Welcome to my new followers and to those of you who have had the tenacity to stick with it from the early days!! Gonna start with huge congrats to our gold, silver and bronze medal Olympians, and to all of those who fought through lifes ups and downs to earn the opportunity to represent GB in London. Next, a massive well done to Anne, Trace, Sue and Helen who were winners in T!m Holtz July Tag challenge, and Anna who is about to make her debut in the September issue of Craft Stamper. The talent in this proud nation spreads way beyond the sporting world.
Now to my tag for today - I am squeezing in late for the Artful Times challenge - A Trip To Europe On A Tag (which is sponsored by Oyster Stamps). Truth be told I changed my mind several times about how to do this and (typically) ended up creating my first idea anyway!!
I have a new Michael Powell stamp which depicts an Italian villa. Rather than just colour it I decided to create postcard tiles to add interest and dimension. Should have known that it came up so well I was in two minds about cutting it up in the end! (see below)
The 'how to' involved the ink, spritz/flick technique for the background, SB postage stamp dies, and the resultant tiles being covered in Crackle Glaze and DI Walnut Stain. A few close-ups...
For me the jury's still out on this one, but one positive - I have decided to start taking step by step photos of techniques/projects not fully covered by Tim's Compendiums in order to create my own reference book as I can't store everything learned from you guys out there in my head. There's just too much other rubbish in there!! Meanwhile, if todays tag helps anyone elses mojo out there then it's done its job. Time to get back to it - a gold creation started for Hels, another drying for the ladies at FSC and the August tag to consider. Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are really appreciated. Hugs, Buttons x