Here's another Valentine card.
This one uses a variety of inking and stamping techniques and was posted to the Ranger yahoo group for a monthly How-To (called an Inkling). I'll share the instructions here next week. The image stamps are from Alpha Stamps and the sentiment is from Purple Onion for Self-Addressed. Felt heart from the craft store. I do love playing with inking techniques from time to time!
Just a quick post with some of what I've been up to lately. These two were made with the December Studio Calico kit. I have to say this is one of the few times I am happy with my Christmas layouts!
This one uses the January Studio Calico kit. I got a subscription as a gift from my sister Vernell and boy do I love these kits!
For this one I mixed items from the December and January kits and threw in some stuff from my stash.
And finally this one is what I call a messy desk layout. My desk was piled high with stuff, but I wanted to scrap so bad I didn't want to take the time to clear everything off. So I managed to clear a space to work in and then pulled this together using only what was already out. Sometimes you just have to scratch that itch!
Or does my mood match the weather? it's one of those chicken and egg puzzles. I kept hoping that the sun would come out eventually and drive the mist away; but no such luck. I was at least motivated enough to take this photo on a brief errand out. This area is right in front of our building; there are actually some Roman ruins, and sadly it is also a rest area for dogs, if you know what I mean! Next time the sun is shining I will take some more photos and post a comparison. I hope you're having a happy hump day!
As soon as I saw this stamp at Alpha stamps I knew I had to have it! This is so me, I'm a horrible procrastinator. I'm hoping this project will help me get that under control!
Clock (I got mine at the equivalent of a dollar store)
Queen Rubber stamp
Butterfly wings grungeboard
Stamping ink in a light and dark shade of the same colour ( I used a sand colour and a darker brown)
White gesso and black acylic paint
1. Very carefully remove the hands from the clock and set aside
2. Find something approximately the same size as the clock face to use as a template, and draw and cut out a circle from the patterned paper (or you can measure the diameter of the clock and use a compass to do this)
3. Find the center of circle and use an anywhere hole punch to punch out a hole (to find the center I dabbed a bit of paint onto the bit sticking out of the clock and gently lay the patterned paper, right side up, over it to mark the back of the paper)
4. Depending on the size of the mechanics you might need to use a pair of small scissors to enlarge the hole
5. Paint face of clock with white gesso and when dry, black acrylic paint. The gesso helps prepare the surface for the paint.
6. While waiting for the paint to dry decorate the patterned paper circle
Use black ink to ink the edges of the circle as well as the hole in the center
Stamp main image in black to left of center
Add number stickers in a jumble at bottom of circle
Use sand ink to ink up the wings
Stamp decorative image on wings with brown ink
Finish off piece and add to clock using a strong glue.
This will now stay in my scrap space to help keep me on track!
Here's another project I made with this stamp.
It's very versatile, it would be great for a calendar and for ATCs, and maybe also to stamp on packages that are being sent out late!
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