Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Story of Stretching Your Stamp Techniques

This post first appeared on the Evalicious blog here earlier in the month. But I wanted to share it here too because there's an awesome challenge happening there at the moment that you all need to know about ..... and this layout and tutorial are part of it ;-)

 
I've made another video which takes you through my process from start to finish as I put this layout together. It's in fast-forward because it would be tedious to take you on the very long journey in real life (I'm a pretty slow and indecisive scrapper, and if you've watched any of my other videos you'll see that I like to put things here, then move them there.... then move them back again to where they began! LOL!)
 
                  

What I wanted to focus on today is the technique that I've called 'repetitive stamping'. What I mean is taking one single stamp and using it over and over to create your own pattern. There are a few different ways of doing this. For a start I used the Cloud Outline stamp to make my own patterned paper (and I've painted in the clouds to add some more colour). I used the Seriously Arrow stamp to create my own border strip. And I used the 'hello' from the Typewriter Love Set to make a little text embellishment.


Even though I've done a tonne of stamping on this page, because I've only used the 3 images it keeps it from looking too cluttered and busy. What it also means is that apart from some other Evalicious Tags I've not needed to use any other embellishments (and that's always good for the budget! LOL!)


My page is about that look of wonderment and awe on my youngest' face whenever her Daddy tells her a story. I know that in a few years time those same stories are only going to generate an eye-roll and perhaps a groan of "I've heard it all before" so I thought I better capture it whilst I can!!


Now let me tell you a story of how you can go about winning yourself some Evalicious supplies of your own! Right now and until the end of the month we've got a challenge to use any of the DT's tutorials (you can see the list on this post here) to inspire your own project or layout. Link them up for your chance to win!

Happy Scrapping :-)

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