Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Stamp Man Challenge Week 1

To celebrate the start of a new challenge blog over at The Stampman I challenged myself to a first and did a canvas. I've used  the sticky backed stuff  before to do the odd stamp, but I've never used a full canvas before. It really is a steep learning curve, it's a lovely surface to ink up, but I found it quite dificult to stamp into the middle portion (the bit without the wooden frame behind)
I've used yellow and orange distress inks and a Tim Holtz music stamp for the background.
The dragonfly is an Aspects of Design, again using DI's.
The flower, butterfly, and sentiment have been stamped onto tissue and stuck down with beeswax. Again a learning curve, I forgot that the reverse of the book page would show through when the wax was applied, but I'm gonna pretend that I meant to do this lol. I don't know what possessed me to start with a 6x6, it's a HUGE area to cover, so there are a few empty bits, but we've all got to start somewhere.
I really did enjoy doing this even though I was well out of my comfort zone!
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Its a fab Canvas Sue well done and other new techniques as well really going for it. I usually find a wooden stamp or a book to fit the gap in a box frame as support for stamping. Love your images and colours here. xx Zoe

  2. This is a great canvas, just love it. Annette x

  3. Lovely job, I agree with Zoe, a block or wooden stamp to fill the gap,

  4. Great canvas Sue! I love the translucent look of the wax....I have to use a book under my canvas too. Guess Picasso didn't have rubber stamps! :)

  5. absolutely gorgeous the colour s too. thanks for joining in the stampmans first challenge
    love debbie xxx

  6. That so good Sue! Love it.. .thanks for your comment on mine.... what's that bag's name then? Heh heh!

  7. Woo how unusual and so full of different techniques... you have made this so interesting. Thsnks for playing with the Stampman theme this time

  8. Thanks so much for entering your canvas into The Stamp Man's First Challenge!

  9. Well doen for moving out your comfort zone Sue, sometimes you just have to go with the flow and do what you think at the time. You've done a great job with this canvas - well done xxxx


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