I printed out a map of the Tour route I found on the web and distressed it by wadding it up and then inking it up. The yellow background panel is something I made as a class assignment - I'm taking the @ Home with Claudine Hellmuth online class! (It just started - if you want to join me you have until July 7 to sign up!)
To make this piece, I covered a piece of cardstock with gesso, and while it was still dry I wrote "ride" over and over with a toothpick. Once that dried, I painted it with some of Claudine's wonderful Studio Paint, then rubbed it off with a paper towel so that the words would have darker paint. I used the Eiffel Tower from the Hero Arts Paris set, stamping it in Distress ink and then heat setting. The "enjoy the ride" message was printed on the computer.
Ok time to get this posted so I can go plop down in front of the TV for the next couple hours. GO LANCE!!!
- Stamps: Paris from Hero Arts
- Paper: Black & white cardstock
- Ink: Distress Ink in Vintage Photo & Tea Dye
- Accessories: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint (Dab of Yellow, Painterly Pink), Gesso, machine stitching, fleur-de-lis brad, ribbon (velvet scallop and sheer polka dot), image & message printed from computer