March 30, 2019

Automatic

Lyrics from a song by Miranda Lambert is the text typed on this tag that features wildflowers in canning jars.


It's my first time working with a stamp set (Tim Holtz Flower Jar) that has matching dies and I cut the images out of tissue paper so I could layer the arrangement without adding bulk.

The background is a page from the Tim Holtz Etcetera paper stash.

I used sepia archival ink on the flowers but in hindsight, I probably should have used black.

I tinted the flowers with dilute acrylic paint so it would be waterproof during the pasting process.

I like the scale of this set (it's tiny) but that does make it more tedious to use. And there are also some design challenges like a solution for the flower stems that appear inside the jar.

I penciled-in the lower stems but they would have looked better with more defined edges (less blurry). I'll work on my technique for the next time!

I think it would be very hard to arrange the flowers just by stamping so it's good that the coordinating die-cut set is available.

But I plan to give it a try--a clean white background with a delicate stamping would be nice on a greeting card. (I'll keep you posted.)

I'm linking to Simon's Monday challenge, this week's theme is Play with Paint.

March 07, 2019

Tell Your Story


. . . even if no one is listening.

Made for Simon's Monday Challenge - Whatever the Weather

Stamp credit: Stampers Anonymous "Chemistry Notes"

March 03, 2019

Absolutely Unique


A collection of Photobooth pics (Tim Holtz) pasted on hardboard, embellished with colored and printed/stamped tissue paper and typewriter text becomes an homage for a quirky quote.

There is confusion over the attribution but some would say Margaret Mead.

It's my entry for this week's Monday challenge at Simon--the theme is vintage/past times.