Sunday, 8 May 2011

My newest and my oldest stamps working together

My newest Tilda stamp arrived yesterday from Sunrise Crafts  - Tilda with Flower Pot (yes, I gave into temptation again!).  I ordered it on Thursday so I was almost lurking behind the front door on Saturday morning ready to pounce when the postman called!!!  I was having a play with my stamps this morning and looking through my folder of stamps when I re-discovered two of the very first stamps I ever purchased in a teddy bear kit nearly 20 years ago.  This was when I first dabbled with rubber stamping - before I got the bug BIG TIME!  The little tuft of grass and butterfly probably haven't been stamped by me for over 15 years but they are perfectly sized for Tilda's and I think I'll be using plenty more of them from now on.

So, Tilda looks lovely all on her own but I always struggle with drawing something for her to stand onto.  I don't really like to see her floating in mid-air so I usually just draw a straight line - but not any more!

I made a little mask by stamping onto a repositional note and cutting around her foot area.

Who would have thought that this 20 year old, tuft of grass stamp could make such a big difference?  (They were originally a foam mounted set but I ripped the foam off and mounted them onto E-Z mount to use with my acrylic blocks).

Do you agree with me that Tilda looks so much better now that she has something to stand on?  The butterfly finishes the little picture off perfectly too.  Okay, so it may be obvious to some of you to do this - but for me it was a bit like a light-bulb moment this morning and I'm just glad that I can make use of some of my older items too!

Right, that's it for me - I'm off to colour this new image in now.  Time for you to hunt through your stash for a tuft of grass stamp!

Thanks for looking,



Unknown said...

What a great idea for the masking .. it's good to try some new things. Hugs x

Sylvia x said...

what a brill idea...yes i am off now to find a tuft of grass!!!

Sylvia x

jackiescrafts said...

This is great Amanda can't wait to see her all coloured in. Will be looking for a tuft of grass next time I'm crafting

Hugs Jackie x

Jennifer said...

Really clever Amanda! Will check back for your finished results xx Jenny xx

Nicki said...

I've just been pottering around your blog looking at things and found this tip. I've got a little grass stamp hidden away somewhere - now I know what to do with it... if I can find it!

Nicki, x