Monday, February 26, 2018

Tale-ing Fragments #4, Timan Chronicles 1: Brief Meetings Minutes, log entry 267

“there’s time”
he said
“if you so choose”
And vanished.

Do pictures whisper stories to you? They do to me. 

Usually it’s photographs, but this guy, oh – this guy has SO many stories. But he keeps them on the low, let’s out a sentence here, and image there. I’m not sure what it is, the way he does and does not look at you, the way he does and does not smile, the sketchy feel of the image, but I can’t stop staring at him (I have the wood-mounted stamp AND a stamped image I colored on my desk. We star at each other a lot). And every now and then – a whisper.

Expect to see him again.

The details on this one are a bit crazy.
I've taken it as an opportunity to try a whole bunch of new things and because it was in the working for a while kept adding more. And more. And MORE. I'm still not sure if I went overboard or not quite far enough, one thing is sure - I definitely had fun with it ;)

I've entered this work to the Simon Says Stamp 'Grunge it up' challenge on their Monday Challenge Blog. I'd just love to hear what people think :)
Too much? Not quite there? Somewhere in between?

Till next time *blink*


  1. I've landed here via the SSS spotlight-congrats! I admire what you've done and see that you've used many techniques and layers--it is well balanced and IMO not at all too much. As we all have different tastes, critiquing is problematic and few want to hear it (especially if it's negative). I would love this kind of feedback myself (good or bad) but no one has ever offered any. I think the composition would benefit from emphasizing the edges of the top rectangular layer with the addition of a linear ingredient. The pinkish tones in the forefront flourish seem slightly out of place--perhaps making them a lighter shade of the greyish blue greens found over his shoulder and above his head would unify it? You've achieved a sense of depth and harmony with the layers and it really doesn't need a thing!

    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate you taking the time! I know what you mean about critiquing, I usually don't say much myself, but I did ASK lol. Thanks for your kind words, and as for the coloring - can you believe it was completely by chance?? haha I was playing around with Distress Oxides - ever the unexpected - and I have no clue where the half the hues came from! I'm glad I managed to balance it in the end :)

  2. This is so very cool! I just love it. Great grunge and awesome combinations. Congrats on your SSS spotlight! <3 Hugs, Autumn