Thursday, 17 February 2011

CCC challenge 32 and SSS & S a tag

Hi there
It's a two for one this week. Over at Studio L3 the Compendium challenge is Inking and stamping masks on page 59 of Tim's book (Can't say more than that so you'll have to check it out yourselves) and at Simon Says Stamp and Show  this week it is a Tag.

So this is being entered into both challenges


I used the technique to create the base tag and kept it simple and masculine with the addition of some rusty washers and bolts (picked up from the street) and an Idea-ology sprocket.  I used Tim's elephant stamp and bingo atc stamp for the background. Distress inks used were, broken china, weathered wood, forest moss, aged mahogany and walnut stain.
Here's a couple of closer looks



I tried to create some depth on the elephants by lightly colouring in the second one so it looks as if it is behind....
 Have a blessed day

17 comments:

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Love it!
Shaz in oz.x

Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag Neil, love the elephants. I have been looking around your blog and your work is fabulous, love it so I have become a follower. Tracy Evans x

Kat said...

I love your tag,
fab the way you made mummy elle a slitely different colour, (it makes her look older)
grate attention to detail.
Kat.

DonnaMundinger said...

Great masking! Love the tag! xxD

Kristy C said...

very cool!! I love the image of the elephant :)

Candy C said...

Love your tag Neil! Love the double masking and lightly coloring in the back elephant. It looks really good!

donna said...

Awesome tag! I love those elephants.

SannaS said...

oh WOW!! Loving this...absolutely brilliant tag!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Terry said...

Amazing tag! Love the background and the elephants wonderful elements to mask!

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely tag

Nancy said...

Wonderful, Neil! Very 'artistic' - elements I'd not think to have together, working wonderfully together.

Nancy said...

And, BTW, thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! (Guess I've not had enough coffee yet this morning! lol)

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! love how you found the washers to use:)

Barbara Mason said...

Great tag Neil -just came from a friend's daughters blog who is experiencing elephants in the wild in Africa!!! She is very artistic & i may need to get her this stamp when she returns...The tag is wonderful & I am sure the elephants enjoy the bit of greenery!!!

Gillian said...

Cool tag Neil, love the elephant image, really artistic.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, I love those elephants! Neil, your masking is just brilliant, and the shading you added gives it so much depth. The metal pieces are perfect for this awesome work of art. It's an absolute masterpiece!

newfiecrafter said...

Really like your tag ,love the elephant images and how you shaded in the Mama . Great BG colors
Marilyn