Hello! The Artists in Residence for Imagine had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Joy Clair. They sent us some fabulous stamps, and I really love them. The stamps have such beautiful details, and there are many many options within each set.
I chose to work with the Dream Big Clear Stamp Set. It features a big dream catcher with feathers and beads that you can place as you wish. It's linework is so fine, that I knew that VersaFine ink would be the perfect ink for these stamps. But first, I chose to spritz some Fireworks! on to my watercolor paper. I focused on keeping the color up where I would place the dream catcher later.
After the Fireworks! dried, I inked up the hoop of the dream catcher and stamped it out. Then I "built" the rest of the dream catcher using the beads and feathers that are also in the set. It was so much fun to create the rest of the piece. After I was happy with the beads and feathers, I drew a "string" with a PITT pen. I also stamped the "Dream Big" sentiment in the lower left corner.
I thought it would be nice to have some dimension, so I unscrewed the spritzer from my silver irRESISTable and used the straw end of the spritzer to drop silver randomly on the piece. After it dried, I brushed Bahama Blue on 2 sides of the watercolor paper and New Sprout on the other 2 sides. My card base was made out of a blue cardstock that matched the Bahama Blue shade that I used on the card. I brushed a bit of RoseBud Fireworks! on to 2 edges of the card for just a little more shimmer. Honestly, these stamps are so fun that you don't need to do very much to make a fabulous project.
Fireworks! Spray in Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bahama Blue
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
irRESISTable in Silver
Joy Clair: Dream Big Clear Stamps
Faber-Castel: PITT Pen Small in Black
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Watercolor Paper
Thanks so much for stopping and be sure to leave comments (one per blog) during these two days of hopping so you can be entered to win a one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Winners will be announced on the Joy Clair and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month.