Friday, June 11, 2010

"Fate" Mini using Tim Holtz Baroque Die

Ok, so i finally decided a title for this mini. I had to think of a good four letter word for it so that it would fit on the bird cage with the letters that i wanted to use for it. The word i came up with was "Fate", since i believe that my husband and i were destined to be together :). Maybe one day i will tell the story of how we got together, but today i will go on with the mini. LOL

I did not get to complete the whole mini yet, but i did get to finish the first few pages, so i thought i would post those and then i was thinking about doing a video when i was finished with it, explaining the techniques a little better. I am hoping to have the mini completed this weekend and have the video up by Sunday.

Below are a few pictures of Prima E-Line flowers that i colored in with a few different glimmer mists. I think the ones i used were Cherry Limeade, Sunflower, and Brick. I painted on the colors with a paint brush, i really love the way they turned out. I actually like them better then the already colored ones by Prima because you can customize the color your self.

Below is a picture of all of the white E-Line flowers that i colored, as well as a few individual petals. A few posts down i will show the flower all put together.
This is a picture of the Prima hydrangea that came from a package i bought at Michaels, just thought i would show the difference between the two.

Ok, now onto the mini :) - So this is the cover page, i used the bird cage die by Tim Holtz, i inked it up with Vintage Photo and then used distress embossing powder (walnut) and then i scraped off some of the embossing powder to make is look like an old rusted bird cage. I pretty much did the same thing with the bird except for i used Vintage Photo embossing powder. I then glimmer misted them with Old Lace glimmer mist (my favorite glimmer mist color by the way).

For this next page i didn't really do much except put Iridescent Gold glimmer mist on it, my thought was that if i covered any part of it then you would loose the image that i love so much (which is a forest. LOL)

The next page i used the bird from the Tim Holtz die, i used the same technique as i had on the bird cage, except i wanted a more redish darker look for this bird, so after i embossed it with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder i inked it up with Aged Mahogany distress ink and then i sprayed it with Ranger's Cranberry color wash, i wiped some of the wash off with a paper towel and then i heat set it. I used some Maya Road (i think that is the right manufacturer) lace on the bottom of the bird branch, Tim Holtz stick pin and adage ticket which i put diamond dust on. I didn't want to cover the image of the fairy too much because i thought it is so pretty, so i am going to put my photos on tags and then stick them behind the bird. I placed the bird so that it looked like the fairy and the bird are communicating together.
I loved this pattern paper with the flowers. I used the Prima E-Line flowers that i colored on this page, along with some of the Prima flowers that i bought at M's. I cut out this flourish from the Sentimentals cartridge so that i can put a few tags behind that and put some Utee on it to make it stronger and shiny. Inside the flourish i put rock candy crackle paint. I am thinking i might put a photo behind the flourish as well as the tags.

Hope you enjoyed the first few pages of my "Fate" mini, please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think so far.


  1. I cannot wait to see it completed!!!!

  2. Oh those flowers are beautiful. They match the colours of you fingertips teehee.
    I love that Tim Holtz bird cage die, yet again I can not find it in Canada.
    I do have the Tim Holtz die you used for you pages. I got it in the States :)

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