Friday 17 February 2012

Roll up Roll up!!

I know I promised samples this week of my new stamps and that none have appeared so apologies for that, I have been concentrating all my efforts on house hunting and yesterday put a deposit down on a lovely place, so I can now stop worrying.

Today I am preparing frantically for Stitches as I am so behind with everything.
I have however managed to complete my first tag using the Tempting Textures and Circus sets.
When you design stamp sets, you know in your own mind exactly how you want to use them but that's difficult to portray to people until you start producing samples, hopefully over the next few days more samples will appear on here from my demonstrations at stitches.

circus (Small)Tempting Textures (Small)

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To begin, I die cut the card using TH on the edge brackets.
I then image transferred the blue and red sun rays onto the card stock using the Americana Gloss Spray Method.
Old paper distress ink was then blended onto the background, the edges of the card were sanded and frayed burlap blended around the edge.
Next the background was stamped in tea dye with the weathered wood stamp from the Tempting Textures set.
The newspaper print was stamped with walnut stain, the elephant with weathered wood and the greatest show on earth stamp plus stars were stamped with fired brick.
The clown was stamped with vintage photo and finally the word circus stamped with black archival.

I am leaving for the NEC early in the morning to attend the Ranger on the Road workshop with Tim Holtz,  after that its off to help set up the Decoart stand.

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I will try my bestest to update the blog with events from stitches during my four day stay there as I'm sure I will get into some sort of trouble! LOL…



  1. Loving your tag and the stamps !!

  2. So. I'll see you at the workshop tomorrow then Andy! Great tag, it's nice to see the samples as it definitely showcases the possibilities! Send me some stamps and I'll make you samples!

  3. will be popping by to say Hi at Stitches...hugs kath xxx

  4. Are you giving Tim some lessons then Andy! Have fun.

  5. Fantastic sample. I enjoyed working with Lindsay to make samples but am afraid the whole experience rather frightened me this year and I didn't do much at all. I so wanted to have a go at a merry go round using your galloping horse stamp. However, the 'sister act' did make some fabulous canvases with your designs. Hope to meet you on Sunday.
    Hugs Joanne xx

  6. So happy for you!!! There is nothing like a place to call home:) Love your many that!

  7. Loving the stamp sets, cant wait to get my hands on them... you lucky lucky thing to be able to work with Sir Tim of Everything Inky..... glad you've managed to find a place, what a weight off your mind...


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