I was delighted to be asked to join The Stampsmith as a guest designer, as I love all their wonderful vintage photo stamps. This is my first project and it is for their new challenge which is, Altered boxes, bags and books.
I used this gorgeous stamp from the Portrait of a Lady stamp sheet for my notebook. It was more a case of re-purposing than altering as I didn't have the right sized notebook so I used some thick grey card, cut to size. It was painted in gesso first then a bit of distress inking. I stamped randomly in sepia archival ink with some text stamps and finally used the Tim Holtz papillon stamp and some white embossing powder to create a bit of surface texture.
I've recently bought some of the new TH alteration dies, one being the postage stamp die. It cuts all manner of things including the felt for my frame beautifully, to which I then added the obligatory sewing and a few buttons to finish. Another TH die for text and some prima papers which were also used for the inside.
I do hope you will check out the Smithies challenge blog and see the beautiful projects the team have created for this new challenge, and it would also be wonderful if you could join the challenge this month, as the prize is a very $21 of gorgeous Stampsmith stamps.
Must dash as I'm off to quilting workshop, (hopefully to start making my first quilt using a jelly roll!)
Take care and Happy stamping. xx
Big apologises as I haven't manage to visit many blogs this week, will rectify that when I get in later, and will catch up with all your gorgeous creations.