Use Your Stash – Scrapbook Layouts with the Never Ending Crushed Velvet Ribbon

Yes. I’m still going at it with the self-adhesive crushed velvet ribbon. Seriously. I want it OUT of my stash, but I refuse to throw anything away. I bought the stuff, I have a responsibility to use it and not just keep it for several years in a box and then toss it out. You can’t really fight consumerism in this industry, because it’s just MADE for making you buy stuff (and I’m down with that, I don’t mind investing in pretty things that coincides with a cherished hobby). But you know… at least consume it once you do. And.. …

The Apple Print – Create 365, Day 16

Today’s prompt was to make a unique print, and cut an image out of a potato (But, I’m sick to death of potato prints. There’s just something about the mixed smells of potato and ink… *shiver* So I used an apple instead). I wanted to use the shape of the apple itself, since it’s simply so beautiful. Also, unique organic print for almost no money. Pretty neat! I tried to do a couple of prints with different inks on some watercolour paper. Most of them came out really well! I worked on them some more by blending some distress inks, …

Holy artichoke, Batgirl!

I’m thinking a lot about the stamp carving and about what motifs I want to do. Thematically I have an urge to go with cooking related motifs, since I do a fair amount of scrapbooking for my recipe binder, and I haven’t found a lot of stamps for that which suit my style and plans. Why not┬ámake them myself? I had a nice big piece of the linoleum left and wanted to do an artichoke. It’s a simple shape and a very pretty vegetable that can be stamped in so many nice colours. I also wanted to do it a …