CHA2015 has started ....... and I'm looking through the projects made for the Tm Holtz CHA2015 booth, still not fully believing it all. The focus was on his Alterations die cuts and Texture Fades range *HERE* using his Distress Mediums and new Idea-ology.
The experience was a learning journey, one I would not have traded for anything even while I felt idiotically clueless at times. When making projects for manufacturers or for worshops, it's reallly not about free play of just doing what you like. Top of the list it's about working the products to showcase their possibilities within our crafting styles. At the other end when they are all shipped to CHA, projects have to mesh in a cohesive theme by design, colour or atmosphere. All of this is fascinating and not the easiest thing to pull off given the number of designers a booth has - the bigger the booth the more designers to coordinate.
Mostly I am grateful for this opportunity. Singapore is small, so far away from the US, and it's a tough slog for any crafter to get to a level good enough for a manufacturer or a Designer backed by a manufacturer to come looking.
You'll be able to see the event on : Tim Holtz Blog and Sizzix Facebook. Mario always has great shots of behind the scenes on his Intragram : here and of course Ranger : here.
Here are a few of the projects. There was hardly any time to style them properly as they needed to be packed off ASAP ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. I loved the Mixed Media thinlits best !
This was a book I made for the Tim Holtz Media Team using his Merriment Paper Stash.
An Altered Large Kraft Folio.
Love working with Texture Fades and Shadow Press.
The Mixed Media Thinlits on a mini book.
Thank you for coming by ! Have a good weekend !