I'm still loving this stamp! This is the second collage I've made using it and have decided to enter it into The Fashionable Stamping Challenges #22 'Steam Punk' challenge sponsored by Cottage Crafts The background has been sprayed with Rangers Dylusions in Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest, great names don't you think! I then stamped the Phrenology Head by Lost Coast, in black Archival ink. To do this I first made a mask by stamping the head onto a post it note and cut it out. I then cut the top of the head off and used it as a mask when stamping onto the background. I then repositioned the other half of the mask above the head and stamped the top half to make it look as though the head was hinged open. The cogs have been stamped with a Paperartsy stamp from a set called Clocks 5 . After layer the image onto a piece of card I stamped out the border strips and stuck them on, finishing off with some nail head style brads in each corner. These have been painted with alcohol ink in Pitch black. The addition of a collar and small button complete the collage. I am also going to enter this into Simon Says Stamp challenge which is One for the Boys.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.