The Tweedles by Janet Klein
Journey Collage by Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Scalloped Lace Border by Roc Nichols
Hearts cubed by Jo Capper Sandon
All for Stampotique Originals
What can I say?! It's just as well my kids have a good sense of humour! Everyone in my family knows that I can't be trusted with a photo and that it could (at any time) end up on a journal page, altered in some way. In fact as soon as my son saw me with my stamps out and the photo in front of me, he said 'Oh no, I KNOW what you are going to do with that...'!
This background has lots and lots of layers. I started with Dylusions inks, and then scraped some gesso through a stencil. At this point it looked like it was lacking something, so I brayered some blue acrylic paint in a few random places, and I liked that, so I brayered another colour too.
I think I can only get away with using this photo because they were making silly faces for the camera, posing with tubes of sugar as moustaches (as you do!).
The tag in the top left corner came off an item of clothing a bought some time ago. Am I the only one who hangs onto pretty clothing tags incase they come in useful?
So, anyway, this is for a challenge over at Stampotique today, a fabulous challenge hosted by Jo and this is what she has to say:
"It's my turn to set the theme this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge soI decided on something that I usually avoid- using photographs along sidestamping. No.... come back... don't panic, it's not as scary as it sounds!As a non-scrapper I too feel that fear that perhaps washes over so many when the word 'scrapping' is mentioned, but this challenge theme can incorporate your photographs in anyway possible either on a page, inside a journal, on a canvas, a mini book, an altered item...anything you wish, just as long as you are using stamping somewhere too. If you are a natural scrapper, this theme couldn't be better! And if you are not, make it work for you. Please take a look at the fantastic contributions from the team to see how diverse the artwork has turned out to be."
What a great challenge! If you fancy joining us, have a look at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog here.
Byeee for now
P.S. Although I'm here, I'm not really here. Really I am in Holland, teaching at De Craftorij. Woohoo! See ya soon!