Saturday, 13 July 2013
Hello everyone... sorry my visiting hasn't been up to scratch lately. I'll have some catch up time next week, as I'm working away from home.
There'll be no chance to be at the craft table so I'll have to get my fix by visiting Craftyblogland.
I'm here with a (for me) quick post to share my take on Tim Holtz's July tag... so full of fabulous techniques, which I've adapted fairly freely this time.
I have, though, taken inspiration from his thought about commemorating not only the Prescott firefighters, but all those who put their lives on the line on a daily basis for our sake.
You can get the details of the how-to stuff direct from the master so, as usual, I'll just fill you in on my variations.
I started by giving the tag a coat of Picket Fence distress stain, as I didn't want it to be to yellow-y, and then I did my brayering horizontally rather than vertically, so that I could differentiate sky and earth.
Very happy with the sky effect!
I used the beautiful TH hedgerow stamp to add some foliage to the ground. It's just one small stamp, stamped several times.
I loved doing the Cracked Stains technique - it's such a beautiful effect. I shaded my colours across from light to dark, and there's even some Brushed Pewter in there somewhere.
One shot in the sunlight to capture that amazing sparkle...
I used the tissue tape to give Umbrella Man something to stand on, and tinted it with a bit of Broken China and Stormy Sky stains.
Since it's under the umbrella perhaps it's a puddle of tears rather than raindrops?
The three words are from Tim's ChitChat Stickers, and given just a hint of Stormy Sky DI for shading.
The ribbons are very delicately tinted just to get a hint of colour.
And I did play with adding a pewter trinket pin, but then I discovered it said Memoirs rather than Memories, so that wasn't at all what I wanted... and in any case, I decided simplicity was best for this tag.
Another fabulously inspirational tag from Tim - thank you! - and such fun to let the techniques lead me in a completely different direction for once.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm afraid it's going to be pretty busy here over the next few days - lots of projects due in a rush - so I hope you'll be able to drop in and see what's going on. See you out there somewhere!
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
From For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon
I'm entering this as my July tag in Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013
And since there's very little stamping on it, for me, and only one small stamp used, I'd like to pop it into A Little Stamping at Simon Says Stamp and Show