are officially a rock star now :D This tag looks great! I'm excited to have something new to do with my stencils. This is Aimee, devoted Enchanted Cottage shopper, by the way :)

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  63. Cool tag! Reminds me of the ones that Tim creates, but with a twist...

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  64. Super cool tag! I love all the elements and your techniques. Thank you so much for sharing : )

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  65. I like the layered leaves. All of you Dreamweaver ladies are so great.

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  66. I think you've captured autumn perfectly!
    Beautiful tag...

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