Thursday, May 17, 2012

Umbrella Man (CC2C #5)

I'm playing along with the Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge again... this time we're using Tim's "Shattered Stains" technique, which I love!  You can find the how-to written in A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 on page 48.  (We have one copy of this book left in stock at Creative Accents!)

I'm still playing around with the Spring Distress Ink set, so again I've used that as my colour palette.  My tag background is done with those colours as well as some brushed corduroy reinker for a burst of brown, using the wrinkle free distress technique.  I love how splotchy it turned out and almost hated to cover it up...

Umbrella man is my focal point, and he features the shattered stains technique.  The sentiment was inked with Distress Markers on a Specialty Stamping Paper ATC, with a light covering of Brushed Corduroy over that and a generous splattering of water :)  I have to confess... I went and saw 'Dark Shadows' at the theatre last weekend and as soon as I saw Johnny Depp with a trench coat, hat and umbrella I knew I'd never look at the Umbrella man the same again :)

While I was playing, I tried another tag featuring last weeks 'faded layers' technique... I went for a masculine look this time and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I kept it pretty simple, but added a few gear brads (which I painted with some black Vintaj Patinas paint & sanded) for some texture. 
All stamps, dies, inks on both tags are by Tim Holtz :)

8 comments:

mycreativelyvintagelife.com said...

These are awesome girlie! Love the colors on these as well. I've been busy with other things going on but can't wait to get to work on some tags of my own. Soon!

Anna said...

Oh I LOVE IT!! The splotchy blue background is perfect for a rainy day tag!!

Anna said...

Oh I LOVE IT!! The splotchy blue background is perfect for a rainy day tag!!

Anita Houston said...

This is gorgeous! Love umbrella man in shattered stains...what a fabulous idea! Glad to see you again!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Fantastic tags!!! Your shattered stained Umbrella Man is beautiful-- the colors look amazing, and the background really does look like a springtime storm. I love your masculine take on the faded layers, too!

ValB said...

Just love everything about these tags!

Creatique Candy said...

I enjoy every single detail that you added into this tag. Just so nice to see a variation of masculinity. TY so much for sharing. HUGS

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

...loVe loVe loVe your Umbrella Man!...this Tag is so striking, the vibrant background is super and a real contrast to Umbrella Man...awesome work...your blog is full of inspiration and visual treats I'm now following you...Mel :)