Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blank Calendars For Stamping

Woo hoo!  FINALLY I got the 100 Proof Press calendars back from the printers.  I wanted to make a cool calendar cover for 2014 and a few cards with the new stamps so I headed to the craft room.  I could have gotten a lot more done if it didn't take me 20 minutes to find a paint brush!  Ok - truth be told, I looked for 20 minutes, couldn't find the paint brush so I just used my finger. I really love this new bikers going around stamp and I knew I wanted to use it on the cover, but I'm not quite sure about the rest of it.  But that's the end product from yesterday's craft session.
(Bikes Stamp, Screen Texture, Gears & Measurement Bar)
I also made the September page I was inspired by a card made by Dana Tatar with the little school girl. I like how the pencils look on the edge.  And nothing says back to school like an apple.  So, I'm excited to get the calendars shipped out and see how other artists stamp them up.  And yes, it IS back to school time.
(pencil stub, Jane, apple)

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Stamps!

I have only worked with 3 artists to create  new stamp images, and each time it has been so much fun.  I get the file ready for the plate to be made, get the plate, and get to pressing!  It' just so exciting to see how the images translate into stamps.  So this time around I worked with Rachel from Tree Talker.  Her images have made wonderful stamps!  Here are the first two cards ever made with the new images.
flowers for hair
I guess the photo isn't the best, but these images turn out amazingly clear and sharp.
Mama and Baby Raccoon
I just love these new images and I can't wait to see what other stampers create with them!  Also, you can visit Rachel's shop where all of her original drawings for the stamps are available.