Friday, 21 June 2013

One and a half blokey projects

Hello there.

Time for me to post my entries for Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers challenge #262  - My Guy (here) and Anything But a Card #21 - Masculine (here)

I've  recently completed my June tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 (you can see mine here and his here) and I enjoyed his watercolour technique so much that I decided I'd do another Tim inspired tag but with a blokey theme.

Best laid plans and all that...

I started off with the water coloured stamped images and was reasonably happy with how things were going until I inked the edges of the piece and then I smudged my dapper chappie's hat so badly that he looks rather  seasick...

See what I mean?

And I wasn't happy with the way the Forest Moss DI bled in from round the edges.

So, back to the drawing board. I was happy with my tag background (sorry didn't get a photo) so decided to use my Umbrella Man die to cut out a black silhouette. A typed quote and a bit of inked seam binding and Bob's you uncle - one and a half completed blokey projects.

What a surprise - there's that Cactus Annie text stamp again!

I quite like the giant raindrop effect.

By the way, I'm saving the watercolour to collage on to a journal  page at some point as after sleeping on it I actually quite like it.

That's all from me, have a great weekend.


  1. I like his hat... makes him look like he is old and smudgey... great projects.. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Must admit I do prefer your second tag but as you say, the first one will no doubt be useful in another project. I applaud your experimentation - it's how we learn and some won't try. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Very nice tag. I love the Umbrella man.

  4. I absolutely LOVE that giant raindrop, brilliant idea and perfect with umbrella man. Love your background too. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

  5. I rather like his hat too! Super second tag and a great way to make a raindrop. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card. Jennie

  6. Fabulous projects, they look great.


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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