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Sunday 16 August 2015

Our Precious Little One

Good afternoon all.

Yesterday turned into a lazy day mostly with a little of crafting for good measure.

An upcycled stamp block to share today as inspiration for the STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday challenge. This was a present for my nephew and his wife whose first son arrived at the end of June.

I started by making a mood board with my small gelli plate, acrylic paints and lots of stencils. I then cut a couple of pieces out to fit onto my stamp block, which I'd painted with white gesso.

Both pieces were stamped around the edges with black archival ink before being attached with gel medium. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment for the front side onto tissue paper and attached with gel medium. The reverse side was computer generated onto tissue paper and attached with gel medium. The sides were stamped and heat embossed with Wendy Vecchi EP.

Project is finished with a small bow and a "handmade with love" charm. My photo holder was a job lot from Ebay.

Challenges entered:
The Artistic Stamper - anything goes


  1. Brilliant project Carol I am in awe of the techniques and creativity for this recycled item a wonderful keepsake to be treasured. Carol thanks for the tip about Win 10, I haven't set up the new laptop yet I think I am a bit nervous as so many things have and still are going wrong with the current one.
    lorraine x

  2. awesome make carol....love it xx

  3. A fabulous upcycled stamp block Carol, such a wonderful gift.

  4. Oh Carol I think this is such a super cute idea for a new addition and great use of an old stamp block. I love how you've decorated and the wee charm just finishes it off.
    Hugs Erika. x

  5. I saw this over at the unruly paper arts blog. it is just wonderful, such a cool project! congrats on the new nephew in the family! xo

  6. So gorgeous Carol! I love the colours & your beautiful backgrounds too!
    Dawn xx

  7. This is so awesome, Carol! I love the colors on your Gelli art! What a wonderful gift!

  8. Wow Carol! What a fantastic use of a stamp block. Love the colours, stunning! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper

  9. Who knew a stamp block could look so good. Great idea. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Fabulous Carol , love this idea x

  11. Such a clever idea! I think more of my stamps are going to be freed from their blocks - love this Carol because the colours are wonderful and it's brilliantly clever to use the blocks like that too, yay what a fab idea! Karen x

  12. You are so good at mixed media! What a lovely gift for the little one. Michelle x

  13. Love your stamp block and gelli prints - so creative! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  14. I love this idea, it is very lovely!! Unfortunately it cannot contribute to our challenge, there must be some stamps from Art Journey :(

  15. Epic! Such an awesome make. I adore it x
    Thank you for joining up with us and we hope to see you next time at http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

  16. What a great idea! I love the Gelli print mood board. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  17. Adorable. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  18. gorgeous creation! what a great upcycle project. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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