Saturday, 11 June 2016

Around the World Blog Hop: Showcasing new stamp sets


I returned from my holiday last week to learn that another Around the World Blog Hop was planned, and the topic was “new stamp sets”. Fortunately I’d taken some crafting supplies away with me so I could have a quiet stamping day, and had just the project up my sleeve already, which was lucky as otherwise I wouldn’t have had time to play along. 


I’m glad I could join in as it’s always a pleasure to work with such a talented group of ladies from around the world, and it’s lovely to welcome blog visitors old and new. So whether it’s your first or 91st visit, thank you for dropping by. Maybe you’ve joined me from Martha’s blog, or maybe you’ve happened upon this page by chance; whatever route you’ve taken, I hope you continue on to the rest of the tour.  And I hope you like my creation, which uses the new hostess set, Love You Lots. 

Regular visitors will know that this is just about all I have so far from the new catalogue, as I didn’t go mad on the pre-order. But my BIG order arrived this week and hopefully I will get time to play along SOON.

For this project, I stamped the elephant and mouse in Black Stazon and painted them using Crumb Cake ink from the lid of my ink pad. I then stamped both animals again on very thin scrap paper (well, a receipt, I was on holiday so supplies were limited!) and used this to create a mask which I attached using Tombow (if you allow it to dry it becomes a temporary adhesive). 

Masks in place, I then began to add the colour, by loading up my paintbrush and simply tapping it to create splashes across the watercolour paper. The results were a little unpredictable, but at least the masks were there to protect my elephant and little mouse.

The greeting is stamped on watercolour paper, too, with the long thin strip stamp (bet you wondered what that was for!) in Mint Macaron and the word on top in Night of Navy. 

Hope you like! Thanks again for visiting: please now pay a visit to Miriam. But if you get lost, don’t worry, the full list of participating blogs is here, too: 

12 comments:

  1. Great card, Helen! I can't wait to play with this new stamp set!

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    1. Thanks, Julie - it's just about all I had to play with until this week. Can't wait to get my hands on the rest!

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  2. A sweet motif - the stamp is my favorite small MiniCards . I like your card very well . LG Anke

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  3. j'adore ce set d'animaux ils sont trop mignons
    carte toute douce :)

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  4. Oh, what a sweet card! Cute elephant!

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    1. Thanks, Miriam - I love this set

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  5. I love your card - so nice, Helen!

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  6. I love the speckled background on the stamped panel... this is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Liz - we did this technique at a class at my this weekend... you should see my table now! Eeek! Top tip: use a wipeable tablecloth

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