Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Weekly Challenge - Stamps

The Weekly Challenge - Stamps is for another artist's Yahoo Group I am on called: Blissfully_Art_Journaling. There are several challenges given often and this one sounded fun.

We were to do an entire page using only rubber stamps and ink. I also used embossing powder in gold, which may not show up on the scan I did. I also used my children's alphabet stamps to stamp out the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I could not use his full name because of two reasons; one not enough room and two there was one letter missing from the alphabet stamps and that was the letter D. A bunch of other stamps were used and several different inks.

Not perfect, but a good challenge to do. Limiting the materials or tools is a good way to get the brain thinking of different ways to use them. Sometimes when we have too many tools or too much material to use we get lost and cannot focus on what it is we want our page to say. Perhaps I will do this again and see what comes out of it.

Have a fun and creative day!

4 comments:

freebird said...

Hey, this turned out great. I was thinking oh boy, this won't do much but evidently I need to look a little bit more clearly with what stamps can do. I think Emerson is quite enough. If someone doesn't recognize that name adding the rest won't help.

Phyllis said...

"Not perfect, but a good challenge to do. Limiting the materials or tools is a good way to get the brain thinking of different ways to use them."

Love both your handling of the challenge page and your message - lots of ideas flowing.

I just noticed that "lost" and "lots" are just a typo away!

The Gypsy said...

Well done - this is both nice and inspiring.

bubblemunch said...

It's a great page Rhonda. I enjoyed being able to see close in to appreciate the different stamps used. I love the layering choices that different stamps, inks and powders give.

Love the background stamp.