Hope the snow in the States will soon leave you, you really are all having a bad winter. Hope that the spring and summer will make up for it! We had another nice day here, but have been promised cold winds and plenty of rain over the next days.
I have made a tag using lots of Tim Holtz stuff for the challenge over at 'A Vintage Journey', where the ladies of the DT made lots of wonderful examples.
I started by distressing my super-large tag with dried marigold, wild honey and crushed olive, and then swiped it through water to mix the colours before drying with the heat tool. I repeated the procedure three times till the colours were as I wanted them to be, and then did some background stamping with a script stamp from TH stamped randomly in different directions with Adirondack Espresso. I used the diamond stencil with crushed olive to add some patterning. Then I decided to cut out the umbrella man with my die, as I wanted to take up the theme of the quote, *art is a shadow of what a person is thinking*. (I got this stamp from Terry this week!) I cut a second tag from corrugated cardboard which I peeled, distressed with the same colours as the top tag, and sprinkled with Frantage EP to add more texture to the cardboard. I fixed the top tag to the bottom one with a knob and screw. I added 2 bits of tissue tape to give more interest to the background, and stamped the cut out umbrella man repeatedly with my 'art is a shadow' stamp in Archival black and clear embossed it. I fixed my shadow man to the tag with foam squares. Finally I stamped and distressed a ticket and fussy cut it, and put my message on that too. (Thanks again Terry). I fixed a paper clip to it, and joined it up with a ball chain.
Here the Umbrella man is throwing another shadow!
I am also linking to Simon Monday Challenge, d for distress; FSC, water inspired (Umbrella man needs water, and water was used to smooch the colours); and Manon's Paper Saturdays
And here are a few impressions from today:
To watch the sun rising through the mist is always a wonderful experience.
The beautiful colours of lichen on the trees:
Somebody playing around with her shadow again:
The gardens at Schloss Kalkum, carpeted with flowers:
A place to sit, relax and dream:
That's all for today. Take care, have a great day, and thanks a lot for coming by!