Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Inspired by a Tattoo Challenge at the Craft Room

Hi Everyone.............another fortnight has passed and its time for the next Challenge at the Craft Room, hosted by the fabulous Zoe.
Zoe is fascinated with Tattoo Art and would like you to make a project inspired by a tattoo style that appeals to you. She also asks that you let us know the 'style' of  the Tattoo Art that has inspired you and there's also a little twist !! Zoe would like you to add a hand drawn element to your project ( from your own hand)

I have to say that this was a huge challenge for me and I started off with cherubs and fairies, but I was not happy with the outcome...................so I went for the Gothic Style.
My hand drawn element was the squiggles on the side of the skull. ( I should have taken the squiggles further, by adding some Zentangle designs, however, the photograph had been uploaded and edited, maybe this is something that you could  consider adding to your entry)
Stencils, Distress inks,stamps  and the pen nib are all from Tim Holtz products range. The ribbon at the top of the tag was stained with Black Soot distress ink as I did not have any black ribbon.
I have to say that I was totally amazed by the numerous meanings of a skull tattoo as I always saw them as being related to anger and mortality. Having searched online I found out that they can mean protection, strength and power as well as overcoming tough times, past life and renewal.  I now understand Zoe's attraction as many of the tattoos I have seen are the most amazing works of art.

Our sponsor this fortnight is the fabulous Tando Creative.....who are offering a prize to the randomly drawn winner of Zoe's challenge. We also have a Top 3 too :-)
For further inspiration  from my DT sisters and to see Zoe's wonderful inspiring project please click HERE

Remember to check out the pesky rules as this challenge has quite specific requirements i.e tell us what style of Tattoo Art and  about the hand drawn element.

Look forward to viewing your creations

Hugs Annie xx
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  1. Annie - I really like this, something about the skull that just keeps you looking!! The colors are great and the background is perfect.

  2. What a fabulous piece of art Annie, I love the design, particularly the way the rays bring the eye immediately into the centre and that great skull image. I don't know anything about tattoo art so TFS xxx

  3. How fun! What a great theme for a challenge, you've certainly risen to it Annie, this is fab! Chris xxx

  4. I love that skull stamp, one of my all time favourites! It is interesting to learn a bit more about tattoo art too. Love how you added the squiggles and the butterfly looks amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Wonderful tag the skull and dragonfly tag epitomises tattoo art. Sound like you have a great time researching the subject as well. XOXO Zoe

  6. Woo Hoo, what a fabulous tag. The colours look stunning and that skull just keeps you looking at it. I do like the squiggle effect that you have added. Reall great art. Hugs Mum xxxx

  7. LOVE this Annie - big fan of the gothic style and you've created it beautifully..perfect for Zoe's theme...Esther xx

  8. So cool, Annie! Love that skull! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  9. Love your squiggly addition to the skull! Interesting tattoo facts too! Chrisx

  10. Gothic style was a great call for the theme, Annie - I always adore that skull and he looks magnificent here with those rays drawing the eye in to him. Great colours too. Thank you so much for all your comments - that was quite the catch-up you did there! - so very much appreciated, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself too!!
    Alison xx

  11. Ooh lovely and spooky Annie! I do like skulls,don't know why but they look great on most things :)
    Donna x

  12. Annie, Great gothic tag!!! Debi xxxx

  13. WOW Annie! So unlike you and so striking! I love the whole composition and the soft blend of dramatic colours. Great work! Jenny x

  14. An informative post...I didn't know any of those things. Very unlike you, but so cool!

  15. A stunning tag, I love the skull with your hand drawn squiggles, the colour's fab too.
    xxx Hazel.


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