on a Wednesday.
That is how summer rolls..as it happens. I know I mentioned Christmas yesterday and the sampler with all of the trims, but things are a little backwards and because I had a little Monday Morning Color Play ready for ya, just not posted, I thought, what the heck, I can change my own no rules-blog post.
So, along the "Do What Ya Love" summer tour, my very first carved stamp broke in 1/2. It's okay, I usually cut up my stamps so it did not phase me. It is still totally usable and still totally my favorite.
Here is what I did...
I grabbed a handful of little manila hanging tags (because everything is so much more cute when it is a small version) a black stamp pad, my broken stamp and a handful of markers.
OH: remove the tag strings before stamping. I know you probably know that but many a-time I have not done that. duh.
When I stamp smaller things on a bigger stamp...listen to me...I stamp the stamp pad onto the stamp. I don't try to maneuver the large stamp onto the small stamp pad. It is a messy disaster. Then I place the small paper (or tag in this case) onto the ink'd area of the stamp. Just use your fingers to apply pressure to the tag to get the stamped image onto the tag. Whalah.
I stamped my handful and then lined them all up and looked at them. I do this alot. You can skip this part, but sometimes, I like the look of just an image stamped on manila without color. It could be done at this point and all you would have to do is add the strings back on, or you can add color.
I colored all tags, one color at a time, starting with greens. Color in all of the leaves.
Add the next color...
and so on..
and so on...
Once I had all of the shapes colored, I added in the background color.
and finished them all up.
I did add a little white here and there, but for the most part, they are done, and i love them.
love love love them and because you are probably wondering, now what? Well, I don't know but I am just going to throw it out there.
I see fabric.
Maybe it is just my eye and 9 times out of 10, the way I see things or the way the way I think they should be seen is not how things end up, but I am going to say it again...
I see fabric.