Over at Arty Inklings, Anita has set the challenge of 'springtime' but also wants to see some texture, the colour green and some stamping. So I set to work. I knew I wanted to use some tags and I'd also just got my new T!m foliage die and I wanted to incorporate some corrugated for the texture element and came up with the rough design above.
Then I painted and inked and found a bird, a flower and a button.
Then I created a background using paint, ink, stencils and stamps.
I knew I wanted it in a frame, so painted some thin chipboard pieces in black, but it just didn't work, the background was way too busy.
Then Helen Chilton appeared on the PA blog with this technique here.
But again, it was way to bright for the tags. For me they got lost in it.
So then I went to patterned paper from TH retro pad but it was too plain. Gone from one extreme to the other.
So then I tried to combine the two, again not doing anything for me.
I turned the patterned retro paper over and settled for this.
Close up of the LP image in the arch.
The tag with the flower.
The door which you've seen before in a previous post.
And the birdie tag.
And finally the foliage using my new TH bigz die.
I got there eventually!!!