so excited to share all this goodness. (and be sure to read to the end. because. well. it’s a blog hop.)
i have long been an admirer of roben-marie roberts-smith and her amazing work.
i am pretty sure there is isn’t a surface, medium or tool that she doesn’t shine at using or transforming.
and her stamps. SIGH. awesomeness.
so get this. i am so excited to be on her design team!
she sent her new mixed media essentials stamp set to me last month to play with and i had SO much fun integrating them into my art.
he loves her. my first foray into adding a he-man into my work. love him. and the real life one i married. i water-colored the background and then used the same circle-doodle stamp (with a taupe-colored ink) over and over to create a consistent background then filled in the spaces between them with white ink. i love the subtle and cohesive look it created as a backdrop to my peeps and wording.
sketch book love. this was all about using goodies i have had on hand forever. i began with the large flower stamped in black ink on the front and back of the mini journal and added touches of white ink to make them pop and personalize them a bit. next, i stamped some leftover muslin with a repetitive arrow stamp in a complimentary soft rusty color. last, i folded the muslin strip in half and stitched an opening big enough to hold one of my most favorite sketch pencils and added my pretty little feather bundle and fabric flower trim.
always. i have been in this most awesome groove creating my girls with big hair lately. this groove includes a lot of white paint and graphite with touches of color here and there. this stamp set inspired me to let go a bit and just play with paper, stamps and lots of color. super love this girl and what she has to say. you can see bits of almost every stamp in this set in all sorts of bitty details. so, so much fun!
a display of love. so i had this super old set of stacking plywood frames that were actually supposed to be altered then strung together with ribbon in a row. but i had this idea of creating depth with them to really show off a bitty Instagram picture that is one of my all-time faves. SO. i pulled out a mini stack of patterned paper and stamped several of in the new set over and over again and then cut them out. i took a big ol container of modpodge and just started layering one over the other until all three plywood frames were covered with fun bits of the stamped paper. i stacked the frames (gluing them together with more modmodge and added the words “a display of love” from an old book page. i just used an old mat and frame from a homegoods art piece that i didn’t really like anymore. and there you go! it hangs in the dorm room now and is one of my favorite pieces!
i seriously loved adding roben-marie’s newest set of stamps into the mix. it gave me a break from the seriousness of my fine-art work and gave me the freedom to just PLAY. if you want to grab your own set (and I know you do!) grab them here.
and now for an extra bit of love – i am giving away my “always” piece to one lucky (at least i think she is) girl! To enter for a chance to win – please do the following:
- friend me on fb and leave me a message on my wall – if you are already a friend – just leave a message.
- AND share this post on your fb wall mentioning roben-maries new stamp awesomeness.
i will draw a winner on my birthday, sunday, may 5th. good luck! (shipping is limited to the US – if outside the US, you will be charged shipping. Sorry!):
and now to send you on your way to your next blog in the hop!
Blog Hop Participants:
April Cole: http://aprilmariecole.blogspot.com/
Carissa Paige: http://carissapaige.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Shaffer: http://cynthiashaffer.typepad.com/
Jen Osborn: http://identityseven.typepad.com/themessynest/
Kristin Peterson: http://alteredstatesstudio.blogspot.com/
Lorraine Bell: http://serendipitystudios.squarespace.com/
Roben-Marie Smith: http://www.robenmarie.com
Sandi Keene: http://sandi-keene.squarespace.com/
And another bit of fun from roben-marie. she is participating in the Stencil Blog Hop beginning on May 2. More about it here!