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.