Sunday, 5 February 2012

One Word, One Technique #6

Welcome to the second month of 'One Word, One Technique' :D

For a reminder of how 'One Word, One Technique' works, click here for Maxine's introduction.

A new month means a new technique! The prompt for week 6 is:

February Technique - Stamping
This Week's Word - Smile

I was so inspired by this week's prompt, I've actually got two examples to share with you! For my first example I continued with my plan to create a journal page for each prompt:
I created my background on a plain white page using nothing but stamps and archival ink in several colours. I started off with the large red hearts and built up the design from there, layering different stamps and colours. 
I used the same set of chipboard alphas as my first page to create the first part of my title, and then used a small set of alpha stamps to finish the quote. Finally I splashed some red ink on the page to give an extra bit of colour.

Then I started thinking about stamping on layouts, and how I don't really do it enough. So I grabbed a photo of Mojo which I thought would work well with the word 'smile' in the title, my favourite set of My Minds Eye stamps from the Lost & Found 2 collection and my little alpha stamps, and this is the result:
I splashed some black ink onto the white card, and then built up the border on the left hand side. The MME stamp set contains three different banner stamps, which I've stamped with black ink at various intervals along the edge. I then cut some banner pieces from Hambly washi tape and filled in the gaps.
I added three more strips of washi tape for the photo and title to sit on, some stamped hearts from the MME stamp set, and some Studio Calico butterflies. I used Studio Calico alpha stickers for the main title, and added the subtitle with the small alpha stamps. Mojo usually poses for the camera, and always looks like she's smiling, but for some reason on the day that I took this photo she was in a sulk and wouldn't pose for me - hence my title!

I hope you like my examples this week - as always, if you join in with the prompts make sure to link us up in the comments below so we can come and have a look :D

Jules xx