' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Inspired by Tim Holtz

Thursday 1 June 2023

Inspired by Tim Holtz

June Vintage 1 st post

Welcome to June and a new Country View Challenge, which I have the pleasure of hosting! 
Regular followers will know I have a thing about Vintage so, yes, this is my choice of theme for this month. 

And today I have not one but TWO inspiration makes for you, both with lots of Tim Holtz products since he is very much a master of the genre! 

Here's the first: 

I started with a blank piece of 7"x5" cardstock and stamped the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Exquisite Stamp Set (CMS453) in a light sand colour. 

I used pencils to colour the image and stencilled the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz mini stencil set 10 (MST010) with green ink. 

I then aged my page with Distress inks in a combination of Walnut Stain and Antique Linen. 

I stamped bits of the text (also CMS453 stamp set) in the background.

The embellishment cluster is composed of several items from the Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ - Ephemera Field Notes Snippets (TH94049), a paper doll, bits of paper ribbon lace (Lakeland) and a frame highlighted with metallic waxes.

My second make is much brighter but the imagery is still very  much Vintage:

The tag base is a sturdy piece of white Mixed Media cardstock onto which I collaged pieces of Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ Botanical Collage Paper (TH93705).

I stencilled some Ranger Texture paste (transparent matte) through a bit of die-cut cardstock (I used an old Memory Box die).
I sprayed the tag with a combination of Distress and Distress Oxides sprays and sprinkled some Brushos as well.

When dry, I added colour with Distress crayons to the leaves and flower and darkened the edges with Walnut Stain ink.

Finally the focal point is made of the TH/Idea-ology Ephemera Field Notes Snippets (TH94049), a paper doll and die-cuts from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK Wildflower Stems #2.

A spattering of white acrylic paint, some Nuvo drops pearls and voila.. 

Your turn to create a make with a Vintage feel, photos and stamps from olden times, Victoriana, steampunk... pretty much anything pre 1900's will do, and link up your project to the Country View Challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield     I am entering the tag in the Allsorts challenge and both makes in                                                                 the  SSS Wednesday challenge 


  1. Your first make is just so beautiful and very vintage. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge. Your tag is also wonderful with so much detail.

  2. Such fabulous pieces here, love the aged look. Thank you for joining in at Allsorts. Sarah DT

  3. Wonderful creations. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  4. Playing catch up to see what you've created, still having to restrict screen time but hope to get the OK to be back to normal soon.

    B x

  5. Tu as fait fort !!! Je craque sur ta première création, et ta colorisation des fleurs et feuilles, absolument magnifique !!!
    Le deuxième tag est bien travaillé et très beau aussi !!

  6. Wow these are gorgeous. I especially love the colours on the tag. You've definitely nailed the vintage brief xx

  7. Beautiful projects, I love the bright colours on your second piece xx

  8. I love that you were inspired by Tim Holtz and think I may have most of the elements you used to create these (smile!). Both of your creations are stunning and inspire Vintage perfectly 😊. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  9. I love both of your creations, Christine! Wonderful backgrounds!
    Have a good time!
    Evelyn xxx