This past weekend was one of the AWESOME Scrap Society crops where I am lucky enough to be continually invited to do the make n takes! The girls are so great with their crops -- full of fun, prizes, food, hilarity and they're all THEMED! September's happened to be WILD WEST themed and it was A HOOT! They're so great! They let me bring lots of UmWowStudio and Viva Las VegaStamps! to sell, too... so if you're local and looking to find some good stuff AND a great time... hit them up! Sign up for the next or get on the waiting list. ♥
Because I wasn't so sure how best to make something Wild West themed that EVERYONE could relate to.. I instead picked up a beautiful Kokopelli stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps! and created a sunset background. The background are made using Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink Distress Stain Sprays. For the first one I used Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed. Spray each in a line next to each other with a bit of overlap.. dry, spritz with water and dry again. It's finished with some book text circles, faber castell PITT pen doodling and the little chipboard star which is from the Christmas Confetti pack from UmWowStudio.
Since I demo to approximately 50 sweet ladies who attend the crop, I tend to try out the same techniques and products in slightly different layouts. Sometimes I change up color, or doodling, borders or dots. And here you can see the results! I love laying them all out together and seeing just how different each one ends up.
This one in the bottom left corner is a background that turned out slightly too dark for the stamp. So I figured out something else! no problem-o right? :)
Other Distress Stain Sprays used include Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Mermaid Lagoon. Some of the doodling has been done with a thicker pen, and sometimes I covered in the chipboard in the same ink I used to stamp in. (Archival ink by Ranger)
I was quite drawn to the one of the Coral and Raspberry mix..
as well as the Seedless preserves and Coral and Raspberry.
Which is your favorite? Or are there colors you might have chosen differently? PLUS! the stamp from VLVS is just KILLER to work with. It's so sweet and pretty. Really laid well over such gorgeous colors.