Maybe it is because it is gray, dreary and rainy on this July 13th but when I saw this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge I knew what I wanted to do. We need to decorate a GiftBag and I LOVE my gift wrap. I have one little closet for just paper, ribbons, gift bags and tags.
So this is how my brain works. I rummaged through my paper stash and found this pink and orange paper in a K&Co stack. I tore it to start my sunset. Next I knew Cricut Cartridge Creat a Critter had a great sun that could be the backdrop for a great Peachy Keen Stamped Face. I used Dolly Dumplins for the crab and Just Baby Faces for the sun. Added some chalked cheeks, white pen accents and more ink! I love these happy faces and you can peachify just about anything!
Then I pulled out Cricut Cartridge Lifes a Beach and cut the mermaid and the crab and the flip flops. I inked a lot, ran the hair through the cuttlebug and used a Jolees birthday candle sticker. Because that is how we get sunsets!! The mermaids climb up on rocks and light candles!!! And the diamonds glisten on the water. All of the papers are solid except for the sunset. I just got carried away inking!
Even though we have beautiful sunsets we still get clouds so I grabbed my cloud die from MyCreativeTime Fly Away with Me. I just inked the edges in blue and layered a few. I love this set because it includes a hot air balloon, a plane and these clouds in 2 sizes. Add to that coordinating stamps and you can play for hours with this one set!!
I like the way it turned out. I sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist and it really made the colors pop and glisten. I just wish I had some sand paper...that is what I would have used to make my sand.