Are you as ready for some sunshine as much as I am?
Well, that's where my mind is today and when I saw the new challenge
I just knew I had to play along!
I have had this Stamps Happen Inc., #50031 Collecting Sea Shells rubber stamp in my collection for YEARS! And, it seems every time I decide to stamp/color it, I end up putting this adorable little girl in either a PINK dress or a PURPLE dress! LOL! What's up with that???
I do so much with digital images these days that it was actually quite nice to stamp
and color an image for a change. I have ALL these wonderful stamps that
aren't shown much love lately ... really must do something about that!
I've used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring. Can you see the little 'sunburn' I've given her on her cheek, back & arms? Once I got going on my design, I decided to pop up the image ... it just added more character along with the distressing and faux stitching.
My background panel is from the Basic Grey 'Wisteria' paper pad. Another item I've had in my stash for years! I only have a couple sheets left so have been rationing it. I'm amazed I don't have more pattern papers with PURPLE as the theme since it is my favorite color and I find I use it a lot! Hmmm ... have to make a note of that for my next shopping trip.
A few additional challenges I'd like to share with are:
Shopping Our Stash - Oh Shiny!
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Gem, Glitter, Any Bling You Fancy
The Artistic Stamper - Use Distress
ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by my blog and I hope you have found a bit of inspiration along the way! Now I will leave you with what I see outside my doors today . . .
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Calling for another 1-3" today/tomorrow.
Guess I'll just have to stay in my crafting cave and be creative!
And honestly ... I'm quite happy to be able to do that!!
Stamp/Ink: Stamps Happen Inc., #50031 Collecting Sea Shells, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
Accessories: Tim Holtz distresser, ZIG fine tip markers, Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourishes #B117S & B291, Cheery Lynn Designs Tropical Leaves #B119, Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flower #3 (B265), Spellbinder 'Fleur De Lis Squares (S4-318), Hobby Lobby Lavender organza wedding ribbon and lavender gingham check ribbon, Kaiser purple rhinestones, NO CLUE who made the pink starfish gems
Technique: Faux Stitching, Distressing