Thursday, 22 August 2013
Hello all! Thank you so much for taking the time to drop in.
We seem to be in a bit of a Memento Mori vibe here at Words and Pictures at the moment: death and ghostliness abound... as well as lots of masking.
After yesterday's Ghosts in the Machine, today I'm back with another of my all-time favourite stamps - the fabulous skull from Tim Holtz's Apothecary set.
And he's been brought into action for my version of Tim's fabulous August tags...
As you can see, I've used different images, but otherwise I've stuck pretty closely to the techniques and products used, so you can find out how it's all done from Tim himself by clicking here.
I knew from the start that I wanted to play with the skull - he really is an absolute favourite of mine.
And having recently raked in the Tattered Leaves stamps on an ebay auction, I thought that the two things would go together rather well... some "skeleton leaves".
I had a bit of a struggle with this one, to be honest. Even though I would consider stamping my first love in all this world of crafty possibility, I couldn't get this one to fly.
While I am pretty pleased with the end result, it didn't come easy!
(The small maple leaf from the Tattered Leaves, and my favourite script stamp - the one from the Apothecary set - form the rest of my background stamping.)
In fact, my original plan was for four co-ordinating tags, but they fell by the wayside, one by one, as plans went awry or stamping went wrong, until I was left with this single, solitary one.
So I now have lots of leaf masks all ready for the autumnal crafting season.
I remember really enjoying creating with the autumn colours last year (in my first seasonal cycle of crafting), but I'm a bit sad that I seem to be heading there already, given it's still only August.
Really, I'd like a bit more summer sun... but there's a definite chill in the morning air round my way these days - generally a sure sign that the autumn's not far off.
I was happy to get the golden glow of some August sunshine to help out with the photos for this tag, though.
And they're promising us a nice day tomorrow, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed... though the crafty deadlines are mounting up!
Thank you so much for your always uplifting feedback and comments... this crafty journey simply wouldn't be the same without you all.
Hope you're all having a great week.
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
I'm entering this as my August tag into Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013