His passion

 This is a layout about my husband`s passion: Kung Fu. The chinese characters say " Shaolin Tiger and Dragon Style Kung Fu". I created a mask for the characters and "stamped" them with the Tim Holtz blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The scallop border is from Hero Arts (I made the circle around the dragon with it, too), the dragon stamp from Heindesign (German manufacturer). For the title, I cut a strip of structured cardstock, inked it with the walnut ink and ran it through my Dymo label maker. Then I used sandpaper to "reveal" the letters. All the stamping is done with spritzed ink to make it more "dirty". I tried to make this layout look like one of the ancient pictures of the old martial artists.

I really love those grunge techniques of Tim Holtz! Can`t wait to try some more of his techniques soon! I hope my ordered candy arrives on tuesday (on monday is a holiday here...).
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great sunday!



SmilynStef said...

Love how you used the scallop stamps in a great masculine design.

annesatx said...

Wow, Vanessa, I can't believe more people haven't commented on this layout. This is incredible, from the photos, to the masked characters, to the dragon stamp, to the title strip, to the distressing. You really DID make this layout look old, like you intended -- but mostly, it's just gorgeous!