February 18, 2014

Embark!

Hi all, lovely to have you stop by.  I'm sharing a Huck Finn tag today, using the wonderful nostalgic images from that plate.
The boys themselves are stamped on whitewashed book pages, and cut out.
The background has all sorts of blue and green sprays and inks within it (it was a mop-up tag), and then I added Fresco paints using a natural sponge.  And the tiny meadow grasses on the river bank are from the Generation Redux set, stamped in Olive Archival.
The boat was stamped in Cornflower Blue Archival, so that it really rests in the background... almost a dream of escape rather than a reality.  And if you look closely you'll see I've stamped it again, upside-down, to create a kind of reflection.  (Next time I might make the effort to create a proper mirror image!)
I added the magnificent bulrushes (a.k.a. cattails) which are a laser woodcut by UmWow Studios, and seemed the perfect addition to the river bank.
I added a couple of ChitChat stickers, and then mounted the whole thing onto some card covered with another book page, inked it and added some natural raffia and twine to top the whole thing off.
So there you have it!  Does it make you want to embark, voyage and discover too?
Come and share your Artistic Outpost projects with us in the February Referral Program, and you'll be entered into the Prize Draw, and perhaps be picked as one of our Top 3 for the month.  Hope to see you there!

Designer: Alison Bomber

5 comments:

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison, this tag is outstanding, the background is FABULOUS,love how you added the boys, and those bulrushes are fantastic, the whole piece has such a magical feel to it, thanks for sharing..

Terry said...

I remember this fabulous tag! Love that soft background scene and the texted boys! Beautiful!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This tag makes me so happy... dreaming of a time when the world was younger and more innocent and adventure was waiting.

I just love that meadow grasses stamp and can see why you use it so often.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fablousl tag. Pale boat and the reflection are so beautiful. The wonderful nostalgic images is sounds great! xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really wonderful, Alison. The dimension you created is fantastic - love the way the boat just fades into the background and the hedgerow flowers in the foreground are terrific too. The cat tails are such a perfect embellishment!

Hugs,
Linda