Monday, August 31, 2015

Alpaca My Scarf!

This mini Lawn Fawn stamp set was a must have for two reasons! First, I love puns and second, my daughter visited Peru last summer and has fun stories of getting up close and personal to some llamas and alpacas.  When I saw the CAS Challenge on SCS this morning, I knew I wanted to ink up this fun alpaca and include it on a tag.  The scarf - made in India - was a purchase during a fun sale while on a cruise ship last year. Everything in the sale was $10, so I immediately headed to the scarves - knowing they would be great gifts and lightweight to pack!

On to the tag creation...I smooshed my 2 favorite distress inks (Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron) on some TH watercolor paper.  I then dropped some water over the paper (by tapping a paint brush) after I dried the inks with my heat gun.  The droplets lightly "bleached" out a splatter effect.  The image was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics, then die cut.  The white banner was cut using MFT's Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics.  The tag itself is one of my favorite die cuts by Reverse Confetti.

Copics:  BG32, BG15, E000, E01, E40, E42.

OILY DIY RECIPE FOR THE DAY:  Make your own ALL PURPOSE CLEANER and you'll be living much healthier without the toxic chemicals found in so many ready made products!
   You will need:
Large glass spray bottle
1-2 Tablespoons liquid castille soap
Filtered water
15-20 drops essential oils (try 10 drops lemon and 7 drops thieves)
Place soap and oils into your spray bottle and swirl to mix.  Slowly add water to the top of the bottle and give it a shake!  Use to spray counters, sinks, bathrooms, etc.  Other oil options would be thieves and orange, purification, citrus fresh or eucalyptus.

Thanks for stopping by...I always love to read your comments!


VanessaB said...

darling! love those colors!

~amy~ said...

soooo CUTE.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Adorable little tag, the Alpaca is so darn cute.
I love the scarf too, the colors are gorgeous.