The Keeper stamp set was just calling my name, not to mention screaming SUMMER! Now, doesn't it look like this gal had a good day? I'm using a #8 manila tag, stained with Worn Lipstick & Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stains that gave me this warm, Summer sunset background. The house image is stamped with Jet Black Archival and I added strips of tissue tape here and there. I blended Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress inks over the entire surface, then spritzed and flicked water for those wonderful water spots.
This is a good close-up shot of the rustic frame from the Chalk It Up stamp set. I stamped it onto manila stock with Coffee Archival Ink and heat embossed with Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder. I fussy cut it and distressed the edges then finished it with an inking of Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I stamped the quote onto a scrap piece of acetate with Jet Black StazOn, fussy cut and outlined with Black Soot Distress Paint. When dry, I adhered to the manila tag with matte gel, which dries completely transparent...gosh I love that stuff!
My 'fisher of men' gal is stamped with Jet Black Archival ink onto a piece of mixed media stock and water colored with my water brush and Distress Markers in Tattered Rose, Faded Jeans, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge. I fussy cut her out, made her a fishing pole out of toothpicks and adhered her into the frame with foam squares and double-back tape. I masked her off and spritzed the entire tag with my art air tool and my Rusty Hinge Distress Marker.
I topped the tag with stained seam binding and jute twine with the embellishment of a fishing line swivel clip thingy and a type charm adorned with the letter 'K' for Keeper!
I'm so glad that you joined us today and I hope you enjoyed my early offering of Summer on this chilly, Winter's day. And speaking of joining us--Show Us Your Artistic Outpost Art and join our monthly challenge! It's Anything Goes with AO stamps, so-show us what you've got!
See you next week!!
Designer: Shari Trumbull
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