Monday, 22 July 2013

T is for...

We're on number 15 in the Craft Barn Blog Alpha Challenge and this time it's letter T.  Letter Y was a toughie, but there are so many good T-words to choose from!  I picked " tete-a-tete".

This is one of my favourite stamps - it's from Inkadinkado and is called Victorian Couple Walking.  Slight snag- it's too large to fit comfortably on an ATC, so a workaround was called for.   I cut my ATC out of my favourite Centura Pearl card ( the reverse side is a great surface for stamping), and also cut an ATC sized piece of copy paper.  I die-cut an oval out of this piece.  I also stamped my Victorian couple onto the copy paper and cut them out.  Then I put repositionable adhesive on the back of all three pieces.

Then it was masking time!  I used the aperture mask first and stamped the couple in Cocoa Brown Memento ink.  Then I masked off the couple (leaving the aperture mask in place) and brushed on shades of yellow, pink and mauve (from my Big & Juicy Soothing Sunset pad) with Inkylicious Colour Dusters.

Then I removed the masks and covered the work I'd done so far with the oval piece of copy paper and blended ink (Old Paper, Tea Die and Wild Honey) over the background and stamped the script stamp in Memento over the top.

Finally, I coloured in the couple with Promarkers and added the definition.

I'm also entering this in The Artful Times Challenge No 34 - Masking.

15 comments:

Vicky Hibbs said...

Excellent image to convey this word :)

Neet said...

How I wish I could listen in on this conversation. Wonder what they are talking about?
Lovely act - thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great take on the "T", fabulous image. I also wish I could listen to them ;)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous effects and wonderful composition! Julie Ann x

BJ said...

Oh what a lovely expression, love the stamp you used too. Super. BJ

carolfromkiwiland said...

A great ATC and so beautifully done. It really does convey an intimate converstaion.

strangelycreative said...

Lovely! I love your blog header as well! Cx

Elaine said...

Such a sweet image - I thought your word might be togetherness but tete a tete is fine!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab choice of word and a beautiful atc...Love that vintage stamp :)

sam21ski said...

Thanks for joining us this week over at Artful Times with your very romantic atc

Sam xxx

Valerie said...

Love your ATC, your image depicts your word perfectly:)
Val x

Beverley Baird said...

Great choice for T - love your creation.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great workaround Keren and interesting to read how you did it - it's always satisfying when a cunning plan comes off isn't it? Gorgeous image - I'm not surprised it's a favourite. MMx

Sylv said...

Great ATC and fabulous stamp of the couple deep in conversation, love it.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

This is sweet, great choice of word
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy