Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sunday Stampers - Black plus 365 Journal

The Sunday Stampers; over at Hels theme for this week (ends today) was to use black in your piece.  I've cheated slightly as I'm using a card I made at a class during the week, nevertheless I did make it albeit not specifically for SS.  I did start something else but haven't had time to finish it.  I thought I'd show it in case anyone hasn't come across this technique before.
  I've used an old table mat from Ikea but you can use funky foam. As the table mat was less flixible than funky foam I had to stand on top of the stamp to get a decent impression.  I should have explained first that you need to heat the funky foam then press your stamp into it.  You don't need to ink the stamp first but if you're unsure then ink it.  I would only recommend rubber stamps. (there is some other material which is a bit more dense and thicker than funky foam that you can use but I can't remember what it's called).  I then rubbed some metallic rub-ons into the stamped piece.
Managed to complete my September pages on time, but waited till I'd prepared the October ones before posting.  But looking at it on here I've realised the right hand page is a bit wishy washy so will do a bti more work on it.  Haven't decided on what to use for the daily entries yet.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Not too promising here today but at least it's not pouring down like yesterday ;-)


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The name of the foam used to be called Penscore. Now it's called Magic Stamps. I have a small piece of it, but still continue to use one of those knee pad things (cut into smaller pieces) you get at the garden store. The ones you rest your knees on when gardening.

That is one funky and colorful background for your October journal. I love it, since I'm such a big background junkie!

kayc said...

Love all those vibrant colours on your September pages. Your black card is striking. Love them. Kathleen x

Jacqui said...

Lovely stuff in this post

Crafty Chris said...

Wowser Anne these are gorgeous, the 1st one is fantastic I just love blk and white and those images are gorgeous, fab print on the foam, and beautiful summery colours in your journal, your weather sounds the same as ours blooming awful
Chris x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Anne, lots of lovely goodies to share with us today, just right for World Cardmaking Day. Love your card especially, those little iamges are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh I love your art calendar pages, they're so colourful! To add them to the flickr group, first go to the group pages and click on 'join this group'. When you upload your photos onto your own flickr page click on the photo you want to add to the group. Then select 'actions' then 'Add to group'. Click on the 365 calendar challenge group. It won't appear in the group straight away as Jill and I moderate the content. E-mail me if you need help - there is an e-mail link on my blog :-)

patcrafts said...

Card looks good and your funky foam sounds like fun, it's very effective.
Lovely colourful Art Calendar pages, background for Oct is fab.
Glad I read your comments now I know how to upload to flickr without Elena.
Hugs Pat xx

Micki said...

I also love your background pages...very nice colorful effects.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card and FAB technique with the foam hun, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday stamper x