I love stamps but it's hard to get the in the middle of Nairobi. In frustration I decided to revert to an old childhood idea of using potato stamps. I love how this worked out and although I had forgotten to do that background before stamping away, I was able to add a layer of yellow paint mixed with glazing medium.
Oddly enough this print reminds me of 60's curtain fabric. I wondered if I could do it on a piece of cloth to see if I would get the same effect but the downside of potato stamps is how quickly they deteriorate. It's a lesson in creativity with speed.
The vellum was a gift from a friend and I have a whole roll of it. Didn't know what to do with it until I saw some scrapbook ideas that used it to cover pictures or write text. I printed this on my home printer and cut it out then fastened it with eyelets. I love the quote by Tolkien and got really lucky when I found the Free Font Aniron too. I'd say this was a happy convergence but I prefer SERENDIPITY.