YES, Winter Stamp '08 turned out as another fun stamping event at 2 peas last week. The challenges were lots of fun and they went on for the full week. And what perfect timing since we were have forty below zero weather here I didn't have much else that I wanted to be doing.
Here's a few of my creations~
This one was to use non-traditional stamps for a spring theme. The jack is a single image so it was fun to create it into a focal image. I used an alcohol background and print the words on vellum. Did you play jacks as a child? The background was made by using a recycled plastic bag as a stamp.
Favorite challenges always offer an opportunity to learn new techniques. This was the first time I played with tyvek. It is the material that is used to make the white fibrous non-destructible shipping envelopes. Lots of inks show the wonderful fibers and add nice texture to a card. Mostly I worked with lumiere paint and while put on in thin coats the colors intensfy when heated. Here is one of my first pieces making the background and circle. I did several other items with this material including the beads below.
I also made this pocket with Tyvek.
Some other new for me included experimenting including with inks on a firm textured plastic cover for a recipe card holder. The texture caused for several trial and errors opportunities. Overall the same princples work as images on transparecies. I used lumiere for the background here.