Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Playing Catch Up

Time seems to get away from me, and for that I apologize.  I've already had another stamp club meeting without posting photos from last month.  The ATC above is a creation by Sharon with a little help from me. 

Everyone was supposed to make ATC's to swap, leaving one as a background only for us to stamp and embellish during the meeting.  So instead of using the background she'd made, Sharon chose one of mine. 

Next I spread out a wide variety of rubber stamps so everyone could choose a face.  This one is from Invoke Arts.  To that we added these fabulous little glasses and hats from Coffee Break Designs.  The hat is "colored" with Viva Inka Gold in a shade of green.  Think Rub N Buf, but far more fabulous.  You just rub it on with your finger and then buff with a dry cloth.  The sheen is glorious though the photo doesn't do it justice.

I'd also spilled out a few dozen tubes of Viva's Paper Pens and Pearl Pens and that's what Sharon used to add the dimensional dots to the hat band.  Don't you just love it?

I'm pretty sure this one was done by Mary, who added zentangles onto her polished stone alcohol ink background that she'd also stamped with a crackle stamp.  The image is one of my favorites from Cats Life Press, and again the crown and specs are from Coffee Break.

This one was by Michele, again using one of my backgrounds.  Can you see where I stamped with a piece of Clearsnap's Magic Stamp?  The face image is from Invoke Arts and already donned a hot but she chose to add one anyway.   And don't you just love those little star glasses?
Deb used her own background, added a face by Cats Life Press, and then round glasses, opting not to add a hat. 

This month our project was to make "restructured paper", inspired by a recent issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (look back to March/April).  Michele had made more than one after seeing it then so everyone brought their craft sheets, scraps of paper, and we spent an hour getting really messy and having lots of fun with it.

This one was done by Lyn, though the Mod Podge is still milky white and wet, but she added lots of bold flashes of color, which I loved.

Lynda made this one using lots of beachy elements like a crab, flip flops, sand dollars, etc, since she's missed so many meetings while enjoying her beach house.

Laurie used lots of punches and shapes on hers...

While Michele used lots of stamped images.

Janie added lots of flowers...

While Sharon added lots of punchinella, dry wall tape and pages torn from books.

For mine, I began with pages torn from books added to the tissue paper first, then added mulberry papers, tissue papers, napkins, and more, trying to use as many Fall colors as possible.

It's going to be interesting to see who cuts them up and puts them to use before next month's meeting.  Including me, of course.

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