Monday 2 September 2013

A couple of my favourite things

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Stamping All-stars", giving the opportunity to create something using your favourite stamp/s. I found it impossible to limit myself to just one!  I guess that if I was really forced to choose it'd be the David stamp from Tim Holtz, but I've used that just recently so I decided to choose my favourite type of stamp instead - large face stamps.  The phrenology head and skull are both from Stampers Anonymous and oddly enough I have the wood mounted versions of both (very rare for me, I usually take them off the wood and mount them on EZ mount foam).

Started with a square of white card and applied distress inks to create the graduated background
before overstamping with the honeycomb and flourish designs with Versafine ink (chosen because it stays wet for quite a while and I wanted to smudge it with my fingers before it was fixed and dry).

The two heads were stamped on white card and then cut out and fixed in place.  I think the sunglasses look like they've been cut from black card but that is just the photo, they were actually drawn on with a black promarker!  I used a white pen to add the two dots where the arm joins the front, typical for Ray-ban type glasses.

As a finishing touch I matted onto black card and then fixed the whole thing to my white card.  That's all she wrote! :)  I wish more companies would bring out large faces like these, they're so versatile and give the opportunity to get creative with them and reinvent them as something new.  That's why they're my favourites! :)

Supplies I used included:

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Candy C said...

Dan...your two heads are great! I really love the stark white against the colorful blended background. And your Raybans that you've added with the promarkers......way coo!l I agree with you! Iwould love to see more large face and head stamps! <3 Candy

Tammy said...

Very good look. I like the way you built your background. It really adds depth to the piece.

The heads are very cool too.

Anna-Karin said...

You are so good at using those large face and head stamps Dan. Love this too, very cool.

Meihsia Liu said...

Your creation is cool! Dan. The background colors and the head images are awesome! :)

misteejay said...

Love the way you have done the background on this Dan and those heads with 'shades' - fabulous.

Toni xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow you drew the glasses on yourself, they look so realistic . Love the faces set against your backdrop and as always a very bold quirky piece. Tracy x

Michelle said...

Beautifully done! I love those white dots on the sunglasses. Your attention to detail really shows in your work. This is an awesome piece, Dan. Awesome.

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Awesome project, Dan! I love the "stunner" shades you added to these two heads :)

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Cheryl said...

Very cool look! Thanks for sharing how you made it--your bg is gorgeous.

barbarayaya62 said...

These stampas are bot fab! Your project is very very cool and interesting! BARbarayaya

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