But I digress.
I have been a fan of Sue Miller’s artwork for a little while now and when I found out that her art was now available in rubber stamps, well, I was doing one, crazy happy dance.
I hope you take the time to check out all of Sue’s work and also visit Queen Kat Stamps because Vicki, of Queen Kat Stamps, is the one responsible for turning Sue’s line art into stamps!
I would have liked to create more projects than just the one, but I grossly underestimated the amount of time involved in helping to run one of these blog hops!
Here is my entry in our blog hop:
I chose to make a keepsake box with the image. The stamp I chose was ‘Angel Knock’ and I love Sue’s original painting. I’ll be honest that one of the reasons I chose Angel Knock (and it’s a very small reason) is the fact that the face is NOT visible. I am still not thrilled with my marker/colouring skills when it comes to faces.
The image is nice and crisp and lots of fun to colour and embellish.
|I inked around the lid of the box for interest. The Fabric flowers are Garden of Flowers (A collection of fabric and felt flowers and leaves) by 3birdsdesign and I used pop dots for dimension when I adhered them to the box.|
|I started with this heavy-duty gift box. It is black and once the lide is removed, the front panel of the box actually folds out.|
|Using Tsukineko Brilliance in Cosmic Copper and Galaxy Gold, I dabbed the ink around the perimeter of the lid|
|Using a dry soft rag, I buffed the inks into the lid|
|I chose a lovely printed acetate as an overlay for the lid, before I placed my image on it.|
|I measured the size of the cardstock I used to print my image and then cut this paper 1/8 inch larger for matting.|
|Inking my edges…. I always ink my edges:).
I used the Galaxy Copper to give a lovely gold foil-look border to the paper
|Close-up of the box detail; It looks like moire silk.|
|Close-up of the Glitter pens, Glossy Accents
and Glitter I used to embellish the image.
|Someone’s knocking at my door.|
|I decided to be a little unconventional and use a PRINTED paper
onto which I stamped my image. I chose a vintage rose pattern
I hope you enjoyed what I made and will become a follower of my very active blog.
Please remember to leave a comment below my post, and also return to our HomePage when you are finished hopping. There are some wonderful prizes to be won and lovely people to visit along the way.
Your next stop is at Karen Campbell’s blog!
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of all the participants.