Happy Thursday! It’s nearly the weekend, yay!
We spent most of yesterday at the hospital, my poor Tinks (11yr old daughter) has injured her knee. It’s been going on for about 10 weeks now, so it’s an MRI next week for us, hopefully we will get to the bottom of it soon. She can’t weight bear, she’s on crutches at the minute, bless her. She’s so sore.
Anyway, enough of my news. What do we have in store for you today over at The Play Date Cafe? We are being sponsored this week by Stampendous and I was lucky enough to get sent one of their new Fran•táge collection stamps, Cling Dragonfly Vine.
This is a very different style for me. I love what other people do with these stamps but I was a bit unsure at first what to make so I decided to have a play with some distress inks and pulled out some silver embossing powder. I haven’t used silver for SO long, it was fun just playing around with our colour story this week to see what I could come up with.
For this tag I simply die cut the tag and using Versamark I stamped the dragonfly (twice, once completely and the second time just for the wings) and embossed in silver. I then smooched over some distress inks, spritzed with water and then once dry added another layer. I then cut the wings out and attached with pop dots, finishing off with the ribbon and ePearls.
Thanks for sponsoring us Stampendous! It’s always good to step outside of your comfort zone and try something a little different. I keep looking at magazines and seeing the gorgeous techniques for building your own papers with inks and spritzers etc, so it was about time I just got on with it! I'm really pleased how it turned out, Tinks said she thinks it's beautiful, which is quite a compliment from her, she doesn't hold back lol
This is our colour story..
The red beads remind me of a necklace I had when I was Tink’s age, I felt like a million dollars when I wore it!! Thanks for the happy memory Jax!
Our Guest Designer this week is Stephanie Severin and there's a great prize up for grabs. Pop on over to the Cafe for more information and to link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC87, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prizes!
Don’t forget to pop by all of the girls’ blogs too, they have loads more inspiration for you.
Ciao for now!
Dies: Go Kreate ‘Concentric Tags’
Stamps: Stampendous ‘Cling Dragonfly Vine’
Inks: Ranger Distress in Stormy Sky, Black Soot and Barn Door
Accessories: ePearls, ribbon from stash