My summer days are flying by; how about yours?! After two weeks away from playing in my studio (a work related trip and then preparation for my three classes last week), I thoroughly enjoyed just relaxing with no specific agenda last night. Earlier in the day, I had been in a big box store and stopped by a bin which was labeled, “Impulse Buying;” I laughed out loud as I thought, “At least they’re being truthful about their intent! “ Anyway, I found this adorable stamp for just 50 cents and quickly snatched it up to take home and color. I used Mixed Bunch and Betsy’s Blossoms, accented with sparkly sequins, to create the background image.
Then I started on the adorable watering can and quickly thought back to the days when I used to do counted cross stitch on linen. I had “older” friends who would say, “How can you see that tiny count?!” I thought to myself, “It’s easy!” Fast forward 30+ years and my eyes are now accepting the fact that age truly does play a role in visual capabilities 😉 This image was indeed small; but, it was so much fun to color! The little polka dots on the spout and handle are not part of the stamp; they are added with white gel pen and SU Basic Black. The layout is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketch and the Hello theme with sequins is from the Friday Mashup Challenge.
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Betsy’s Blossoms, Mixed Buch, A Dozen Thoughts
NON-SU STAMP: ME-E-Inc.
STAMPIN UP INK: Lots of SU markers and Tuxedo Black Memento
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP
ACCESSORIES: Stamp-a-majig, sequins, dimensionals