For MIX255. This was nice and open-ended. No one who knows me will believe that I made this entire 4X8 tag yesterday and today and I didn't. I already had been messing with the tag for awhile, painting and sanding and repainting and stamping and generally fussing with it, using several techniques. I had put it aside because I wasn't sure it was done and I didn't know what to do with it. And I had that lady with the umbrella pretty much finished also. It as just a matter of deciding how to put them together. The umbrella lady seemed too small to work as a focal point, but I was able to "enlarge" her presence by adding a fence, and a bird. I brought the top and bottom up and down towards her by adding some DP and painted lace. These tags are a big challenge for me to begin with, but I am drawn to learn to do them. This one is only my second. I'm pretty happy with it.
Thanks for the anything-goes challenge.
And thanks for looking.
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 GMT Views: 239
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni SCS Gallery Moderator Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 87727
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 @ 11:50 AM
What a wonderful quaint feel this has, Robin. In some ways it reminds me a lot of the old Kate Greenaway illustrations. That textured grid in the background is amazing looking, I love the stamping on it up at the top. What a fabulous mixed media piece for the challenge. 4 x 8, that's big!! I think my big tags are only about 6" high. I'd be intimidated by that size of canvas, but everything works together so well, perfectly proportioned.
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm Vintage Lover
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 30601
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 @ 2:34 PM
I agree with Sabrina..Kate Greenaway...yes! I think your CC stamps will work well for this size tag. I love the texture on this..noticed that right away. Love the border trims and that delightful top-hatted woman is charming..no wonder birds are attracted to her. Wonderful work on this Robin!