Mixed Media Layout by: Nicole Martel

Good morning! I have a question for my friends who enjoy playing with stamps. What excites you about stamps? Meaning, what drives you to buy a particular stamp set? When you’re looking for a stamp set, do you automatically search for a specific theme? For me, I look at the word phrases and shapes. The theme of the stamp does not matter much to me.

For instance, I bought the School Days Stamp Set because I have a 9 year old son and quite a few photos of him doing homework etc… that I could scrap. But, I really just love the big “thanks” word script and the tiny words! That is what drew me to this collection, not because I was looking for Back to School stamps. 🙂

My sister just adopted this adorable puppy from the Colorado SPCA. I just love his little ears! He is going to be a big dog!

To begin, I used the “thanks” word script and some black ink and stamped a few rows using the stamp over and over again on white cardstock to create a fun background for the layout. I really like the VersaFine Clair ink. The images come out super crisp!

Isn’t that font amazing? I need an stamp set with script words like this. Seriously, it is beautiful.

Initially, I was going to keep the top part black and white, but after I started embellishing the layout, I felt that I needed to add some spray mist at the top so the colors are easier on the eyes.

If I had known I was going to use mist, I would have sprayed the mist first. Then I would have stamped the images so the ink would be more vibrant, but I still love how it looks.

 

I am still working on using up my stash. I am determined to use up a good amount of my stash before I shop for some newer collections. 🙂 It’s hard, but I’m going strong! I used a good amount of Pretty Little Studio and Pinkfresh Studio products on this layout. Two of my favorite companies.

I love using a variety of tags, tickets, banners and flags on my projects. They are totally fun!

I painted the bottom of the layout using Bad Girls Couture’s Haute Mess Acrylic Paint. LOVE this color. It’s sooooo pretty. This color looks great with the blues and turquoise and pinks.

 

Loves of layers and textures. Swoon

I used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to spray the paw print twill to give it some color.

Thank you for visiting today! If you haven’t checked out Precious Remembrance Shop, please stop by and take a look at all of the gorgeous snippets, stamps and ink pads. We offer planner stuff too! There’s something for every crafter in the shop.

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