My name is Kath and I’m delighted to be back on the Sizzix blog to share a project with you using the adorable Clarence from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 Colorize Collection release. They do say that elephants never forget so Clarence was the perfect choice to decorate a memo board for those of us that are somewhat challenged in the memory department.

You will need:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200)

Sizzix Colorize Thinlits Die – Clarence (664428)

Sizzix Thinlits Die – Stacked Circles (664437)

Sizzix Thinlits Die – Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower (664407)

Sizzix Adhesive Sheets (656802)

Sizzix Making Essential Cardstock – Neutrals (663780)

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memoranda Paper Stash

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typography Collage Paper

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Life Quotes Remnant Rubs

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Clips

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card

Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Distress Collage Medium Matte

Distress Collage Brush

Distress Inks – Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber

Distress Mini Round Blending Tool

Ranger White Gesso

Ranger Black Enamel Accents.

To Make

Step 1. Trim chipboard to create 2 panels measuring 7” x 10” and 6” x 9”. Cover the larger board with grey card and the smaller with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memoranda paper using Distress Collage Medium Matte and once dry, sand the edges to reveal the white core of the paper.

Step 2. Fix Idea-ology Typography Collage Paper to scraps of white card using Distress Collage Medium.

Step 3. Die-cut circles and frames from Sizzix Neutrals grey card and the Typography Collage card using Stacked Circles Thinlits.

Step 4. Fix Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Distress Watercolor card and die-cut the words using Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits. Fix the circles on the panel using Distress Collage Medium and add the letters.

Step 5. Trim down a sticky note pad, decorate the front with Typography Collage Paper, use a punch to create the holes at the top and add a tab for a pencil. Create a pocket from the Idea-ology Typography Collage card and add Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera.

Step 6. Fix Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Sizzix Neutrals grey card, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock and Distress Watercolor card and die-cut using the Clarence Colorize Thinlits.

Step 7. Add shadows on the edges of each die-cut using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a mini round blending tool. Assemble the pieces following the indent marks left on each die-cut.

Step 8. Fix Clarence to the panel using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and add highlights using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

Step 9. Add Tim Holtz Idea-ology Life Quotes Remnant Rubs.

Step 10. Die-cut flowers using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Floral 3 Thinlits from Sizzix Neutrals grey card and Distress Watercolor card coloured with Fossilized Amber Distress ink using a mini round blending tool.

Step 11. Layer the flowers and add a black dot to the centres using Ranger Black Enamel Accents.

Step 12. Paint a light coat of white gesso on to a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Clip and add shading to the edges using Hickory Smoke Distress ink and a mini round blending tool. Add a square of Memoranda paper and decorate with a Life Quotes Remnant Rub. Fix the Vintage Clip to the top of the memo board to use as a hanger.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I’ll be back soon to share more projects with you using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 release. In the meantime, Happy Crafting.