Wow, what a challenge the letter "x" has been! I am so loving all the "x" tags that have been posted at Tag Tuesday and appreciate the kind comments on my "w" tag.
After much struggle and time spent in a dictionary from 1947, I chose "xebec." This is a small, three-masted sailing ship commonly used by Barbary pirates and still in use today! I started with this beer carton that I had been saving--my husband's current favorite beer:
I cut out the front emblem, still not really sure how the tag was going to come together. I used a Spanish doll stamp from Mad Rat Rubber (great doll stamps at great prices) and was really happy to use my yellow-green ink for the first time. Perfect match! I stamped a ship that might be a xebec, :-), and then stamped the anchor on part of the beer carton and cut it out.
On a piece of torn sail, I stamped an "x." Once everything was cut and attached, I spritzed the entire piece with watered down walnut ink.
I am so eXcited to see what the other participants have created!