August 03, 2014


The image of this lovely lady, Mariquinha Junqueira, was found here and was my inspiration for creating a tag to link-up to the Tim Holtz blog.

His monthly tag for August has challenged participants to create something that showcases our own personal muse and reminds us that each of our artistic voices is unique and we must embrace it.

He also shared some great techniques including a personal favorite which is taking advantage of the resist quality of his tissue tape to retain white space.

My technique was similar to his--I used tissue tape, distress stains and Tim's burlap stencil with texture medium. The house (LaBlanche) was stamped on to deli paper which also has a resist quality. A bit of colored pencil was used to create a shadow under Mariquinha's dress to ground her to the page (keeps the image from looking like she's floating).

I love finding images that inspire me and then trying to place them in a composition using stamps and other collage elements. I created this tag for the pure joy of it and give thanks to Tim for a great suggestion and for time well spent.


  1. Beautifully done!!! Love your chosen image. Karen.x

  2. A very beautiful take for the TH-Challenge. I love every detail.

  3. This is so beautiful, a true work of art, great job :)

  4. Love the balance, colors and your imagination. It is beautiful!

  5. Wonderful imagery on your tag,this would look stunning on a canvas,beautiful creation

    Donna xx

  6. Love your version of the August tag! Fabulous image and a beautiful background