Tuesday, June 28, 2016

STAMPlorations inspiration #82

It's Tuesday. Time for more inspiration for you over at STAMPlorations. Don't you love to see the different ideas and styles of the DT? My teamies never cease to amaze me.

Here's my contribution. I've had another go at stretching my border stamps.


I used these two stamp sets:

Artsy Border Maker
Born to Roam
True confessions? This was actually the card I was making for my last Spotlight post. But it went south. So I created a different card. But then I decided to salvage (or try to) this one. My problems began when stamping the "frame". First off, my first stamping wasn't perfect. Not owning a MISTI, I had to eyeball it to stamp a second time. And it was slightly off. OK, I thought, it's sketchy anyway. I'll just stamp each segment twice.

Next problemo. I'd measured the circle size so that three stampings would complete it, but alas, it didn't. (I hadn't been careful enough about hitting my penciled circle each time!!) So I had to do some selective inking of one curve and stamp it in the missing space!


And then, since I'd chosen a border stamp that was "open" - the 3rd in the set above (compared to the "closed" one I used here , the 6th in the set above) - I thought the design looked funny with the off-the-edge suitcases. Hmm.

So I sketched over my penciled circle with a Sharpie to "close" it and give the suitcases an edge to go over! And watercolored the suitcases with my Gansai Tambi. And did a pale blue sky wash inside the circle. I do really like the primary colors and the finish on the suitcases. They look nice and leathery.


I actually even forgot to stamp the third segment of my frame a second time! Geez, Maria. But the washi strip is pretty cool, eh? From my spending spree at Tiger on our Hamburg trip.

So, as opposed to inspiration, I hope you've gotten a kick out of my "how not to do its"! Thanks for stopping by today.

I'm sharing this card at Time Out #59 where it's about Masculine with a twist of mixed media. Got some heat embossing and washi happening here for texture so I'm in with the twist!

Over at Addicted to CAS the code word is "Fly". This card is for a guy I used to tutor who is off to Africa for a few months work program. I think it fits the bill.


And I'm playing at Joy Clair June Challenge for the first time with my Masculine theme and using some primary colors.



8 comments:

  1. I love I Think! I think it's brilliant how you used the border stamps to create your circle! Wowie!

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  2. This is awesome, Maria!! I will say, I know exactly what you went through...being I have gone through the same thing many of times! And no MISTY here, either. ;) Granted it took some tries but well worth it in the end!

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  3. Those texture-y looking primary coloured valises are delicious with the sketchy black and white, Maria ... and that cool chevron washi strip! One of my fave quotes as sentiment too ... brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. Oops, still thinking on that daring adventure and forgot to say ... thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! A:)

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  5. You are so creative with those border dies - I should give mine more love....Great that you have discovered the Joy Clair challenge - so fun to see your card in the gallery! Thanks, for playing along!

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  6. Really beautiful card Maria! I just love what you did with that border stamp - and the subtle watercolouring is so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Time Out! Jill

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  7. A clever neat and fun take on our 'fly' challenge here. Beautifully CAS and gorgeous colours. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS this week. Sarah

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  8. Wow! You certainly went through a lot to create this beauty! Love your card...great sentiment too! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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