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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

12 Months in View - Stamping

Thought I better catch up with the April challenges on 12 Months in View. There has been a technique challenge to use the same stamp in various different ways. Stamping is NOT my thing, but I had a go, even got out my Big'n'Juicy pad and brayer. Kinda wish I hadn't bothered with them really as brayering ink isn't me either! Have since popped my Big'n'Juicy in my SWAP box, it was annoying me in my drawer too!

Anyway, I made a splodgy line on my page so decided to cover it up with some sticky ribbon! But the ink wasn't dry enough so it wouldn't stick and even red sticky tape wouldn't stick. I left it and made dinner (something else I'm not fond of doing!).

The stamping techniques used are, clear embossing and inking over. Stamping with the Big'n'Juicy rainbow pad, but my favourite was stamping with Versamark and colouring over with chalks. I added Liquid Pearls, Stickles Glitter and Glossy Accents.

I finally fussy cut a flower from one of the giveaways and stuck it on the page. So I have caught up a bit now. Still need some old CD's to alter (none available at present) and to do a recycled scrapbook page, but perhaps I'll leave that one. I only have 2 pages per month on top of my calendar pages, so we'll see.


Dawn said...

Ooh this is fab BJ, so interesting to see all the different techniques side by side, love the bright colours too.
Huge hugs x

Cass said...

Not bad at all for someone who didn't like stamping not so long ago! Must get my big and juicy pads out. Beautiful work BJ.

Cassidy xx

zafira said...

Stamping is not my thing either and colouring pages is something I hav never done either I am a cardmaker and scrapbooker and use paper for my creations. I have loads of cds but dont know if you are in the uk I could send you some. I have a clock on my craftroom wall made from a cd