Thursday, March 22, 2012

Loving my new stamps from the Carson Show

I went to my annual Carson Stamp Convention. It comes to Carson, California twice a year held by the Stamp in the Hand Co. I love going to this event. I manage to save some money and did some serious shopping.

I bought a stamp sheet set from Invoke Art otherwise known as Studios Blackbird. They sell antiques, weird oddities, vintage items , pretty much a shabby chic, steam punk fairyland of items to choose from.

I bought the Catrina stamp. A female skeleton wearing a very chic hat. Cool and a fun stamp to work with, which also has a little creepy edge to it.

I will show what I purchased later on. I just wanted to show you what I have been working on. My skeleton and Karin and Smile stamp from Stampotique Originals.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Love Stampotique

I just received my first purchase from Stampotique. I just love their stamps. But I think the artist Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney are totally awesome. I happened to come across Jill Penny work in the area of sculpting.

She does some fabulous dolls. She did some sculptures in polymer clay. A lot are like the dolls you see in the stamps in Stampotique. I did not know about the stamps until last year. When I joined the world of crafting. I mostly do artwork.

Well, anyway. I love these stamps. I purchased Smile and Karin. I decided to enter in two challenges. One in Forever Night challenge, the theme is something with bling and in the CrazyforChallenges, theme: Something Green.

Here is my creation:Good Luck , for Saint Patrick luck that is. I gave Karin a dark green dress with gold accents, brown bling and feather hairpiece. She is standing on a sparkly garden of green flowers.

I am entering this Green tag for:

Forever Night Challenge " Something with bling"
Crazy 4 Challenges " Green" C4C128.

I hope you like her. Happy Saint Patrick's.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My vintage and steampunk tags.

I love to make vintage or steam punk tags. My little collage works of art. I finally got the chance to print out some images from my Dover publications books. I have a huge collection, with and without the CD.

Meaning , I also purchased Dover books with out the cd that they come with, so I just photocopy my images in black and white, then color them in with distress ink.

If I have happened to have the CD, then I would go to my local Pharmacy (not to give out names) and insert my CD in one of those "do it yourself" selection and have them print out my images.

Then I cut out the images I have and create my tags. Lots of fun, making my own charms, like using shrink plastic to make the little doll charms on my Princess Tag.

I made her a doll from a stamp I bought from Lost coast Design. You can see the doll border stamp along the side of the tag.

I used the same stamp to make my miniature doll charms.

I love this stamp. Fits perfectly with my little princess girl in her curls and with the vintage theme as well.

Another tag I design was an inspiration from Tim Holtz tags. I did mine with a little twist.

I used white shrink plastic to make my miniature tags. You can see them hanging from the tree.

Again using a photo image from my Dover book. I like the water drops that are falling down onto the tree, like nourishing it to grow more tags.

I made another one, a spin off version of this one for a challenge at Forever Night Challenge.
There was a photo inspiration to work off of.
I like the colors from the photo and the gears, therefore I put my lady standing behind a gate and she has a chain connected to her necklace and to one of the gears that crown her head.