Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Created ByHand Challenge - Blobs & Spatters

For today's Created Byhand challenge I made a quick skinny. The background is made using the Simple Green Spritz technique from the Apr/May '08 Technique Junkie newsletter. I added stamps from Oxford Impressions and Tim Holtz.

Not sure if I'm loving the new TH clear stamps - they smell funky, I tore one getting it off the sheet (I've never done that, ever. Some of them are connected and I didn't realize that when I was peeling one off!), they stain instantly, and they're weirdly sticky. On the plus side, they're really thick, much thicker than normal acrylic stamps, and the images are fantastic. Maybe I just need to play around with them more. My problem is that I am very much a RUBBER stamp lover, but I couldn't resist all those sets!

21 comments:

  1. I love the rustic look of this piece! wonderful :)

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  2. Very old-world feel to this - brilliant!

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  3. this is gorgeous. I know what you mean about clear stamps. I have loads and I do love them, but there is something about "real rubber"

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  4. Really awesome Shelly, I didnt play along in this one but had to let you know how much I Love this!

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  5. I am loving this one. Very distressed looking! Kathy Eddy

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  6. This is really gorgeous. Love the man.
    I used Versafine with my Holtz and it did not stain, but I only stamped it one time before I cleaned it.

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  7. I love the inking and rustic feel! They are great stamps though..I don't have any TH stamps..so thanks for the tip about peeling them off (for future reference) I would like to get some of his stamps soon!

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  8. Love your skinny Shelly!
    I own a lot of TH's stamps, but they are all wood-mounted. I do have some of the acrylic stamps, but I'm like you . . . still love my rubber!

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  9. gorgeous! love the color tones!

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  10. Excellent piece, Shelly! Love your color combinations. I don't have any TH's stamps but thanks for the warning about the funky smell. Think I'll stick to the real rubber ones as those acrylic stamps tear so easily...

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  11. Really amazing piece, Shelly. It looks antique. You work wonders with rubber stamps (or in this case, gooey acrylic stamps).
    :-)
    Shelly

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  12. Beautiful vintage art. Really love it!

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  13. Hi Shelly! I think you should tell Tim about the stamps. Too often, we make exceptions about products because they're 'attached' to a famous name. lol LOVE your skinny!

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  14. Beautiful work.I am fascinated by this technique you mention! I would love you to come over and join my new weekly tag challenge.
    Frankie
    xx

    http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.com/

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  15. Shelly, I am not sure about the Tim Holtz stamps from Michaels.. I am not getting a good impression and I also tore one. I bought two of the sets and I just feel they are cheaply done. Like the old clear stamps. Cindy T

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  16. Shelly! Another fabulous creation! I definitely know what you mean about the stamps. I bought some too and the smell was giving me a headache while I was prepping them. Other than that, I haven't had many problems yet beside the fact that they ARE really really sticky. And have you noticed they get dusty super fast? The texture weirds me out. Lol.

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  17. Fabulous background. Very inspired!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!