|An Interesting life!|
|Creating the background -Tempus Fugit!|
I cut a tag from a 12x12 sheet and then, stamped and embossed Tim Holtz clocks. onto the paper and stamped 'Tempus Fugit (time flies) too.
|My Favourite Hampton Arts Stamp circa 2001|
I stamped my wistful lady using Rich Cocoa Momento Ink. and painted the lips and eyes with Worn Lipstick and Broken China Distress Ink, which were then covered in clear embossing powder and heat set. I covered the whole image in Clear Distress Embossing Ink and embossing powder and embossed a second time. I repeated this process again, this time,,, tapping hard to remove the the excess powder into a bin prior to embossing. I used a blending tool and Vintage Photo distress ink and worked it in a circular motion (quite hard) over the whole image. The Distress ink seeps into any gaps - Neat huh? Here is a link to HRH T!m's instructions for this great technique... 12 tags of Christmas The eyes and lips are more raised than the background image, which looks really cool.
|and I shall call him... Bert!|
I stamped the Tim Holtz gentleman (who I shall call Bert) and then triple embossed him as well, this time making lots of cracks in the glaze by gently bending it - great fun! - this could be the new bubble wrap for me! I dropped a few dots of the distress inks I had out onto this image between the embossing stages. I repeated the process on the Hot Air Balloon and also embossed the Portabello Road Postcards and The Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower image.
|Red Letter Day - or Letters Wrapped in Blue?|
I spent a while arranging the elements until they told the tale of the lady in a way that I think she would have liked! I am entering this into several challenges: including Grungy Monday Challenge 32 and the Red Letter Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and show http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/01/simon-says-stamp-and-show-red-letter.htmland Sunday Stampers and http://theartisticstamper.blogspot.com/2012/01/birthday-bonanza-card-candy.html