It's time for a new Stash Bash You-Tube hop, and for the month of August we are focusing on stamps! Of course you can't really de-stash stamps (unless you sell or give them away) but some of us, like me, need the reminder to use them once in a while - especially on layouts!
Keep reading to the end for a list of the talented ladies hopping this month.
I love the way my page turned out, even though I had fun with inks and mists and got a little messy, this is still a bright and fresh page. I am so glad that I took the challenge and "de-stashed" some stamps!
To begin my layout, I stuck a round journal stamp upside down on my stamping block, so that I could stamp a solid circular shape using distress ink. I did this with both a 2 inch and a 1 inch stamp. I love that the stamping came out mottled and inconsistent looking, it offers great texture to my page!
Then I went back with similar sized round stamps from Bo Bunny and some black Stazon ink and stamped "frames" around my first set of stamped shapes. I didn't worry about lining up the stamps perfectly, in fact I like them better misaligned.
Later I stamped tiny little black circles, that look more like splatters of black mist.
Once my background stamping was finished, I sprinkled on blue mist in two colours. When I am almost finished my page I will add some grey mist.
I also used a few Evalicious phrase and word stamps, to create a triangle around my photo.
After adding layers of patterned paper behind my photo, I added a few fun embellishments, a title, and some journalling to my layout.
You can see my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.
Supply list: American Crafts cardstock; Lawn Fawn patterned paper and flair; Bo Bunny, Evalicious, One Canoe Two and misc. stamps; Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink; Stazon black ink; Sharpie pen; Adornit, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants stickers; Fancy Pants puffy word; Studio Calico wood hearts; Mr. Huey's, Smooch and Tattered Angels mist; My Mind's Eye brads; The Resin Rainbow resin; Pretty Little Studios flags; Evalicious clip; misc. button and twine.
Thanks so much for visiting!