Bluebonnets for Day 5. Despite this latest miserable and irritating cold snap, our bluebonnets are hopefully thinking about coming up and will be in full bloom in a month or so. If you don't live in Texas, you probably can't relate to the excitement that takes place when during bluebonnet season. Even if gas prices keep going up, we will still get in our cars and pick up trucks and go out looking for a Kodak moment. And even though bluebonnet season lasts only a few weeks, you can have bluebonnets all year long with these stamps!
Here are all the pieces - not much to them but it's all in the details. The bluebonnets are stamped with Marvy Markers - Light Blue and Blue for the flower and Light Green and Green for the leaves. I also spritzed them with water before stamping so the colors would blend. You can't see it very well, but there is some Stickles glitter glue in the white spots of the flowers as well as on the band of the cowboy hat. Details!
Mask the bluebonnets and stamp The Eyes of Texas Script in Rich Cocoa and the Ornate Swirl in Summer Sky, both Memento pads.
I love this little Texas Square stamp. It's perfect when you need a little something extra. Here it is popped up and painted with some brown iridescent watercolor and in order to get my money's worth out of my reading glasses, I cut out the Small Cowboy Hat for an extra layer.
I thought it was finished but I decided it needed something more. The dreaded Hobby Lobby/Michael's just didn't have what I was looking for so reluctantly I had to find a fabric store. Sewing is a compete mystery to me and fabric stores sort of creep me out. What is that smell? They all have it. Anyway these were a little pricey but since the tag is just a little over 2 inches across, it doesn't take much. Wonder tape is perfect for sticking the trim on the back of the tag.