Friday, April 18, 2014

Stamping on Stones



Hello Friends

I just got back from a trip to Maine oh how I LOVE the beach. Yes it was cold and we even got some snow, but it was just lovely to walk along the ocean and breathe in that salty air. It soothed my soul :) 

Anyway I took my journal with me and some of my stamps as I had planned on doing some art journaling. As you can see that did not happen.  I walked along the beach I thought that it would be fun to stamp on beach stones. 

So I took a few stones back to the hotel and stamped away. I only had my Memento ink with me and some Copics. It would have been better to use a different ink as the Memento got sucked right into the porous stone and what should have been a jet black colour was now a dark gray. I used the Wishing You Joy stamp from Unity. The trick to stamping on stones is to NOT use an acrylic block, you need the movement of the stamp as the stones are not completely flat. So I just held the edges of the stamp and just wrapped the stamp around the stone. Once the ink was dry I coloured them.

 I made 5 all in different colours but the red was the most striking. I returned them to the beach the next day and left them all in a little row to be washed up by the waves :)

I got up early to see the sunrise it was just lovely I could have stayed there forever  :) 

Tomorrow I am picking the winner for the grab bag of Unity Stamps. You still have time to if you want to enter go Here :)

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great weekend have a Happy Easter xox

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21 comments:

  1. your stone is so lovely, and i really love that you put them back... maybe another passerby will find them and get great joy from them. ill be returning to maine in july... isn't it such a striking place to be?!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  2. Wonderful that you returned them. Beautiful stamping! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I love the idea of stamping on the rocks but I just think that they would look so nice in a garden. I hope someone picks them up & that they don't end back up in the ocean. I'm the odd man out. LOL Hugs~Patti

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  4. That is so flipping cool! I actually have a little rock I kept from a couple of summers ago when I on the beach of Lake Michigan and I wanted to turn it into a fridge magnet, but it seemed so boring. This is so cool, I can't wait to try stamping it! :)

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  5. Marvellous idea and wonder if anyone will find one of your stones? And that sunset wow

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  6. That's really pretty, I love stone art!

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  7. Fun and inspiring idea to stamp on the stone, gorgeous photo! As Patti said, a stone in your garden doesn't sound so bad.
    Hugs, JoyceAnn

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  8. I love rocks. I collect them everywhere I go, and yes, I stamp them and paint them, too. I haven't returned them to the sea, though. Love the sunset!

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  9. Lovely idea! I love seeing cairns on the beach or trail and think seeing a beautiful stamped and colored rock would be uplifting too. Great idea.

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  10. Love the idea of stamping on the stone great project

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  11. Stamping on stone is just genius!

    Happy Easter :)

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  12. Beautiful! I must try this. Happy Easter!

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  13. Amazing idea, stamping on stones! I love how you left them there; maybe someone will find them and keep them as a souvenir or maybe they will just be a permanent part of the beach landscape; either way, awesome!

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  14. What a stunning photo Mandi and boy do I love your project. My mom and I were both browsing the show and tell page and hit your entry at the same time and we both said..."WOW...did you see that stone?!" ...in unison! True story. Love following your creations each week.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful....Well done with limited supplies!

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  16. beautiful sunrise. you're so creative :)

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