Tuesday, April 12, 2016

you stamped with *WHAT*?!

this might be my all-time favorite challenge at shopping our stash. this week we're asking the musical question, "you stamped with *WHAT*?" and you may already have guessed that we want to see you "stamp" with items not generally intended for stamping. need some examples? ok, how about bubble wrap, corks, sponge or potato-carved shapes, painted leaves or branches, cardboard tubes, and... just for good measure... it turns out there's a whole category of stamping with veggies that i never, ever, even knew existed, which is actually pretty cool! but here's my card and let's see if you can guess what i stamped with:

watercolor painted on the less textural side of strathmore paper using various shades of ken oliver's color burst; petals and flower centers stamped with the bottom of the color burst bottles, the bottom end of a sponge applicator and a little medicine cup, using ranger archival ink in black; florals: petaloo paintables (tho ironically i left them white here, lol); velvet flower: creative imaginations; brad and orange ribbon: making memories; tiny red sticky-back pearls: eyelet outlet; white kromekote cardstock: the paper cut; outlining pen: faber-castell pitt in XS nib; additional outlining done on the sewing machine using white coats and clark upholstery thread and the highest stitch-per-inch setting; adhesive: staples brand gluetape and sewing machine

i had a few lids of jars out, and some other small-circles and had decided to watercolor some super-loose flowers with some new shades of colorburst (especially fuchsia and tangerine!) and then add the circles as centers and accents. but then, when i really looked at the little plastic bottles the colorbursts come in, it occurred to me that the elongated oval would make BRILLIANT petals! i stand by that decision, btw! :)

i was inspired by both halves of the current fusion card challenge, though admittedly, my card morphed a bit away from the inspiration board. but this is the thing that totally got me started, for which i am thankful!

speaking of inspiration, there's always plenty of that over at SOS... why not hop over and see the clever creations of my other DT darlings! ♥


  1. FANTASTIC - this is gorgeous and vibrant and I love the way you used the different stamping implements !!! A stunning piece - I love it to bits :-D

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  2. Awesome!!! I love the colours they are bright and wow you sure used a lot of different "tools" You have one heck of a brilliant mind.

  3. LOVE your artzy fartzy water colored flowers! And that you used a few different items to stamp with just makes this even more spectacular!

  4. I probably would have been searching for a carrot or turnip to figure out how to stamp something - and here you are thinking out of the box and making a beauty! Wow! Love the bright colors and your special touch of creativity. Beautiful card.

  5. Pretty pretty pretty! I love the bright colours and the flowers and the orange ribbon! Awesome possum!

  6. Wow, you really went to town here. Great idea on your stamping tool.

  7. Pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  8. Hi, it's Suz from IG. I've been reading your blog and you are just so talented. I wish I had the use of your brain for a weekend. :D So inspiring and such wonderfully amazing work.

  9. Brilliant idea to use the Color Burst bottles for the petals, looks amazing! Deb xo

  10. Cool and clever! Love the technique and the fabulous outcome! Another creative idea for me to file away. Thanks for the inspiration!


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