The LSG Challenge colours for April are just so fresh and vibrant - I was really looking forward to playing with some of these!
So to have a little fun! This is the first project I've been able to complete having moved into our new house. ** CONFESSION ** I haven't finished putting everything away just yet and the majority of the room is a hideous mess - but I'm working on it. By necessity I could only work on a small project, I decided on creating some cute tags to send to my family to let them know our new address. You may have seen how these started a little earlier in the week, in case you missed it here they are...
I had to make a few of these so didn't want anything overly fussy, large or time consuming (I get bored with making the same thing over and over VERY quickly!) so the Spray & Squish technique seemed like a great way to start these off. All you have to do is spray colour onto a non-stick surface, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in Cotton Candy Pink, Frenchy's Pink Pouf and Merci Beaucoup Mint on a craft mat. Try and keep most of the spray separate so the colours don't get muddy - then simply lay your paper over the top - you may like to wiggle it around a bit and press down on the back to get the colours to blend and squish together! This is fast, produces interesting and unexpected results and can be done by all ages and abilities!
Then I used a swag of stamps from Limor Webber's collection - available from IndigoBlu - stamped some using Archival inks and the main image I stamped in nice sticky Versamark ink and then embossed using Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder in Midnight Pewter - soooo pretty!
Finish with a little hint of layered ribbons and thread a piece of thin ribbon or twine (or both!) through the tag's eyelet hole and you are done! I think this looks really cute and I was able to make 8 of these in about 40 minutes (minus the time it took the spray and glue to dry).
When you have a closer look you can see some of the cool little patterns made by the 'Spray & Squish' technique.
Lindy's Stamp Gang
- Starburst Sprays: Cotton Candy Pink
- Flat Fabio: Merci Beaucoup Mint & Frenchy's Pink Pouf
- Embossing Powder: Midnight Pewter
- IndigoBlu Stamps - Limor Webber range: Ink Splat Butterfly, Ink Splats and Rugged Edge Sheets
- Archival Ink Pads: Aquamarine & Magenta Hue
- Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
- Marvy Matchables: #31 Pale Violet
- Ranger Manilla Tag
- Assorted Ribbons
I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month, for the LSG April Color Challenge!