Hello friends and visitors! Thank you to all of you who left such sweet comments on my blog for the last several postings. If I haven't been by to visit, I will try to soon. We have been away on vacation and came home to a few matters that needed my attention.
So here it is, the last day of July, and I've just finished my tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 July challenge. Just a few more hours before the challenge closes...I hope Tim looks at late entries.
The Technique Remix this month is Watercolor Resist-Layered Words. It seems like just yesterday when I was linking up my entries for these two! Please pop over to his blog to see Tim's artful tag, if perhaps you've missed it. Complete instructions are given in his easy to follow tutorial on his blog. I won't go into any detail on how I made this, as I pretty much followed his instructions and wow! I even had all the supplies! I did have to use a different set of Thinlit words to fit my Halloween theme.
I had to do some masking to get this to work--the dark hat didn't do much for the Layered Words technique. I ended up doing this 3x to get it to look like this. I masked off the top of the top hat with painters tape before inking, and I was extra careful to remember to remove the tape before stamping. BUT, I replaced the mask before stamping the obituaries without removing the top part of the hat, too, and ended up with a blank space--DUH! Haste makes a lot of waste!
This guy's eyes looked a little hollow, so I thought he might look better with stars in his eyes! Notice the stitching...after cursing my old heavy sewing machine for so long, I realized I had a fun little light number a friend gave me a couple of years ago and it works like a charm! I thought I would give it it's debut here today. The pen nib says memoirs, and it looks like he's written his in blood!
It may be a little early for Halloween, but I was inspired by all the new Halloween supplies Tim has shipping now. I need to clear out the old to make room for the new!
This tag was such a blast to make, so even if Tim doesn't look at the late entries, it was worth it just to have a bit of crafty fun and stretch my Halloween muscles again. I wanted to photograph him with some caskets I made using some Distress products, but time was running short to get this posted. You can always view them here, here, and here if you have an extra minute.
I'm sharing this tag with the following challenges:
Country View Challenges July Challenge Have Fun With Circles I have one circle unless you count the eye sockets then it's three:):).
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Hugs and Blessings!