Saturday, August 16, 2014

~Saturday August 16~Sunday Stampers 320~Discoveries Tag~SSS: Summer

Happy Saturday!

Yay, the weekend arrived! tooo fast I think after all!

I wanted to make a project for Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Challenge, the theme this week, Natural Colours and Elements. Also while I was at it, the end result fits the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Summer. I played for a bit today and made some backgrounds on various tags I cut up from manila folders. The absolute most fun in making this tag project is I got to play with new toys!

I finally acquired an acrylic block big enough to use a magical bird from the Inkadinkado Morphic Birds set. I have always wanted to use this one and now I am so happy I did :) Also I got a couple of new (to me) Holtz dies, Tattered Flower Garland and Frameworks Lattice. Just starting with them and I am by no means done, so exciting!!

Anyways here is my naturally Summer tag, I hope my interpretation is ok :)

I Distress Inked the background with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo inks. Then, I used Distress Embossing Ink to stamp my bird and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in clear. 

I die cut the lattice and petals from book pages from The Odyssey. (It was a falling apart copy rescued from the certain doom it was sentenced to by one High School Lit Teacher) The petals and leaves were also inked with various Distress Inks.

I included these two photos as well. On one of my previous projects I found I reallllllly liked the see them backlit. The colors just POP and glow. I love how the paper flowers turned translucent. I think the embossing shines the best this way I believe :)

Thanks so much for reading along about my small Discoveries today!

Please make the time to check out the fabulous blogs, they are amazing and so loaded with great inspiration!

Have a lovely day,


  1. What a splendiforous birdy he is... loving your natural colours, fabby tag... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Gorgeous tag Kim :-) the colours and the floral arrangement are so pretty,, absolutely fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x


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