I ordered some new stamps direct from Stampotique and they arrived a few days ago ..
... definitely a happy parcel! These are stamps I haven't been able to get hold of in the UK, otherwise I would support a 'local' stamp store. The ones I know of here that stock Stampotique are a sprinkle of imagination, art from the heart, the cubby hole and the stamp attic.
I had a play with my distress inks the yesterday; I'd forgotten how vivid the colours were! So when I wanted a strong green background for my lovely pink yummy horse I got them out. This was made easier by the fact that just after my op, when I couldn't move much, I labelled them all and organised them into colours :)
I also made the background that I stamped 'horse' on using distress, this time the minis. I followed Tim's June 2014 tag technique of inking up the back of a stencil (I used Tim Holtz' doily layering stencil), spraying it with water then stamping with it. Once it was dry I stamped 'horse' over the top and cut him out.
I love finding random sentences in old books and I decided this one fitted 'horse' perfectly! I made another tag using horse, which you can see over on the Stampotique Designers Blog.
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