The Spring 2015 Issue of RubberStampMadness arrived a few days ago. I have been anxiously waiting for it's arrival, as there is a 5 page Artist Profile article in it with 5 of my pieces!!!
The author of the article, Melanie King, did a wonderful job conveying all of the detailed information included in it.
"One of a Kind" is the featured piece in the article.
It's actually a good size piece at 8 1/2" x 6". Fred Mullett's fabulous and fun "Swirl Fish" is stamped 3 times - the 2 outside images are popped up on either side of the center image. Other stamps in the piece include Judikins - Funky Fish, Third Coast Rubber Stamps - coral, Inkadinkado/EkSuccess - shell swirl. The lettering is hand drawn.
Two of the pieces in the article are actually 4" x 6" postcards, so they are completely flat for mailing purposes. They are little scenes - one of my favorite types of stamping - telling a mini story with stamps.
At the Beach
I had fun with this piece and added a bit of subtle humor - the man in the chair looks like he's taking a nap, but he's actually checking out the pretty lady walking by.
"The Lady With Umbrella and Hat", the man - "Asleep on Brighton Beach", and the "Gang of Gulls" are a few of my favorite stamps from 100 Proof Press. Other stamps used are: open umbrella, tiny grass - Art Impressions, sandpipers - Stampin' Up!, pilings with grass - Sunnyside Stamps, sand hills and shoreline - The Stampin' Place, fence, distant gulls - Kitty Kits (Rubbernecker Stamps).
Enchanted Fairy Hello
The focal point of this piece that I built the scene around is the cute little Elf with a flower hat from My Paper Moon Stamps. The fairy door tree trunks are another of my favorite stamps from Lavinia Stamps. I varied the placement of them in the back of the scene to add the feeling of depth and distance to the scene. The other stamps used are: stone wall - Outlines Rubber Stamps, tiny pebbles - Kanban Crafts, strips of flowers - Stampendous!, grass with flowers - Magenta, larger stones - Art Impressions, all others - Crafty Secrets.
Up, Up and Away
A fun mini scene birthday card. Love this limited edition Girlfriends Up, Up and Away stamp from Art Impressions. The scenery, clouds and other hot air balloons are from the Stampendous! Air Scapes clear stamp set. They work perfectly to complete the scene.
Last, but definitely not least is a Valentine using another of my favorite stamps from 100 Proof Press as the focal point.
Comida D'Art Dancers
The Comida D'Art Dancers and the Small Heart Balloon stamps are both from 100 Proof Press. The die cut heart is from Memory Box with a harlequin stencil sponged on it. The tiny hearts embossing folder is from Stampin! Up! and the rays embossing folder is from Sizzix Tim Holtz. The sentiments on the balloons are hand lettered and the balloon strings hand drawn. The dancers and large heart are cut out using a technique called Images Beyond the Borders. Stamp TV has a YouTube video explaining the technique.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope spring comes soon. It was 20 below zero here this morning - but the springtime art work in the current Spring RubberStampMadness issue helps me to think spring till then.