For today's post, I am starting with cards stamped with the new "Work of Art" set:
|WORK OF ART set of 11 stamps|
(Images copyrighted by Stampin' Up!)
Wood Mount stamp set: 134111 - $29.95
Clear Mount stamp set: 134114 - $21.95
My friend and fellow demo Gina says this set is like Legos for stampers - and she is so right! Once I started playing with it, I had the best time "building" pictures. I have not seen that anyone else has done the designs I am sharing here, so for me they are my originals and I am so proud of them! I look forward to reading your comments and finding out what you think!
I have named the more abstract images in the set: "long swipe," "square swipe," and "blotch." The others are more standard: line, chevron, dot and heart.
Let's start with a quick and easy shape - a heart! I made this using the "long swipe" and the "blotch" images, and stamped-off before stamping each to lighten the color on the heart so the over-stamped heart & word can be seen. The first version is monochrome with Strawberry Slush. I went over the word "you" with Dazzling Details, and also used it to outline the little heart and the sponged edge of the white panel.
|STRAWBERRY SLUSH "WORK OF ART" HEART|
|"WORK OF ART" HEART IN STRAWBERRY SLUSH WITH BLACKBERRY BLISS OVERSTAMPING AND BACKGROUND PANEL.|
This would be a great card to accompany a gift for a favorite teacher!
|"WORK OF ART" APPLE IN STRAWBERRY SLUSH WITH PISTACHIO PUDDING CATERPILLAR|
For these next two card variations, I created ocean views featuring palm trees! The first uses only 2013-15 In Colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush).
|"WORK OF ART" COCONUT PALM IN 2013-15 IN COLORS|
|"WORK OF ART" PALM TREE AT SUNSET BEACH|
|"WORK OF ART" GRAZING HORSE IN HELLO HONEY, MOSSY MEADOW AND LOST LAGOON|
To finish off my play time with this set, I did a couple of abstracts using the 2014-16 In Colors and Watercolor Paper. For both I sprayed the Watercolor Paper panel with water, however you will be able to see that I got one panel really wet (causing the images to run a lot), while the other was just lightly damp. I started with the Hello Honey "square swipe" followed by the Tangelo Twist "blotch" on both. I let the ink dry completely before stamping the sentiment.
|"WORK OF ART" ABSTRACT 1 IN 2014-16 IN COLORS ON WET WATERCOLOR PAPER|
|"WORK OF ART" ABSTRACT 2 IN 2014-16 IN COLORS ON DAMP WATERCOLOR PAPER|