Monday, January 10, 2011


OK, it's my turn now to post a challenge! If you decide to play along, just leave a comment that will take readers back to your blog for a peek at what you've done. Meanwhile, you may want to read the post that inspired this challenge HERE. (Scroll down to Goldilocks...Dec. 10th post.)

Since we're often guilty of chasing down and purchasing new stamps and supplies we can't seem to live without, overspending as we go, I'm determined to start making better use of the stamps I already have. Do you have stamp sets where one or two of the stamps were used, but the rest are untouched? As I looked through my collection, I was amazed at how many images are still un-inked. Not only is this a waste of money (and storage space!) but also of creativity. I realize now that I've been CASEing a lot of cards I see online instead of finding new ways to use what I already have. New techniques are fun to learn, but don't require new stamps to do them!

SO HERE'S THE CHALLENGE: Using only supplies you already have in your stash, apply them in a different way to a technique or style you haven't tried yet. Dig deep into your supplies and see what you come up with! Then share it with the rest of us. Meanwhile, here's my entry:

The tree stamp I got for my birthday several years ago. I inked it up in black, stamped off once on scrap paper then on the dp, and then added green and brown inks to the image with a water-color brush. The woodgrain and solid dp is from a Basic Grey 6x6 pad in my collection ("Granola".) The vertical birthday stamp is several years old, as are the deckle edge scissors. I now have a masculine birthday card for future use.

Have fun with this challenge!


Bonnie said...

Hi Doris, So glad you are back safely from Prague and are back to stamping. I love your tree and your challenge. I love to get new stamping supplies, but have enough to do just about any kind of technique or card possible I think! Here's a card that I did using a new technique and an old and well used stamp set;

Joan B said...

this is gorgeous. you have a way with nature stamps. I cannot handle one more piece of craft stuff so please don't pick me for blog candy!!