Monday, September 30, 2013

CTMH October Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop: Peace

Welcome to another SOTM blog hop!  Are you ready to start thinking about Christmas?  This month's stamp set is just lovely and will bring a traditional feel to your Christmas projects.

If you arrived here from Dawn's blog, you're on the right track.  If you are starting here, just keep following the links at the end of each blog post and when you get back here, you've seen all the yummy inspiration there is to see.

This is the set for this month, called Scandinavian Wishes.


Notice the red lines around the images?  They can be cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  How great is that!?!

I've been hanging on to a 6x6 canvas for a while and decided I would use it for this project.  Here's what I created:


I used pigment inks to stamp directly on the canvas.  The main image was sponged with Ruby, Cocoa and Olive.  The sentiment and border was stamped with Cocoa.  I loved how the border was exactly the right length to fit on the canvas.  In order to stamp in the centre, I placed a block underneath and it worked perfectly.  Here's a close up of the centre:


I do have a couple of tips when it comes to stamping with pigment ink on canvas.  If you are going to sponge the ink on a stamp, be sure to go back over the first colour again.  It dries very quickly.  You'll also want to huff a breath on your image before stamping.  I helps to re-moisten the ink.  I also gave the stamp a lot of pressure when I stamped it, way more than I normally would.  I pushed it down on the canvas to sort of encourage it to soak in a bit.

Now, it's time to hop on over to Kathleen's blog and check out what she's made with this fun set.

Happy Creating!

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful.!! That works so well as a piece of folk art.

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    1. Thanks Terry! Maybe that's why I was so drawn to it. Used to love folk art!

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  2. Beautiful, Great job with the pigment inks too!

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to make myself use them more.

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  3. Fabulous! (That is all that needs to be said.)

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  4. WOW! I love this. Reminds me of old fashioned needlework (without the stitching!)

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    1. I think I was so drawn to it because of that. I love cross stitching!

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  5. What a nice look! Reminds me of a counted cross-stitch piece.

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  6. OMWWOW!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

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    1. :) Katy, you definitely made me smile when I saw your comment in my inbox. Thanks so much!

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  7. Gorgeous, I would be so thrilled to get that as a gift!

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    1. LOL! Hmm, a gift, maybe I have to think about who to give it to?

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  8. What a pretty piece of home decor art!

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  9. Krista, this is amazing! I love the canvas!!

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