Wednesday 17 April 2013

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Yay my Paper Boy stamps from Artistic Outlook arrived  and I couldn't wait to have a play. So Terry you have totally inspired me in using these stamps and here is my project using them.

This week I have again been inspired to play at Simon Says Stamp and Show where they are asking us to use a background stamp in some way, shape or form on a project and of course the text one on the paper-boy set of stamps was perfect for me this week.

I have used a gelli print design but have scanned it in and printed it out then layered dried marigold, aged mahogany and walnut stain DIs over the pieces after I had cut them to size for the pages. Over that I used picket fence distress paint through a mask, but it is too fluid to give a solid shape but gave wonderful mottled effects. I finished by stamping the newsprint background stamp in coffee archival.

All the other stamps were stamped onto a textured cream card and colours were added using the DIs and Inktense pencils. Sets used are Paper Boy, Secretary Pool, Steampunk, and Apothecary.

Each of the characters have their own story - the young lady who is big news for being a hero,  another young lady who is on the run, taking the train to get away, will she be caught?  The three friends who are visiting the newspaper building and enjoying their day out and of course the young lads who deliver the papers and stand out in all weathers.

This shows the front and back cover of the book .......

... which is tied with ribbon.

I am entering this into the Artistic Outpost Referral Program for this month which is anything goes with AO stamps. 

Other challenges to have fun with -
Get stamping with Visible Image
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stamp It

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I am off to a Governor's meeting in a while but will be back later to see what people are doing.

hugs {brenda} x0x