Friday, 30 March 2012

Artful Times - Challenge 1

To get the Artful Times new challenge blog off to a flying start we decided to go with a free for all theme but whatever you chose it must be created on a tag. I used various mediums to create the background, dylusion sprays, glimmer mist and distress stains.  I stamped the grunge alphabet over the tag and hi-lited some of the letters with a white pen.  I cut the umbrella man from chipboard and painted him with black acrylic.  I used honeycomb paper to make the top of his umbrella more prominent.  I stamped one of T!m's mini quotes onto a nesties panel and inked the edges in black soot distress ink.  I coloured a piece of material with distress stain to make my own ribbon.

A closer look at the honeycomb paper.

Hop over to the blog to see what everyone else has created and if you feel inspired, why not join in.

13 comments:

Neet said...

Whoo Ooh We are live. Thanks Sam for all the hard work you have put into this new blog of ours.
Bottoms Up! (as we drink a toast - nothing else, don't fall over again please)
Hugs, Neet x

Deborah said...

Cool tag. Sam! I plan to play along on Sunday.

Von said...

Well I don't know where your tag was hiding lol but isn't it fun with the honeycomb paper :)
Von x♥x

downrightcrafty said...

oh you know how I adore your backgrounds and this image is fabulous the brolly has such depth
will try join you but the sun may stop me :)
Hugs Kate xx

May said...

Fabulous Tag!!! its sooooo exciting looking foward to taking part, thank you all for putting a new challenge together!! Hugs May x x x

Sandra's Spot said...

Great tag love the paper and the man. Hugs sandra X

chrissie said...

Great tag made very different with the umbrella in relief

Good Luck with the new venture

xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what an amazing Tag, so very striking...Mel :)

Suze Bain said...

Love the background and what a fab idea for the umbrella. Am looking forward to playing along. xx

Jacqui said...

Honeycomb paper - inspired!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Sam its lovely to see you back and this time on your new DT wishing you every success. Love your tag and the fantastic techniques you have used love the umbrella its amazing !

Marie

Alison said...

Fantastic tag Sam! Love the frilly brolly! You used one of my fave background stamps too! xox

Femmy said...

fab tags Sam!

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