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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Transforms a Circle Stamp




Apart from the sentiments, there's only one stamp in these two cards - the circle from the Retro Mod Shapes set. See it in the centre of the pack there?


Originally I was going to create the card on the left using the sponging technique, but decided I would create another card using the watercolouring technique at the same time. I got one piece of mixed media card and one piece of white card. On the mixed media card, I sponged Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, then stamped the circle image on both cards.


Then I set to work with my Posca pen and drew various petal shapes around the circles, and sloshed some Distress Inks on the flowers on the right-hand card.



Next, I drew in some stalks with the Posca pen and added some dots and marks in the flower centres with a fineliner.



On the other card I used a white pen to add detail and highlights.



Then it was just a case of adding the sentiment and mounting the panel onto a base card. For the bright panel I chose black card to contain all the bright colour.


And for the white panel I chose a pink card to frame the white.



The sentiment is made up of 'birthday' from Blossom Overture and 'Wishes' from Sentiment Builders: Love.

I hope I've inspired you to transform some of your stamps.



Stamps Shirley used in today's project:

      


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23 comments:

  1. These are awesome! Love the free feel they portray. Beautiful ♥

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  2. Love these Shirley, great use of the stamp and such a pretty result. Carol x

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  3. How clever; it would not have occurred to me to transform a circle into a flower using a pen. I mean - isn't that what flower stamps are for??? I love that each flower is unique though - can't do that with stamps.

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  4. I totally love these, so simple yet so eye catching. Now I need to go shopping.....

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  5. So inventive! Both these cards look awesome! xxx

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  6. Wow, you always do amazing things with this set. Love the happy bright flowers. Hugz

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  7. I am so excited to see another fabulous way to use this stamp set - you are delightfully talented and I love how you just sketched in all those beautiful blooms!!

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  8. Inspired me?? You have blown me away with these fabulous creations from just one stamp!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Great ideas for using a regular circle stamp - love the little black and white dots you added to the flowers - very creative:)

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  10. What a great transformation. Shirley, you are truely an artist to do this transformation...I cannot even draw a straight line!!

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  11. So fun. This shows what a great card you can make with "doodling"

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  12. Fantastic! So creative! I love the colours too!

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  13. Nice to see how your genius creativeness works - fantastic.

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  14. Great cards, Shirley! I love that you made two cards at the same time and transformed a plain circle into such fun flowers!!

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  15. Oh my goodness Shirley - how fantastic are those cardd...made with those stamps - wonderful inspiration

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  16. I tuned in to this post wondering how I could use this technique with stamps I have, only to be shown that I already have this stamp. So much to do with just one little stamp in one little set--it is absolutely brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. It's great to see some ideas to create unique, original images such as the flowers you made out of the circle stamp

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