Playing with Paper Artsy Stamps

Hello everyone,

Hope you're all enjoying a happy and creative week out there.

My friend Trina and I recently went on a trip to Ally Pally to see one of those giant arts and crafts shows and we had wonderful time. We bought loads of stuff we really really needed and got to do some "make-n-takes" as well. One of these was at the PaperArtsy stand, where we tried out several stamps and had a go at colouring them with Distress Oxides.

Yesterday, I decided it was time to do something with these sweet little images, so I finished colouring them and turned them into a set of quirky Christmas cards ...

I didn't buy the stamps - only because I'd already bought several other sets of stamps by that stage - but I did buy three colours of Distress Oxide, which I used to create the backgrounds for these. I cut the solid shapes out and mounted them on foam pads for dimension, adding the scribbly lines back in by hand with a Micron pen. Final touch was a subtle shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen - doesn't show in the pics really, but looks fab IRL.

The insides will just have "It's Christmas!" in black Micron pen. Not traditionally Christmassy I know, but I think they're fun :o)

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx


Helen Wallace said…
It's such fun to go to a craft fair with a friend and get up to mischief. Love these quirky little critters and they look great on the Oxide backgrounds. I'm in love with Oxides at the moment, so versatile and unpredictable. I think Mojo is peeking around the corner if your craft room!
Hi Annie, just thought I'd pop back to see what you've been up to and pleased I did. I am so in love with the ElenaZinski stamps and you've made some gorgeous cards with these. Loving the bright colours too. I've been making lots of cards with these stamps myself and it's so nice to see how other people use them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Angela xXx