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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Are You UP for Vintage Today?


Today's Royal Blog Hop challenge is something vintage. What better way to show off Queen Kat Designs' William stamp from the vintage line! I also used a balloon stamp from another QKD set, a Maya Road house, and lots of Ranger distress inks. If you've seen (or are familiar with) the Disney/Pixar movie, UP, then you understand the meaning of my little tag. Isn't William perfect as the balloon salesman? He's even holding a balloon! AND he's 35% off in the QKD store: http://katstamps.com/store/ If you started with me, I hope you'll go back to the start of the blog hop to catch all of the design team's creations: http://qkd.blogspot.com/ If you came from Juliet, it's time to hop on over to the Whimsical Ink Sorority: http://whimsicalinksorority.blogspot.com/

More details about my little tag. I started with a craft stock tag. I swiped across it (as if you're making a rainbow) Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in faded jeans, spiced marmalade, and brushed corduroy. Then I spritzed the entire tag with water until I liked how the ink blended. After it dried, I spritzed it again with gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water to make it shimmer. I stamped the same QKD balloon stamp several times together in a pattern and a couple of times in a separate area. I painted the balloons with Perfect Pearls to make them look mylar. I cut out the two separate balloons and attached them with pop dots to the grouping to create depth. I used my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils to make William look vintage. I added a few vintage distress stickles to make his tweed coat. Tip: I used the broad end of a black calligraphy pen to outline the edges of the balloons, house, and William for a finished look so that I could use pop dots for a 3-D effect. I know, I know. In the movie it's a Grape Soda bottle cap! But I had the Orange Dream cap in my stash, and it fit my "theme". Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

Penny said...

so cool!!! love it!

Jacqueline said...

This turned out so great!! Cute!!

alienanessa said...

What a terrific tag! Love the "theme" of it!!! =)

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Wow! Love the theme and the spritzing! Very nice!!

Lisa Smith said...

I really love how you created a similar card based on the movie Up...or did they really come to you for the movie? =)

Thanks for keeping an eye on my shopping trips! It really has become a game to me how much I can save. I will work on tonight finishing my post about my shopping trip to Target.

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