Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Distressed Valentine Post Card

I played with some Tim Holtz techniques when making this postcard. I used spritz and sprays from Tim Holtz, Smooch and Lindsay's to make the background paper. I also added a damask design to the side using a Tim Holtz stencil and some texture paste. What's amazing is that I did not do anything to the paste after it dried. Somehow, some of the spray from the paper under it must have seeped through and colored it, which was a nice surprise. "Love" was stamped using Archival Black Ink and a Tim Holtz stamp. I also sprayed the grunge board heart with some red Smooch and Tim Holtz spray, and added a lock. All embellishments are from Tim Holtz.

I am also entering this postcard to the following blog challenges:
Time Out Challenges- Valentine's Day With The optional Twist Of Hearts
Sentimental Sundays- Anything Goes
Imagination Destination-Anything Goes


  1. Lovely baroque-feeling! Great to see an original valentines card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  2. Beautiful, artsy collage look. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  3. So much interest and texture ... and such fabulous vibrant colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)