May 28, 2016

A Dream

I can't imagine anyone who doesn't know this sweet tune from the Disney movie, Cinderella. I used it for my sentiment since Tim's new stamp (Sideshow) is dream-like and I imagine the balloon to be a wish.

I stumbled with the stamping and had to start over a few times due to trouble masking out portions of it to accommodate the doorway. I ended up using clear, repositionable contact paper and included this photo so you could see what it looked like (with white lines added to show the cut-out).

Once that hurdle was over, the rest was pretty easy thanks to colored pencils (doorway) and Distress inks. I used a white Gelly Roll Souffle pen (which acts like a resist), brightened the tag border with Picket Fence Distress stain and made some of the blacks a bit darker with pencils and an ink pen.

I have to share the unique stamp set I used for my sentiment which was found a few years ago at a rummage sale. "Back in the day" (love this expression), phone company linemen used them to label trunks (phone lines) on terminals where the lines entered a building. The rubber is still good, I like the size of the letters, and the long, thin handles make them easy to space.