8 May 2012

My favourite stamp...

Simon Says Stamp and Show are challenging us to use our favourite stamp. This was so easy for me to choose as I have a very favourite stamp that I use over and over again. Can you guess which one it is?! Perhaps the hand is a big give away! Hels' Sunday Stamper challenged us to use blue and brown this week so I thought I'd combine the two. I had such a great time using my favourite stamps - a bit like being a kid in a sweet shop!
I took one of Wendy's new Art Parts and covered the frame in Vintage Photo Distress Stain. The background was Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and the hand had Spun Sugar Distress Stain on it.  I won't go into every detail because it will take too long but the stamps are all stamped onto Grunge Paper with Jet Black Archival Ink. 
I have used some ideaology and even a press-stud donated from a pair of Tom's jeans! I principally used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.
I added a little scalloped trim as a shelf My second favourite stamp is the dotty stamp that I probably over use and so I used it twice in this. My very favourite stamps to use are Studio 490 once, mainly because they are so incredibly versatile and combine together so brilliantly! I didn't use any from the Funky Flowers set (which is another set I probably over use!) so I could always make a companion piece for this one showcasing more of Wendy's stamps... mmm... more ideas!
The sets I used were these (I have probably forgotten one!)

  • Be Happy... Make Art
  • Let Your Art Have Wings
  • All About Art
  • Be Inspired... Make Art
  • Live and Make Art
  • Botanical Art
  • Mail Art
  • Destination Art
  • Dreams of Art
Thank you, as always, for stopping by and any comments are really gratefully received x



Helen said...

Well, this probably answers my email - no wonder you've not had time to tweet!! This is gorgeous!!!! Not sure I can work out which your favourite stamp is (lol!) you've used so many great ones!

Elaine said...

Wow Gabrielle what a stunning creation great work Hugs Elaine

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Oh, WOW this is another masterpiece! I love the whole design and especially that bit with "I had no clue that one tiny rubber stamp purchase would lead to this" It sounds very familiar (LOL)
Michaela xx

Dan said...

What a lovely piece! You've combined the blue and brown together well too, that Hels knows what she's talking about :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Jo said...

Utter gorgeousness! Love the colours and you really know how to rock the Wendy style - love it jo xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Superb! Love it all, great use of stamps and art parts too. Zo xx

snazzyoriginal said...

I just can't imagine how anyone could overuse any Wendy Vecchi stamp lol! Great piece, love the combination of colours xx

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE this loads Gabrielle, I have a pack of the frames (unopened, whoops!) and yours looks totesamazeballs hun.... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Redanne said...

I love anything Wendy Vecchi does and you have used my favourite stamp - the butterfly on this absolutely gorgeous frame - wow! Anne x

Candy C said...

Your Wendy Vecchi inspired piece is beautiful! I also love Wendy things...and your piece is a real tribute to her stamps and her Art Parts! I love your use of color and the design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the oversized frame... I haven't seen that before. Using the little scallop as shelf for the bottle is a great idea.... the whole thing is fab!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a fantastic creation, great colors, images and elements.

monique said...

so much to see on this one, love the ink bottle stamp, FABULOUS JOB