Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday's Fun Day ~ Tim Holtz Idea-ology

This giveaway is now closed!

Here's a tidbit that not many know about me.
I am a HUGE Tim Holtz fan.
That's right. I totally dig all things grundge and distressed.

Meeting him in person at Winter CHA (January) was just awesome.
Thursday, I will share a tag that he demonstrated and some pics to go with it.

Here's something I whipped up tonight just for the fun of it:

I used my Nestabilities tag to make the tag from Grundgepaper.
Then I pressed the tag onto an Antique Linen distress ink pad.


A quick spritz with my mister:


I used my heating tool to air dry the wet ink.

I repeated the process with Tea Dye distress ink:


Have you ever used these masks? They are a lot of fun to play with.


I couldn't easily locate my blending tool so I used a napkin instead.


Remove the mask (Tim Holtz Idea-ology Masks):


Add some foliage from his Idea-ology collection:



I am going to use it as a bookmark. :)

So now we can move on to the Monday's Fun Day!

I had so much fun using Tim Holtz's Idea-ology line that I have a couple of my favorites to give away this week, courtesy of Memories Live On:


To qualify, simply post here if you are a fan of Tim Holtz or not. If you are, then let me know what you like from his product line. If you have something that you have made with some of his stuff, then please put a link here to share. I would love to see!

You have until Sunday, August 16th, to get in on the fun.
I will draw a name at midnight.

Good luck!


Patty Williams said...

I think I truly love everything Tim does ! He is so creative and talented!

Great tag Jane!

esther said...

Love the tag. I love TH's distressed stickles, paints, everything.

jengd said...

I love the look of what I've seen but I've never actually tried any of it. I hadn't seen the things you're giving away before- only the inks- but they look amazing!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

i love the distress ink and the mask...hmm and the stickles, the paints oh my...TFS

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I pretty much love everything he makes! But I have to say I couldn't live without my tea dye distress ink! I pretty much use it on everything! LOL!

Moni said...

So fab tag, thanks for tutorial. I love Tim Holtz and love his distress inks! Hugs,moni

Alicia said...

I have admired Tim Holtz's products, but was afraid to try. After seeing your demo, I am definitely going to get some of that distress ink and try on some of my cards.

Your tag is beautiful!

ellepaulette said...

I love Tim Holtz! I actually went to one of his demos and met him. Not only is he smart and sweet but he smells good too! LOL!
I love his alcohol inks as well as his stamps. He just has so many awesome things!

The second card on here is a purple butterly. The glossy paper the butterfly is on is colored with his alcohol inks.

Annelies said...

Beautiful tag! I like Tim Holtz, but it frightens me a bit to try his style 'cause I like to control everything and that's something you can't while distressing. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

slbt17 said...

yes, I am a Tim Holtz fan - I love the fact that he shares tips with us - I think my most favorite product is distress inks
Thanks for the fun!

Scrapycandy said...

I'm a Tim Holtz FAN! I really like his stamps and hope to use them for my Christmas cards this year. And his mini-misters too.

SusanH said...

Love Tim Holtz! I just got a couple of masks so I've got to try them out! Thanks for sharing.

Kerry said...

Cute tag! I just started to use the grungeboard, I love to ink, distress, stamp on it. Don't ask me why... but I like that strange grungeboard smell. LOL!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Elaine said...

You definitely feel the Tim Holtz inspiration in your piece! Fabulous work Jane! :)

Unknown said...

Grat tutorial, Jane! Thanks! I haven't really used his products yet. But I did get a couple of distressed ink pads.

Elaine said...

I forgot to tell you that YES I am definitely a fan of his and that I've used a few things lately and have fallen in love with the Distress line in a bunch of things that I've worked on. Here's one that I got a picture of:

Unknown said...

Jane really gorgeous tag...WOW you just keep making the most amazing things and I learn so much...I love Tim and everything he does..But you know..I think I love visiting you just as much! Thank you sweetie...Xx

Joni M said...

oh my! Those metal flowers are amazing! It definitely makes me rethink my aversion to craft flowers, hehehe...

Yeong Shong said...

Ooo...I love the distress inks a lot. I came to know how to use it just May this year when I attended an art retreat. Since then, I've been buying and buying the whole range of the distress ink. And I have the grungeboard alphas and I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love Tim Holtz goodies but only have a few things! Your tag is so beautiful!

Eve said...

Where did you find those masks? I would love to get some!
Yes as a matter of fact I just ordered three more of his ink pads today. I love his product!
Thanks so much! Love the tag!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I've never tried this, but looks like fun! I've been seeing this gentleman all over the web!

Unknown said...

I have been away from stamping for a couple of years and I am ready to get it back in gear! I love what Tim Holtz's Sample! There are so many wonderful things out there I am ready to start experimenting! Any useful techniques using dust? I will have the task of dusting all my stamps too! I CAN'T WAIT! Sue

Heidi G said...

I hope I'm not to late to enter. I didn't get your post until Monday 8/17 at 3:26 a.m. I love Tim Holtz line of products and love the distress inks the best.

Anonymous said...

I love the Tim Holtz distress ink and theBook that you use to put your acrylic stamps in! I would love to have one of those but haven't gotten one yet! Thanks for being so generous on the giveaway! I would love to win it!

Katarina said...

I know I'm late for this giveaway, but I want to share a project I made using my alcohol inks. I'm a huge Tim fan and I'm working on my distressed style. It's hard when I'm a perfectionist, lol. Here's my project: