Now here’s an image guaranteed to make you clucky! Anthea Peterson writes: I have made a frame around my photos by stamping a Prima Journaling stamp using some black Stazon onto some clear transparency, I then cut my photos out and placed them in the centre of the stamped image to cover up the stamped lines.
I also stamped out a Damask image using some brown Stazon ink onto another piece of clear transparency.
We love this bright lively layout from Chantelle Huizenga. She writes: I’ve used rubber alphabet stamps and paint for my transparencies – I’ve assembled various alphabets on an acrylic block, using a paint brush, I’ve applied the paint to the stamp and then pressed down onto the transparency – I repeated this process for the whole strip. Then I’ve added it to my LO, using it as an overlay for part of my photo!
I’ve also made a small tag, using Stazon and White ink, I’ve stamped a leaf image and a word.
Heidi Barclay created two fab layouts for this week.
She writes: On the Waterslide one, I have printed out a Pink image onto the transparency and then also stamped an image using my new Pink Paislee Soiree stamps.
On the Good Friends make you laugh layout, I have stamped directly onto transparency using the Soiree stamps.
And we loved the creative flow in Sharmaine Kruijver’s layout this week. She writes: To make my transparency I used a grid stamp and a clear plastic bag. I simply stamped the grid, several times, onto the plastic bag. I then cut out the image and adhered it to my layout. The bag was the softer plastic so it floats on the page rather than sitting on it. Thank you for all these wonderful challenges. The thing I have loved the most is that I can just use things that are sitting on my scrap table or things that might normally have been thrown out. All this meant that the creative process was more enjoyable.
So much happening in this wonderful summery layout from Leeann Pearce. She writes: The first thing that came to my mind was Hambly – they are the bomb when it comes to transparencies. I totally dig screen printing. So I knew exactly what type of transparency I wanted to create. Decorative frames. Here’s how I went about it. I gather together some journaling spot stamps from hero arts and pink paislee, plus I also used a pudding bowl. I looked thru my stamp stash for some scroll type stamps. I used stazon ink and stamp straight onto the clear transparency film a few times. I then used a scrap piece of paper and placed that inside the circle or stamped square - so that I was just giving the stamp shape a decorative edge. Allow the ink to dry, then cut it out and scrap away. The end result is totally awesome and one I will be doing again and again!!
Thanks to everyone who has participated in this series of Make It Yourself. We hope that we have encouraged and inspired you to think outside the box a little more with your scrapbooking (and other!) supplies – and we’ve loved receiving so many innovative ideas back. Without you participating each week a reader’s challenge would be pointless – so thank you.