Sunday, February 01, 2009

Fashions change, but ink is forever

This is, I think, my penultimate Tattoo CJ entry. Pity because I've really enjoyed this circle.

This is for Rhian's CJ which had an open theme - ie anything at all to do with tattoos goes.

I thought I'd do something about how each decade has its own signature style, I should know, like everyone else who had a tattoo in the mid 80s I have a Celtic armband :D

The big craze in the noughties is apparently stars, which are far and away the most popular tattoo at the moment, especially for girls. Kat Von D has a lot to answer for :)


The background paper I made for this entry is one of those impossible-to-photograph jobbies, as it's heavy on the glimmer mist and has lots of fairly subtle stamping that doesn't really show up on the pics, but you get the general gist.

It's orange and red distress inks on heavy watercolour paper, with gold, copper, and red glimmer mists on top, and over stamping using red, orange and pink distress inks and rust Stazon.



This CJ is also my first ever attempt at sewing on paper, I haven't done the neatest job but I'm glad I gave it a go.

The title was stamped and embossed with pearlescent garnet EP from Stampendous.

And the dymo-stylee labels were made with my Around The Block label maker using some of their "designer" tape

and that's about it

13 comments:

Paula said...

wow another stunning CJ entry - would love to see the background in the flesh,and the stitching looks top notch to me!

Rhian said...

It looks great, I love the stitching, something I keep meaning to have a go of myself, looking forward to seeing it IRL.

3rdEyeMuse said...

I think this is pretty amazing - and if the photo's don't really do it justice - whoa! The colors are rich and look so good with the ink shots.

Hazel said...

Looks brilliant, and a really interesting theme, too. Love the stitching, I have never has the courage to try!

Lorraine said...

like your cj on tats..like the sewing..have managed to finish looking at all 813 blogs!!!! so now nosing round my friends blogs

Allotment Lady said...

Who Hoo - brilliant - I just adore the colours and finite details - what a clever way of stitching - I am too nervous to use my sewing machine to do that.

Emily said...

wow!

Minx said...

Georgous pages, i love the colour and stamped background, and the stitching is ace too, just gives it that little extra something x

Seth said...

This is very cool!

Alison said...

Love it, the background is gorgeous sarah! xx

Pinklilac said...

This is so beautiful and love the colours.
Hugs Linda

sam21ski said...

WOW - fantastic, love the colours

Jo Power said...

This is just a fab layout and what a great CJ lovely work your stitching is beautiful and your backing paper really sets of the tattoos. xx