Friday, October 1, 2010

Wonderful Texture Duet by Judy Jackson

The Texture Duet technique in the October TJ newsletter is such a great way to use more than one embossing folder. The top folder is one of Time Holtz's alterations embossing folders. The bottom one is called Vintage Wallpaper and is from Stampin' Up. I sponged over the embossed areas with a dark blue to highlight those areas.
I found this rubber stamp with the image of a Rubber Stamper years ago. I have used it on a variety of things -- but mainly those things were all for me: ways to keep track of my tools and inks and things like that. I have never used it on a card before now. The image is by Delafield Stamp Company which is now closed. I added glitter to her sweater, her tool box, and a couple of other things. I used my glitter pen to outline the shelves and the pens and the brushes.
The reason for all this glitter (besides liking it that is!) is the verse below my stamping lady. This sentiment rubber stamp is from Victorine Originals (2278-D ~ Ink on My fingers). I was recently given this stamp and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect saying to use with my stamping lady! I could hardly wait to team these two stamps together. I own another stamp from this company -- there are some great images and verses on their website. (I love their mermaid!) How many times I have had people come up to me and ask if I knew I had glitter on my face?
Some friends (and their hubbies!) who have visited my home have said to me "You have a problem!" after seeing my stamp room. I admit I have a storage problem. I am now in the process of unmounting nearly all of my wood mounted stamps -- in order to create more space for stamps and other tools! I have a small stamp room. I always trying to think of another way to somehow create MORE room for stuff in my stamp room. It is about 10x11. Almost all of the walls are now covered in either shelves, rods to store punches, gutters to hold rolls of ribbon, drawers, racks, cupboards, etc. etc. etc. My craft table sits in the middle of the room.
Not only does my face have glitter -- but the rug can have a certain shimmer and glimmer if you look at it just right -- or maybe "just wrong!" My fingers nearly always have ink on them - I get ink on my wrists, my arms, but I usually avoid ink on my clothes! I have a desk mat under my stamp table so I don't get ink on the rug! I am also sure that stampers can identify with this sentiment.
So go forth -- get ink on your fingers and glitter on your face and in your hair! Have a GREAT time!
Judy Jackson