Saturday, March 9, 2013

pretty little studio...

on the blog today is a layout i did for pretty little studio using the Monsieur Collection.

i got out one of my MANY stamps i have hoarded from my Cocoa Daisy stamp subscription, some spray ink (mr. huey) and a date stamp i recently picked up on clearance at target (american crafts)

I created the background by using this stamp and repeating and interlocking the image. i was not going for perfection. (that would be futile!) I then added the "i {heart} you" stamp image from the date stamp.
to protect from over inking that may be on the numbers, just put a piece of masking tape on the date itself, ink, and remove to stamp. all stray ink is hopefully on your masking tape. and you can use the same piece of tape a few times. i like the sentiments on a date stamp as much if not more than the date portion itself.

i used lots of lil bits of pieces of the lines paper to make up this layout, and added simple splatters by taking the sprayer out of the bottle of ink, and splattering what was on the tube onto the paper... messy messy. YES!

i also used a couple stickers from my new stash of heidi swapp i picked up at michael's this week. i FINALLY found her color shine mists at the michael's in coralville. AND got "buy one get one 1/2 off to boot"!

thanks for stopping by!! be sure to check out all the fantastic lines at Pretty Little Studio. whether doing "project life" or layouts, there is something for you!
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  1. Love your idea about using masking tape on your stamps. I often do not use stamps for that very reason. Also got a chuckle out of your not going for perfection, that would be futile comment. That is so me!

    1. Thanks Krissy! Yeah... I think that is why I love art so much!! Creative "expression". Or mistakes made pretty!! LOL!