Monday, May 27, 2013

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

Love the unique stamps at Viva Las VegaStamps! and have purchased a few unmounted stamps. It's cool, because the unmounted are less expensive and I can get more stamps for my money. (They also have mounted stamps.) They have the coolest steampunk stamps and I had to purchase this one and am contemplating buying this one below. The art is by Brian Kesinger and he is awesome!

Here are my projects using two of my fave stamps, including one this set of Dr. Who-themed set! This acrylic framed piece is a gift for my daughter, basically because she saw me making it and said, "Can I have it?" 

I'm also entering this in the Moxie Fab challenge here and you can enter too until June 3!

It uses an acrylic frame with three chipboard frame layers. The Parisian bg is on the way back layer, then the girl and octopus is the second layer, with the acrylic cover on top and the Tardis mounted on top of that. 

I used acrylic paints, distress inks and a Hero Arts french letter writing stamp, along with cardboard Tim Holtz gear die cuts and metal bits from Mod Podge jewelry kits and the mini clock and key from Alpha Stamps. The washi is Tim Holtz too and the pencils are Prismacolor. This was super fun, and putting it together is a bunch of glue dots. 

Yep, there were some mistakes along the way, but I think I covered them up ok, and I had a blast making it. 

Did you notice the two heart metal bits? The Doctor has two hearts in his alien body, so I had to add two!

This one is actually a grad card for my daughter to give a friend, who introduced us to Dr. Who. I had the Parisian scene on a mini calendar that I bought after the New Year, when it was crazy on sale and for no real reason. I like the images so I tucked it in the craft closet and kinda forgot about it. Then, when I was looking for cloud paper or brick paper for the street, I found the calendar. Perfect! Perfect size, and the b&w images of the street were just right.

For my third project to submit for the design team, I've included this card I made not too long ago. I used free digi stamps from Avery Elle. I like it because it shows a couple of things that I think characterize my work, coloring and bling. It's not too complicated a design, but I like how festive it looks. 

Have a great week and cross your fingers for me! You still have a few days if you're interested in trying out for the design team too...check it out here.