Hello all... just slipping in an actual post between all the PaperArtsy sneak peeks. PA project 1 can be seen here, number 2 is here and, just like with buses, there'll be another along in a minute - well, at 7pm this evening to be strictly accurate!
But first, it's time for a new challenge over at Fun With ATCs.
And it's okay, you don't really have to use 80 stamps; but we would like to see you use At Least Three Stamps on your 2.5 x 3.5 Artists Trading Card.
This seemed the perfect chance to use the teeny tiny Tim Holtz stamps Tiny Things - they're unbelievably adorable vintage images, and give incredibly sharp, detailed stampings.
To make the most of them, I stamped them in Archival ink onto Specialty Stamping Paper. It really does give a clearer, sharper result...
I've actually used seven stamps in total - just showing off now, of course!!
The very dapper chap (I suppose the post title makes him Phileas Fogg...) is attempting to make a decision as to which form of transportation he should select for the next stage of his Around the World journey.
And with the fabulous balloon, or the vintage car...
... or the splendid aeroplane, or of course that wonderful 'motorcyclette' to choose from, I'm not surprised he's looking a little indecisive.
Still, at least he has the globe to guide him on the way; I'm sure he'll 'enjoy the journey' (from the Simple Sayings stamp set) once he gets started!
All the panels are mounted on padded tape in varying thicknesses so that you get layers of dimension, and some gentle inking with Vintage Photo DI finishes things off.
I'm trying to keep it short today since there's so much going on.
As I said, there'll be another PaperArtsy post later this evening, and of course there's also a project to be seen over at Artistic Outpost today (shhhh... it's a C*******s card!), so if you've got time to hop over there, that'd be great too!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you out there in Craftyblogland some time soon.
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
From Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne