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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Two ways with one Stampendous Stamp set

All this week, Eileen Hull and Stampendous are having a week long blog hop called 'Along the Garden Path' and we were all given a stamp/die set to use.  I used the stamp set in two quite different ways, just to show their versatility.

For my first project I made a little cottage. 
The size of the door and windows lent themselves well to Eileen Hull's Artist Trading Block/Cube die (Sizzix 658984) - the middle size block was perfect as my base.  I used the block to measure out the size of the cottage.
After stamping the elements with Ranger Black Archival ink I then used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Titan Buff and Burnt Umber to colour the door and window frames. The bricks were coloured with English Red Oxide.
I cut the roof piece as shown.
Next, I coloured a piece of card with Paynes Grey paint and then stamped the small circle in rows.
I cut and trimmed each row of circles to form 'tiles' for the roof and glued these to my roof piece, adding a row of circles for the ridge piece on top of the roof.
To give some stability to the roof and also give me a place to glue the roof to, I added some cross pieces.

To finish off I stamped out the flowers and the picket fence, coloured these with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, fussy cut them and added them to my project.

Here is the stamp set that I used (Mushroom House 50317), I did not use the dies on this occasion.  Creating the cottage is probably the way the stamps were intended to be used but I made another quite different project.
Using Eileen Hull's Passport die (Sizzix 660331) I cut the cover from some card that I prepared using DecoArt Media Fluid Paints and Andy Skinner's Industrial stamp set.  
I took the two circles stamps from the Stampendous set and stamped using Black and White Gesso. I added some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers to finish off.
We hope you will join in the blog hop, there are prizes to be won!  You can check out this week's other posts from:




 Anne Redfern - that's me!


And finally, I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Fran Seiford of Stampendous at CHSI Stitches this week.  I am a great admirer of Fran's Frantage products and it was so lovely to meet her and get a signed copy of Fran's book - Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xx


54 comments:

  1. What a clever way to use the EH die Anne x love your gorgeous cottage, decorated with those beautiful stamps. A lovely photograph of you both too.

    Looks like it was an amazing weekend x

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

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  2. Utterly charming little house, Anne - so sweet... and I love how you've turned the stamps to a grungier use too. Lovely photo of you and Fran... hope you had a brilliant time at Stitches. Internet causing me headaches here, but very happy to have a few minutes to drop in!
    Alison x

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  3. Your little cottage is so sweet! Anne and so cleverly designed and constructed . Love the delicate tones and the little setting you created for it too .
    Your passport book is a real winner and such a contrasting way to use some of the stamps from the same stamp set. LOVE it !!
    So ood to hear you had a great time over the weekend at Stitches .
    hugs x

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  4. How clever to use the stamps in such different projects - both fabulous of course! Your cottage looks like a great little holiday home!! Great photo of you at Stitches! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. Good Afternoon Anne. I just love your little cottage and the lovely stamps have brought it to life. The book is so amazing and looks wonderful. You must be so pleased with both projects. Lovely picture and you look so well. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  6. WOW Anne!!! Amazing little Fairytale cottage and wonderful book cover!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. Such wonderful projects Anne - fabulous.
    Toni xx

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  8. These houses are so neat and your little book is fabulous!

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  9. What a wonderful scene and adorable passport book!

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  10. Just wanted to pop in and say hi and tell you that cottage is absolutely darling!!

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  11. You are definitely a cottage kind of gal! So cute (just like you)so creative (just like you) and so warm and friendly (just like you) -- I could move into this little cottage today and be perfectly content. Do you have a display place for all of your 3D makes - I hope so.
    Amazing - you go from cute and colorful to grungy and industrial like you were eating a box of chocolates.
    I don't know what I did to get your friendship but it must have been something mighty good!
    I hope you know that you are never far from my thoughts!
    sandy xx

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  12. Both of your projects ROCK!!! LOVELOVELOVE the cottage!!! I already liked these stamp and die sets but after the hop this week I have decided that I simply MUST have them ASAP!!!! Counting my pennies as I type this to see if I can get them right away!!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  13. WOW! Genius! Brilliant! my jaw dropped at how you did the scalloped roof. ♡

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  14. WOW! Genius! Brilliant! my jaw dropped at how you did the scalloped roof. ♡

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  15. Your cottage is brilliant! I love the roof tiles and the base you set the little dwelling on. That is a lot of fussy cutting. You are a very talented and patient person.
    The passport book is awesome! Great use of the stamps for other than intended purposes. Love it!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  16. Great way to use the stamps.
    Thanks for sharing x

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  17. Great way to use the stamps.
    Thanks for sharing x

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  18. The little house is so so so so cute! I love the images! The journal is wonderful as well, with all the industrial stamping...love that!

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  19. You cottage is so cute Anne! Fabulous Job!

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  20. That little cottage is so sweet Anne, Love the picket fence and the clever way you have used the ring stamp as roof tiles. You have done an amazing job showing the flexibility of these stamps. This is a lovely photo of you with Fran, so glad you enjoyed the show. Mo x

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  21. Love your book also! I forgot to add that!

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  22. Loving the house you've created with the circles for tiles and the painting on your little book is fab. Didn't get to Stitches this year but maybe will meet you one day!!

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  23. Awww, this is the cutest house! What a neat way to make the roof shingles and wow! a great book cover, too! We are so glad you were able to meet Fran and get one of her books! Happy embossing and thank you for sharing today!

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  24. Awww, this is the cutest house! What a neat way to make the roof shingles and wow! a great book cover, too! We are so glad you were able to meet Fran and get one of her books! Happy embossing and thank you for sharing today!

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  25. Both projects are fabulous. Love the cute house and your book cover, i love when you find such versatile tools.

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  26. Great use of these stamps and dies. Your cottage is wonderful. The roof, the picket fence - everything is a delight to see. Thank you.

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  27. I love love love this - what contrasting projects Anne and they just demonstrate the versatility of the stamps - absolutely brilliant! You are such an inspirational lady!! Big hugs rachel x

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  28. Oh sugar, my comment has vanished! Here goes again, I adore your dinky delight of a cottage Anne! Super duper cute, bet some little fairies will move right on in and live happily ever after. As others have said, you are so impressive to then shift gear and produce such a contrasting and fantastic piece. You look lovely in photo with Fran, her Frantage is one of my go to products. Nicola x

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  29. Oh Anne, you have done it again, what a fantastic 3 D project!! So cleverly put together, I can just imagine a little gnome making his home there. The album looks fantastic too! Great photo of you both also. I bet you had a fantastic time!!

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  30. Awesome little house! Love the roof!

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  31. What an adorable little house. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  32. Wow Anne, your little house is utterly adorable with gorgeous details that are so well thought out. And your passport has super layering of colours and design, I love the splashes of red and white.
    How wonderful to meet Fran, I think I could talk to her for hours about her cool powders just love them.
    Hugs, Julie x

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  33. That wee cottage is adorable; such a cute idea, you are always so clever at thinking outside the ATB, hehe ;) The mushroom house set is very sweet, I think it will be very popular for whimsical projects :D {{Hugs}} xoxo

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  34. I love your cottage!!! That passport book is so grungy and awesome too.

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  35. I've embellished some wooden houses with paint and I've made some with needlepoint and counted cross-stitch. Now I have to make one out of paper and then embellish it with the stamps.
    this has been a wonderful week. So many great projects.
    thanks for sharing
    Illinoi

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  36. absolutely adore your house!! i want to be your neighbour!! and your little book.. drool!!!

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  37. Yes! Yes! Yes! Three cheers for this delightful cottage and spunky roof design! Though each project is quiet different, they go together so icely with the use of the wonderful stamp set! I can see many possibilities because of your post. Your little book is right up my alley and so deliscious! Thank you for the inspo and for the share of the lovely picture of you with Fran! Looks like you had an absolute blast! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  38. Fabulous projects Anne, love your little cottage (the roof shingles are quite brilliant!) and the passport die book you made is gorgeous, love the texture! So glad you were able to make it to Stitches and what a great picture,lovely to see your smiling face! Deb xo

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  39. Wow, both projects are fantastic, Anne! That little cottage is a masterpiece of art! What a fabulous way to use that gorgeous stamp set! Thank you so much for a wonderful inspiration, a great tutorial and for sharing your awesome photo with Fran! You made my day! Big hugs! Branka xxx

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  40. Fantastic projects Anne. I have always loved Stampendous stamps they always come out with something different for all tastes. Thanks for the visit to mine (I'm a bit late got tied up with that project again!) Happy crafting, Angela x

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  41. Cute little cottage and great way to decorate the notebook.

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  42. Awesome creations......wonderfully done tutorial, thank you!

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  43. HI Anne, how pretty is your little cottage with the beautiful flower meadow in the background.Love how you created the roof tiles with the circle stamp, what a good idea.Love your passport book too I need to learn how to achieve that great background technique it's awesome. Hugs Lottie x

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  44. I just love it when you show your range of precision and creativity in the same post, Annie! I adore your delightful little cottage and passport book. I laughed when I saw the wording on your wee book as I just sent you an email and mentioned how I like to look at the "big picture" (as in planning my trip)! And, of course, as a little troll person who lives in a Playhouse, your sweet cottage made me swoon!

    Thank you for sharing the photo of you and Fran! What an adventure going to Stitches was for you - I'm so glad!! You look wonderful, my friend! I loved the other photo I saw of you with Tim on FB, too!! Keeping you in my thoughts!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  45. Fabulous house Anne and great use of the stamps. Lovely photo of you and Fran.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  46. I want to live in your adorable little house Anne!!! I love how you've used the stamps to bring it to life and the roof tiles are inspired. And the book, oh the book, a true Anne original beautifully executed. Finally what a great photo with you and Fran! You were seriously 'hob nobbing it' with the glitterati at Stitches! Love it! SO pleased to have seen you. Jenny xxx

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  47. Definitely on a roll with meeting all the celebs Anne x x lol

    Your house is soooo cute but I really love what you made with the passport die.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  48. I absolutely love both of your projects!! The roof on the cottage is so creative, wish I had thought of that! Love your grungy little book, too! More creative use of circles!

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  49. What a darling little house. The roof and picket fence are so cute. Your book is wonderful, too. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  50. Fantastic job on this. It's so cute, I'd like to shrink down and live there.

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  51. Fabulous use of that stamp set Anne! I love your little house, how sweet with the round shingles! The passport die looks amazing all crackled and distressed! Lovely that you met Fran, looks like you had a great time! hugs :)

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  52. Darling little house! Love the passport book you've made using the cute stamps for a grungier look.

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  53. Each time I think, Anne cannot amaze me more and yet you do exactly that!!! This is a super cute cottage, can I have the keys to move into it?! I'm sure I could make myself small enough to squeeze through that doorway LOL. The use of a circle stamp to create the roof, that is such clever thinking. The passport book is equally wonderful.
    Stunning creations!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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