Monday, May 18, 2009

365 Cards - #79 My Fav Manufacturer

It's Monday evening for me so it must be day time for those of you who reside in the Northern Hemisphere lol.  Today's challenge over on 365 Cards was to make your card using your favourite manufacturer.  So if you know me you will know that I would choose anything that The Timster (Tim Holtz) masterminds.  I think he is THE MOST outstanding creative man that our field has ever seen.  My husband thinks I am in love with him lol.  I think I am old enough to be his mother. . . no scrap that maybe his older sister hehehe.  I FINALLY got my Ranger order today after waiting for over eight weeks.  Long story.. . briefly my daughter, Ash and I went halves in getting the whole range of Distress Inks and the craft mats, the whole range of alcohol inks, applicators etc but it has taken us a while to gather the funds together hence the eight weeks.  Today they came!!!  We were too excited for sure.  So in honour of the man himself I created my card using Distress Inks and my very own (and only one) Tim Holtz stamp set which I just won on ebay.  Vintage all the way for me baby!!  That's not to say that I won't be creating other cards as well but I have been waiting soooo long for my stuff to arrive that I will be stampin', creatin' and doin' the happy dance for a long while to come.  Oh did I tell you I was excited. . . .yes I think I did but just in case you didn't read it earlier I had better say it again. . .I am sooooo excited about having my distress inks, I could die happy now lmao.
Now onto the card itself.  As I said I used Tim Holtz Lost and Found stamp set from Stampers Anonymous with some of my tea-dyed lace and just in the top right hand corner there is an acrylic overlay from a vintage set I have had for a while and now I have had the chance to use some of it as I thought it suited perfectly.  The way the image came out is the way it is supposed to come out apparently.  I took eight jolly photos tonight trying to get a good one but every image seemed to be blurry and I am too tired to go get the manual to find out why so I chose the best of a bad lot.  Anyway that's my creation for this Monday.  Looking forward to seeing what everyone else creates.

In the meantime. . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU Very Vanilla cardstock.  Making Memories Designer paper.  Stamper's Anonymous Lost & Found stamp set.  Ranger Antique Linen distress ink.  Unknown brand of acrylic overlay.  My own tea-dyed lace.  SU Basic Black stamp pad.


~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

wowza!!!! You do vintage fabulously my dear...what a great job breaking into your new goods. Here's the thing, it is always...tim holtz, hubba hubba....that man is over the top creative and I'm always impressed with the male craftiness...kwim?

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

Yahoo for your package arriving!!! fantastic card and vintage 100% :D OK I have never seen the man so have no clue why you and amy are acting like school girls over him other than he must have looks as well as talent. looking forward to seeing what else you got to play with.

willow said...[Reply to comment]

So Michelle, I just want to know if you are excited at getting your order today? Lol
This card is fabulous, I love vintage but dont do it very well myself

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, love your card. Don't you just love those distressed inks. I think I put them on over half of the cards that I make. I love mixing the colors together and it works so much better ever since I got the ink blending tool.
Thanks for the lovely comments regarding my card today.
Sherry (aka sherryann)

Dolce Deb's Designs said...[Reply to comment]

Wow you've done well with your new goodies I love this card. I also love Tim and was excited to see my local Michael's has finally brought some of his line in. But alas I like you must save up my pennies so it will take me awhile but I will get there one item at a time. Have a great day/night...hehe.

Chrissie said...[Reply to comment]

That is quite some purchase, and this is quite some card. Enjoy all your stuff... it's playtime!

Fi said...[Reply to comment]

Wow - what a haul, I bet you are still doing the happy dance. LOL
Your card is just beautiful, so Vintage.
I purchase my DCWV stacks from BigW for $19.99.
Not all of the stores carry the stock, I had to go to your old stomping ground - Gold Coast - Runaway Bay BigW to purchase mine.
Have fun with all your new goodies.

Gloria Stengel said...[Reply to comment]

Gasp! Thud! WONDERFUL. I also love The Timster. You rocked that card better than Tim himself could have done!

jacque4u2c said...[Reply to comment]

Just stunning and vintage - I love it!

Kristen Hermanny said...[Reply to comment]

This is gorgeous. I love that you tea dyed your own lace. This is such a neat effect and always has such a great look on pieces. The Timster, too funny.
I am really loving this card!!!

AUsome mom said...[Reply to comment]

WOW! Gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel of this. I love little the Timster too:)

Jeannie said...[Reply to comment]

This is gorgeous and I luv Tim Holtz and I could sit and stare at his stuff for a long time, but I have never bought any!

Peace and Luv,

Made by Mandy said...[Reply to comment]

I'm so glad your goodies have finally arrived, that is a long time to wait.

Great card with lots of depth.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

beautiful, beautiful card, just lovely.