Good Morning Ladies,
The excitement is building around us as we are just 1 day away from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, which is basically a stones throw across the river, I got Paul to take me to get my prescription yesterday as all roads turn to one way after today, our little village gets locked down with Police at every junction, one road is used for a Route 'In to Airshow' in AM and 'Out of Airshow' in the afternoon. Our 'local residents ' route still has restrictions, which may cause chais for girls getting to work but should be ok for them to get home. Hopefully if it isn't too cloudy we will get a good view from our garden. We are going food shopping tonight so that we don't have to leave the house until Monday. It was exciting to see all the stalls and fairground rides set up and so many little pop up camp sites, where locals are keen to earn a bit of extra cash by turning the back garden into a camping field. There were at least 8 in a 1 mile stretch. The tickets are quite expensive though and it will be much better watching from home.
I decided to create a tag for my last Mixed Media piece for this Challenge. I used Dolly Dimples Mixed Media card to cut the tag from, I sprayed the tag with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide spray, next I used a hessian effect stencil with Picket Fence Oxide spray, (not that it shows, but it adds to the texture) when that was dry I used a Tim Holtz background stamp and Faded Jeans ink pad to add some more detail....
I really love these background stamps, they are like bits of old patterned tiles.
I took a Tim Holtz sentiment to add as a point of interest then added some random background stamps to add detail to the top abnd bottom of the tag . The butterfly is an IndigoBlu stamp that I stamped onto tag and the onto a piece of card, I coloured this one with with Faded Jeans marker and waterbrush. To lift the butterfly off the background and add interest I raided the first aid kit in the car and took a piece of gauze, I cut a small piece and pulled some threads out and adhered under butterfly with some glue. To finish the tag I took a piece of white seambinding abd tied a bow through the tag. I love the contrast of the white ribbon on the blue tag. I am going to make a journal to display all my tags in I think.
It's supposed to be a little cooler today, warming up for the weekend though. I did have a better night sleep (Tuesday into Wednesday) down to sheer exhaustion I think, I also picked a big bunch of lavender and placed it in a vase in front of the fan, so maybe that helped too.
Have a lovely day, are you doing anything exciting??
Love and hugs to all