Thursday, 1 April 2010

Identification Check

Another project based around one of my shield files from a couple of weeks back, and this is also my entry for this weeks Theme Thursday Challenge. Because I was using a vintage photo in this piece, I wanted the whole thing to have a faded, vintage feel. To achieve this, I set myself the challenge of using only Promarkers and only the pens that were in my "skin tones" wallet. I think the pale, washed-out colours have worked really well on the background, and lend an old-fashioned feel to it. Well, that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it! LOL

The photo is from a set by Darkroom Door, and was liberally coated with Rock Candy Crackle Paint before putting it into the memory frame. The striped background was stamped in black and then coloured with the aforementioned Promarkers. The rugby team stamp is by Paper Artsy and the Identification Check ticket is by Crafty Individuals. The type charm is one of Tim Holtz's. Finally, I finished the whole thing off by punching a series of holes along the bottom with the crop-o-dile and "sewing" with some jute garden twine. That's about the nearest you'll ever see me to a needle and thread! LOL

As ever, click on the image for a larger view :)

23 comments :

voodoo vixen said...

Love the shield Dan, the muted colours look fab and the crackle effect on the photo is great... s'pose that's something else I will have to buy now and play with!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is stunning.
Great work.

Kelly said...

what a great piece! love the shape!

Laura said...

Looks sunning as ever.

Sid said...

Very aged effect, those promarkers have done the trick !

misteejay said...

The overall effect is spot on Dan. The crackle really works well (**must find when I put that bottle of Rock Candy - LOL**) - certainly another winner.

Toni :o)

johanna said...

fantastic piece! love the shape and love photo booth pics! it all blends so well together!

Daphne said...

Beautifull vintage card!!
Love the effect on the photo!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby shield Dan, loving those soft muted colours which make it look really old...just like you... ROFL *sneaks off to hide*

Only joking chuck...hope you have a grand day xx

Cuchy said...

Just found your blog. Stunning work. I have to have a look in depth. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! This shield piece is quite unique and I love the vintage feel to it.

terri d. said...

this is the first time i have ran across your work and i must say I AM IMPRESSED! so glad you played along with us at theme thursday. love your piece, it is truly stunning!

Shar said...

Great shield! I love the way you put it together.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I love this - the colours look amazing!!! andfunnily enough that is the only set I have :D

Julie xx

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is soooo awesome!!

Ellen said...

great shield and the colours work well with that vintage photo
so what does the b stand for?? bloke ?

Ilonka Broersen said...

Beautiful work.

TinaB said...

Love this xxxx Stunning xxxx

Andrea said...

this just happens to be one of the fave pieces of yours for me, just love this Dan and look forward to seeing more x

Angela Mclean said...

Love your work... and thanks SO MUCH for the shields. They are ACE. I used them recently to add tiny detail to a parisienne window scene - they cut very well
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So... if anyone hasn't grabbed the shields, go buy from Dan's shop LOL!!
Angela xxx.

Diane said...

Love it! What a great idea to use the badge shape,super!

Silvia said...

That's wonderful.

Alix said...

oooh i love that colour combo...so subtle! he's a bit cute, too! lol

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