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!
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