The next day after work I was studying Day 5 of my Tim Holtz Chemistry 101 course, which I am really enjoying on line. The theme was Distressed Stains and one technique is stamping with picket fence. I also wanted to made something for the current A Vintage Journey theme which is to use Distress stains so I thought I would have a go at making "Mini Moment" using a tag using the wonderful trees I had seen at Winkworth for inspiration. There are also some lovely summer themed challenges that I wanted to take part in.
Well my slight problem is that I own the grand total of 3 Distress stains! They are bundled sage, squeezed lemonade and Picket fence. Undeterred I thought these would actually be perfect for what I had in mind.
I swished on the 2 colours to represent the tress and the sunshine...I wanted to sunshine to be glinting trough the trees. I then dried my tag and repeated the process to built up a couple more layers of stain.
I then wanted to add some simple butterflies, but as I wanted a crisp image I stamped them with Archival ink. I distressed the edges and added some Walnut stain.
So here is my Mini Moment
I would like to enter my mini moment into the following challenges;
A Vintage Journey Just stain it I used my stains for creating the background, stamping the text and also for the trees stencil.
Imagination crafts summer holiday or create a scene I used their tree stencil on my mini Moment
Our creative corner summertime
Artistic stamper anything goes
Addicted to stamps anything goes
Divas by Design anything goes
Simon Says stamp Wednesdays anything goes
Sweet Stampin take flight
Crafty boots summer holidays
Pan Pastel UK summer fun
Little Claire's summer time
Creative Romance fun in the sun
Bearly Mine anything goes
Here we are already in August, it's been a super summer so far and I have so enjoyed spending precious time with my girlies. We are trying to make the best of my daughter's last 6 weeks of maternity leave.
Thanks for visiting me and remember that my giveaway runs until 9 August..all the details are here
Bye for now,