...with my new set of Tim Holtz stamps! I had a happy little time getting thoroughly covered in ink whilst playing with this new set of Tim stamps that I was lucky enough to receive at CHA... and a signed set no less!!! The set is called Time Travellers and it is one of the hand sketched by Brett Weldele sets. The chap I have used on my tag reminds me of a tycoon of the Industrial Revolution, you know, someone like Isambard Kingdom Brunel, which is why I added the "discover" word... except I know IKB had the tallest stove pipe hat.. maybe Abraham Derby III (can you guess that the Industrial Revolution is one of my pet subjects? I am fascinated by it all! I even chose this subject to be the majority of the History A Level that I did at night school! Such is my lurve for it!!! Night school!!!)
The tag backgound was created by splodging Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Frayed Burlap Stains onto my craft sheet, misting lighty with a spritz of water and then smooshing the tag through the inkiness. Once dried, I picked up little dots of colour to add some depth to the background. Once this was dry, I edged the whole tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to create a frame for the tag. Next came some stamping - Jet Black Archival as usual - stamping the sketch cogs onto the base of the tag and then the schematic from Tim's Steampunk stamp set. I then set about making something dimensional for the tag and cut some cogs from the Gears Alterations die using Grungeboard... and coloured them with Distress Inks... a little tip... to get ink into the recess areas that the blending tool won't reach - use a Cut & Dry nib, works a treat!
I stamped Lord Snooty (he does look ever so slightly snooty doesn't he!) in Jet Black Archival ink and then used a paintbrush and Distress Stains to colour him in - Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone and then a blend of Frayed Burlap DI over the top. He was then layered onto 3D foam and popped onto the tag. Finishing touches were the adding of Idea-ology - yes, I got a little over excited and used a tonne of it... nowt new there then lol The word "discover" is actually a Chit Chat Sticker that I snipped to size and then popped it onto a File Tab and added the epoxy sticker over the top. And there you have it... my first make using the new stamps from the one and only Duke of Distress!
Anyways... guess what!!! It would appear that I am suffering from Soooper JetLagintons! Oh yesh, this is a condition that can make one be wide awake most of the night and want to sleep most of the day... and also means that one is a tad forgetful *oh aye, just like normal then* and also means that one has to spend most of ones time in an ink covered state whilst allowing the dust bunnies to multiply and ironing to remain in a crumpled heap. Oh dear, I am just trying to make excuses for being a slattern again... although I am a smidge busy in the Room of Stash... I am prepping for my classes this weekend at Birds In The Barn in Marks Tey, Essex... BTW, I am doing a demo-day there on Sunday so if you are at a loose end, it would be FAB to see you! Right, I shall away... there are some Distress Inks that are calling me..... Thanks for looking... TTFN!