It's a new week! Didja miss me? John was on vacay last week and we worked on honey do's all week. I did not get inky a'tall and I can tell you I was suffering withdrawls! So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Linda had one of my all time (and relatively easy!) challenges, Spritz and Flick on pg 42, for Week 13 of Compendium of Curiosities II based, as always, on the ingenious mind of t!m! This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and one lucky player will receive a $25 gift certificate. And with all of the new toyz fixin' to be released at CHA, this would be a GREAT prize to win!!
So I knew I wanted to use my new Limited Edition Summer Distress inks. Have you seen them? They are lucious beyond words! It almost looks like Dyan and t!m collaborated and came up with this BRIGHT (for t!m anyway) color pallate! Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry are the three colors. And they mix and make the best other colors that end up looking so different every time you use them. So I smushed my inks into my Kraft sheet and then sprayed my tag and the colors with water. Drug the tag thru the colors and dried it then turned and drug it thru again. Dried it and then just laid it down and picked it back up without dragging and then dried it one final time. Then did the Spritz and Flick technique over the whole tag. Distressed the outside edge of the tag using Vintage Photo. I used some Acrylic paint to do the circles and doodled and painted the insides of them. The images of the bathing beauties are some that I got from Red Lead and I used the Ripe Raspberry and my paint brush to color one of the bathing suits. The roses are colored using Dyan's Lemon Zest Spray inks and it's really more a vibrant yellow than the picture shows. I used some white acrylic paint on my BINGO chip to cover the red then once it was dry, smooshed it into the Salty Ocean ink pad. The "remember" quote is one of Dyan's that I stamped in Archival Black then went back with my white Signo Uniball pen and doodled around.
Now my fingers are inky for this Sunday and I'ma happy girl!