January 8, 2015

You Are The Hero In Your Own Story

Where has the time gone! I cannot believe we are on the 9th January already and it's time for my weekly post for Artistic Outpost.
Today I am using the fabulous Paperboy stamp set, it was great to break away from Christmas makes and enjoy something a little different. The background has been creating using the Alcohol Ink Splatter Technique using Alcohol Inks Pesto and Ginger.
I cut a panel from white card and coloured the background with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink flicking the background with water to add blotches to add further to the aged feel, I also distressed the edges and tore areas and again applied more Distress Ink to the edges. I added a pen nib aged with Alcohol Inks along with the sentiment "you are the hero in your own story". I also included a further layer adding stencilled letters to the background and tucking this layer behind the focal image.
I found an old newspaper which I cut up and tied with natural twine and also added Remnant Rubs for a further layer of interest.
I love the splatters of colour in the background and the fact the stencilling is still visible as a further layer. I included more Remnant Rubs to add yet another layer to my design.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. 

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x 





2 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Tracey,
The bg looks great and juxtaposes really well with your elements.
Adding the twine creates an extra interest.
Smiles:)
Sue

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The background is wonderful, I like that there is some white space, making the AI splatters all the more dramatic.
I feel the same way about the days, time is passing by too quickly already this year!
Wishes
Lynne