Friday, September 11, 2015

Craft Stamper TIMI Reminder September



Hello Friends

Welcome back to another wee reminder for this month's TIMI Craft Stamper Challenge. You still have plenty of time to join in this month's challenge which is Take A Stamp. You can make anything you want as long as you have stamping on your project.

I made this piece of wall art for my project today. We live in Maine and I am fortunate enough to live less than five miles from the beach. I found this piece of wood laying on on the road beside the beach after a huge storm a few weeks ago. It was still soaking wet but rescued it anyway! I knew I wanted to craft with it when I saw it on on the road. The wood is pretty worn and weathered and I absolutely love that look.


I took it home and let it dry out. I pulled it out last week and decided to make something with it. I covered some of it in gesso to give me a base to work on. I left some of the wood showing through to keep that lovely distressed look. I got out my all time favourite stamp from Unity called Your Wings Exist designed by Phyllis Harris. I just love her art work and stamps. This set also has one of my favourite bible verses.  I used archival ink to stamp with and then a mixture of different paints to give it some colour.  My photos are a little dark showing you the process. I tend to work late at night on my projects and the light is not good. If I even remember at all to take pictures at all ha!


I was going for a beachy theme since I found the wood at the beach. So I created some sand under her feet with with paint brush splatters of different colours of paint.  took Next I took some of my shell collection and some glass chips to resemble sea glass. I glued them in place along the bottom to create a semi border.  I really love the way it turned out.  I need to put a little hanger on the back of the wood and then I can hang it on my wall.


I really love using things you find outside to craft with. I can nearly always can see another purpose for something even though it looks like it may belong in a rubbish bin. My husband is always pretty surprised with the things I make from so called trash!

So now it is your turn to create something. Hop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog and link up your project. Remember there are some amazing prizes this month from STAMPlorations. So go and check them out. Also STAMPlorations have supplied a coupon code for our lovely Craft Stamper challenge players. FREE shipping on orders over $20 or £12.90. 

 The code you need to use is CSTAKEITMAKEIT  

This code will be valid all through September. Happy Shopping!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox

Linking up to the Unity Be Inspired Challenge

6 comments:

  1. This is so lovely, Mandi! Gorgeous!

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  2. How gorgeous is this, Mandi. I love that you used a piece of wood that you found yourself. What a lovely treasure. I have surely missed your blog this summer. I hope to get back on track and visit more often again. In the mean time...have a lovely weekend! xo Donna K

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    1. Aww thanks Donna!!! I have missed you being around too :)

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  3. Your creations are always so beautiful...this one is no exception!

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  4. This is SUCH an awesome project! Brilliant idea to stamp on this scrap of wood. The touch of blue paint really adds to this!

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