We gals of the Fashionable Stamping Challenge Blog, are inviting you to a monochromatic plus one stamping challenge. Now is this a cool challenge or what and don't forget there is always a prize from the lovely Marina at Cottage Crafts. For extra inspiration, which is totally amazing, stop by the FSC blog and feast your eyes on the DT samples. Boy I tell you, I am one lucky gal to be in this mix! I will also link this up to Gingersnap Creations GC136, "Glorious Greens."
Route 66 collection at Artistic Outpost. This was a must have stamp set for me, as I have a few men in my life. This one may become my DH's birthday card in June. Ok, so here is the scoop. Stamped the car/motel image with Timber Brown, used makeup applicators to color in areas directly from the Distress Ink Pads, shaded edges, layered distressed edges and shaded. Used a glue pen to draw in a few random lines and added some clear Mica Flakes for that more realistic desert ground. The cactus is of course a shrinky dink, which was stamped in Timber Brown and colored on the reverse side with tan/yellow Sharpies. For the map newsprint was inked, splattered, wrinkled and then highlighted the wrinkles, ironed flat, then stamped the image. Torn the edges and shaded. Motel stamp was inked with the lighter green and then I ran the Vintage Photo around the edge, stamped and then clear embossed. Then inked with the darker green, wiped off excess and clear embossed a few times to give it a nice sign look! For the background, the green cardstock was inked with all my Distress Colors, I then covered the top of the Retro Circles embossing folder with the lighter green ink, ran it through, and then ran the remaining ink pads over the raised areas, clear embossed. This gives it a faux metal look. Hope I covered everything without making this a novel!
Workman Scraps! Now is that not the sweetest thing and all because I visit her blog! Thank you again Carol, for these adorable stamps. Blogging friends are the best!
Hope to see you join in the challenge at FSC! Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment.
Distress Inks: Shabby Shuttters, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo
Stazon: Timber Brown
Stampin Up Paper: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory
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