Hi everyone and welcome. Earlier this week I promised you my version of Tim Holtz' tag for this month so here it is as part of a special Tag Friday edition over at A Vintage Journey!!! In preparation for an upcoming visit to Paris I've made a start on creating elements to go inside a Large Portfolio and this tag will be one of those. My version of Tim's July 2015 tag challenge took it's own path as I followed his instructions and ended up with an imagined interpretation on the look of Paris in the evening rain...
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First off you'll notice that I'm showing you the back as well as the front. Normally the back is the attached firmly to a card, a bag or some other surface, but this time it's appearance is equally as important as this is where I'll be adding memorabilia and journalling. For this reason the whole design was tipped on it's side rather than following the more traditional vertical orientation. Both sides were covered in paper from the Menagerie Paper Collection and that determined the ultimate colour scheme.
I went for masked stamping and an interpretation of a Paris cityscape, colouring the scene with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke before adding that Distress Micro Glaze. Having added a layer of Weathered Wood with a brush the colour didn't seem strong enough so I went back in with Stormy Sky. I think that extra layer of ink is the reason some of this colour bled into the glazed areas but since it added extra dimension I went with it.
The added shading was already giving the impression of an evening sky so I added some Scattered Straw Distress Stain to intensify the glow created by electric lights both in the sky and on a rain soaked floor. Black splatters just wouldn't have worked here so I went with diluted Picket Fence Distress Paint - raindrops or stars? Your choice. The ripped edge was however essential.
An Industrious Sticker frame was filled with Glossy Accents to highlight the location and I liked how the vial labels contrasted beautifully. In fact it inspired the second colour on the ribbon - Ripe Persimmon joined Stormy Sky in stripes. A few extra details were added including an old Eiffel Tower charm that has been sat in my stash for centuries.In fact I can't even remember where it came from!
So that's my entry to this month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 challenge. Tomorrow sees the launch of a new one; wonder what he's got in store for us next! Meanwhile I encourage you to hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see what my fellow Creative Guides have done using their tags - you're in for a real treat I can assure you!
This is also being entered into;
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - No Ordinary Paper (Watercolour Paper)
Tomorrow it's my turn to share a Step by Step tutorial over at Frilly and Funkie.
For now welcome to the weekend! Have a great one and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx