Stampaway began with my Shadow Box Collage class at Stamp Your Art Out on Wednesday night.
Our glass-topped specimen boxes were 8" x 6" x 2" this year and housed 3 chipboard houses/towers from Coffee Break Design. The ladies brought their own ink pads but I also provided Ranger's line of Acrylic paints by Claudine Hellmuth. This meant the combination of color was truly unique to each gal in the class.
To save time I'd precut and pre-scored all the scrapbook paper to fit the boxes. Once those were secured we moved on to the assembly of the houses and then the addition of color and ephemera. I'd packed foreign text, grungeboard pieces, metal doodads, miniature puzzle pieces and charms. The magic happened as each one was assembled. I'd love to tell you no two were alike, and yet 2 different gals both used the chipboard numbers 14 included in the kit by Mike Meador of Coffee Break. Did I mention 14 is my favorite number? Too cool!
Notice that Tammy's assemblage matches her ensemble, as it does every year.
If you don't see yourself holding your specimen box it's because my shaky hands blurred the photos, so my apologies to those of you not featured here.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to play with me at the store on a Wednesday night! You girls rock!!