I have a love hate relationship with rubber stamps. I love how they are so versatile but hate the faff of stamping and lack the creativeness that is sometimes needed. As I have expressed before on this blog, I hate cleaning them too....so I don't. I generally only use black anyway, so I don't think it really matters.
Now usually my stamping consists using them for cards only and then colouring with Promarker Pens. So this week when I received some new Kaisercraft stamps and papers I decided to do exactly the same. Ha ha, had you there! Except this time the stamps where designed in such a way that I could easily see how I could use them a little differently by cutting out the designs once stamped. I also had a 'shrine' to decorate. I'm not sure what they are really called but that's what I call them anyway.
So after stamping , cutting out, distressing and inking with the stamps I then arranged them onto a gessoed and painted shrine. I used Kaisercraft stickers and a title 'Aimer La Vie' (Love Life), words that I try to remember to live by.
I originally stamped a little bird directly onto the shrine but didn't like it so painted over it. I added more and more layers as the little blighters kept showing through but this resulted in a lovely texture.
A splodge of stardust stickles dabbed over the stamps helped finish it off.