Boy, it's been a long time since I posted here on my blog. You can just call it summer. And it's retched HOT here, not the usual for Northern Michigan. Today it will get up to 92!!!
Today's offering was made for the Great Impressions July Challenge. My Online BFF, Donna Phelan, has been made a member of the Design Team for this great stamp company, and I'm so happy for her. Go check out her blog, she is over-the-top talented. The challenge this month is to use your favorite stamp. Really??? How can I even pick, I have so many favorites.
But here is the one I chose:
This is a stamp from Designs by Ryn called Water Effects 1, and was a gift from a very dear friend. I love Ryn's beautiful images, they are so unique. The silver swirls in the background are from another stamp by her called Sea Bubbles. I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder. This card is definitely in the collage style, kind of fun to do once in awhile. The background for the water droplets was done by coloring Zig Clean Color Brush Pens on my craft sheet, spritzing with water and smooshing watercolor paper on the ink. Love that technique.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ocean Mist Card Stock
Best of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Designs by Ryn Water Effects 1 Stamp
Designs by Ryn Sea Bubbles Stamp
GKD Silver embossing Powder
Paper Wishes Janie's Girls Stamp for Greeting
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches
Silver Thread, Button and Fuzzy Stuff from my Stash
I am also entering this in the Designs by Ryn July Blog Challenge.
That's it for me. I need to go get a cold drink and sit under the fan. I hope you check out the Great Impressions Stamp Company, their images are awesome! Stay cool, my friends, and thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments!!!