Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fun Stamping

Gorgeous Fall day here, so it was another leaf raking day. Hubby rakes & I pick them up.  My current yard work outfit is an old pair of purple sweatpants & a pink shirt--no, I'm not sharing a picture--haha!  However, it did inspire the stamping I did this afternoon.
I do love stamping & that's what we're doing for PTI MIM this week, except the challenge is to stamp wrapping paper instead of a card. Random stamping for a background is a look I love, but it can be harder to have random stamping look right than precise stamping--know what I mean?  But this time I just went for it, not thinking too much, & had a ball using 2 small images from Snowflake Flurries with Sweet Blush & Winter Wisteria.  I also added the 3 dots from Wreath for All Seasons in Soft Stone.  For the tag I used Mat Stack 3, but trimmed the sides & bottom to make it smaller.  
I used the same stamps & inks, but used my Mini MISTI so I could get a darker shade of the pink.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Flurries--love the mixed font.  The design of my tag is inspired by Tracey's Day 1 tag for 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I'm also entering my gift box in these challenges: Allsorts, Always Use RubberThe Playground & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

37 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Isn't it fun, this is very pretty!

brenda said...

A super and different idea Greta, many thanks for joining in our 'Let's get ready for Christmas' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Greta for our current challenge of 'Let's make a start on Christmas', such a cute image too...love the papers...Thanks for joining in.
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so pretty!! The stamping is beautiful and I love the tag too... Brilliant!

Birgit said...

This is gorgeous in these colors! I love where you got your color inspiration from. No pictures? darn... ;0) Love the gift wrap though!!

Vicki Finger said...

So pretty and I love the added tag!

Di said...

Wonderful Greta! I totally agree that random stamping/splattering or whatever is much harder than precision work. It's too easy to make it look uniform - you managed random perfectly! Love that you stamped the tag using the Misti to be able to get just that bit more depth to the pink.

It's a glorious day here - cold start but clear skies and wonderful sunshine right now!

Hugs

Di xx

Jane Willis said...

Really lovely, the fresh, wintery colours look beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Always Use Rubber
Jane

Brenda in IN said...

Your package is so pretty and I love the colors on it and the matching tag. That is a great idea to make your own paper. Yours looks so professional. With the matching tag it looks like a set from the Container Store.

Unknown said...

Looks great. My random stamping would look like a big mess. LOL You make it look good though. Love the way you made the tag a little darker. Wonderful idea.

Linda said...

Greta, your paper is so pretty. Love the colors. Beautiful job.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love it Greta!!
Hugs~

Marybeth said...

Greta this turned out beautiful! Love the matching tag and beautiful stamping on your paper . Oh come on no picture! JK

Rosemary said...

your tag is just gorgeous and I love your handmade wrapping paper, greta!! you always rock the MIM techniques, greta!!

Barb said...

You've stamped some really pretty paper Greta and with a matching tag too. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Those are the colours I'm wearing right now as it happens! Love the combination on your wrapping paper. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous idea and a brilliant job you have made of it. Love the colours and the stamps.
Thank you for joining our 'Lets make a start on Christmas' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous colours you have to love a pink/purple Christmas. Great winter idea, thank you for sharing with us at Always Use Rubber, lovely to see you joining us again. XOXO

Gibmiss said...

Hi Greta
Fabulous stamping... Love the colours you have used....
Hugs zsylvie xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

What a great idea to stamp on plain paper to create a design for wrapping. Your wrapped gift is very beautiful and so is the matching tag. Enjoy the leaf raking, I find it very enjoyable. Cheers xx

lexi said...

such pretty wrapping paper - i love the pink and purple and the matching tag! very cool ribbon, too. thanks for playing make it monday!!

Lisa Elton said...

I like your sweet tag as much as the pretty paper!! Terrific ribbon too. I'll bet you look extra cute in your yard work outfit!! It reminded me of the anniversary gift my cousin got this year. She said she always asks for something for her yard on their anniversary. A tool, building project or specific plants. This year she wanted a backpack leaf blower and was tickled pink to get it!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful gift wrap with tag, Greta - love this!!

Marcia Hill said...

Fabulous gift wrap and tag Greta, and I can almost see you in your sweats and t shirt with those colors thanks to the packaging! :0)

Stella said...

This is such a lovely colour combo and an elegant take on the challenge. Gorgeous Greta!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh, stamping wrapping paper. I remember when this suddenly became a thing. I'm way too lazy for that! However, I do like your fancy, well wrapped and decorated gifts.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous, love that the paper and tag match.

Cindy H. said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors.

Nancy Penir said...

1st thing I noticed was your colors, then I read what inspired them, and had to laugh! Pretty much what we do when beginning our projects, look around, pick a source and go for it. Only in your case, It worked well! Beautiful snowflakes, and love the sweet tag!

Kim Heggins said...

You are so funny and how did you know I was thinking where is the photo??? Your wrapping paper and matching tag are fabulous...just love the set.

Helen F. said...

I'll be you had more fun making this beautiful wrapping paper and sweet tag than you did picking up fallen leaves, Greta :-) Love the stamps and color combo used too

cm said...

I hear you about the random being a challenge, however, you most certainly mastered the technique! Your purple-and-pink paper is soooo pretty, and the matching tag makes for a lovely ensemble! Are you 'sure' you won't share your leaf-gathering outfit with us? Please? *grin*
Hugs~c

Kathy Mc said...

Love your post, Greta, and I'm visualizing your work outfit. Gorgeous wrapped gift...love your design and color combo!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS gift wrap and tag, Greta...I LOVE it!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this tag! It looks gorgeous in these non-traditional colors too!
Take care!
Michele

Martha said...

Greta, what beautifully stamped paper and tag.
You rocked the challenges.

Tink said...

Beautiful!