My previous post shared news of Crafty Individuals most recent releases. Amongst them, Elements set, CI-459. I was drawn to the various seaside related words in this set so decided that I would focus on that stamp alone.
One of the main reasons I love stamping so much, is the freedom to stamp onto almost any surface. I stamped onto calico and seaglass and as you can see, I was not overly bothered about ensuring that the pieces would accommodate the words. Strangely, because of the beach themed context, even though the full words are not visible, the brain seems to know it is sandcastles and seashells.The textiles are frayed because I wanted them to have a tattered appearance, as though windswept and battered by the seashore.Another piece of the seaglass.You can see that I painted the compartment tray in a random fashion, to have a distressed, worn appearance that would tie in with the frayed textiles.A coconut button seemed to suit the theme but it was too dark against the washed out colour of the tray so I flipped it over, drybrushing with a Fresco, might be Chalk.Onto a piece of driftwood, all the way from Denmark, (from lovely Dorthe) a smattering of pearls, mica flakes and starfish.Jean is sharing lots of inspiration at the Crafty Individuals blog, including samples made by the other team members. If you are interested in this stamp or any of the new releases, then it is worth noting they are available, for a limited period only, at a special Introductory Offer price.
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09 Aug 2016 15 Comments