Hey Everyone! After I finished the canvas from my last post, I made a little tag with the leftover acrylic paints and my yummy Tropical Gelatos (they look and sound like they should be edible!). It was fun to do a quick mini project. Honestly, a lot of what I make is from whatever happens to be on my desk. Whether it is leftovers or something that I pulled out for a particular project but never used, often my creativity starts with whatever is in front of me. Hopefully, I am not alone.
It was pretty simple to make. I painted the tag, then stamped it with a script stamp. I used a thick piece of scrap paper to make the white lines by dipping it into gesso, and “stamping” it onto the tag in both directions. Also, I made the white circles with an unsharpened pencil dipped in gesso, then outlined them with pencil (a sharpened one, lol). I stamped the honeycomb image with Prima’s Finnabair Honeycomb mini acrylic stamp in Dandelion Archival Ink. The butterfly, bird, and words are from Prima’s Lyric 12×12 paper pad. I added the Graphic 45 metal key to the butterfly, and done! Super simple! I love how bright and cheerful it is.
On a personal note, I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! Last week we took a peaceful family vacation in the mountains. I brought the girls’ journals I told you about recently. They had a blast. I will be sharing more about our trip in the weeks to come. In the meantime, we are now on to swimming lessons again this summer. Last year was a bit of a fiasco. I made the mistake of buying Groupon lessons, and the instruction was, let’s say, less than stellar. This year we picked a wonderful facility, and the girls have already learned so much more in 3 lessons than they did in 2 weeks last year. And, best of all, they are having fun learning!