This was the last of the Tim Holtz classes at Create and it was pretty much complete when class was over.
All that needed doing was final embellishment of the ruler/tag book in the lower right compartment. Since I had started out with something of a travel theme, I dug through all my "travel" embellishments to come up with the tags in the book. Not a lot of bling, but they do work with the theme and still leave room for photos or memories on the backs of tags...
This was basically complete at the end of class (the purpose of this exercise was primarily to introduce us all to the techniques to be used in the other two TIm Holtz classes) --- with only the flip cards in the inside not done.
I added a rub-on title and a chipboard date piece to the cover and touched up some of the bare manila with Shattered Glass Distress Paint...
Then I attacked the inside! I had decided back during the class that his would be my souvenir of the entire event (hence the title ":Field Notes" - although all the instructional handouts are now in their own notebook with samples of the cards where appropriate.) so I used the cards/ tickets for each class and embellished with Tim Holtz ephemera - I didn't get too heavy-handed because I wanted the piece to close (but even with one flip page unfilled, the piece is pretty much at capacity.)
These tickets aren't distressed and so they don't really match the distressed look on the rest 0f the folio but I can get back to that later if it really bothers me. Mainly, I just wanted to get it DONE!
Only two more projects to go --- the ruler/tag book for the Tim Holtz shadowbox collection and the art journal pages for Shari Carroll's class on using gesso and !.
Then it will be on to finishing up Creative Chemistry classes 1 and 2!
I'm in catch-up mode! I pulled the class materials for the third class at Create 2014, "Cute Cards" taught by Kelly Marie Alvarez, Stephanie Klauk and Sandy Allnock. While I'm not usually a "cute card" maker, there were several techniques used in these cards that could be used in more edgy, less "cute" cards if I so wish. So, while it isn't likely I will copy any of these cards for future use, I will take advantage of what I learned in my card-making.
Here are my "finished" versions of the cards from the class kit.
Card #1 is the "Rainbow Dog" card, taught by Sandy Allnock, which employs a moveable cloud which could cover a greeting:
Card #2 is "S'More", taught by Kelly Marie Alvarez, using a slider to move the squirrel and his marshmallow closer to the fire:
Card #3 is "Balloon", a trifold card taught by Stephanie Klauk:
Card #4 is "Bird on a Wire", taught by Sandy Allnock, which uses a border die in an unusual way:
Card #5 is"Crabby", a shaker card taught by Stephanie Klauk (I used too many sequins so my stamp - not the crab used in the title - can't be seen...):
Card #6 is "Bunny", taught by Kelly Marie Alvarez (this circular card is probably not assembled correctly. This was one card we never got to in the class so I had to create it from the instruction leaflet which left a little to the imagination):
I had fun in this class. Sadly, there wasn't enough time to work at a leisurely pace which usually means I make some massive mistakes ("Bird on a Wire" should have more "YOU' stamps on it, too many sequins in "Crabby", etc.) but one learns form one's mistakes so, overall, it was a worthwhile experience that I might not have had if I had registered for the class on title alone!
Back in early June, I posted a photo of the only class I actually "completed" at the Simon Says Stamp Create 2014 event. The rst of the class pieces have sat in their carrier bags ever since, languishing in the shade of COmepnsium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. But a demo at our local stamp store, Bayer's Pampered Stampers, by a very good friend, about the use of stencils, got me thinking! I had six cards from the "Stencilling Fun" class at Create in various stages of completeness and it was time to get them DONE! So here they are --- not perfect by any means, and certainly not all like the examples in class (because I didn't have some of the products specified) but great reminders of a great class and some techniques I will be trying again!
Card #1 is "Glitter & Stencils", taught by Jennifer McGuire (I didn't have the greeting stamp specified and used a different brand of glitter):
Card #2 is "Embossing Paste & Stencils", taught by Shari Carroll:
Card #3 is "Stamping with Stencils", taught by Jennifer McGuire (again, I didn't have the stamp specified in the materials list so I used a rub-on from Tim Holtz instead):
Card #4 is Distress Ink & Stencils", taught by Shari McGuire (the glitter is a remnant from trying to clean up after the first card! Glitter gets EVERYWHERE!):
Card #5 is "Embossing with Stencils", taught by Jennifer McGuire:
and Card #6 is "Gesso Resist", taught by Shari Carroll (I had to shift the greeting slightly higher adn to the left to cover a massive "drip"...):
What a fabulous, information-packed class this was, taught by two excellent teachers, and a perfect way to start the event! I'm SO glad I went!
What can I say! It was fabulous and exhausting! Six classes in two days, 9AM to 9PM both days, and only one project complete so far...
There are two more Tim Holtz class projects in various stages of completion: A "Creative Collections" folio and a "Configuration of Your Imagination" mini-configurations book. In addition there are six cards from a stenciling techniques class taught by Jennifer McGuire and Shari Carroll, six "cute" cards from a class team taught by Lawn Fawn’s Kelly Marie Alvarez, Operation Write Homes’ Sandy Allnock, and Simon Says Stamp’s Stephanie Klauck, and two pages for an art journal class taught by Shari Carroll. It was a full two days!
All in all, a fabulous experience and here's hoping they do manage to hold a second annual "Create" event next year.
Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).
honored to be asked to be guest designer for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, September 2017