Hi everyone! Maggi here to announce a new partnership and a week of fantastic blog swapping with Viva Las Vegas Stamps! VLVS, “America’s Rubber Stamp Paradise since 1991″, specializes in the sweet and cute along with the fantastically gauche and boy, do we love their stuff!
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Up first are some backgrounds from Lori!
Lori: Well, I’ve been suffering from some missing mojo for a little while now. One thing I do to try to get my creative juices flowing is focus on just making some backgrounds—getting some color down so when I do feel inspired, I’ve already got a pretty background ready.
On a gessoed page, I first used a palette knife to smear some paint down. Then, using punchinella, I took a makeup sponge to rub yellow ink through the holes and used Sunset mist with the sponge over the yellow.
I used the teal lace as a mask and sprayed Glimmer Mist Tarnished Silver through it and over that, I sprayed Glimmer Mist Haunted Shadow through punchinella. On the right side,I used the Cracked Background stamp with Stream Archival Ink and then sprayed sunshine Mr. Huey mist and spread it with a paintbrush. To distinguish the two sides, I again used the VLVS steampunk numbers stamp and also the scissors washi tape from the Quilting Bee set.
Marilyn made this “Regal” card:
Marilyn: I found the charred wood background to be an interesting stamp that I loved but I wasn’t sure in what direction I wanted to go with it. So, I decided to experiment. I used VersaMark ink and stamped the image onto mechanical board then embossed with emerald embossing powder. Now, that had lots of possibilities!
I rummaged through my images and found two that I liked. I fussy-cut the woman out of one and the furniture from the other. I used foam squares to give them dimension, putting two layers on the woman to bump her out more. Then, using white fiber I found in my Black Out Mixed Media Color kit and square adhesive gems from the Banana Hammock Yellow Mixed Media Color kit, I gave it some embellishment. A stickpin from the yellow kit with a flat-backed rhinestone attached gave it added interest and finished off the project.
We’re off to a great start this week, thanks Lori and Marilyn! Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a mini ACME kit and be sure to visit the VLVS blog for more drool worthy projects and a chance at a pound of rubber!
Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!