WOYWW 9 June 2010


Blazingly fast with an edit later perhaps, as I have a manic day ahead.  Started last night and added the final touch while waiting for the kids to get moving – DS has his last exam today – I got some Tim Holtz Texture Fades in the mail yesterday and had a play.

I watched Tim’s video series about the Alterations, and decided I would cut up the packaging and test out his comment about embossing on it.

It DOES give a bit of a frosted effect and I think I will be having a further play with this.  I made a super-quick ATC from the small sample:

And on white so you can see it better

Must dash out the door! When I get back I’ll dash over to check out your desk!

50 thoughts on “WOYWW 9 June 2010

  1. I love how you call it super quick, it would take me ages to get the same result! lovely x

  2. Love the Tim embossing – must put on my wish list

  3. ooo, I will have to give that a go, looks really effective x

  4. VERY cool! You would not believe how much plastic I have saved (and used/recycled) for my projects. Now, thanks to you I have another reason (justification) for saving it! HA! Love what you created! Thanks!!

  5. Wow. That plastic embosses brilliantly! Alcohol ink wld look cool too. Leandra

  6. Hiya

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Atc I love the detail :O)


  7. oh these are fabulous and I’m definitely going to have a go at this great fun!!

  8. Love the ATC will have to get these now………

  9. What lovely post and great ATCs I love them. S x

  10. Love that ATC, will have to look at those plates.

  11. Wow these are fabulous.


  12. These look like fun i will have to go look at them 🙂

  13. you are amazing mary~anne if that is quickie whipped up in a spare moment!!! lol
    and thanks for sharing such a good idea!

  14. wow, those folders come out so yummy, think i definately need those!!! thank you for letting me peek in xxxx

  15. Love this! I am gonna go buy some of those right now!

  16. I have all the texture fades … but I have n’t actually got them out of the packets yet … love your ATC … rather a lot!

  17. wow – thanks for sharing that – I would never have thought of embossing the packaging… fantastic… i bet it looks great with alcohol inks on too… something else to try.

    just take care while dashing about all over the place…
    Is your DS taking A levels, AS levels or GCSE’s… mine is in the middle of his AS level exams :O(


    Paula x x x

  18. WOW! I am so neeeeding all the texture fades and alterations… need to rob me a bank!

  19. That is so cool, I love Tim´s products…really nice stuff you got!

  20. Wow the plastic looks fabulous, love that ATC; gorgeous 🙂 I want to buy some of these but not enough money to buy them all and struggling to decide on which to get.
    Anne xx

  21. I can hardly wait to get the TH “suitcase” so I can play with all of you that have these die-cutting embossing machines!! I just LOVE how your pieces embossed here.

    I’m also playing along with WOYWW, so stop by when you get a chance *smiles*

  22. Ooooh these look gorgeous, as does your ATC!

  23. Well – how clever is that! Lovely little ATC.

  24. I so need these!!! They look great!

  25. Wow those ATC’s are fun …what a clever concept.

  26. wow, they’re lovely!

  27. Very pretty and unusual! Patsy from HeARTworks

  28. wow these look great hun love what you have done just brilliant atcs,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  29. wow those great look used on the packaging, fab ATC too, love the key.

  30. It’s dangerous this WOYWW ‘cos there are too many lovely things on people’s desks. You can use Sakura pens to colour the acetate when you’ve embossed it. Can’t remember what the name of that particular one is but I always think of them as sorbet. Wish my brain would gear up today. Your ATC looks so effective. HUgs BettyXXX

  31. Wow, these look fantastic. Must give it a try.

  32. Oh wow, what a great atc, the effect is wonderful :0)
    Thanks for sharing :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

  33. Love the effect on the ATCS

  34. Really love this idea.
    A x

  35. Fab idea to use the packaging! Dammit, I threw mine away!

  36. wow, your quick ATC looks great!

  37. fab idea – will try this out for sure

  38. wow i luv your ATC that is so effective, lovely embossing folders, sue,x

  39. Oh no…….another item to put on my wish list. Your ATC is amazing!


  40. How have I missed these? love them and what you have done with them that ATC is fab.

  41. Wow those look absolutely gorjuss!I do love the frosted look and your atc is fab!May just have to invest in some soon….mind have bout bit this week so may wait few
    Can’t wait to see what else you create with them .i shall be abck eagerly awaitng
    hugs judex

  42. Wow!

    I have seen these in the shops and been very tempted by them and your post has tempted me further.

    Thanks for sharing

  43. Oh fab..I’ve treated myself to a handful of these too, but of course, a super quick anything is wuite out of the question! Hope all the rushing around is fruitful…last exam for us is on Thurs….it’s been aggers this week!

  44. WOW. The finished ATC is beautiful. I love the key and the Eiffel Tower and that background. Yep, love it all. Happy WOYWW.

  45. Wonderful ATC. My Texture Fades arrived the other day too but not had chance to play yet and I watced Tim’s video, great minds think alike eh. I love the use of it on the packaging but your sample is fab. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x

  46. Wow your ATC is great love the effect you got from the packing.
    Cheers Elaine

  47. OH my!!!! I neeeeed these – now!!!! I love what you’ve done so far….. I’m going shopping!!!

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