Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Hello fellow bloggers and Happy Tuesday.  Welcome once again to my blog today.   It is once again time for the Stamp Tramps to post their creations to this weeks challenge at Skipping Stones Design.   All this month we have the pleasure of designing to the FABULOUS Lea Lawson!!  I know you have seen her work over and over again in various publications and online galleries.  She is fabulous!  This is the sketch she has given us to design to this week.
Simple and very fun to play with.  Great for using different background papers and a simple sentiment, ribbon, paper strip scraps.....you get the idea!  It has possibilities galore.  I kept my card very simple this week all though the prep work behind it was a little more time consuming.  Let me show it to you and explain.

I used the butterflys from  "Always There" and decided tsso mount them in a linear pattern instead of a ribbon or strip of paper.  I am soooo tired of winter and wanted  to do something springlike this week.
I made a master board of sorts to stamp the butterflies on.  I took water color paper and wet it real well and painted various pastel colors of watercolors here and there allowing them to run together.  When dry I stamped these butterflies and still have paper left over to use in another project sometime.  I stamped the butterflies in a dark brown chalk ink and embossed with clear EP.  I then cut them out and as a last thought sprayed them with glimmer mist.  Hard to tell from the photo I know.  They turned out so pretty I did not want much more pattern in my card to detract from them.  So I kept the rest of the card plain.  I stamped the sentiment on a cream colored ribbon by Tim Holtz and was done.  A very quick card and once you get a masterboard done you can make alot of different things with it.
Hope you have had fun checking out what the rest of the Tramps have been doing.  Please create something of your own and link it on the SSD blog....there are prizes to be won!
I best get moving as I have an early day at work tomorrow....and COLD COLD COLD weather here...17 below right now without wind chill....wish I could play hookie and stay home tomorrow and stamp, but my boss occasionally reads my blog!  Ha! Ha!....she is an awesome stamper herself and fun to stamp with when we get the rare chance.
Take care blog friends and don't forget to leave a comment if you visit so I know you have been here, and have a WONDERFUL week.  God Bless....Tammie


  1. LOVE your take on the sketch...the butterflies are simply perfect!

    How fun that your boss is a stamper too!!!

  2. Tammie, I love how you used the butterflies in the sketch. Great job!

  3. Wow...those butterflies are beautiful! I love the little banner that the sentiment is on too! Great job with the sketch! ♥♥♥

  4. What a fun technique Tamra!!! You should use that for a Tip & Trick Thursday!!! Have a good night!!