Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Studio Calico Stamps

Hey y'all! 

Everyone having a good spring? Yes? good. Things have been buzzing along here in Bazeleyland. I am in a major spring cleaning phase. Purging a few piles of clutter left over from when I moved into my condo last July. I also have a list of repairs and projects that never quite got finished. Feels good to tackle them.

Another phase....I have been shopping. a lot. Some might say too much. See, here's the situation-all the pretty products that came out during Winter CHA are FINALLY arriving at online stores, and I can't stop myself. A few highlights of my ridiculously large order from Two Peas In A Bucket:

- Lawn Fawn stamps: this, this and oh yeah......this one.

Included in all that mess was a series of stamps created by Studio Calico and manufactured by Hero Arts. HA has always been one of my favorite stamp companies. I have more than a few of their stamps and I find myself using them over and over. They are fantastic quality and stamp nice and clean.

I had an idea of using Mr. Huey's to add bright colors over a white background. I used the butterfly and sentiment from this stamp set. I decided to play around with three different techniques for coloring the cards. They make a nice set, I think I might wrap them up together and give them to a friend. I linked up the exact products used at the bottom of this post.

Check them out all together:

Card #1:
I used a straw to drop ink down and blow it around to create this background. Very hard to predict how it would turn out, but so fun!

Card #2:
I used a paintbrush to paint inside the butterflies. I only used three colors, but I let them overlap to create the mixes.

Card #3:
(ummm, I had to take this one back outside for another picture-ha!) This one was easy peasy. I took scraps that I had practiced painting on, then punched a handful of hearts. I just arranged them in a rainbow-ish pattern and glued them down. Don't tell the other two but this one's my favorite.

A new blog has hit the streets- A Blog Named Hero. It's a challenge site dedicated to all things Hero Arts. SO far, it seems like a really fun site, and I created this little card set for their first challenge!
supplies: this stamp, Mr. Huey's - Piglet, Sunshine and Bonny Blue, Black StazOn Ink

Thanks for stopping by, talk to you soon! M.
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