Monday, 14 November 2011

Create with postage stamps

I did this LO for a challenge that Chantal Vandenberg is hosting at Do more with less. The challenge is briefly to use postal stamps on your background and to mist over them. I thought it sounded fun and it fitted with this picture of DD crafting.
I added some white gesso and modeling paste on the background (pp from Prima) and pressed the postal stamps into the modeling paste before misting.

I also made two “flowers” out of tickets and trims to strengthen the crafting theme. The center of the “flower” to the left is made with tissue tape from Tim Holtz colored with different Distress Inks.
The center of the “flower” to the right is made with trim from Webster’s and a metal decoration. I also added a chipboard heart colored with Distress Ink and a chipboard from GCD Fun House that I decorated with some Distress Stickles.
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  1. Wow this is super Helene, I love the gesso'd background. Your stamps look great, much cuter than ours here in Australia ;) I raided my stamp collection yesterday with the intention of doing this challenge, I better get a move on only a couple of days left. Love the flowers you've created too. Take care. :)

  2. Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous Helene! I love the cute stamps and the misting! Fabulous layering and great composition! Thanks so much for playing along with my guest Chantal's challenge!

  3. Oh wow!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I love this layout and how you used your postage stamps like that with the gesso and pink mist - looks delightful! Absolutely gorgeous page! I agree with Leonie, those stamps are SUPER cute and way cuter than our Aussie ones! LOL! Thanks so much for playing along!!! :D

  4. Just popping in again to say (in case you weren't already aware) I LOVE THIS!!! :D


  5. oh wow Helene !!! I love this .... that background paper is awesome, fabulous use of the stamps and that pic of your little girl, well it is so precious, an absolute treasure ... she looks like a darling .. I wish I could hug her .... love Heather x

  6. Oh! WOWZERS Helene....
    This looks FAN FAB U LAS!!!!
    Really REALLY Loving the background & Lovin the strips of ribbon & Tickets to your Handmade Flowers.....
    All in All FABBO!!!

  7. Gorgeeous! I admire you for your use of gesso and moddeling paste on your layouts, you do such a beautiful work with it.
    Did you see you won for this lo on Yyam's blog challenge?


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