For a very long time, Linda Ledbetter has led a troop of Tim Holtz fans through his two technique books, Compendium of Curiosities, Vol 1 and 2. Linda has cheered us on with fun challenges, comraderie, and giveaways from Tim, Mario, Simon Says Stamp, and The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
This is the last challenge, and it's an ode to Tim himself, who is celebrating his birthday on Monday. Thank you Linda, for all these wonderful challenges. I'm sure the organizing, scheduling, etc. was a pain at times and I really appreciate your efforts!
My card is not on paper, it's actually Stampbord by Ampersand. I've been using this a lot lately because of the way it receives ink. It's a clay board surface I first learned about in October at Art-is-You. I used it for many of the items in my Etsy shop as it's very sturdy and you don't need to worry about corners bending or anything like that.
For Tim's birthday wishes, I went with a lot of ink blending and collage stamping and stenciling, and gave Umbrella Man a bouquet of heat-embossed balloons in place of his rain gear. So thank you again to Linda, and to Tim, for all the inspiration.
And in case you hadn't heard, Linda Coughlin's shop is up and running again with a great Reopening Sale. Check her out at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Thanks for the visit!