I’m trying out to be a part of the Viva Las VegaStamps design team. Viva Las VegaStamps offers a plethora of images that are generally on the realistic or artsy side. I’ve been looking at them for some time, but since none of the stores I frequent sell them, I have yet to try them out. So, I thought if I was part of their design team, I could try them out and, if I like them, which I am 99.9999% sure I will, I can look into bringing them into Capture-A-Memory.
As part of the application process, they asked for three projects that showcase my style. So, I pulled out a few of my favorites to share …
These photos were taken the morning before my son left for Guam. He joined the Navy, and Guam was his first assignment after school. I used several Tim Holtz stamps on this page. I love working with stamps on scrapbook pages. It is always a bit of a challenge to fit stamps often designed for cards onto 12×12 paper, but I enjoy it and I am always pleased with the results. I often use stamps on my journaling blocks or as tiny accents. Background stamps are also great for adding layers without bulk.
This is one of my favorite cards. It is a stamp from Northwoods, colored with Copic Sketch Markers. A little distressing, some quick stitching on the side and a bit of twine and it is done. Simple, yet beautiful. Exactly my style!
Finally, I am showing this one. I made it for an aunt who was in the hospital. I colored the Magnolia stamp with Copic Sketch Markers and used Distress Ink around the edges. Then, just for a little something special, I added some Liquid Pearls to her sweater to serve as 3D buttons. Cute, eh?
So there you have three of my favorite stamped projects. Wish me luck!