Hi everyone. Hope the new month has started off well for you. Today I have lots of art to share.
I'm going to start my post with another tag for Wendy's Seashell challenge at Tag Tuesday.
I stamped some old seashell stamps on my tag, and then sprayed the background with some blue ink that dried just like I hoped it would, all water spotty. I cut the girls out out an old TH people card, and I purposefully left a bit of water around them to enhance the feel of water. The quote is a Hero Arts stamp. I finished this tag with some fake blue gemstones just to bring out the feel of water even more than the tag already had.
I also have this vintage page for Wendy's challenge at Art Journal Journey. The background is a piece of light weight cardboard that came in a package of vintage stickers I had bought off of Etsy. It measures 6x8 inches, and I thought it was too nice to throw away, even if it was a bit off kilter. I rubbed a brown ink pad on it, which with the finish on the cardboard, didn't work quite as neatly as I wanted it to work, but perhaps you could think of the inking mess as years of someone putting a wet brown item down on this page. That's vintage, right?
I covered some of the ink streaks with one of my favorite TH dies, this old clock. Not only is the clock design old but this die has been in my collection for a long time too. The gears are also die cuts, although these were waiting to be used on my worktable. I stamped as well as fussy cut the man and the car (from an older set of stamps from Oxford Impressions) images, and I also added a few final details like the printed tissue paper scrap and some small metal embellishments. The quote is one that's been much overused, but it is still a beautiful sentiment.
Lastly, as it is August second, I also have a second look to share over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. It's a chance to revisit a previous post.
I figured since Wendy is the host of the 2 challenges I'm joining, I would continue and show a piece from last November, when Wendy also hosted at Art Journal Journey and her theme was birds. I should have titled my post, When Wendy is Hosting. Smile.
I think this piece also has a vintage connection with the old letters/postcards on the page.
Here's my link to the original post: In Flight, originally posted on November 25, 2020.
There's not much else new with me. Last night we had heavy rain from what's left of Hurricane Ida that did so much damage in Louisiana and Mississippi. Thankfully, we're high and dry, but it did make a huge mess as it moved north. What a year for weather. Severe drought and fires on the west coast of the US, earthquakes and then a hurricane in Haiti, flooding in parts of Europe and the US also. And that's only what I've seen. I am sure there is terrible weather in places that don't make the news or that I've missed. Never mind covid numbers rising rapidly, at least here in the US. 2021 has been almost as crazy a year as 2020 was. Although I do feel like being vaccinated has allowed me to get out and about more, I still feel like all the hope the vaccines brought last spring has fizzled a bit because there are definitely places I don't want to visit for fear of break through cases, especially since I need to be a bit more cautious with my husband being immunosupressed. Life is certainly an adventure!
Sorry to end this post with that little downer of a paragraph. Sometimes you just have to get it off your chest though. Smile.
OK, enough said. I hope all of you who stopped by are healthy, not having terrible weather, and are having a great start to this new month.
Thanks for visiting today.