Wednesday, 23 March 2011

celebrate the ordinary everyday moments

 I just love those 'one of' pictures that you get - a fleeting moment, but still precious.  This was one of them and I used it for the challenge at Aussie Scrap Source. The latest challenge is to make your own stamps - WOW - how fun and I love that idea!!
I decided to make a BG stamp to compliment this LO - so the red textured look in the BG is my homemade stamp - but I'll get to that at the end of this post.
Here's some close-up's:

Some lace doily trim and ruffled ribbon - I've also been playing with Fimo and made this textured heart!

 Bird and cloud by the Chip-Chop shop - and a close up of the BG stamp with light misting of glimmer-mist.

So this is how I made my stamp:

 I've used some foam flower stickers - purchase from a local discount store.  I've picked out a few different sizes, then poped them into an embossing folder and put thru my Cuttlebug - this has given me a texture on my stamps.  And foam embosses very easily!!  Next I've arranged the foam flowers onto an acrylic block as shown below.
Now I have my homemade stamp, ready to use - I've simply inked it up using Real Red by Stampin'Up and stamped onto my LO!!  Really easy and really fun.

Thanks for coming by and happy crafting.


Jasmine S said...

Wow, what an awesome idea for your stamps. It looks fantastic. Great LO. Yep, love the pic and the colors are gorgeous. Great work.

Kristel said...

This looks really gorgeous Chantelle!
Hugs Kristel

Melissa Hortin said...

Wow, the stamping looks awesome. I love the effect it has given and the misting on top looks amazing. Awesome LO Chantelle.

Chantal said...

I really love your layout, Chantelle! The stamping technique is FAB!!! I don't have a cuttlebug or anything though so that could be a problem... Fantastic work!

Leeann Pearce said...
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Leeann Pearce said...

I so totally loved how you made this stamp and even better that i saw it IRL... lucky me.... chantelle's space and place is just awesome, think I am going to move in hehehehe... and let me tell you haw seriously gorgeous her little man is in this pic... i know my jorja loves to play with's her second time... funny she calls him boy.... will have to get photos next visit!!!!

gosh sorry there was some really bad spelling in the first post!

Marcia said...

Oh thats clever. Great effect too. Love your layout, those photos are the kind that really show just how it is!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chantelle this is awesome loove it x

Samantha said...

WOW! WOW! this is amazing! i love how you have made the stamp and the fimpo heart is so sweet! really beautiful photo too!

Melinda said...

WOW just gorgeous and full of inspiration!! Love how you have done that stamp and your heart button looks AWESOME!! xx