Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Soot Stamping

Soot stamping was the Feb challenge over at Inkurable Stampers. I had seen it many times but had never taken the plunge until the challenge. Sarah had done a great tutorial and all of the entries were great. I went a bit soot crazy for weeks after and am still putting pieces together, so I will definately explore more with this technique later. Here are a few of my finished cards.

Stamping again with a colour over the top of the soot impression gives a nice shadow.

I dripped and smudged the wax for the background of this one then did an image transfer over the top.

Inkurable Stampers Challenge for March - Alphabet Stamps

This is my entry for the Inkurable Stampers challenge for March. Her name is "Glimmering Hope" from Stampotique stamps and I've just bought her from The Stamping Queen - http://thestampingqueen.com.au/ I just love these stamps and have begun the collection. Inkurable Stampers http://inkurablestampers.blogspot.com/ is a Stamping Challenge Blog that is run by a great lady, Sarah, who is very welcoming. She sets a monthly theme and has sponsors and prizes and samples and tutorials. This has been a great place for me to share and get some renewed confidence to do more, so check it out!!

The First Post

Well this is it - The first post!! A new world to delve into, to share, learn, laugh and keep in touch. I had been blog surfing for long enough and with the encouragement of my family and friends it was time to create that paper part of me that is now "Paper Essence". If you are family and friends - Thanks for popping in or if you have found me just by poking around, hello and welcome. The adventure begins now........