Friday 18 January 2013


Today, gentle visitor, you find me at home, due to the office being closed because of the snow.  Yesterday I had a day of waiting in for the delivery of my new freezer,   because my old one popped its clogs on Sunday - fortunately there wasn't much in it and I noticed that it had stopped working in time to transfer what was there to my small freezer and defrost it before it created a lake on the kitchen floor.

While  I waited, I have  my time (a) cleaning the kitchen floor where the old freezer stood so that they don't think I'm a complete slob (even though I am) and (b) finishing off the project that was on my desk on this week'a WOYWW.

I've called this one "Lilith".  According to some, Lilith was Adam, the first man's first wife, created at the same time from the same earth - but she wouldn't obey him and left him, so was replaced by Eve.  She's considered to be a bit of a naughty girl as a result! 
I'm in a "stamp and mask" mode at the moment.  The Gibson Girl was stamped first, onto the tag and a Post-It.  Cutting out the Post-It mask was a bit fiddly, so I put a bit of Quickie Glue on the delicate bits and let it dry (so it would be repositionable) then put it carefully over the stamped imaged.  I stamped and masked the bat wings, and finally the tiled floor, which is my trusty Harlequin background (from CaroLines) turned sideways.  That was easy to mask - I just stuck the Post-It straight over it.  I used Memento ink because I knew I'd be using my alcohol-based pens to colour in.
Then it was just a matter of colouring the background with Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade, with shadows in Weathered Wood), using Colour Dusters.  I flicked water onto the background and blotted it with a paper towel  to get the speckled effect.
Finally, I removed the masks and coloured the Gibson Girl with Spectrum Noir pens and stamped "Lilith" using my 99p a set alphabet stamps to finish the job.

I'm rather pleased that I can enter this one into two blog challenges.  It was originally designed for Haunted Design House's  Macabre Monday challenge, but as it features my favourite stamp - that Harlequin pattern, which features in a lot of my stuff - it also qualifies for the Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog challenge.  Bargain!


Jenny Marples said...

Just catching up Keren - loving Lilith (goodness have you done a fantastic job with some really fiddly masking!) and the dragon (the moon is to die for!) Don't think you need a freezer at the moment! You could probably stash your food all sealed up in the garden!!! Hope you enjoy your unexpected day off. Hugs, Jenny x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Love this tag, Keren! You have such a distinctive style and I adore it! Thank you for playing along with us in the dungeon at HDH! It's always a pleasure to see your art.

DonnaMundinger said...

Keren, this is gorgeous! I'm in awe of your masking talent and adore your stamps. thanks so much for joining us at HDH this first fortnight. xxD

Keren Tamir said...

gorgeous Keren!! love the tags you create!! so nice to see my name spelled the same as someone else's!! thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog!!

mark gould said...

what a great image and I love the colour choices, Im a big fan of masking areas off and then going into add colour etc. great tag. thanks for joining us at hdh

Andrea C said...

Very beautiful tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week x