The stamp image above from the Tribal Collection Unmounted Rubber sheet has a special place in my heart, so I knew I wanted my blog hop project to feature it prominently. This frame now sits proudly on my desk at work! If you're interested, the full story, and the quickie tutorial, are at the end of this post.
Now let's check out what the other bloggers have in store for us. Happy hopping!
Club Scrap Creates (you are here)
Pat Huntoon: The Technique Trail
Julie Heyer: Cape Cod Scrapper
Roni Johnson: Ink Stains with Roni
Deb Weller: Deb Duz Scrappin
Tricia Morris: The Efficient Crafter
Hetty Sanders: CraftChaos
Kay Williamson: Kay's Keepsakes
Cathy Gray: The Artful Gamut
Anne Marie Healey: Artfully Balanced
Anne Hunter: Crzymom'sTidbits
Shona Gibson: Shona Scraps
Debby Hernandez: Masculine Inspirations
Janet Moran: Dishing with Janet
Tiare Smith: iClassy Girl
There's usually a lot of back and forth, choosing what works, and what doesn't, before the designers settle on the final product you see each month. The August unmounted stamps were no exception. I happened to be conveniently located nearby when the Tribal UM discussion took place. There was a large open space where a previous idea had been scrapped that needed filling. I casually mentioned how much I liked the look of the symbols, but wish I knew what they meant. Once Jac provided the translations, I suggested it might be cool to pair those words with the art. Imagine how excited I was when I saw the final proof of the Tribal Collection UM sheet!
Since a picture's worth a thousand words, here's a step-by-step photo tutorial.
|Paint inexpensive 5x7 frame with black acrylic paint.|
|Spritz Memories Mist onto Tribal Lite Masking Stencil.|
|Stamp UM image with India Black Ink.|
|Decorate frame with Gold Playcolor Metallic paint.|