Welcome to What Will You Stamp? This week’s challenge is using the Country Home stamp set.
We’d love to see you create something from this set for our gallery. Please join the fun!
My mother collected antiques, and she would have loved this graniteware enamel teapot. She didn’t even mind a little rust. These things are not cheap, and you’d be lucky to find one today for under $100.00. Good thing I like miniature, paper ones!
While I was thinking of Mama, I turned our Country Home pitcher into graniteware by using a Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil and an Aquapainter. I first stamped the pitcher in Night of Navy ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I colored the sides of the pitcher with my pencil, brushing the color towards the center with my Aquapainter.
I intended to leave the pitcher on its square of Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Stitched Shapes die, so I had to figure out a way for foliage to come from its mouth. My solution was to punch a hole at the top of the pitcher, stick the foliage through the hole, and tape it to the back. To insure the hole was hidden, I added a bow of Braided Linen Trim.
The leaves (Old Olive cardstock) and the branch (Thick Whisper White cardstock) are from the Frosted Bouquet die set.
While my Night of Navy ink pad was handy, I stamped the sentiment (Country Home stamp set) on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I used the same Stitched Shapes die for cutting the square of Wood Textures, and backed it with Night of Navy cardstock, cut with a Layering Squares die.
My idea for the layout is from Fab Friday’s challenge.
My two squares needed a background, so I used the same Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and embossed it with the Tin Tile embossing folder. This wood blends nicely with its Gray Granite card base. I’m finding that Gray Granite is a fabulous neutral color.
Thank you for stopping by. Remember, we’d love to see your creations, using Country Home, in our gallery at What Will You Stamp?