Good afternoon. I often love to play and create something different with my stamps. Here I have created 2 mandalas using elements from scene building stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.
I have a circular stamping gear from Inkadinkadoo, but these can be created by drawing a circle and dividing it up into segments, then repeat stamping around the pencilled template. With the stamping gear it is so much quicker.
I first had a play by stamping images onto waste copy paper using the monument stamp (from English Cottages) and rose tree stamp (from Townhouses). I stamped 16 repeats around the circle.
The first pattern inspired me to make something with an industrial feel. In the second image I could see a definite secondary pattern of a large flower in the centre. So I thought something bright and floral would be fitting.
I stamped the image with Versamark onto black card and embossed in gold powder. The image was cut out and mounted onto a 6 X 6 inch card blank. The corners were stamped with black ink.
A die cut circle was stamped and embossed with a sentiment from Punky Expressions. I used a die cut cog (Sizzix) to finish, cut in black card and coated with gold gilding wax.
I had a lot of fun with this one and went a bit crazy with sparkle pens. The trees were stamped and embossed in fine gold powder. The image was flooded with plenty of colour, then spritzed with lots of water to make the colours bleed. I also puffed through a straw to spread the colour further. Finished with a few sparkly sequins and PVA pearls. Edged with pink alcohol marker and mounted onto and 8 X 8 inch card blank.
The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) is ‘sparkle and shine’ – so I have entered this one.