Monday, 16 July 2012
Tim Holtz Tag - July
This month's tag on Tim Holtz's blog has proved to be yet another challenge! I wasn't really inspired by the 4th of July theme so I decided to go in my own direction. I didn't have any canned air so I improvised with a Blitzer (a spongy, puffy thing you use to get a sort of airbrushed effect with pens). I had the sailboat blue & watermelon inks that he used but only had gold mixative (& a bit of an odd, mouldy looking gold at that). Instead of Independence Day I decided to focus on something closer to home so I used my Scottish Border Stamp image of Big Ben (a pretty iconic London structure) and used the slogan 'reach for the stars' to give my version of the Olympic motto of 'citius, altius, fortius' with the Xcut numerals '2012'. The image was mounted onto blue & red card and the edges were distressed. I didn't have any red baker's twine so I made my own with plain twine and added some red chequered ribbon. A couple of diecut & embossed shapes replaced the ideology pieces. Well 7 months in and I'm still managing to hang in there - quite an achievement!