First of all, let me just explain the title – it has nothing to do with THOSE books or THAT THING, but now that I have your attention, you might like to read about some rubber stamping that I have been doing this week?
After you’ve cooled down.
This post begins some time ago when I availed myself of the Woodlands Scenes clear stamp set from Hobby Art stamps however since then they have been on the “come on, have a go with me, you know you want to” pile ever since.
I wish that I had listened to them earlier.
On my first play with these stamps and I tried out several colouring experiments and I really enjoyed what I did.
Having a series of ideas already going through my head I also started to make the masks that would help me build up some scenes later on.
I then tried out a scene by stamping the mouse, then masking him off, and then adding more of the scene.
I then used Lyra pencils to colour this in.
I wasn’t 100% happy with this one so I started again, this time working directly onto a tag.
Having repeated the masking and stamping, this is where I got to.
Yup, happy with the layout. Now to add colour.
I used Spectrum Noir pens to add some shading to the lower grass area and the bushy area to the left.
The colours that I used were IG1, IG2, IG3 & IG4.
It’s subtle but you can just about make it out.
I then set about using the spectrum noir pencils to add more highlights and lowlights – and ended up with this.
He’s kinda cute isn’t he?
That’s where I left that project for now as I had another idea that I wanted to try.
This one started a little larger and used Stonewashed and Denim Adirondack inkpads to stamp out the design.
I think that I used most of the stamps from the sheet for this one! Lol.
I then used the IB1 spectrum noir pen to add some shade to the sky, leaving a white semi circle to indicate a sun, and then created the shaded colours you see in the next image with Spectrum Noir pencils.
With the image coloured I had a rummage through my card stash and found some blue coloured and patterned cardstocks to work with.
Cardstock collated and I commenced construction. Ooo, illiteration in action, almost.
Anyway, I cut a mat from black and then added a layer of a fancily patterned cardstock.
I then went on the hunt for a cutting file with which to create a frame or mat for the stamped image.
I eventually found this set from www.svgcuts.com
I particularly like the doily design that you can see top right.
After converting the downloaded SVGs I cut a mat of the shape (created in Brother Scan N Cut canvas as one was not included) and stuck that to the blue patterened cardstock.
Then I cut the doily design from a smokey blue American Crafts cardstock and stuck that onto the mat.
I then cut a circle of black cardstock to fit the centre of the design and stuck that down.
Finally I used the Brother Scan N Cut’s preview feature to help me cut a circle from the stamped design that would fit inside the mat of black cardstock.
As a final touch I added a few (billion) blue coloured gems to the doily design.
And that, my dear friends, was about it!
Here are a few more images of the finished design.
So, what do you think? Good eh?
Well, I’ve not much more to add to this post apart from to say thank you for reading and I look forward to seeing you again next week.
If you have any questions or comments about this post, please feel free to use the comments section below.
See you next time!