Jan 23, 2017

Tim Holtz Mixed Media Framed Valentine Canvas



It's time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!  This week our theme is Spread Your Wings.  I've created a mixed media framed Valentine canvas home decor project.  



I was determined to make the most of my purchase of the Mixed Media Christmas Thinlet set I purchased after Christmas and decided to use the harlequin die for a Valentine assemblage.  I cut it twice in opposite corners of a watercolor panel and dipped it into a Fired Brick Distress Ink bath.


I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to do some designs for Tim Holtz for Creativation 2017 and was given the new Mini Detailed Butterfly die set to work with.  Here I used one of the solid butterflies.  I inked it with Fired Brick, then wiped on Versamark ink and embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain for a rusty effect.  I added one of the new Idea-ology keys to the center.


I used Tim's label die set to cut paper from the Correspondence paper stash for my base and edged it with Vintage Photo.


I layered the XO die with an arrow and some bundled string.  The heart was inked and coated with clear crackle paste.  I adhered my stitched panel to a burlap panel and inserted it into a thrifted frame with.  The Scrabble letters are from my collection. I hope you are inspired to spread your wings today and join this week's challenge for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree!  Thanks so much for your visits and comments.



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39 comments:

Marjan Küppers said...

Wonderful layers, love it!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous panel Autumn, the whole design of this is stunning! I love the die cut background design and the butterfly is fabulous! I just love everything about this :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another inspiring design Autumn, I adore the effect you have created on the Butterfly, I have never used that colour combo before so I must try that out..!! Hugs Tracey xx

Catherine said...

Your home decor is gorgeous, Autumn!! Beautiful colors and I love how you created a rusty effect with distress ink and embossing powder. Beautiful!!

Cathie ♥

Juliz Design Post said...

What a fabulous home decor project and I love the theatrical look to it. Huge congrats on designing for Mr Holtz, an incredible honour and opportunity which you must be so thrilled with and so well deserved.
Hugs, Julie x

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous! Autumn. The hues of red look so striking in the black frame. Just LOVE your rusted butterfly - a real eye catcher .
Wahoo! How exciting to be given the opportunity to create for Tim . Thrilled to bits for you .
hugs x

Maura Hibbitts said...

Autumn, you astound me with your creativity! This is one gorgeous piece, and I love how you pulled all the elements together with color and design!! Wonderful rusty texture on the butterfly, and the key is brilliant! hugs, Maura

LeAnne said...

Just love every little piece of this! SO eclectic and Tim-ish!

Lori Kobular said...

Such a beautiful multi media project! I love all the layers, all the pretty red and all the embellishments you used to make this beauty!

Carol said...

This is stunning work Autumn, love it. Carol x

Lori said...

What a gorgeous canvas! Love all the elements, right down to the key on the butterfly. And what an awesome butterfly with the embossing!

Lisa said...

Wow, Autumn, this is absolutely stunning!! I am in love with the rusty butterfly!! The background is fabulous!! Every layer and detail is perfect!! What an amazing project this is my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Angela Radford said...

So love this Autumn, fabulous detail. The whole thing just works so well together. Happy crafty week,
Angela xXx

Margik said...

A excellent work Autumn! All your SSS pieces are really fabulous.
Hugs, Mar :)

Maxine D said...

Love the colour and texture and all the layers on this beauty Autumn, a joy to look at.
Blessings
Maxine

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just excellent and I adore your below butterfly assemblage as well!

Redanne said...

What a wonderful opportunity Autumn, huge congratulations! Your framed canvas is stunning, the red background sets the rusty butterfly off so beautifully!! Quite simply gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Helen Wallace said...

Dramatic use of colour and texture make this a standout project. TFS

Donna Ellis said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Loving this in every way, Miss Autumn! Gorgeously done with the keys as butterfly bodies (definitely casing your idea), and such lovely vibrant colors and textures! xoxoxox

Linda Kunsman said...

this is just gorgeous!! I love the composition and colors.

Lisa said...

omg... that rusty color is perfect for Valentines projects... just love this! Gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Really love that rusted-looking butterfly with the key for the body (I love it when people make alternative items butterfly bodies!), and I think you are onto something using the Harlequin die for VDay... it just works! Mmmm... inky...

ßeulah ßee said...

The strong contrast of colors makes this a very exciting piece and the placing of various elements is excellent. Framing it elevates it to a level it certainly deserves and is the perfect final touch!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous creation! Autumn. The embellishments on this piece are so fabulous. :)

Greta said...

Big congrats on being in the Spotlight, Autumn--so well deserved! This is an incredible home decor piece--so many wonderful elements perfectly put together!

Marty Fishman said...

Autumn, congrats on designing for TH at Creativation!! I'm not one bit surprised - with your talent, it was a matter of time :-) Your design is beautiful - love the rusty butterfly and your vibrant background along with the other elements. Gorgeous bow, of course!! Hugs!!

Nikki Acton said...

Good grief just realised I wasnt following your blog! What have I been missing! Saw this on FB - fabulous design Autumn xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Stunning project, Autumn! Love all the embellishments you put together! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Zelda C said...

This is fantastic! Love the background and all the different elements. You've definitely inspired me!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a fantastic piece! The more I looked at it, the more I saw each clever detail! I especially love the big XO in the background. You definitely have super-skills for combining elements to form a gorgeous end product! Love this!

Macarena said...

This is absolutely perfect! Love the red and deep blue combo and all the layers and textures. The background looks fabulous with stitches and the glitter butterfly is so elegant! Hugs, Marzena!

Barbara Schiassi said...

So beautiful! the color combo is fabulous but the part I love most about your work is the Butterfly! Stunning, absolutely stunning! Barbara

Kath Stewart said...

this is so beautiful Autumn..I love how you used the Mixed Media framelits to showcase the butterfly and wow the rusty look is amazing...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

This is such a beautiful Valentine's project with so many wonderful details ~ it's fabulous Autumn, really stunning! <3

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Pure perfection! So well balanced - I would agonise for hours on something like this trying to decide how to build the composition. I bet it all comes naturally to you!

Wanda Hentges said...

This is wonderful, Autumn!!!

Anna-Karin said...

This is stunning! I love all the layers and all the shades of red here. Gorgeous!

Vintagehandmade said...

What a stunning framed canvas, Autumn! I am totally blown away by your creativity, my friend! Your rusted butterfly turned out beautifully and I love your fantastic background! Brilliantly done! Big hugs! Branka xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, how many ways do I LOVE this framed artwork? First off, no one does red like you, my friend! that die cut background is exquisite! And I don't need to tell you how much I am drooling over that rusted butterfly! I have got to give that a try! This is delightful from top to bottom, and so are you! You create faster than it takes my computer to load your blog page! Sending more hugs!

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