The cards I am sharing in this post were actually made as far back as 2014! What kick started this card collection was a DT project for That’s Crafty. Playing with Dina Wakley stamps was a step for me away from beloved vintage, a deliberate step. The first card made for That’s Crafty and the subsequent cards, were all an exercise in me playing with bold colours. What’s interesting, the cards on first appearance, I thought they looked “different” for me but what struck me, they really weren’t that different after all as the paint application is one of my most favoured and each card also includes torn fabric and lace. I think it is the bolder style of stamp and paint colours that makes them seem so different initially.
The reason I mention the date, I’d actually forgotten about the cards until I opened the Summer issue of The Stampers’ Sampler!
(The Dina Wakley stamp sets and stencil are available from That’s Crafty)On each card I married up Dina Wakley stencil with Sam Poole designed stamps, each time creating my own affirmation. It’s a fun thing to do and I do it quite often.
I don’t appear to have worked with fabric for the second card, only lace and muslin.I work very loosely with the paint, it’s such a freeing way to make backgrounds.I scribbled boxes to define the stamped words, forming them into word tiles.Dina’s scribbly writing from the Textured Background set makes an appearance on each card.
I did nothing fancy with the stencil, only selected the words I wanted and used a black fineliner pen.
If I remember, I stamped with girl with paint.The torn lace adds lovely texture, a nice grungy quality.I never take for granted being published in The Stamper’s Sampler, in fact I think I was even more surprised to have this collection printed because they note a shift in gear for me. The Stampers’ Sampler is such a wonderful publication, packed with accomplished stamping artists, with the summer issue featuring artists such as Renee Zarate, Shari Trumball, Laura Sparks Turner, Majo Wybranietz, Clintine Steele, Sharon Bruner and Corrie Herriman’s stunning piece of mail art – an honour to be published alongside each of them.
02 Nov 2016 15 Comments
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