I hope you are all well,
Sorry I've not been around much for a few weeks.....
I was hoping to spend half term week with the family but all I managed to do was to catch a really horrible viral infection which put me out of action for a while, :0( ( it always happens at half term!) it really knocked me about......but glad to say Im feeling so much better!
Anyway, this evening Ive managed to get some much needed creative time...
Heres what I made....
Those that follow my blog regularly will know that I love to use original vintage photos in my work,
I found this one along with the photo I used in my last post here, in an old album that i bought from a local junk shop, I really like how happy the couple look on their holiday....
I started by creating a background using gesso on an old note pad page that I had torn from a photo album, I then added black tim holtz distress paint through Tim's herringbone stencil using some cut and dry foam
I then stamped using distress archival in ground expresso using the mixed media stamps.
This was followed by using the distress splatter brush and peacock feathers distress paints flicked randomly onto the background.
I always add stitching to my work so I got to work with my sewing machine!
Ive added lots of Idea-ology along with some of my own vintage finds (ruler, curtain ring and ephemera)
As I was a lucky winner in last months 12 tags so I spent my voucher from simonsaysstamp.com (thank you!!) on the Correspondence stamp set from Tim Holtz, its such a great set as it has so many smaller stamps that are really useful, Ive used some on the tags and the photo!
(If your interested in any of the Tim Holtz goodies Ive used they are available from Art from the Heart here in the UK)
Right, my desk is looking in a very bad way!! I best have a clear up....
As always feel free to leave a comment, great to know you popped by!
have a lovely weekend
Bye for now