Friday 19 May 2023

A Paris Scene Tag

The current challenge over on Tag Tuesday is Travel and a couple of tags had a Paris theme so I decided to join in with this one.

I had a piece of copy paper that I had used to clean up my ink mat.  I decided to use part of it as a background for a tag and see what I could make of it. 

I chose an interesting section of the clean up sheet (copy paper) and added it to a #8 manilla tag, sealing with matt medium, drying and trimming. 
Looking through my stamps, I came across the Sketchy Paris Fashion set (Clarity Crafts) and decided to make a scene with those.  I started by stamping the Eiffel Tower stamp in Watering Can Archival ink.  I made the mistake of forgetting to remove the blue layer of ink which comes on the stamp as a quality control measure to check that the image is complete.  It came out rather more blue than grey; I didn't make the same mistake again lol.
I then added the sketchy lady from the same set in the same ink.
Finally, I decided to give the lady a four legged friend, using one of the stamps from the Wee Fashion accessory set (umbrella) this time in Jet Black Archival ink.  I also used one of the masks which come with the stamp set to mask off the image of the woman.
I added a horizon using Hickory Smoke Archival ink and a sponge and also sponged on some Dandelion Archival ink at the bottom of the tag.  Then I removed the mask.
The figure was coloured in using my Faber-Castell Big Brush markers in shades of yellow and warm grey.  I also used the same pens to add dots of interest to areas of the background, blended out with the tip of a cotton bud (Q Tip).  The outer mask of the smallest moon (Moon masks) was used to help add a moon behind the Eiffel Tower; then a Black Pitt Artist pen was used to draw in a lead for the dog.
A sentiment from the Small Talk Occasions sticker book by Tim Holtz was cut into three and added to the tag to complete the piece.


aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely amazing a real oola la card so pretty x

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely amazing a real oola la card so pretty x

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for making this fabulous travel tag for my travel theme at Tag Tuesday. Paris is always a great destination ! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Sandra Wright. said...

Loving your Tag, love the bold splash of yellow, just perfect against the background, which is great.
Thank you for playing along with us at Tag Tuesday x

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Tuesday


pinky said...

She is very elegant and looks like she just belongs there. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday.