I actually had some help from my husband who saw me puzzling over how to arrange my vases on the stamped background. He asked if I had an image of an architectural column. Absolutely perfect - sometimes you just need a different perspective - with a little bit of doctoring: cutting in half & trimming off parts - I could see my way forwards with the tag. Once again I am applying artistic licence to my creation for I doubt if these images would have existed together in ancient times - but they do in the museum of my imagination.
|front of tag|
|angled view showing dimensional shaping|
& shine of wet embossed vases
|close-up of upper section|
|close-up of central section|
|close-up of lower section|
|back of tag|
|close-up showing paper pierced scallops of|
theme panel plus tone on tone background stamping
Stamps Elusive Images E0445 (vase); Chocolate Baroque UA4GW0145 Antiquities (architectural columns & background mosaic patterning), UA4SP0365 Echoes of Italy (crackle background), UA4SP0184 Filigree Fusion (tone on tone stamping for back of tag).
Inks VersaFine Onyx Black with Stewart Gill Ultrafine Embossing Powder (vases); VersaFine Onyx Black (artchitectureal colums); Memento Desert Sand (mosaic patterning, tone on tone stamping & inking some cardstock edges) & Potters Clay (crackle background).
Markers Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock Browns & creams in various finishes from stash.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punch Woodware (scalloped square).
The gems are Kanban & the ribbon is from stash.
The vase image is a wood mounted Elusive Images stamp bearing a copyright label for 2005; it still had the price label on which means that I have never inked it & I honestly cannot remember when it was bought, though it must have been after 2008 as that is when I started stamping. Elusive Images was the name of Glenda's company before it became Chocolate Baroque in 2011. I shall be joining in Judith's Forgotten Friday with this tag.