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Use them or Lose them #17 project 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I am using the Oh So Lovely stamps and on Sunday I showcased them for a very clean and simple set of cards.  I did wonder as they are perfect for that style if I could use them for another style too… well I turned to a page in my dylusions journal and tried them out…
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The page had some wipe marks from another project.  I have no idea what stencil I had used but could clearly see a frame taking shape.
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I wiped some leftover Nougat fresco paint over the square to act as the base for the page.  Then took a stencil and added the pale green splodges of paint for two corners.

Then I found a framer stencil and placed that over the top and used some more fresco paint to part of this to add some definition and some brighter colour.

Then I added the flowers from the stamp set with only some partial stamping and using paint to stamp. I also stamped in the nougat over the bottom corner of the frame the hessian stamp.
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I brushed some Wisteria Wonder ink in the right hand corner and some island Indigo ink in the left hand top corner. Then I stamped the berry image in black archival and coloured the image in lightly with ink and water.
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Then used a piece of paper to add a line of shadow to the bottom right of the frame and doodled a frame for the Art with pen and then a brush and Indian ink.

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I chose the quote that worked for me at that moment looking at the image and then painted it with my brush and ink diamond ink.

A simple and quick page and yes I can make something with these stamps that isn’t clean and simple.

I knew it anyway though… These stamps are for keeps! Love them too much.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Oh So Lovely, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #17 Oh so lovely

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

While I was thinking about the White space challenge over at Paperartsy I decided to grab the Oh so lovely stamps which are have often been my clean and simple go to choice… so decided to keep these cards as CAS as possible.

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All three of the floral stems used and stamped in black archival and then the hessian pattern stamp over stamped in a colour… Wisteria Wonder,  Pistachio Pudding and Poppy Parade. 

I then took a water brush and some ink to add a little solid colour wash to the images.  The sentiments were the Made for You stamp set.

Simple, clean, plenty of white space!

Ok as for the stamps are the lose them or keep them? For me they are keepers for now as I still love their elegant design and they make perfect CAS cards everytime.  Wonder if I can challenge myself to use them differently though later in the week or if CAS is all I can do with them?

Happy crafting!

Catherine