Monday, 2 March 2009

I want to share with you my first inspiration ...

the fabulous TIM HOLTZ

and I am sure that he has been the inspiration and continues to be the inspiration for many, many, many other crafters too!

I took some classes at my LSS and was introduced to Distress Pads, wow these were just so versatile and just perfect for grunging, distressing and making layouts look vintage. I have recently started to use them in colouring stamped images. I then very quickly started using Stickles I just adore the subtle or in your face effect these glitters can give you, and now Tim has brought out Distress Stickles in all colours of the Distress pads, ooh I am in heaven. Pop over to Tim's blog to get inspiration, tips and techniques on how to use all his products

I was checking out his blog the other night! Boy that man is busy he has been to so many shows, classes, demos, workshops, etc. all over the world.

He has an amazing new feature added to his website, Demo Vids which will show an amazing bunch of new techniques and product videos. I had a look and they are fantastic, clear and easy to follow, some of them take a little while to up load as they are coming from You-Tube, but please do be patient, they are so worth the wait!


As Tim hasn't been in his studio a lot just recently, (he has being doing a lot of traveling) I have decided to showcase some of his amazing 12 Tags of Christmas!


And just a couple up close ....



and just a few more projects that he has created (I love the Santa one, and he has used my new favourite weakness Distress Stickles, I just love that bling, lol)




All the above projects have a full set of photos, materials and instructions on how to make these amazing projects on his blog!

So if you have never visited Tim's blog, what are you waiting for?? Click here to be inspired to get messy, lol


Riet said...

wowww Helena,what a beautiful creations.

hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

I just adore anything and everything that is Tim Holtz!
He is the ULTIMATE Crafting God!

Donna x

Calv said...

Totaly agree! Tim is a great role model, especialy to a male crafter like myself. Reminds me that it's not just the women who make cool stuff! :)

Best of all, he seems like a nice guy who is always willing to help.

Anonymous said...

Tim Holtz has the most creative ideas ever! Yes, he's like the No 1 crafting God on this planet! :D

I adore his work! Though I never tried to apply his style on my work...but it would be so fun to try it out!

Cheers, Sara

(soz for funny grammar ... my english -_- )

CraftyC said...

Tim is one talented man, I do love his work and he is a great inspritaion to many crafters, I do hoard a load of his stamps, and seeing what he has done with them is amazing!

Catharina Maria said...

Beautiful work , i love the tags !!