Two friends on the way to explore Hadrian's Wall ... a Roman defensive fortification in Britain. It stretches from Bowness-on-Solway on the West coast of Northern England to Ravenglass/Newcastle upon Tyne on the East coast ... 135km in total. In June two friends hit the trail to follow the tracks of the Romans from the West to the East coast of Northern England. A little parcel with a little tag helped them along ... that's what I think anyway (lol)
dry-embossed and inked Krafttag
layered with torn road atlas pages and some jute band
embellished with felt flowers, half-pearls and butterflies
Oh dear, I am a bit behind ... but only by a couple of days (lol). Last week's challenge at Tag Tuesday was: Roaring Twenties. I love this time with its twists, novelties, the glamour, the daring styles ....
My tag started life as paint left-over in very pale pink and nougat
I cut a tag and covered it with crunched tissue paper. The crinkles were slightly inked with
Victorian Velvet distress ink and stamped on it with Archival Coffee
ink (all stamps from Artistic Outpost, lend by Lucy - thank you so much!)
Once the base was created I embellished the tag with lace, pearls, ribbon, paper flower, pins and everything a sophisticated and stylish Lady would naturally need (lol)
While working on my tag with the digital background, I just couldn't help myself to play with the wonderful digital carte postale background image from Lunagirl. It is such a shame to use just one, so I used most of the postcard images from the Carte Postale 2 collage sheet and created a new background for some digital art ...
Backgrounds and images from Lunagirl just work so well together, they complement each other perfectly in style and colour. It is so much fun to create printable digital art ... postcards, in a frame, ready to be embellished, .........
If you are tempted to play, Lunagirl has quite a few free images on her blog. And if you need help finding digital backgrounds, please visit the digital backgrounds category at Lunagirl.com, where all these will be ON SALE for over 40% off throughout the digital background challenge!
Enjoy the Summer, stay cool and have a lovely weekend, Petra.
The new challenge over at Lunagirl Moonbeam has started, it is all about digital backgrounds. I find digital paper ever so useful ... you never run out, you can always reprint it, you can cut it to any shape and size, you can combine it with other digital images, you can stmp on it, ..... the possibilities are endless.
My project for the challenge uses the digital background as it is and tried to keep the project quite simple ....
The current theme over at Tag Tuesday is: Italy ... what a wonderful theme! I like Italy a lot. I have been a couple of times in Tuscany and it is wonderful with the rich colours, the amazing landscape and brilliant food .... wish I would be there (sigh)
The design of the tag is really quite simple. I used as background a Gelliplate print which I created during a workshop with Andy Skinner (the workshop was brilliant!)
I stamped (all stamps are Crafty Individuals) the Travel words with VersaMark Watermark ink on the background and heat-embossed with WOW embossing powder (I used it for the first time and I am quite impressed by the quality of it)
I applied the same procedure to the square images using a different Gelliplate print
I cut the images in squares and mounted them with foam pads on the tag.
The tag is embellished with just a little paper flower and a little half-pearl.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, happy crafting, Petra.
Who would not like to meet a handsome guy like him (lol)? This is my second project for the current Lunagirl challenge: The Great Gatsby ... it runs till coming Sunday and you can still join! But now to my project
This main image is one of the fabulous Lunagirl images, this one comes from the Vintage Women & Men CD .The background papers are from Graphics45.
I decided to use a dry-embossed clear vellum as front-cover
and embellished the card with Tim Holtz film strip, some blings and some staples.
If you are interested in these fabulous image CDs, they are on sale at least
Hope you can join us, wishing you a lovely evening, Petra.
The Great Gatsby ... what a movie! I just love the fashion, the
wonderful settings and such handsome men (lol) ... isn't the lady just
The image comes from Lunagirl Vintage Lovers CD. The colours
are gorgeous and worked perfectly with some papers I had hidden away for
the perfect occasion (lol) I embellished the card with some bling, lace, organza
roses, a little frame and feather.
Hope you enjoy the challenge and join us at Lunagirl! See you there, Petra.
It is Wimbledon time, the oldest tennis tournament, it has been held in Wimbledon, London since 1877! Tennis is all over the papers, on TV and the radio. I don't play tennis but this Lady does! And she enjoys it too