Friday, 13 July 2012

Vive la France!

Tim Holtz's July tag is a patriotic one and I have made my French version: July 14th is the National holiday in France, the day in 1789 that the Bastille was stormed and celebrates France becoming a republic.

I have kept my tag quite close to Tim's as I had the materials: One thing I didn't have was 'canned air' so I improvised with a bike pump and the nozzle that we use on the rugby ball! It would have been comical to watch me juggling those, pumping like crazy over the alcohol inks, but it worked!
Layers of card, layers of inks: Entering Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge 'Layered'.

I used: Kraft tag cut with the Sizzix Tag die; Kraft core cardstock; Glossy Cardstock, Alcohol inks - Water Melon, Sailboat Blue, Metallic Silver & Blending Solution; Distress Stain - Picket Fence, Broken China & Barn Door; Archival Ink - Jet Black; Hampton Art Stamps - Travel; Mirror card cut with Upon A Time Sizzix die; Tim Holtz Distress Tool and idea-ology - Trimmings, Muse Token, Adornments,  Trinket Pins & Word Bands.