Maple Sketch

Rowhouse Greetings | Autumn | Tim Holtz Maple Sketch by Stampers AnonymousMy introduction to Tim Holtz products was through the Distress Inks product line — who can resist all those beautiful colors (not to mention those really cute little ink pads) — but I shied away from the various Tim Holtz stamps. While I love vintage images and intrigued by steampunk style, the overall effect is sometimes too fussy for me personally. However, when I started seeing the various the sketch/mini blueprint stamps, I had to give them a try. This maple leaf blueprint is my first, but I have plans for several of the Halloween, Autumn, Christmas blueprint sketches so you’ll see my take on them in the coming weeks.

Supplies

Cardstock: Recollection Cardstock in Brown; Scattered Leaves from the Harvest Collection by Peebles; Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Stamp: Tim Holtz Maple Sketch by Stampers Anonymous
Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed by Ranger
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A, A2 Matting Basics B, 6×6 Matting Basics A, 6×6 Matting Basics B all by Spellbinders
Embellishments: 3/8″ brown sheer ribbon by Celebrate It; Jack and Jill Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper

Quoth the Raven Nevermore!

I took a break from Copics AND Christmas to put together this Halloween card using my Prisma water brush and a variety of Distressed Inks. I stamped the central image — Raven by Stampendous — with Versafine ink on Strathmore mixed media paper. Then using the water brush, I worked in a light wash with the Distressed Inks, working from the darkest shade outward to the lightest, overlapping and blending the colors to avoid harsh lines.

I made several copies of this card and the nice thing was that no two came out alike.

Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Raven by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Raven by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Tim Holtz 2015 Script Halloween by Stampers Anonymous
Rowhouse Greetings | Halloween | Tim Holtz 2015 Script Halloween by Stampers Anonymous

Supplies

Paper: Bazzill Basics in Tangelo and Black Tie; Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
Stamps: Raven by Stampendous; Tim Holtz 2015 Script Halloween by Stampers Anonymous
Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
Dies: Matting Basics A & Matting Basics B by Spellbinders