Friday, 31 July 2009

UK Stampers Challenge 50

Here's my entry for this week's challenge on UK Stampers The theme is G for Graffiti and it gave me much food for thought. I decided to go for something in the true spirit of graffiti as it also gave me a chance to try out the plate of grunge backgrounds that I bought at Newbury from the Craft Fairy. I'm so glad I got these stamps as I can see that they're going to be really useful for all sorts of things-just the sort of thing I like!

I made the tag myself from white card and gave it a rounded top. I stamped on the brick background and cracked paving in VersaFine Smokey Gray ink. I stamped the Art Impressions Manhattan Skyline at the top in Onyx Black.

When all the ink had dried I got to work with some Distress inks (Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, China Blue and Peeled Paint) and sponged until I was happy with the colour combination.

I then doodled on the brick wall something that means a great deal to me-art does rule OK!!!
I then added the graffiti word which was given to me by my elder daughter who, when hearing that I was doing something with a graffiti theme, said she had just the font on her computer.
I inked the word up with Distress inks and cut it out. I then stuck it on with tape just at the ends so that it stood out from the tag a little. Finally, I stamped on a further grunge background at the base of the tag in the grey ink.


cardmaker said...

Absolutly brilliant Fliss love it ,good luck with the challenge
Sandra xx

June said...

Wow fliss, thats an awesome tag !!! I really love what you did with this its truly brilliant. I popped in to thank you for your support at dezina and am so glad i did as i would not liked to have missed this tag ... YOU ROCK !!
Hugs June xxxx

Deborah said...

Its' fab, Fliss. Love the colours. Good luck with the challenge.

Tinkertaylor said...

Hi Fliss I've added you to my readers list so I can follow your clothes tag project can't wait