Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tim Holtz watercolor technique


Lurking no more! I dipped my toes in the water trying a new challenge last week over at Sunday Stampers with Hels Sheridan. I had such fun, saw some more amazing art, and can't wait to do it again this week. The theme over there is Diamonds and Pearls. The ever so talented and amazing Linda at Studio L3 continues to challenge us with yet another fun, left on the shelf, technique by none other than Tim Holtz himself. We are transported back in time to a fun, easy watercolor technique. You can get the details 'here'. I really had fun with this one. I have always used this technique with flowers, so thought I would stretch my imagination a little and since we were traveling back in time - played around with Tim's jalopy and a tie-dye look. I used stream, bottle, lettuce and wild plum (my all time favorite colors) of adirondack inks by ranger. I stamped Mr. Jalopy twice, only spritzing with water the 2nd time to create a more muted image in the background. The stamps are from my TH collection, and the pearls and diamonds are from the 'stash'. I am a little addicted to those dreamy pearls and diamonds that come on the rolls at Michaels. If you haven't checked out the new Reflections line of embellishments - run on over now.

16 comments:

  1. love your card,
    colours are fab,
    & I love that you have used a car & not flowers,
    Kat.

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  2. This is very cool. I never would have thought to do this technique with the old jalopy stamp. You've got me thinking now, must see what other stamps will work with this. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. The jalopy is perfect for this technique! Love the colors and the added bling!

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  4. I love the look you created with the old jalopy Jane, and those colours are fabulous! x

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  5. absolutely gorgeous card Jane, the Jalopy is rocking in those colours! THanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  6. Great take on this challenge - the tiedye jalopy is fabulous!

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  7. Love your card. Those vivid colours you've used for the old jalopy look fantastic.
    Sue :)

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  8. What yummy colors. I don't have any Adirondack inks... yet. You're pushing me over the edge. What a fun idea to use the jalopy. Thanks for the creative push!

    Debbie C

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  9. Oh my gosh! What a superb idea to use multiple colors of ink on the jalopy! ANd you managed to make two cars with this technqie! Bravo!

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  10. Love your card. The jalopy works so well with this technique.

    Marilyn

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  11. Jane - I love this. The jalopy looks awesome and I love the extras and bling. the color combination is brilliant

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  12. Jane, this is a fantastically clever and unique use of the watercolor stamping technique! The jalopy looks awesome in that rainbow of colors, and the embellishments suit it perfectly. Love those diamond hub caps!

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  13. Never would I have tought to use the "old jalopy" and this is just exquisite! Love what you created. Very cool!

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  14. How clever to use the Jalopy stamp..it looks great, and I love the vibrant colours you've used ! ..Esther xx

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