Admit one possibility

Vintage Journey is back with a new challenge: Use every stamp in a set.

Well when I think about using every and each stamp in a Tim Holtz set then I can come up with Tim Holtz’s genius technique of layering. I decided to make an art journal page using distress products, something else that is my favorite from Tim Holtz. I chose Warehouse district CMS124 set.

I used 3 stamps (map, curiosity dictionary, blueprint) from the set to stamp with distress embossing ink on my page and then I used clear embossing powder to create a resist image on my background. Then I colored my page with distress stains.

I added some shadow stamping with aged mahogany (one of the small texts) and I blended it into my background. I distressed my edges and I aged them with the same distress ink. The rest of the images I stamped on altered paper (I used distress ink to alter my paper). On one side of my spread I added my ticket and my airplane and the text.

Also for stamping my text I used distress ink (black soot). And on the other side of my spread I applied the 3 personages, the hand and the compass, and the rest of the text with black soot distress ink. I also cut a prize ribbon from Tim Holtz’s dies, I thought those three gentlemen deserve a prize there (it’s colored with distress paints).


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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12 Responses to Admit one possibility

  1. mrsbeez says:

    Another fabulous background – love your choice of colours. The rosette is the perfect addition to the stamp set.

  2. Nikki Acton says:

    I love how you have incorporated some of the set as your background stamps and others in the foreground – great layout. Thanks for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey this time. Nikki xx

  3. love how you were able to use all of the stamps and have it balance out so lovely!! Your colors are delicious! Ruth! and yes, they do deserve the prize! teehee xo

  4. Terry says:

    Wonderful use of all the stamps from one set and love your layering! The background and journal pages are fabulous! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Karen says:

    Wonderful journal pages!!! Love the color tones and use of stamps. Karen.x

  6. Brenda Brown says:

    Fabulous pages Ruth and a clever way to use all the stamps in a set. Love the colours and layout. Thanks for sharing this with us at A Vintage Journey. xx

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