Tuesday 14 August 2012

Mona Lisa Tile

I'm having a really great time on my leave this year.  Not going anywhere much, just pottering about and having time to craft and enter blog challenges, which I don't normally have the time for.  This piece is for the Artful Times blog challenge, as sponored by Oyster Stamps, and the theme is Mona Lisa.

Now, a few years ago you couldn't move without seeing La Giaconda on a rubber stamp but she's gone out of fashion a bit.  So while I was at it, I thought I'd revisit something else I'd not used for a while - Stampbord.  And while rummaging through the haunted wing of my stash, I found some Joanna Sheen Leonardo Da Vinci paper and some very old Kanban alphabets.  A bit of UTEE, a background stamp and a few well-chosen words when I put my thumb in the molten UTEE (Oh bother!)  and here's the result.  UPDATE - I was runner-up in the challenge! Woo-hoo! 

I hope you like it, and thanks for visiting! 


The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Lovely work. I really like the da Vinci paper. Thumb in utee? OUCH! DS1 did that with a glue gun and peeled the globule off - along with half the skin on his finger. Double ouch. To answer the question... I do really like the work!jenx

Jenny Marples said...

You really are having fun playing! Great to see such a different piece. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

WendyK said...

Love the vintage look, and the texture on your tile.

sam21ski said...

WOW Keren, stampboard hey, that takes me back - lol

Love the background and how you've used the utee.

Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Sam - Artful Times


chrissie said...

This is really special with a lot of things I have never tried

Love Chrissie xxxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! This is totally gorgeous. How did you get those bubbles on the bottom left? Press bubble wrap into the hot UTEE? I'm intrigued (and sorry about your finger!)

Neet said...

Loving that background - wish you had told us how you did it - the bit like bubble wrap is particularly appealing to me. Lovely images, lovely colouring - a great piece.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, neet xx

Keren Howell said...

Thank you for the kind comments..the bubbly bit is a "sequin waste" stamp from the Artistic Stamper, stamped into the hot UTEE (with a bit of Versamark on it to help release) then I reheated the area until it melted back into the background a bit. Hope this helps!

Von said...

You really have taken us back :) this is fabulous and love the texture in the UTEE
Thank you for joining us again at Artful Times
Von ♥

Gio said...

Wonderful piece, Keren!