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.