So, last week I showed my new stamp designs and told you that there was one more coming. One I am very excited about. I think this is my personal cherry on top of the stamp design cake :)
Circles Background is an XXL stamp. It is A4 size, so 8x11 inches, produced from awesome quality white rubber and because of the grand size an acrylic block is included. Yes, that makes it a bit more expensive, but the block is really handy and not only for the XXL stamp. Just imagine creating a collage of stamps on the block and being able to print it in one go…. just saying :)
So here it is, my grande finale, LOL!
I hope you like it just as much as I do!
Only 4 more days and I will be at Art Specially, where I will be doing make-and-takes in the Scrapbookzolder booth all day and the next (april 11-12). M-a-t are free so please stop by for a chance of trying some of my new stamps together with a gelli plate! Of course Scrapbookzolder will bring all of my stamps + a large variety of all the other awesome Carabelle Studio stamps and stencils!
If you are not able to come to Art Specially then you can buy the stamps in the online store. The new releases will be available this weekend.
Check out all about Art Specially here!
I would love to see you there :)
I am excited and thrilled to share my new stamp designs with Carabelle Studio that will be released the weekend of April 11-12.
Your first chances to buy them are at Version Scrap in Paris at the Carabelle Studio booth OR at Art Specially in Nijkerk, the Netherlands at the Scrapbookzolder booth where I will be doing make-ad-takes on both days. Of course you will get the chance to use the new stamps there :) So make sure to stop by if you're coming to Art Specially!
And here are my new designs:
The first one is a new size stamp which is 30x5cm. Because of the unconventional size an acrylic block is included.
Can I say I love this one?! :D
And then there are 3 10x15cm sets that come with english AND french texts:
Meanwhile, check out the Scrapbookzolder website for a large variety of Carabelle Studio stamps and stencils.
Another little "The making of an at journal page"-Flipagram.
Using my "Leafs" Stamp set and a Carabelle Studio stencil. Gelli Plate prints on delli paper and packaging tape transfers.
See a quick step-by-step here:
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This tag is featuring 4 of my stamp sets for Carabelle Studio.
To create this tag I first stamped the “French Lily” stamp with green acrylic paint. To get a nice and even layer of paint on a rubber stamp you can use a brayer to apply it. First roll out some paint on a craft sheet and then roll over the stamp quickly.
Make sure to clean the stamp right after using it!
When the paint was dry I stamped the “Leafs” stamp in the top corner, the “Layered Strips” at the bottom and one of the “I Heart Washi Tape” stamps at the side using black Archival ink.
I also stamped a little leaf on a piece of cardstock and cut it out.
I colored in the stamps using ZIG Art & Graphic Twins and a water brush to blend the colors.
To create the flower I used a spirograph with a permanent pen on acetate, then I cut it out and added a piece of colored paper behind it.
Finally I stamped the quote (from the “French Lily” set) and splattered some drops of black Indian Ink on the tag.
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I made this art journal page a while ago using a.o. the leaf stamp I designed for Carabelle Studio.
When I am painting or mono printing I always have an art journal open next to me. I use the pages to clean my brayer or brush. This way I don’t throw away any paint and get some awesome backgrounds for my art journal to work on later.
This is one of those pages that was used to clean my brayer and it looks as if I also used it to take the last paint off my gelli plate.
The text comes from a one-quote-a-day-calendar from Flow Magazine.
I used the gorgeous flower stamp designed by Azoline and one of my leaf stamps. I stamped the leafs on spray painted dell paper using a permanent ink, then cut them out and applied them to the page using matte medium. To make the blue background more interesting I used a stencil to finish this page up.
I think the step pictures are enough to explain the process:
And the final result:
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Products I used in this project:
This time I used the Sizzix Bigz Die Snowflakes and the Big Shot. I've used Carabelle Studio Magic Mask to cut the shapes from. They come in packages of 10, size 15x22cm (6x8.5inch) The plastic material is nice thick and sturdy, the same material as their masks and stencils are made off, so they can be used over and over again!
I love the big size of the snowflakes, they leave so much room to show all the layers underneath :)
Here are some of my prints:
And some left overs in my art journal. Brayered on left over paint and then stamped with the snowflake shapes that had some left over paint when I took them of the gelli plate. Love the soft look.
Do you have some favorite dies and did you ever use them as masks or stencils?
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This layout featuring a picture I took on Malta last year was in the 2014 december issue of Histoires de Pages. Although I had a consent from Cisk to publish this layout the French law prohibits advertisement for alcohol in magazines and I had to change out the picture for a different one and change the theme.
Because I like the original better (especially because the colors in the picture) I decided to share this one in stead of the one that was actually in the magazine featuring a picture with Malteser boats.
To create the background I first covered the cardstock with gesso and added texture using a stencil and modeling paste. Then I applied Ecoline (watercolor ink) and water and let the ink move around. When the ink was dry I added some contrasting colors of acrylic paint (purple and pink). To create the "drops" I stenciled through punchanella on book paper and then cut out the shapes.
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Riikka and I "met" online when I was invited to an event in Finland a couple of years ago and she was my contact person. Since then we met several times in real at events in Helsinki, Utrecht, Paris... and she is the sweetest person!
Riikka's layouts are always full of techniques and details. Her colors go from grays and purple to bright yellows and turquoise. She adds lots of embellishments and fun little things to her work.
I love the layers in this layout (actually you will find awesome layers in all her work) and the placement of the elements leaving "white" space in the middle. I think the "I Heart Washi Tape" stamps, embossed with glitter, add beautiful texture!
On the next layout Riikka used the "French Lily Background" stamp next to the "I Heart Washi Tape" set. Love the vibrant orange and yellow and those fun wire circles!
See how beautiful the stamps look with multi colored embossing on them!
And how about this beautiful mixed media canvas?! Don't you just love the colors and the texture?
Riikka explains the technique of stamping in modeling paste on the Scrap 365 blog in a shared blog post with Marsha where you will also find a little "how to" video from her hand.
Talking about video's... Riikka has her own You Tube Channel: Paperiliitin. Check it out, you'll find 30 something inspirational video's there!!
In this last layout Riikka created her own background paper by simply stamping the "Layered Strips" over and over in different colors. I love how she stamped the "I Heart Washi Tape" on colored paper and then cut them out to incorporate them in her paper layers underneath the photo! Note the fun "water drops" she created with crackle medium!
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Stamp set's Riikka used in these projects:
Information on where to buy these stamps you can find in the "Where to buy my stamps" section in the navigation bar or by clicking here.
And in case YOU created something with one of my stamp sets, please drop me an e-mail with a picture or a link. I would LOVE to see!! Thank you for stopping by today! Merry Christmas!