Saturday, 17 March 2012

Week 146 - Three in a Row

Good Morning

Thankyou for popping in to see what I have to show you today. I have the pleasure of hosting this weeks Allsorts Challenge and it is Three in a Row

I thought this was quite perfect for this weeks Challenge as the butterflies are perfectly in a row.  This is the project that we made in the Tim Holtz workshop at the trade show in February and I thought I would save it for posting now as it really fitted the bill.

I was thrilled with the finished piece and really enjoyed doing it (it was a huge benefit that we had the master to teach us!!  Tim Holtz.)
The project started with 2 canvasses with TH tissue tape wrapped around it and then distressed with vintage photo.  The list of other products that we used is endless but I will list a few but please feel free to get in touch and ask me about any further detail.

The stamps that we used were Stampers Anonymous Attic Treasures
Idea-ology screw eyes, tissue wrap, adornments, sprocket gears, game spinners,film strip ribbon, journaling ticket, metal corners (these are stunning!) grungeboard and a pen nib.
We also used Sizzix alterations to cut the heart. This is in the movers and shapers range.

The most impressive product that we used are the Distress Markers.  We used these for the first time as they were launched at the show.  (I have ordered a full stand for the shop, cant wait for it to arrive!)
We coloured the butterflies with these, if you are a lover of Distress inks you will love these too.  The ink in the pen is the exact colour of all the existing DI's.
We also used clear Rock Candy distress crackle paint which is fab to use and creates a great finish to grungepaper or board.
I hope that this has inspired you to have a go at an altered canvas. With  these quality products you can't fail to create a masterpiece.

Thankyou for popping in today and I would really love to hear what you think to the project.  All your comments are so appreciated.
Also pop over to the Allsorts Challenge to see the other fab designs from the Design Team members.

Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums, I hope that you are all spoilt rotten and relax while everyone runs around you for a change!

Bye for now
Jo xx


  1. A gorgeous piece Jo, it say's Timmy completely and how lucky to have a master class with the guru himself.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Hi Jo ''very nice'' and i know how much you enjoyed your workshop's with TIM HOLTZ. I would love to open a gift on mother's day and one of these to be inside xx lv and hug's d

  3. OH WOW! was just scrolling down the allsorts samples and stopped clicked on the link and came here! This is fabulous a real stand out piece. i see you have a shop in Coningsby? I moved to Grimsby from the south coast last October so will have to find out how to get to you. XOXO Zoe

  4. Amazing! So much to look at - love it xx

  5. just saw this on,the allsorts,blog and its simply brilliant,just love anything like this and all the detail is just fantastic,hugs Cherylxx

  6. Hi Jo That makes a nice change from a card Jo would make a lovely gift for someone special missed you today take care of yourself
    Love and hugs
    Pauline B

  7. Fabulous project Jo - will make a lovely keepsake.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

  8. OMG! Gorgeous! I can see why you saved this for a special occasion. That's one for the craftroom wall as a memory jogger of a very special day. Well done Jo.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Fabulous piece. Looks even better in real life. Can't wait to do a workshop on this !!!!
    Take care, speak soon
    Maria xx

  10. Stunning piece Jo...lucky you, a masterclass with Mr H! Carole Z X

  11. Stunning-I saw this on Allsorts and wanted to check out your blog. Great idea for a pressie. I am not urprised you were happy with it!

  12. Just hopped over from allsorts, and wow what a fab project, very envious of your workshop, the products all sound fantastic!! Thanks for the fun challenge have enjoyed using the theme.

  13. What a fab creation Jo! Love all your details... hope you've got it hanging somewhere it can be admired :o) Lisa x

  14. This is such a lovely creation. Love the colours & the butterflies are beautiful. Sue

  15. Gosh, this is amazing Jo, such perfect attention to detail and beautifully embellished :) Donna ♥ x

  16. This is fantastic! Love Tim Holtz products, just wish I'd made it!

  17. hello jo, what a beautiful piece of art, so jellious i bet it was so much fun doing a work shop with Tim Holtz. You have inspired me to join in the challenge at alsorts this week, crafty hugs julie-ann x

  18. WOW!! Love this project. I bet it was wonderful taking a class from Tim!