Here's how my page came together:
- white gesso base
- painter's tape stripes, painted with black gesso
- Hero Arts Old Letter Writing in black Archival ink
- Hero Arts Texture and Shape "stain stamps" in Unicorn White ink
- yellow acrylic paint splotched on with a paintbrush
- teal acrylic paint splotched on with bubble wrap
- quote spelled out using various letter stickers
- a Tim Holtz bicycle stamp added with black Archival ink
- fleur-de-lis added with red acrylic paint, to balance out the red a little
I am so thrilled that Team MTN-Qhubeka won today. This is their first Tour de France - and they are the first African-based team to ever ride in the Tour. I mentioned them at the start of the Tour - they support bringing bikes to villages in Africa, which is so wonderful. The team wears black and white striped jerseys, so that's where I started with my background.
Not only did they win today - but they won on Mandela Day!! How absolutely perfect is that? I wanted to use a Nelson Mandela quote on my page, so I did a quick Google search and found this one. It just seemed all-around perfect - for Mandela Day, for MTN-Qhubeka winning the stage on Mandela Day, and for the Tour de France in general.
I loved today at the Tour.. #MandelaDay victory for @TeamMTNQhubeka at @letour! *We cant believe it! ;)* Report: http://t.co/EH4ubhtTA4 pic.twitter.com/bNTv2yjD6z— Team MTN-Qhubeka (@TeamMTNQhubeka) July 18, 2015