Good Morning! It's Love an Unloved Stamp Challenge day again. Don't you just love when something turns out even better than you thought it would? I have had this House-Mouse stamp for probably about 4 or 5 years and I have never used it. I love it, I just have been intimidated by it because 1) it's so big and 2) it's intricate so I was afraid my coloring techniques wouldn't do it justice. Well, I am here to tell you that this card was so much fun to make and turned out EXACTLY as I had planned, (that does not happen often at all for me :)
I stamped the mice in VersaFine sepia ink then used prismacolor pencils and minerals spirits to color in and shade. After all the coloring I used Spica glitter pen in yellow to give all the sunflower petals sparkle. I inked around the edge of the stamped image in pale blue and matted it onto brown DCWV cardstock so it has some texture, then stamped "sending you sunshine" which is a stamp from AMuse Artstamps (I LOVE their saying stamps), you can see them at www.amuseartstamps.com . I stamped that in the same versafine sepia ink and then attached the sunflower image to the patterned paper. I can't wait to make a few more of these as they were really fun to do and I feel like I've conquered part of my intimidation of big stamps :)
Find a stamp that you haven't loved lately and create something with it. Leave a comment on this post including a link so we can see your creation.
Our quote for the day: "One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbing blocks." - Jack Penn
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