Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Have so Much to do...but I'm Going to Stamp!

Happy Tuesday {but it might seem like a Monday for those who had a long weekend}!!!! Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps!!! Susan here today bringing you some inky inspiration ... and then perhaps take a nap.


I sit down to plan out my project and I start rifling through all my new stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps! and I want to use everything, but can't decide. Then this snoozing flamingo jumped out at me. I got this because my nickname is snoozin' - I even have it engraved on my bowling ball. I can sleep anytime, anywhere in a matter of minutes. After flipping through a few more stamps I arrived at a funny quote to go with my feathered friend.

This tag came together fairly easily. I used a matte finish cardstock misted with water and dipped the paper onto my "Hydrangea" Ranger Big & Juicy Rainbow Ink pad. I made many papers rather quickly and made lighter versions by placing a clean, dry cardstock on top of a wet version, rub gently and peel apart. This made for interesting patterns in the color. I selected a paper for the background, heat set then stamped the flamingo and quote in black archival ink. I added some collage accents using the Paris address and ruler numbers stamped in weathered wood distress ink. One more round of heat setting and this tag ready for final embellishing.


I misted the May Arts ribbons with water and gently applied some weathered wood and broken china distress ink to add some color as they were all white/natural color. On the canvas ribbon I stamped the Paris Address #17539 stamp repeatedly to create a border using the archival ink, then heat set.


To finish this off my tag, I colored in the flamingo using my Ranger Distress Markers, clipped the corners and added a circle reinforcement, then tied off the top with May Arts Paper Raffia.

Supplies used: STAMPS - Flamingo Sleeping #5168"I Have So Much to Do..." #17528Paris Address #17539, and Measuring Tape Numbers from plate 1430; Also used matte finish cardstock; Miracle Tape; Various May Arts Ribbons; Black Ranger Archival Ink; Ranger Weathered Wood and Broken China Distress Ink, Ranger Distress Markers, Ranger Big & Juicy Rainbow Ink Pad in Hydrangea; and misting bottle with water.

Thanks so much for dropping by. If you have a little time... check out what the rest of the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team has been creating -OR- drop by and browse the thousands of stamps in the Viva Las Vegastamps! store. If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. I'll be back with another stamping adventure real soon! Hope you have an inky day! Sb

5 comments:

Judy Cantrell said...

Beautiful colors! Beautiful tag!

Sandra Strait said...

Love the catd! You always have such beautiful textures and colors!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous tag!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your tag, love the background colors and how you made it. I'm going to have to try that one. I think your flamingo is beautifully colored, too.

Pinky Hobbs said...

This is just stunning! :)