It sure is! At least here in north Florida, it's been HOT! We are sweltering in the high 90's this week. Our hostess this week over at Frilly and Funkie is Nancy Dynes. Here is what she had to say about the challenge. "Let us know what you love about Summer. Do you enjoy traveling, growing a garden, or laying on the beach? Create a vintage or shabby chic project, card, or layout showcasing what you enjoy most about this wonderful season."
I normally love the summer, but not quite as hot as it has been here in Gainesville. My tag was meant to give the impression a hot summer garden, a few green leaves, flowers and butterfly. I started with a pre-made tag background that i made when I was playing around with the Ken Oliver Color bursts. Love the way the colors ran and bled on this tag. I stamped it lightly with the Wendy Vecchi script stamp and Jet Black archival. I used the Tim Holtz Valentine stencil and put down a layer of Ranger Texture Paste. When it was dry, I lightly rubbed some Inka Gold Old Silver over the raised portion of the texture paste as well as over the Spellbinders die cut.
The flowers were cut from white CS with the Tattered flower Garland strip die and colored with Milled Lavender. The leaves were cut with the Spring greenery die from white CS. The leaves were also lightly stamped with the script stamp and I rubbed Inka Gold Old Gold very lightly over it.
The butterfly was also cut from a piece of card stock that I used to mess around with the Color Bursts. I stamped it with the butterfly from Limitations and die cut it with the die that comes with the set. Micro beads make up the butterfly body and more Inka Gold Old Gold was lightly rubbed around the edges.
That's it for my frilly little garden piece this week. The supply list is below and you can purchase all the supplies from my shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique, at 20% below MSRP.
I hope you will come and play with us over at Frilly and Funkie. We would love to see your artistic interpretation of what you love about summer. And you may just end up as a winner, a guest designer or win a $25 gift certificate from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
These products are available at The Funke Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brands are always 20% below MSRP.