For one week we'll be posting projects on tons of designer blogs using both VLVS! pink rubber stamps and StencilGirl stencils! We encourage you to hop along each day (we've spread it out so there's not so much each day) and be inspired, leave some love for each person, and maybe pick up a tip or two! If you can find the time to comment you'll be entered to win one of two superb prizes.
Both prizes include $25 worth of rubber from VLVS! and $25 worth of stencils. BOOYA!
Today's hop list looks like this :
Mary Beth Shaw
Mary C. Nasser
Viva Las VegaStamps!
And here's my project to inspire your little creative heart:
To start with I'd like to share the following video that demonstrates stenciling, stamping and combining the two using the Stitch a Doily Stencil from StencilGirl and Dictionary Page Stamp from VLVS!:
After the background was dried both paint and stamping I got out some brand new Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals, they literally arrived on my doorstep yesterday. I added color to my background using the Time Traveler Teal. I adhered the tag to some watercolor paper and trimmed it down. There's a bit of stitching around the edge and then.. onto more layers!
Before I got too busy with layering, I knew I needed a great center piece. I have recently molded this stunning lion face using my Amazing Mold Putty, and figured he'd be JUST.PERFECT. So I cast him in Amazing Casting Resin and gave him an aged look with black acrylic paint. THEN I got to layering.
Below my lion focal point is a mini tag and die cut piece from Nature Walk (7 Dots Studio), May Arts Crochet ribbon, Prima canvas, flower layers and engraver brad, cheesecloth, thread, UmWowStudio Wild Lilies chipboard (covered in gesso and distress ink), vintage measuring tape, Heidi Swapp arrow, staples and paper clip.
You can see in the bottom left corner the French Writing background stamp from VLVS! and a good detailed shot of the stenciling and stamping. As a final bit o' goodness I trimmed up a piece of Nature Walk and stamped Wanderlust in archival ink. A bit more stitching to secure it and DONE. ♥ A few other supplies not mentioned yet : Gesso, palette knife, Sizzix Tim Holtz tag die and 9Th Wave collection by 7 Dots Studio.
Don't forget you're onto Glenda Tkalac Next! Hope you found some useful stuff here today :)