For those of you who don't have any pressurised air to hand you may have a bit of a clue what I'm going on about here... nope, not been running up and down to the fourth floor at work again!! I've been having a play with Tim Holtz's technique for dispersing alcohol inks (with varying success - it took three goes until I was happy with what materialised!) So here is my entry to his July tag challenge;
The 'how to' is explained by the Duke of Distress far better than I could achieve - a video and everything!
My ingredients differed slightly as I was inspired by the amazing Anita Houston to have a play with silver mirror card rather than white gloss card. This allowed me to use White Mixative with Shell Pink and Stonewashed alcohol ink to blow like fury in an attempt to make some decent splatters.
To add to the feel of fireworks I added some swirls (Stampendous) and St Stephen's Tower (which houses the bell, Big Ben) as it seemed like an appropriate choice too. A few people have taken this approach as I guess we've all got the Olympics on our minds here in the UK.
The tag was created from antique gold card, embossed with an Alterations folder which had red/navy ink sprayed with water applied. It then got sanded to add to the distress/texture. The London, 2012, Olympic Rings and St Stephens Tower stamps are all Kanban and create really sharp images. The SB charm (aluminium tin and gold/glossy accents centre) was aged with black Promarker and steel wool.
Finally a mention for the lovely and talented Barbara (please go see her wonderful work) who showed me that you can add all sorts of images and elements to tickets, even glossy flags! Now conveniently the Simon Says Stamp challenge is currently 'Tags or ATC's' so this will be entered there too to save a little time.
I'm going to finish by welcoming my new followers, whose work I also greatly admire, and thank everyone new and old for the fab comments you leave me. I will always try to return the compliment because I know how much it means. So, from a very soggy Staffordshire, hugs and squelches to all, Buttons x