Skip to main content

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


  1. This is so lovely, Mandi! Gorgeous!

  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

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

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

  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!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Unity & Misti Blog Hop

Hello My lovelies :) Welcome to the Unity and Misti blog hop! I  hope you are enjoying seeing all of the projects so far. I just had my first wee play with the Misti tool the other day. It is a very new to me tool and wow do I LOVE it!! It is awesome! Just for the simplest of things like positioning a stamp.  One time is all you need with the Misti!! I am not one of those crafters that gets my stamped images crisp first time. I usually have wasted a card or two before I end up with a perfect image. This tool totally eliminates all of that.  Here is my very first card that I made with the Misti tool and Unity stamps.  I used a stamp called  Scattered Pieces . I LOVE this stamp and the sentiments that come with it.  I positioned the feather and the sentiment at the same time on the Misti.  I totally love that you can do that too!  It lets you stamp several at once instead of just eye balling it and hoping it works out!

Craft Stamper November Challenge

Hey Friends Welcome to a new  Craft Stamper  challenge for November. Can you believe we are almost at the end of the year already!!  Where did time go?? It has been pretty cold and frosty up here in Scotland for the last few nights.   But I am hanging on to Autumn as long as I can. I took a wee walk around the park and collected some lovely Autumn leaves.  I wanted to incorporate them into my project today.  I put the leaves in some paper and put them inside a heavy book overnight to press them down.  I started off with a white card base and used this sentiment stamp from Unity and repeat stamped all down the side of my card using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Then I went around the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink.  Next I took my leaves and my paper punches and punched a heart shape out from the yellow leaf and then stuck it to my card with fabric glue.  Then I punched some hearts from the red leaves and put one inside t

Weeds N Wishes GIU Day 1

Hello Friends Welcome to my first day of my first ever GIU week yay!! I am super excited to be showing you my creations this week with the wonderful Unity stamps :)  I only found out last week I would be the GIU girl this week. I had to switch out my Dec date as I will be in Scotland another yay :) I have two cards for you today with this new stamp set from Unity. I absolutely LOVE dandelions. So when I saw this set I just had to have it. It is called Wish With Your Heart and it is on sale right now for $12 a bargain. I think today is the last day of the sale so if you like it go and grab it quick!! So for my first card I wanted to do another black and white card. I also wanted to use my black distress ink which I bought months ago and have never used. It is called Black Soot and funnily enough it gets everywhere just like the real black soot. I love getting messy with my distress inks and kind of expect a bit of a mess. But the black mixed with water gets EVE