Saturday, 18 August 2012

A Bit of a Whitewash.

This weeks Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge (Number 18) at Studio L3 is to do some whitewashing. For full details about how to do this you will need Tim Holtz's book and turn to page 47.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique who are offering a lovely $25 gift certificate as a prize for one lucky person.

What to do?
Well, yesterday I was looking at some photos with my stepdaughter and granddaughter of the fantastic girly holiday we had in New York last autumn so I decided to use a stamp that I bought because I think it looks great, but had somehow not got round to using, namely the big street names stamp from the Remnants set, and to make a tag to go in my travel journal.
Following the instructions on page 47 I  stamped and inked a tag using Pickett Fence Distress Stain, and Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks, And then a spare bit of card was inked with Chipped Sapphire D I for the hotel label which I have embossed in gold using a stamp from Travel Labels. The plane (from the Air Travel set) is stamped in black Archival Ink.

The Empire State Building and post mark image are from some very old paper from my stash that is torn and inked on the edges. and I've used some film strip and tiny staples to finish off my tag.

PS. Imogen, my granddaughter has decided that we need to go to New York again as we had such an amazing time, I'd better start saving!


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your Tag is awesome Sue, loVe the colours you have chosen they are so fitting for the theme, superb detail and loVe all your elements...very cool...Mel :)

Sue said...

From one Sue W to another, fabulous tag! All of your elements go so perfectly together.

Julia S-W said...

What a fantastic tag Sue! It's one of those that you just want to pick up and look at in real life!! Love it.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Sue, love it! Am with Imogen, a trip to NY is needed, can I come with you please? Hope all is goodly with you hun xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous tag - I love that it's grown out of a real trip... and great use of the subway names stamp! It's one I always look at and love, and then think, but would I really use it - this really adds to the temptation!!
Alison x