Friday, 27 June 2014

Using Every Stamp in the Set at AVJ


Hi friends..................its Friday again and time for the next challenge at A Vintage Journey. Nikki is the challenge host this fortnight and her theme is to 'Use Every Stamp In The Set' of your choice. 
This sure is a fab challenge and we just can't wait to see  your amazing entries. 

As always our sponsor is Country View Crafts and to be in line to win a gift voucher to spend in the store you must follow our Travelling Instructions ( Challenge Rules)

Below is my Design Team project, using Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous set 'Oddities'

I started off with black A4 cardstock and papers from Tim's Laboratorie Paper Stash, which was distressed around the edges with the distressing tool and scissors, then inked with Black Soot DI.
I also added splats using Black Soot Distress Stain directly on to the paper as well as through Tim's 'Splatters' Stencil. 
 Taking various papers from the Laboratorie Stash I ran them through the Big Shot using Tim's Sizzix Tag and Bookplates Die and Spring Greens Strip Die. The tags were blended with Black Soot DI and various techniques were applied. The tag on the left was randomly stamped in Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink using the eye stamp.The tag on the right was heat embossed using Tim's Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot. The tag in the centre was achieved by applying Tim's Technique from  his CC3 book called Layering Stencils-Monoprint.
 Here is a picture of the Stamp Set I used :
 Thought You may like to see some close ups of the tags, which were adhered with foam tape to add dimension. I have been desperate to use my new Idea-ology purchase-----------the monacles. You can also see an Idea-ology wing too. The leaves were only adhered here and there so that I could raise the leaves again creating depth as I may frame this quirky piece.
 I just love this centre tag and its such a shame that you cannot see the depth created by the bee, leaves and hand stamps.
 This tag is the heat embossed one and as I love this eye stamp I just had to apply it under the  Idea-ology Ornate Plate.
 The paper strips within the Laboratorie Paper Stash were matted on to black cardstock and gives a neat finish to this make.  More Spring Green leaves cut from some German Script book pages received from a very close friend.
I hope I have managed to inspire you to join in this wonderful challenge theme and of course you can view more fantastic projects that my DT sisters have created  over on the AVJ Blog HERE

Over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge the theme is : I oughta use this more. I should certainly use these stamps more as I love the quirky style and it was great fun to play with the Distress Embossing Powder again. 
Have fun whatever you do and enjoy wherever your creativity takes you.



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33 comments:

  1. Annie - this piece is so weirdly wonderful!! I just love the way you used the stamp set with so many different elements to bring it together. Just fabulous -

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  2. What an awesome work of Art Annie! TFS :D

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  3. Another of your fabulous Art creations. Lots of work went into this one, but as always the end result always tells a story. Truly Magnificent. Have a Good Day. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  4. Fabulous project Annie, I love the three tags using the different stamps and techniques and they fit so well together in the way you have displayed them. I think my favourite stamp has got to be the eye, that tag really draws me in and each eye looks directly at you. The effects are captivating. xx

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  5. Wow Annie, what a brilliant project and such fantastic use of that set of stamps!! Each tag is a treasure in itself, using all of thse wonderful Tim techniques, - together they form such an impressive piece, rally stunning and striking!!! Love how you used the eye particularly, - it looks so cool behind the ornate plate also!

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  6. This is a great project Annie, I love the eyes on your tag and the dimension of the hand and bee on the centre tag which you can see when you scan in. So many added elements to look at, really lovely.
    Mo x

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  7. Annie I think this has to be my most favourite of your work to date - it is fabulous! The eye is amazing the way you have stamped it and the monocle is a delightful addition. The eye under the ornate plate looks fabulous and I love how you brought all the other elements together - stunning work! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Cleverly layered and beautifully constructed this is a real gem Annie. I love how you've used these oddities in combination to create a real treat for the eyes. Jenny x

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  9. absolutely fabulous Annie...love every little nook and cranny of this project and that hand is just amazing hugs kath xxx

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  10. Wow, what a beauty! I love how you've put this together Annie and what a great choice of stamps to use! Beautifully done. Chris xxx

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  11. GORGEOUS - yes I think it would be great in a frame!! Love all the techniques you used FABBY Have a great weekend

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  12. This is beyond fantastic Annie,I do love this style of art,I especially love that hand with the lightbulb!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Donna x

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  13. Wow! This is amazing! So much depth and detail - awesome! xx

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  14. How brilliant, Annie - those tags look completely stunning... the dot fade creates such an amazing effect on the eye, and the stamping is bold and brilliant in the b&w monochrome palette. A fabulous creation!
    Alison xx

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  15. Fabulous project, the details to hi-light each tag , draw you have have a closer look.
    Yvonne

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  16. A wonderful tag, love all the added elements.

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  17. C O O L AND MORE C O O L. Annie, this is so artsy and over the top fabulous! I love those eyes and using the dot fade stencil adds another layer of cool! Love this tons! Hugs and Happy Weekend!

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  18. Wow! What a fantastic project! Awesome collage of images and I love the inky background! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  19. Annie what a STUNNING piece!! My all time favourite eye stamp. I love what you did with the Laboratorie paper adding the black soot, what a great background. Love it!! Karen.x

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  20. Annie - I echo Anne - this is one of my favourites of your makes - right up my street! From the papers, the colours, the stamping and the exquisite way you have combined it all with the trinkets - it is sensational. Thank you. Nikki

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  21. Annie...your rocked this challenge! I love the stamp set you chose! I have that one too and love all of the stamps! Your piece is wonderful! Love the dark background with the harlequin. That tag with all of the repetitive stamped eyes is AMAZING! I so love that!! Then the eye chart tag on the opposite side...very clever. Your tags are all beautiful and I also love the added white-ish vine across the bottom. That light along with the filmstrip looking band towards the bottom really is a nice contrast to the darker background. <3 Candy

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  22. Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You did a beautiful job with those stamps. Gorgeous stamping! Thanks again! ~Michelle

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  23. INCREDIBLE and you need to frame and keep for yourself LOL.
    I love that effect on the eye tag (not having the book I don't know the technique but it is eye-catching - groan, sorry for the pun). Love the hand, in fact I absolutely love every single detail on this.
    Positively striking.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. Seriously IN LOVE with those three tags! I LOVE the neutrals, the repeat images, the designs! Well done, and so COOL!!!

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  25. Totally fabulous! I love this!! Right up my street!!!
    I love these papers and stamps and totally love what you have done with them
    All of the tags are special, but I love what you did with eye and the monical! Brilliant!!

    Jools x

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  26. what marvelous stampings and attachments on your wonderful tags Annie!

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  27. It is totally fabulous, lots of great techniques and embellishments, the tags are beautiful. Thanks for your comments at my blog, they are appreciated. It's been very busy here I can't keep up ! Take care, Shirleyx

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  28. This is one gorgeous project Annie. The way you have made so many elements come together is very clever. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  29. Fantastic project created beautifully....I have had to rejoin your blog due to closure of Memories to Keep due to hacker issues....feel free to rejoin mine and my candy if you wish Annie.xx
    ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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  30. My goodness this is awesome! What a fabulous project using so many textures and techniques, absolutely brilliant work Annie! Hugs, barb

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  31. So cleverly designed and adorned Annie. Stunning artpiece! Nicola x

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  32. Wow Totally amazing Annie!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  33. Love that set, Annie! What a great choice for using a whole set - the way you did they eyes is fabulous.

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