Monday, December 13, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show........

....a Tim Holtz technique

Oh yeah, I can do that!  The Simon Says weekly challenge couldn't be more appropriate, as all of we Holtz addicts are coming off twelve fabulous days of Tim techniques, and wondering what to do next.

One that I particularly love is called chipped enamel and it is perfect for transforming the look of any metal object.  It makes a great embellishment for a card or tag or scrapbook page, but I most like to use it to create jewelry.

I used it on a variety of Tim's idea-ology pieces....a keyhole base, three foliage items, and a hitch fastener, to make this necklace:


The distress embossing powders I used were:  antique linen on the base, shabby shutters on the leaves, faded jeans on one flower, broken china on the other (there are two, one of top of the other, which you can see better in person than in the photo), and for the flower center, the hitch fastener was embossed with mustard seed.  The fastener actually holds all the flower elements together, and I used multi medium to adhere the flower to the base. (That stuff might take a while to dry, but it is strong!)

So, the 12 Tags of Christmas marathon might be over, but I still was able to get my Tim-fix in today.   Tune in tomorrow for a little something for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge.



17 comments:

Jamie Cox said...

Holly snicker bombs that is simple gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing you Tim fix with us.

Dorothy said...

ooooooo! So pretty!

My name is CINDY...... said...

That is lovely!! Have only just discovered this technique and I love the effect!

Alicia said...

Eileen, I am SO thrilled you were able to get your Tim Fix today! You surely did him justice as well as on the 12 Tags, as this is just gorgeous! *Hugs*

Vic said...

Beautiful!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen...this piece is GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE it!!!

Tammy D said...

That is most excellent.

Helen said...

Drop dead gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Eileen this is so cool! I love it.
Gail in Oklahoma

MarleneMAZ said...

Your necklace is gorgeous! love the colours you used.

Kerry said...

Eileen, This is just beautiful!

Minxy said...

Just stunning, and fab colours too :)
Know what you mean about the tim tag withdrawal lol

Heidi Bound said...

LOVE this! I am DYING to make one!

Patzee said...

You make the most amazing chipped enamel floral creations! This is stunning!

Lori said...

You are the Queen of this technique, I must say! This is gorgeous, in a chipped sort of way...lol! No, it really is lovely, and thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

SusanK said...

Not into jewelry myself but this is a knockout piece! You rock!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHH Beautiful necklace, Eileen!!