On our recent visit to Scotland I had the pleasure to meet up with some crafty friends (Rita, Annie and Astrid) for a day of chat, great food and a bit of crafting. Astrid gave each of us a large manila file and showed us how to fold into a mini album shape and we set about decorating them.
I decided right away that I wanted mine to hold photographs from the visit - those of you who are expert at these folders will see that I folded mine wrong but I didn't let that deter me - you know what Tim Holtz says - embrace imperfection and so I did!!
Mine will ultimately hold photos, so I didn't want to over-embellish mine or add texture paste, the whole folder is covered simply with Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Gathered Twigs and I used a few of Tim's stencils to add some interest. The words are from Tim's Big Chat stickers.
I stamped, coloured, fussy cut and mounted two of the gorgeous Cone Flowers from Tim's Flower Garden set of stamps. The flowers were coloured with Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.
I took one of Tim's mini clips and embossed it with Wendy Vecchi's Red Geranium Embossing Powder and then distressed it with some Ranger Black Archival ink. The other two pieces are from Tim's Idea-ology range, I swiped the 'Authentic' piece with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint.
I kept the inside fairly simple, with just some stenciling and a little stamping.
A bit more stamping and stenciling and a piece of Tim's Idea-ology film strip.
There are still a few days left to join in the challenge at Inspiration Journal which is 'Get Pasted' where you just need to include some Embossing Paste somewhere on your creation. As always, there is a fabulous $50 prize for one randomly selected individual to spend at Inspiration Emporium. If you use my code Redanne you will get a 10% discount off your entire purchase.
I would like to enter this into the lovely Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers, where this week is a Free Theme week.
Thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Anne xx
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Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Tim Holtz Stencils
Tim Holtz stamps
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder