Thursday 31 May 2018

Bloom and Grow

Wow I cannot believe we are already at the end of May, time is whizzing by. Welcome and thanks for joining me for another blog post for AALLandCreate. Today I am showcasing my new border stamp.
I adore my border stamp and love the wonderful detail which can be incorporated into so many designs whatever your taste.
These stamps are available from our stockists, a list of which you can find HERE.
I began by adding a layer of tangerine paint to my white card, applying the paint directly to the card with a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam. I then added a second layer of paint, in this case magenta. I love this mix of colours.
I dried the layers of paint with a heat tool thoroughly and then stamped my border stamp onto the background with black Archival Ink.
I then die cut a medium and small circle from the stamped background and at the same time die cut five extra circles for each piece and layered those all together so that I had two dimensional circles. I then applied black Archival Ink around the edges of each circle and then adhered each circle back into the die cut aperture aligning the image.
I love this technique, it adds so much dimension and interest to a detailed design. I also added some Dina Wakley Media Tape to the top, stamping my sentiment from the same stamp set on top of the Media Tape. I love how the detail is still visible below the Tape.
I also incorporated some stencilling using Kassa's stencil, applying white acrylic paint over the stencil.
I also added a Tim Holtz Story Stick for added interest.
AALLandCreate stamps are available through the Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Kate Yetter said...

Beautiful, Tracy! This border stamp has everything I love...grunge, feathers, chicken wire and a bit of paisley. Love how you showcased it.

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracy!! I just adore the fabulous mix of colours you used and the white coming in from the corners looks amazing. You know already how much I love this stamp of yours, in your hands it is even more beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

totally love your border stamp too Tracy x Wonderful details included and I can tell you will be using it again soon xx

I now have a long list of these amazing stamps !! x Is the tour coming to Scotland?

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Amanda said...

Love this colour combo and the dimensional circles, great make
Amanda x

Words and Pictures said...

That's a stunning stamp, Tracy - just amazing - and the dimensional circle technique is so clever to add that extra touch of magic.
Alison x