This is the second card from the trio I mentioned HERE. There are quite a lot of details on each card which would have resulted in too photo heavy a blog post if I had showcased all three cards together. This card once again features PaperArtsy LPC stamps.
The background for this card was prepared in the same way as for the card shared previously. For the tag I painted it with a diluted wash of the colours used for the background. You might be able to see that I stamped onto the tag and then I stamped the image again onto watercolour paper I prepared with paints, fussy cutting particular elements which I overlaid onto the main image, such as the cheeks, the tower and the collar. To bring further detail to the collar I painted a teeny mosaic tile. I am repeating myself when I share that the tile was one of many rescued from an old lamp. When I was a child my parents had a lamp base which apparently was a bottle (I think it was a champagne bottle ) which had been covered with mosaic tiles …. upcycled but no-one called it that back then. I cannot remember who up-cycled it, I will need to ask my parents that one. Isn’t it funny when you reach a stage in your life when you realise that memories can be warped, what you actually think you remember from your childhood can vary from actual events. I am sure it was my Uncle who decorated the bottle but will not be surprised if this is just me re-writing history! Anyway the lamp base was unearthed years ago during a tidy up of the loft, I rescued the lamp base from items to be taken to the council dump. Every now and then a tile will appear on something I make!A gathering of fragments to dress up the side of the tag.Another of the painted tiles! This time embellishing a metal bezel, creating a detail of the two towers.Thank you for visiting this post and I will share the final card very soon.
01 Jun 2015 16 Comments