Monday, September 22, 2014

Skulled Impressions

Don't hate me...I've been absent from my blog for 2 1/2 months.  I was even getting emails asking if I was OK, am I still crafting..."Hello, anyone home?"  Summer is a busy time for my family and this one was no exception.  I have also spent the better part of 2 months getting my back to heal from a pulled muscle.  Sorry I missed Aug Tag. {sad face}

Here's my take on September- 12 Tags of 2014
This evening marks the first day of Fall and this skull was calling me.  I do have the stamps and butterfly frenzy die.  But I did a similar tag back in the spring that reminded me of Tim's September Tag.

 
The technique remains the same but instead of the butterfly frenzy I used birds in flight.  Their wings provide a sharper edge.  And... I wanted to break it in!

 
I love all my rubs!  I used the eye chart layering stencil for this technique.  To keep it gloomy I used the slate alcohol ink.
 
 
I layered the birds in flight cuts and curled the wings.

 
I mounted on a piece of core paper so I could sand off the tag.

 
Thanks for checking out my version of this months tag!  As always so fun! 
 
Check out;
Tim Holtz
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge
A Vintage Journey
 
On a personal note, here's my kitty Cheyenne!  Isn't she stunning in our selfie taken this past spring!  Well, last week we had to make that hard decision and put her down.  My beautiful girl has been with me my whole adult life and she lived just shy of 19 years.  I even had her before I had my kids. We keep waiting for her to emerge from behind the couch or out from a closet and then we remember.  Our little family is heartbroken but we cherish the time she gave us.   
 
Cheyenne 1996-2014

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