Saturday, 20 April 2013

Glitter Girl challenge: using stamps as backgrounds.

Hi and welcome to a lovely sunny Somerset, and the latest Glitter Girl challenge. This week she has challenged us to use stamps as backgrounds. In the video, GG used proper background stamps but sadly I don't have any so I improvised. Here is the video:

So as I have been making my craft room I came across two photographs taken about 5 years ago when I first moved to Somerset and my mum and I went to see The Red Arrows do flyover across their local shopping outlet Clarke's village. And here is my page:

 I had a chevron, arrow stamp from a magazine so I stamped an arrow background using both red and blue inks as these are the predominant colours The Red Arrows plume from their planes. I then layered my two photos onto some red paper and added some red and blue Washi tapes across the bottom and underneath the layered photos.

I then addedd two other areas of Washi tape and added some stamped arrows from Sn@p to continue to theme. I used 3 different letter stickers but looking back I feel I really needed some larger red stickers for the word ''Red''. I then punched some circles from blue and white patterned paper and found some wooden planes in a Studio Calico collection to add to the centres. The small flags under the circles are from Jenni Bowlin and I wanted them to look a bit like medals. The star stickers are also from Jenni Bowlin. I also added some blue and red sprintz.

I also added some hand embroidery using Amy Tangerine's stensil set. I will be doing a review/tutorial about these later.......................


 Here is a close up of the upper righthand embellishment grouping.....................

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  1. Love all your little details. I saw a post recently where someone had taken a set of heart stamps and used them as laid out in the pack to create a background stamp. Might be worth giving a try if you have a suitable set.

  2. Great colors and all your stamp choices really support the overall theme of the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Now this is a great page Jo - the colour is so vibrant!

  4. Lovely photos and they look great in this layout. The chevron is brilliant for the 'arrow' theme. I absolutely love the embellishments you have layered up.

  5. Oh I love this ... It just got it all

  6. I wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for your comment during the Perfect Layers/ Elle's Studio blog hop! Wow, I love this layout, the yellow-stitched clouds and bright chevron stamps look so well together, and so unique!

  7. These stamps work so well with your photo - love the many details on this page!


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