Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Rummage Bin

I have to admit that until this stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms, I had not had the privilege of using their stamps. I have always loved their style, and the stamps that they have. So, this was so much fun for me :)

When I received this stamp set, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. It is such a gorgeous set, and even though I only used three of the stamps from this set, it is full of possibilities! This set reminded me of a vintage typewriter, and then I saw it. I saw a vintage pen! That's when I knew what I had to create! This is what I came up with.

I used two different postal stamps from CHF for the bucket and the bird. It is a little hard to tell because it is covered, but it is a postal mark, and it looks gorgeous being coated with Bubble Gum Shimmerz! Then I used a journaling stamp to create the tag. I used Bamboo Leaf Spritz, Cotton Candy Spritz, and Bubble Gum Shimmerz on this project. I painted the bucket white, and then spritzed it with Bamboo Leaf. When it was dry, I spritzed the Cotton Candy Spritz to give it the pink tint. I took and dipped a cosmetic wedge in the Bubble Gum Shimmerz and painted the rims of the bucket and the handle. I also used the cosmetic wedge to ink the stamps. The tag is spritzed with both colors, and then I also painted with the Bubble Gum Shimmerz. I stamped the bird, spritzed the Melissa Frances wings, and spritzed the Prima flowers and leaves. I really like the way you can stamp using Shimmerz. It gives it such a look that is original and unique.

I hope that you have enjoyed our creations so far! Make sure to stop by later to see what else the Design Team has created :)