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Love is Love with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends

The Stampendous team is showcasing the fabulous stamps and stencils from Nathalie Kalbach this week, and some of Nathalie's friends have been joining us. There are 3 prize packaages up for grabs, and anyone can win! Visit the Stampendous Blog for full details.

I have been thinking a lot about the recent tragedy to the LGBT community in Orlando, and I decided to use Nathalie's Urban Scribble set for today's project.

I started off with the foam stamp (the blank side) and colored a rainbow on it using my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I sprayed the foam stamp with a little water to re-wet the colors, and get some nice splotches. I applied the stamp, then I went back with the detail stamp and inked it up with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 

Then, using the stencil that comes in the Urban Scribble set, plus the Picasso tool, I stenciled some pixelated clouds in the background. I hand wrote "Love is Love."

I decided to not make this a card..but rather some wall art. I cut a big mat out of watercolor paper and sprayed a super-duper rainbow all over it with Dylusions sprays. I originally intended to go more mixed media with this project, but I really loved the color play from the sprays, and I decided to leave the background be.

I don't want to go on a pedestal and start preaching, but please just try to look past skin color, sexual orientation, and whatever other judgments you may pass on others. We are all human, we all deserve to love and be loved. Below are the rest of the folks hopping today. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Pam B said…
Love the rainbow effect!
Katy Leitch said…
Inspiring and thoughtful - a vision of a city united in hope and love. I wish for it too.
Joi at RR said…
You used my favorite stamp of Nat's and did a FABULOUS creation Alison. I love your bright and happy cityscape. Thanks bunches for starting my day off with such SPLENDIDLY FUN eye candy! j.
Allison - this touched my heart- thank you so much for doing this gorgeous card - indeed Love is Love! So amazing - and I am honored you used the urban scribble. I love love love this!
Myriam Le Blanc said…
Hi. I'm very touched by this. It's really beautiful and simple yet it says it all. Myriam from Quebec, Canada.
Linda Agers said…
Beautiful sentiment, beautiful picture. The rainbow effect is perfect.
Chris Dring said…
This is beautiful and so inspiring. Thank you!
Gorgeous! I love the cityscape more & more every time I see it.
Love your last comment about love. I'm the type of person who just accepts people for who they are and don't judge. I think that's why I get along with everyone. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone could find it in themselves to do that. Have a beautiful day!
D.Ann C said…
What a gorgeous frame for your rainbow city! - FL
Sarah P. said…
The rainbow city scape is perfect. The colors look great.
I love your wall art piece!! I totally agree about loving each other regardless of orientation, color, race or if you don't like chocolate (well maybe that can't be overlooked). If more people remembered this the world would be a happier place with less crime and hatred! TFS!
Carolina Kathy said…
Love your wall project! And the sentiment is perfect for the urban stamp! Great colors as well. Thx for sharing!!
cghundley said…
Loving your rainbow
sky scene. Very pretty.
Carla from Utah
Barbara said…
Love this card. Your colors are wonderful!
Jean said…
This is one of my faves!! Love the rainbow!!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love how bright the colors of the buildings are.
Really makes them pop.
Fantastic page.
Stampendous said…
It's so wonderful when our art can help us express what's in our hearts. Thanks for sharing, Alison!!
Robin said…
Fabulous artwork! I'm loving the rainbow city and the Dylusion's background! Very inspirational! Hugs, Robin
Judy said…
Very pretty piece. Love the rainbow color theme for the card, so appropriate in light of the Orlando tragedy. Thanks for sharing.
Viki Banaszak said…
What a beautiful tribute! I love the rainbow colors.
I absolutely love this. Your colors are fabulous. Thank you for your inspiration.
I absolutely love this. Your colors are fabulous. Thank you for your inspiration.
TracyM #6773 said…
BEAUTIFUL piece Alison!!!
I'm so sad over the tragedy that inspired you but take heart that you have been able to transform something SO WONDERFUL, SO HOPEFUL from it!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing :)
Tracy from Australia
Amanda Rhodes said…
I love the rainbow effect and am still praying for the families in Orlando.
MisS MiKO said…
fantastic and colorfully done page!!
Sarah P. said…
The stencil work is awesome!
Loving all of that color. TFS
mcsuetx said…
Very nicely done.
Jackiekg said…
Your rainbow effect is lovely (and in order of rainbow colors)!
So much can be read into your picture, especially with the
sentiment. TFS
suzieq23 said…
Great colors and wall art piece using Nathalie's Stampendous stencils and stamps. Love the look of the city. Thank you.
Linsey R said…
This is so pretty! I love it! Thanks for the awesome inspiration today!!!

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