Surprised? I am working hard on keeping my blog updated and fresh. Summer is coming to an end in a week and a half, Bryan started baseball this week and we are thinking about back to school. Well-I am thinking about it anyway..:) The State Fair starts tomorrow and we are planning on going to enjoy the unhealty food, grouchy Carnies and poorly dressed fair goers...it's always entertaining!
I am sharing a layout today, of Cassidy, my sweet lab! I did a lot of stamping around this layout using the new Alla Prima Cling stamp set with the matching papers. I used acrylic paint from Ranger, to stamp with-I love using paints rather than inks, because they seem to show up so much better on a larger area like this 12 x 12 layout. I stamped a small journal spot and branches at the top left with clustered some flowers. The paint colors are Aqua and Lettuce from Adirondack line. They matched perfectly!
You can also see a funky branch going along the top right, with another journal spot and more branches. I think it's important to repeat some of the images through out the design, but not all are necessary. As long as the colors match-then you are good to go!
You can see the title stamped onto a journal spot and a few more branches on the photo too. I like cutting the journal spots in half, having one part at the top and another at the bottom to make them looked like they are continuing from top to bottom. The lush trim from prima make the perfect border along the bottom of the photo too.. The teal flower you see is from the Collette Collection-love the wired gems in the center!
You can see more of the branches peeking out from behind the flower cluster-they are subtle yet they add bits of green that is needed around the flowers. I added the new gorgeous bling swirls in teal, that sparkle like you wouldn't believe. They are faceted, so it catches the light at all angles...they look lit up!
So if you would like to try your hand at stamping with paint-you wont need a lot, just apply with a foam brush-you can coat your stamps evenly. Practice on scratch paper to get used to it-it's a lot wetter than ink. Wash your stamps under warm water as soon as you are finished. Otherwise-it's a pain to get it out later!
Thanks for stopping by!