Had a fabulous time at T!ms UK event yesterday and I guess spending a few hours surrounded by lots of crafty folk has reinvigorated my papercrafting mojo as I have managed to grab an hour today to do T!ms August tag:
Have kept it fairly simple as I am also entertaining the children at the same time! I did the background with Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce stains, the stamps are from Artful Flight -CMS069. The bird was stamped with Stazon and cut out from a masking sheet, then I stamped the image on the tag with Jet Black Archival and placed the mask over the top. The nest was then stamped with Coffee archival and the cage from Crimson archival. I then, with the mask still in place, inked the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo and over and around the tag with Mustard Seed. When I removed the mask the image does indeed pop!
I usually use post-it notes for my masks as I never like the area that never stamps properly around the edges of the layered image where it meets the mask, and the post-its, being slimmer, alleviate this problem, but now I have discovered the technique of leaving the mask in place and inking over and around it with blending tools (I find it very strange that I have never tried this before! I think I have always removed my masks straight after stamping) I am much happier and will probably use these types of masks again - yes I think my mojo may be returning! We shall see when the children go back to school next week as I am hoping not only to have a bit more time to myself but also a lot more energy!
Thanks for looking - Still on high from yesterdays class from Solihull