Friday 19 August 2016

2016 #15 Bloom {by Jennie Atkinson}

 2016 Topic 15: Patterns

Hi everyone Jennie here with you tonight to share my patterns project using Ink and the Dog Minis. I really love these vintage stamps and never tire of them. 

They are probably not the most obvious stamps to go to for a patterned background, but I hope that I can show you how versatile they can be when used in conjunction with the Gelli Plate. Yes, after years of being scared of getting one I can't get enough of it now!

Step One: I started with my master board and brayered Sour Grapes, Sugar Plum and Nougat Fresco Paints onto the the 8 x 10 Gelli plate. I used two of the Minis to create my pattern MN96 and MN46:


Step Two:  I then used another two Minis MN09 and MN74 and Watering Can Archival Ink to stamp over the painted surface. I don't use a stamp block but just pick up some ink on the stamp and roll it onto the paper. You need to be a little careful with the lovely young lady as if you don't press on her head she comes out rather bald! (see top right hand corner!)

I needed a text stamp to finish it off so used two from the Vintage Ink and Dog A6 Set Petals 4

Petals 4
Step Three:  And then it was fun time trying to see what I could cut from the master boards. I was aiming to cut something large enough for a 5" x 3.5" card and got five good pieces, although I noticed afterwards that I had a very "bald head" in one of them!

Step Four: And here is the finished card. I stamped the lovely MN09 again in Black Archival and did a bit of fussy cutting and layered her on top of some torn old book paper and a piece of lace. 

Step 5:  I had lots of little bits left over so I thought I would keep one card to send and package the other three up as a little present using the scraps to make a little band to hold the cards together.

I really love the versatility of these little mini stamps which can so easily be mixed and matched together so easily. And being so reasonably priced I find they drop into my basket very easily!

Thank you for joining me tonight and I hope this little project of (quite quickly made) cards will spur you on to use your vintage stamps in your backgrounds as well letting them take centre stage.

Live The Dream

Fabulous masterboard Jennie, using the same image to echo the focal image creates brilliant balance and unity.What a special little parcel you have created, perfect inspiration for a last minute gift.~Darcy

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Helen said...

great use of the ink and the dog stamps, Jennie! love that colour too.

Unknown said...

Great project Jennie! :)

Lauren Hatwell said...

A really interesting post with beautiful results Jennie. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

These cards have turned out beautifully, Jennie, I love the vintage lady against the heather background,

Lucy x

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous Jennie - beautiful way to use the stamps

Wendy Mallas said...

This is really pretty, Jennie. x

craftytrog said...

Lovely project Jennie! xx

craftimamma said...

Lovely project you created with these stamps Jennie. I think I need to add that Petals plate to my have I missed those lovely stamps!!! Gorgeous colours you chose too!

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

Stunning project. beautiful colours and fabulous band. xx

Julie Lee said...

What an exquisite project. I love every detail, Jennie.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! Love how these were created!

Carol said...

Great project and love the idea of using the scraps up x

Marci said...

Beautiful use of stamps and color!