Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tape It!

If you´re a stuff hoarder like me, you have a huge collection of tapes of all kinds: tissue tapes, washi tapes, masking tapes, you name it ... That´s why I´ve chosen Tapes for the challenge that I´m hosting this week, and these are the tapes I´ve chosen for my SPA card:
What do you do with yours? I like to use mine for mixed-media backgrounds like I did for the card above. I took a dyed paper from my stash and put down pieces of several tapes totally randomly. To unify the background as well as to fix the tapes (that would easily peel off otherwise) I brushed some gesso on and removed parts of it with a paper towel.
Then I stamped my images (stamps by VLVS and Madrat) ...
and coloured them with watercolour pencils. I decided to make the words stand out by using even more tape and coloured the hands on the tape, drawing over the tape borders to blend the strips into my design. As a last step I added shadows and highlights.
Now it´s up to you to show me how you like to use tapes in your designs! Hope you´ll have fun with this challenge!

16 comments:

Mandy Chilvers said...

this is amazing Marion. I couldn't work out if you'd actually stamped onto packaging tape or not. love the background. you have a great collection of tapes!

anne said...

Great Postcard! I love it!

Judy said...

What a fab selection of tapes, Marion, awesome card!!

Grannie Annie said...

Who knew there were so many kinds of tape...your postcards are gorgeous!
Great and fun challenge!

Jeanet Almhøj said...

Your card looks great. Thanks for the challenge

Rein said...

Eine klasse Postkarte Marion,
was für eine tolle tape Sammlung!

johanna said...

sieht wunderschön aus, und die gessoschicht macht wirklich einen tollen effekt über den tapes! super thema!
eigentlich eine schande, dass ich bei meiner großen tapesammlung etwas digitales gemacht habe, aber das geht halt schneller und mir fehlt grad etwas die zeit...

ich würd übrigens echt gern öfter bei dir kommentieren, aber das worterkennungs-tool schreckt mich total ab. [ich hab bei mir übrigens null spam mehr, seit ich anonym nicht mehr zulasse...]

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Ein ganz ganz tolles Werk, Marion.

Das mit der Wortkennung ist wirklich lästig.

peggy gatto said...

What a great challenge!
These remind me of lithographs,very sophisticated art!!!

Deborah said...

Now I can see why you chose tape :-) It's a great theme and your postcard is amazing.

Marilyn Rock said...

I really like this Marian! Very creative with the tape! xxoo

Barb said...

What a terrific idea, luv your card and your blog header. Ü

Electra said...

This is wonderful. Love your background and the gesso treatment is perfect. I too have lots of tapes and use them whenever I can!

Missy said...

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog,
your postcard is very inventive and fun !

Sun from France

Anonymous said...

Tolle Karte!
Dank des Anonym-Buttons kann auch ich kommentieren, was mir oftmals wirklich am Herzen liegt.
Und die Sekunde, die ich vor dem Absenden für das Worterkennungs-Tool benötige, investiere ich gerne :-))
LG, Christa

~*~Patty S said...

Loving all of the details on this creation AND of course your use of tape ... who could have guessed we would all be hooked on tape LOL

That bird foot stamp is so quirky and cool ... great card and inspiration!

Happy Spring!
oxo