The first Monday in June is upon us as the year races on, but a new month can bring new inspiration, discoveries and challenges. So without further ado I'd like to share my new piece for Simon Says Stamp & Show, where we want to see a tag. Tags are a great and versatile base for creating smaller art works...just enough space to play without getting lost. Here in the UK Father's Day is on the way...the perfect theme to try out my idea of a star-struck road to home.
Distress Inks. Then I stamped the lined background in Vintage Photo using Wendy Vecchi's Art Fit for a Queen stamp. I used it twice at different angles to get more detail. I wanted to create a roadway using the Celestial Art stars, so I stamped along the tag edges in Sepia Archival ink. I then added extra details from all the stamp sets over all the tags.
I have the Art Delivery Truck stamp, on wood as I still love that chunky feel! I embossed it onto thick card with Fired Brick Distress powder, trimmed and added upholstery studs for wheel trims. Spent a while snipping away and inking edges seeing as I can't have all the Art Parts, but he turned out just fine and seems to chugging along.
Homemade Art set on this piece focusing on the house at the end of the road. I created a background with Bundled Sage, stamping the stripes on top in Vintage Photo and then the images in Fired Brick. I played around and turned the Home part of the stamp into a kind of path and stand for the house. The house is mounted on card and pads for depth. I added an Alcohol inked metal clip and stamped "the end' as an extra...all done driving, safely back home...
Art Parts Florals and hand-stitched the stems in red. I just adore the hand stamp too and thought it would look good reaching for the "find" word. I stamped in Stormy Sky, cut and glued it, adding a small spinner. I seem to have a thing for cutting out the smallest stamps I own, but that's just me. Do need to get new specs this month, so all the better to see you with...
So, that's my low down on life from crafting HQ. I hope you survived or just enjoyed the pictures. I've chosen warm colours but I still think it's simple enough for a chap, although I wouldn't mind trying out a darker version with lots of smoky blues and greys. Maybe you want to try that one out ??? Hint, hint.
Simon says Stamp & Show. Head over to our blog for all the details and some stunning creations from the great Design Team. It really is great to see your creations, so I hope you'll play along and maybe even make the Top Three!
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Wishing you all Mucho Mojo,