2/13/08

Wednesday Stamper

Okie-dokie my first piece for "Wednesday Stamper" The theme is: Valentine. The piece reads: "You Stole My Heart, You Little Pirate" this is for my grandson's very first Valentines day. (I call him a pirate~)I created the look of old leather using a brown craft paper that I crinkled then painted on a watered down dark brown... loads of water! I made a skull & cross bones using old maps which I aged. I went over everything with a coat of glossy finish.... I just love that stuff! It really brings out everything and makes it pop. I added ruby red rhinestones as the eyes. Now.... where is the stamps you ask? Hmmmmm well, I took creative license (ya, thats it...) and I just used the stamp pad!!! All the black was created using the stamp pad at an angle. I did make a gift tag as well.... for this piece I DID use a stamp which I then embossed. I again used a piece of a map, aged it a tad...added his name, and then some embossing around the edge. Washed some gloss fixative over the top of all that. The two leather looking pieces (paper) are what I stamped & embossed :-)

At an estate sale I got two large boxes filled with embossing powders & the ink as well *insert huge grin here* Sooooooo I purchased a heat gun a few months ago and just today got around to playing with it... I LOVE TO EMBOSS!!! Soooooooo easy/fun/exciting :-)

12 comments:

Femmy said...

great!! love it!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous

GraceBeading said...

What a great idea for a little boy, I love your pirate!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is just too cute and clever!

ArtKat said...

Very unusual, I've never seen a pirate valentine before! :)

cmoh said...

Your originality is Fantastic! I love love love it...especially the background paper...it looks so authentic!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning. Really amazing. Love it.

bastelkueken said...

originality and fantastic....

barnie said...

Such a wonderful idea, love it.

~*~ Patty said...

Cute and personalized valentine

herminesplace said...

its great!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your "little pirate" will love this! What a wonderful and personal valentine! Very creative!