Creative Corners Challenge entry and a new, cool tool

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GLITTER!  Who can pass up a challenge with glitter!?  This week’s theme at the Creative Corners blog is “Let it Sparkle”.  Here’s the link:

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/

Now, I’m not a big sparkly person in real life, but in my creative life I think a little bit of well-place glitter glue can absolutely MAKE a design.  (for example: https://craftymadre.com/2013/06/16/icad-drunken-stampers-challenge/) The ICAD (above) is my contribution to the challenge.  I used a background that I made with a couple different shades of yellow acrylic paint applied with a “floating medium” (yes, I finally learned how to use it and I love it).  Then I went over it with a rough layer of gesso using a folded index card to apply it (ICAD all the way, baby!).  I used a few different stamps with “Distress Ink” Black Soot, “Color Box” Curry, and “Craft Smart” Kelly Green.  Some of the stamps I used were from Inkadinkado (the quote and Zeppelin from an awesome vintage collection).  And then, the pièce de résistance was some green glitter glue to highlight it.

The other cool thing I used on this card is my new “Stamp Press” from Fiskars:

http://www2.fiskars.com/Crafting/Products/Stamping/Easy-Stamp-Press

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I saw Aaron on Imperfect Impulses use it in a tutorial and fell in love.  And then, my lovely wife got it for me!  Here’s him using it (with home-made foam stamps- how cool is that?!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoIiFTjDYzs

The funny thing is, in a previous post of mine I was bragging about my new Fiskars weeder (https://craftymadre.com/2013/07/07/perfect-day-for-working-in-the-lawn).  This company really needs to pay me for all the advertising (or, I should invest in them because they make GREAT products for all my favorite activities).

So, a lot of link-backs to previous posts, references to other blogs, and product references in here.  What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “Creative Corners Challenge entry and a new, cool tool

  1. I have never seen a stamp press before! You have a good wife, my beloved is not a buyer of art supplies for me!

  2. Oh my! I might need to get one of those stamp presses! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Many Cha Cha Michelle says:

    That stamp press seems like a clever thing (and you can see how you have used it: the layered stamping is what makes this piece look so great).

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