Thursday, August 20, 2009

Twice As Nice Friday -- Let's De-stress and Polka!

The Stamp Simply party from last week may be over... but we're still dancing! Polka anyone? No? You don't want to roll out the barrel? Well, how about a polka dot??? :-) That is what this week's Stamp Simply challenge (ssnotime101) is all about and I am going to make it a twice as nice Friday and combine this one... with the focus over on the Flourishes Newsletter!

Before I get to the fun with my creation.... be sure to check out what the other SS gals cooked up! You can check out Sharon's challenge by clicking.... HERE!

Pat Adam, August Guest Designer -- My mom... YEAH!!

This week, fellow Flourishes SDT gal pal Stacy Morgan is de-stressing with distressing! Mix that up with a few polka dots and... this is what you've got!
I used the brand new Cherries and Peaches set from Flourishes. I love this set! I stamped my cherries using permanent black ink onto Flourishes Classic Ivory and then colored them up with the Poppy and Fields Copic collections packaged by Flourishes! After I added the color, I also added some Crystal Lacquer to make my cherries shine!

From there, it's simply matting and having some fun with my layout! For my "distressing" I actually took some rustic polka dot paper and then sanded it to really mute the color and make it look aged! It's a different way to distress but I love the vintage feel!

You can also see that I stamped my cherries a second time and then lined it up for a kind of different effect. I also used some Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger) on the strip that I put my sentiment on to sponge on an antique feel. Add some paper piercing and a fun sheer polka dot ribbon and... DONE!

You'll have to check out Stacy's wonderful tutorial over on the Flourishes Newsletter as she shows us the different levels of distressing! And, be sure to hop on over to the rest of the DT's places in blog land to see what they cooked up!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back here soon!
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