Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spring Into Action Challenge

The challenge is to use a stamp set that has not seen any action or enough action. Scrapbooking has been on the back burner far too long, so I decided to use the Make It Market kit: Country Fair to scrap the highlights of a day I went to the fair by myself.

 Using the technique of making a stamp out of sticky backed fun foam that was part of the Ancient Rome segment of Stamp-a-faire 2014, I stamped the 12 x 12 paper using Picked Raspberry Distress Paint. I attached it to a piece of plastic packaging instead of an acrylic block.

Then I added paisley stamps with White Pigment ink. I used the rosette die to make a rosette and to make a border.

The quilt square was turned into a journal pocket (1/8 inch score tape on the sides and bottom). The journal card was made by gluing the Enjoy die cut at the top of a Monthly Moments Mini Journal Card die. I used some hot pink gingham ribbon in the border. The title is cut with the Cricut Base Camp cartridge.

Build a Bouquet Challenge

The Build a Bouquet Challenge is to build a bouquet using flowers from different stamp sets. I stamped flowers from Bold Bouquet, Four of a Kind, Rosie Posie and Make It Market kit: Country Fair fussy cut them and attached them over a sentiment from Boutique Borders: Thanks. A Versamark marker was used to color areas of some of the flowers with gold embossing powder.

Bagged and Tagged Challenge

Papertrey Ink's 8th Anniversary Bagged and Tagged Challenge. The challenge is to make a tag to go with a gift bag. I used the Tasting Tag as a combination Gift Tag and Presentation Tag for a Dachshund pin. The holes to tie the spoon on are perfect for holding the pin.

The dachshund pin is cut out of felt with the die from Come All Ye Faithful and sewed with a two tone handspun embroidery thread. My new favorite  felt pin closure is a safety pin (they just lie better on felt in my opinion). The stamps are from Come All Ye Faithful Additions and  a stamp made by cutting fun foam with the die set."Wag" and "Swag  and the silhouette on the bag are stamped with Pure Poppy ink. The washi tape was a gift, no idea who makes it but it is lovely. I didn't have a "Le" stamp, so I had to wing it with a Sharpie.

Because Simon Says All Creatures Great and Small, I'm including it there also : ).