Weekly Challenge : Use Stamps

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE : Use stamps on your project.  A layout, a card, whatever the project may be!

This week, I’ve asked BasicGrey altered design team member Tammy Tutterow to participate in our challenge.

Supplies: [OUT OF PRINT] OUT-3323 Mish Mash, OUT-3326 Newsflash, XHA-CL536 Sweet One 4×6 Stamps, XHA-CG330 Flower Dot Pattern, OUT-3293 Bowtie Stickers, [TOOLS] Precision File Set.

[OTHER] Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine and Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot, Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Took, Fiskars Circle Squeeze Punch Medium, Therm O Web Peel N Stick Sheets and Zots Singles 3D, wood frame.

Tammy explains, “One of my all-time favorite BasicGrey products, no matter what collection is the background solids.  I love making photo frames and often use the solids for covering the frames.  I love that while they usually have a pattern, it is subtle enough to accent my photo while not competing for the focus.  The solids in the Out Of Print collection are no exception.  For this frame, I wanted to build on the brush stroke pattern by adding random stamping in a monochromatic color theme.  I inked the large background stamp with a complimentary ink color and then used a dry towel to randomly wipe away the ink along the outer edges.  This allowed me to add random stamping to the frame surface without it being a block-like shape.  I repeated the inking and blotting several times for different areas of the frame.  For a second stamped element, I stamped the small circular dragonfly stamp on another piece of pattern paper and punched it out with a circle punch.  I layered the stamped element on the center of a Bowtie Sticker.  I really love that the frame is visually interesting while still being simple, allowing my photo to really be a focus.”

We can’t wait to see what you create for this week’s challenge! Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a collection pack of your choice. Comment must be posted by November 3, 2011 at 11:59p MST.
If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, be sure to also upload it to our new BasicGrey Flickr page so that other BG fans can find your work easily.


CONGRATULATIONS to our winner selected at random from the comments we received by the noted deadline :


Heather – housesbuiltofcards            

What a FUN idea – LOVE that picture frame! Here is my project on my blog: http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-yourstory-project-handmade.html

And here is the link to the Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/housesbuiltofcards/6289744713/in/pool-officialbasicgrey

Thanks for the great inspiration!

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Challenge : Use Stamps

  1. I have seen the monochromatic look lately of stamps on paper and it is so appealing -subtle yet dynamic. This is beautiful. Thanks for explaining how you did it. Now it’s my turn!

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