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.
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As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Anne xx