Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Stamping Queen ATCS

I received some lovely goodies for the design team challenge at The Stamping Queen this month.
I couldn't wait to get started!

I am slowly building a bit of stamp collection and mostly the ones i buy are background ones or text/alpha ones that i will get multiple uses from.

When i first saw
this stamp, i must admit i panicked a bit :)

How was i going to do 4 different stamps using that one image?I didnt want them to look all the same... [i hate making 2 of anything the same, comes from my days of making 200 wedding charms a day for two years LOL]

Its such a cute image. He has such a pretty face doesnt he? To start with, that's where i went with it...........i turned him into zetti girl!

I had loads of fun designing different do's and playing around with eyes etc...

IN-D-VID-U-AL



Catwalk Queen


Then i multiple stamped the image so i ended up with a filmstrip and painted with my new aquabrush [oh why didn't i get one these before, its fabulous!] and water soluble crayons. The background is tissue, painted and gessoed by La Lucy and ...

Memories



and

and....

You cant its see it very well on here, just a bit o' sparkle on the bottom... i bought an embossing pen and used some 'stuck on you', [powder glue, you heat melt it] Once its melted, i rubbed on some stampee foil that looks like water. Place it b/w paper and run it though your laminator. When its cool, rip it off and it leaves the foil where you embossed. I saw it demonstrated at the Stitches and Craft show on Thurs but that will be a later post! The whole background is all shimmery...



I was on a roll now and had some fun turning the film strip into a window, which led to this...

My Place





Masking tape background, gessoe, watersoluble crayons and then cooked it [unintentionally] and it bubbled.... happy accident as it looks like sandstone, here's a shot before i cut the window out...


No matter how i photoed or scanned these they turned out quite dark. It is more a honey color in real life. I christened my new Alpha Plus markers [from my family for my b'day, they are a cheaper version of copics] for the climbing rose bush.

This whole process has made me look at stamps in new light and they were lots of fun to alter....

Some of the other lovelies Barb sent me I've used for a shabby chic swap...




Images
here and here....
Text words
here...
Kath's lovely lace background and
Jan's sweet flowers....

Remember to be in the draw for these and the other 8 Atcs, you need to be a customer at The Stamping Queen this month.....

Cant wait to see what the others do :)






15 comments:

Fiona said...

Hi Jen! You've been busy :) Love your ATC's - I am loving the backgrounds you do - I think I need to learn how to use those techniques.....
Fiona

Sherry said...

I love the clever and original way you've used that stamp Jen! I'd never have thought of turning him into a girl - they're beautiful!

The technique you used on the 'memories' sounds so intriguing - with the laminator and what wonderful results. I love all the other things too!!

jenny said...

WOW Jen...these are fabulous....I love that you turned him into a girl and a zetti one at that...
Love what you did with the foil and the laminator and gosh the sandstone wall and climbing rose...you are one clever chickie that's for sure...
Jenny :)

Lesley said...

Oh Jen, these are brilliant and I LURVE your backgrounds. Especially the cooked honey brown one. I have often thought of overheating my paint with the heat gun but now that I see it I have to do it. Turning the he into a she (he/she) is very clever.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Woman!
You're on fire!
Love each and every one of these, VERY inventive and creative you ... altho I did already know that :)

Very inspiring visit Jen, thanks so much for sharing how you created these lovelies
oxo

Electra said...

The honey cooked background is so cool. He's a cute girl, isn't he?
My fav is the last ATC, that is soooooooo pretty!! You are so talented, Jenxo!!

artymess said...

Hi Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.... just had a look at your lovely ATc's want to do a swap sometime ??....email me .....Lorna x

The Stamping Queen said...

Jen, I love what you have done! Talk about think outside the box *LOL*. The new owner of these ATC's will sure be lucky!
Thanks again,
Barb
The Stamping Queen

Fabric Art said...

Hi Jen you have been very creativ and very busy, love your ATC's especially the little house and the last one with the angel. Have a nice week and enjoy your new stamps.
Anni

Dot said...

You have been very busy Jen! Love your ATC's and your backgrounds are gorgeous as always.

Jayne said...

These are fabulous, you're very talented :)

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

WOW, Soooo creative Jen!!
Fabby backgrounds and love what you did with that stamp!!

Jan x

Melinda Cornish said...

I never ever wouldve guessed that it is from one stamp...you did a great job of adding to the face...you got on a tear didnt you? It mustve felt good!

Vicky said...

These are wonderful! Your work is always so textural :)

Marcy said...

OMG you are down with the mixed media tecniques some of these sound as amazing as the look! You will have to tutorialise that technique from the craft show..WOW. As for turning that lad in into a girl...wow I never thought of that!!! Great idea!!! All though I cant get a certain aerosmith song out of my head .."hmm mmm dud looks like a lady!" LOL