Saturday, August 11, 2012

ICE CREAM Colors at FSC!

With this Summer heat, what a great challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!  Yes, we are looking for some cool and dreamy stamping for our "Summer-Ice Cream Colors" challenge!   Stop over for a visit at FSC to see what flavors my DT Sisters have served up!  Oh and you can say hello to our newest Fashionette, Esther!  There will be a prize for the winner from Cottage Crafts, so come join in!  My "Ice Cream" colors would be strawberry, chocolate and peaches in cream!  The picture I used is from a recent meeting with a blog friend and FSC DT Sister, Brenda!  What a great day!



The idea for my tag was based Tim's "August 12 Tags of 2012," so you can stop over there for more details.  As usually, I had to improvise on a couple of items!  I did not have a framed stamped, so I cut a frame and stamped it with a wood grain background stamp of Tim's, using Walnut Stain.  I clear embossed this and then ink distressed using Tattered Rose and Dried Marigold, then edged in Walnut Stain.  The tag background once embossed, was painted on with a mix of Copper Paint Dabber and Deco Art White Pearl.  I wanted a more peachy color!  Simon Says Stamp and Show is Paint It Up, and Lisa's Blogger's Challenge is "Add Texture," so we are headed over there as well.   I then inked over this painted tag with Antique Linen.  Now for the flowers - BIG improvising here!  Really BIG!  I do not have that die, never thought I would use it for pine cones and I don't often add flowers.  Well, I came up with an idea and maybe someone else has also.  I cut one of the flowers from the Tattered Floral die, punched out a circle in the center and then cut through between two of the petals and then proceeded with Tim's instructions.  What I ended up with are baby roses and I like them!  I really do!  My DH was quite impressed with my brain wave, but I think more that I did not make a purchase!  Ha!  For my flowers and leaves, I ran them through the paper crimper several times.  I like how flexible this makes them!  Also these were stamped with a background stamp from Impression Obsession, but between all the crimping, inking and rolling, you don't see it!  The lower Stamping UP sentiment was stamped on Vellum with Archival Coffee and cut to fit the tag edge.  I added an edging of paint to that as well and in areas along the tag.  The ticket stamp is from Tim and that sentiment is from Innovative Stamp Creations.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!  It is super hot here!  Thank you so kindly for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

47 comments:

Netty said...

Fab tag to celebrate Brenda's visit, loving all the wonderful embossing and terrific colours. Annette x

Debi said...

perfect tag Terry, for a perfect day :-) It's raing and cold here in Nz so the ice cream colour challenge is right up my street, Debi x

Chris Arlington said...

Terry this tag does look yummy! Love it!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, wow...a really beautiful tag! I will definitely be giving these colour combos a try, they look great. This is a lovely memento of Brenda's visit and will no doubt bring back lovely memories everytime you look at it.
Dot x

cebelica said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the vintage look. Hugs! xx

Brenda Brown said...

You are so clever Terry with all your improvisations, just love those gorgeous flowers, they are perfect. Your tag is beautiful, not sure about the photo of me though lol, but our meeting will always be treasured and remembered with great affection. I can't wait to get home and print some if my photos out too.
As for cool? What is that over here at the moment? Been to Redlands in San Bernadino today with thick black clouds, very heavy and thought it would rain, but it didn't while we were there. Desert tomorrow, oh boy!
Already half way thru the holiday, can't believe it.
Hugs Brenda xox

sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Terry. I love the colours, textures and all the detailing

sue

Cheryl said...

oh Terry Hun how stunning is this,the detail is fantastic and such a great idea too love that photo,and the textures,and layers look amazing stunning work my friend,hugs Cherylxxxxx

sally said...

Love your tag Terry & most impressed with the improvised roses, I must give that a try as I don't have the pine cone die either & any time I've looked for it the die has been sold out!

Gez said...

Such an adorable tag & wonderful keepskake of a lovely day ♥ Great to see your tag again. Best wishes for a lovely weekend. Gez

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, what a fantastic vintage tag and great memento of such a fab day with Brenda and her Hubby. Beautiful dreamy colours, love it to bits. Have a great day xx

craftattack said...

Lovely tag, and great memories of your wonderful day out! Valerie

Sharon said...

A beautiful tag!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous tag! And what a fun take on Tim's Tag! The flowers look stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, a lovely reminder of a perfect day. Loved you yummy choice in ice-creams.
Yvonne x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great and beautiful Tag Terry
Love it

Greetings Janny

Carmen Justice said...

It's so great to see this here! Thanks for posting. :)
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Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, This is a great tag, love your colour combo, a lovely keepsake of Brenda's visit. Your roses and leaves look terrific!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

sally said...

Just been trying out your pine cone rose alternative! Very impressed by this option as I have the tattered florals die & I really like my results. A huge thank you for that tip as that means I now have the money to put towards something else.

Sally:-D

lynne said...

Hi Terry
It does not get any more special than this!!!
What a brilliant idea to capture your memories in this way.
Wishes
Lynne

Ira Huberts said...

I don't think you could have come up with a lovelier idea to celebrate Brenda's visit than with your fab tag. What a way to remember a lovely, wonderful day!
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Kathy Eddy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you used a photo for the main image on this. Your roses are wonderful!

Sue C said...

What a fabulous tag Terry and a perfect momento for your day with Brenda. I love the embossed background, the effect is gorgeous and your roses are stunning ! Well done you, and no purchase ! Sue C x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh what a great idea to make a tag with this photo! Such a beautiful way to capture these special memories. You've got such a big heart Terry! Big hugs to you from me :) xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a keepsake! I love this photo, of course... but the way you've framed it and highlighted it = your unique eye and style. A totally beautiful tag, T! Brenda must love it, as well.

Jan Hennings said...

love this and how fun to meet a blogging buddy!!

Pam said...

Gorgeous tag Terry! And a lovely reminder of your super day!!

Linda R said...

Well my friend this tag is over the top. I LOVE it.. Sounds like a yummy challenge and you rocked it..

Still nice and hot here.. We took our trailer up to the Mountains here in Vegas. It was nice and cool up there. I didn't want to come back yesterday. But we had no cell service which means no internet for the weekend. So It's nice to be back..

Hugs~

Hugs~

Vada said...

Terry this is just Outstanding!!!
So Rich!
Hugs Vada

Maria said...

Oh Terry, this is sooo lovely!! I love the ice cream colors - they are so dreamy!! Hope you have a lovely week!!

Carol said...

Fabulous way to celebrate Brenda's visit! Love the details and the flowers are awesome!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful tag! What a sweet picture of your get together! Lovely framing and details! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab take on the tag, wonderful way to frame your lovely photo! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

CuddlyBunny said...

I love this tag! Especially since it further celebrates you getting to meet your fellow artist and blog friend! So fun!

I love the post about your friends' visit, too! Cool!

Redanne said...

This is such a lovely way to remember meeting a lovely blog friend. Your tag is simply gorgeous, love your frame and the colours you have used. Thanks for your visit too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe Terry Love how you made the tag celebrating your special day together. Its wonderful!!
Hugs Lynn

butterfly said...

Super tag, gorgeously embellished!
Alison x

Ellie said...

LOVE your tag, I can smell the ice cream! What a good idea to use the techniques from the Tim tag this month!

xxx Ellie xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Terry, that's really a fantastic creation and such a wonderful keepsake.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this so much, Terry, and it is perfect as a frame for your memories of your happy day. So much more personal and fitting than putting the photo in a bought frame. You are great!

Lucy x

2amscrapper said...

This is a fabulous tag and really inspired me to create a tag!

Robin said...

What a gorgeous tag! So many beautiful details make for wonderful eye candy.

Hugs,
Robin

PetraB said...

it looks so yummy, what a gorgeous way of celebrating the visit from Brenda!

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous tag Terry! Love love love your take on Tim's tag!

Esther said...

You and Brenda look like you had such an amazing time and your tag is such a gorgeous memento, love the colours and details and your mini roses are fab - great idea ! Thanks for making me so welcome at FSC..Esther xx

1CardCreator said...

So pretty Terry. That must have been awesome to meet your friend!

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Hi!:)
So gorgeous :)
Love this tag!
*Hugs, Inger*

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