Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Day with Tim & Mario...

Sunday was a Funday because I had seven hours of unadulterated mixed-media joy with the Amazing (Yes, Amazing with a capital "A") Tim Holtz and got to speak gleek with Mario, Tim's Business Manager and BEST EVER bestower of the 12 new Distress Ink pads. Before I show you what we created, let me show you this...

These are the trays of beauties we got to play with. Isn't Tim generous? This is from his personal collection of found objects from around the globe. I think all the air left the room from the gasps when he did the big reveal of the table. There was so much stuff to pick from! It was unbelievable.

Now here's the box. The first photo is the back of the box which is where we started collaging different papers from Tim's new Lost and Found stack. He also brought vintage french dictionaries, vintage ledgers, old newspapers, etc... for us to collage on. And by the way, I'm not a paper "Stack" or "pad" buyer. (If you're a scrapbooker you know what I mean). But his new Lost and Found stack is a MUST HAVE. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

OK, I mean seriously, gorgeous, right? I love everything about this box and making it was an absolute blast. We used a HUGE array of Ranger/Tim products such as (and of course) Distress inks, Paint Dabbers (OMG, the new bottle design is to DIE for. No more clogs, no more death-squeeze on the bottle), alcohol inks, reinker and perfect pearls... it was fantastic. This was my third class with Tim and my absolute favorite. Alright, what do you say, (for those of you ATT girls and guys) we go through it niche by niche?

This larger side piece started out as a glass medicine vial. We put a little reinker in it and water, slapped one of Tim's vintage "poison" labels and stuck it on in there! I also lined the bottom edge of it with some SUPER SUPER cool metal metal nibs.

Next are two little boxes in the center of the cabinet. The one on the left are two vintage printers press blocks. Of course I had to do something Ozzy in here, and then I had the Ruby Slipper charms at home that I added later. The one on the right is a mini light bulb and little and some little reactor thingies (welcome the corrections) and one of Tim's memo pins holding dictionary paper of the word, "crazy".

The next two niches are directly above the previous ones. The one on the left is a tiny transformer, an alcohol inked dice and a mini wooden ruler in the background. The one on the right has a couple watch parts stuck in the back of the wall and then when I got home I added his wooden padlock I had and rock candy crackled it. Also, I added a 7gypsies metal border on top of that and running over into the poison bottle.

Moving upward this niche is on the top right. The Frozen Charlotte head (Tim had a WHOLE box of them!!! These average $15 a pop!) is sitting in some spanish moss, and has a vintage butterfly sitting on top of her head. I used two screw hooks (with Tim's to wire some old pearls across the corner. The number 22 vintage Bingo marker sits in the sky and a key is lurking in the moss. Phew, I think that everything!

OK, everyone got a set of these vintage wooden italian hands (I forget their proper name) and they hold a UTEE/Distress Embossing Powder heart made by Mario. There's a thimble of twine, and a ruler with transistors wrapped around it. An old house number sits in background. The playing card in the upper left corner is from my own stash.

Mr. Bones is hanging in front of a vintage view finder that I distress inked. I added two little black rhinestones to his eyes when I got home. I also added from my own stash at home little glass bottle full of blue beads. It has the label "happiness" on the front of it.

This one is covered with some really cool mica Tim had. I alcohol inked it when I got home to give it a spiffy affect. There is a header at the top of the box that was crackle painted. Mona is on a mini canvas that is covered in vintage book paper. I totally kicked myself when I realized I put Mona on the words upsidedown. There are also a couple little inked up flowers and a scrabble tile.

We're down to the last niche! Phew! Tim had these awesome old cars there that I fell in love with. This one is driving down "Ruler Road" and I filled the bed of it with the leftover bones of Mr. Bones. The "spring" sign is dangling from the ceiling, and I got those blasted little screw hooks in there all by myself! There's also a little picket fence behind that and I alcohol inked the mini-domino.

Nope... not done yet. On the front we added one of Tim's new knobs and made an awesome little dangly bauble thingie for it. Because seriously, we couldn't just have it be PLAIN on the outside? right??? Lol. This is a lot of Tim's idea-ology line and I added some Heidi Swapp chandelier jewels.

And finally, I fell in love with these knobs, as well as the cars. And by the time I got done with my "insides" there was no place for this little beat up beauty. So now it sits on the top of my box, as somewhat of a crown. Love it.
Well, if you've stuck with me through the whole journey, thanks and I hope you enjoyed this artful curio. I feel very fortunate (Thanks Mom!) for being able to take this class and I again, had so much fun making it and spending time with Tim and Mario.
Have fantastical day!


Lori said...

Ooooo, I'm follower #10! Can I have the curio cabinet??? rofl. Oh, Sara, how could I have not been here since OWOH? I think I was too overwhelmed with all the cool blogs. You are so FUNNY (ha ha, I mean). I LOVE the curio cabinet, so great that you took us thru it niche by niche. Love the ruby slippers... isn't Tim the best teacher? Mario is awesome as well. Ok, so, were you informed as to how to make the heart with the UTEE/distress mix? Is it a secret? Did I miss a post somewhere? Tell me, tell me!!! rofl.

Anonymous said...

How cool it all is! I am hoping that this will be a project Tim does with us on the cruise. Are ya listening, Tim? LOL!
Thanks for sharing the niche by niche explanation.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great job Sara! I love your knob on the top of the box. You did a better job than I did of taking photos at the class and your niche by niche explanations are great.

KAT said...

I am as green as that spicket knob on the top of your curio - what an awesome, drooling, fantastic, fabulous, stupendous, inspiring, jaw dropping project - WOW, WOW, WOW and thank you for all the detailed pics and information - WOW!!! I am in love with this! You are one lucky person who got to take this class!!!

KAT said...

BTW - did Tim say were he got the curio at?

Anonymous said...

omg! I would die to take this class...I love his classes...would love a kit! ty ty ty

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is just fantastic! What a treasure you have created and taught by the master himself!

Sandi M said...

Fantastic! I love how you've done the close ups and taken us along your creative journey with the curio. I like seeing all the details in each niche. You had to have a blast that day!

Nancy said...

OMG, Sara .. I JUST realized you are who you are - that I "met" you through OWOH & fell in love with your blog then - and now you're in ATT & taking Tim classes & YOU were who received the DI's tweeting with Mario ... I know I've been a bit brain dead of late, but this really proves it - that I'm just now realizing it's all you! *lol*
Your cabinet is awesome!! I have to get to Hobby Lobby to get one 'cause I highly doubt Tim will be teaching it around here anytime soon.
And your "Darbie"! What an absolute hoot!! She's great!
I need to catch up with your blog more - I did catch Halle had been in the hospital? Is she better now, I hope?

Bethan said...

OMG!! that is just fantastic!! so envious!!! lol!!

Princess of glitter said...

Love the cabinet! Interesting details! I ooohed and aaahed over the many trinkets too!

Alda said...

Wow, how cool, I've become a follower a few weeks ago but just saw this one.....I am jalous.I am from Holland and a class with Tim is just not happening for me, lucky you. Thanks for sharing, I'm off to check the rest of your blog...For sure I will leave more comments....Bye (for now)

Saphira said...

Wow I want to sit in all this boxes and play with everything
thanks for showing
I linked your Post here for my friends:
Its German - I hope the Google Translater helps a little bit??

Thanks a lot!!!!

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