This week's challenge on Stamp Something is in celebration of six months of creating challenges. Congratulations to them! So, the brief is to: "Make us a card using only one layer of cardstock. You can embellish it, stamp it, color it, do anything you wish, but you must only use one layer!"
I've had a long but enjoyable day teaching quilting at Lorne Hill Farm and I decided that something simple was just what I needed :). So I got out the first stamps I ever bought, which come from http://www.laviniastamps.co.uk/lavinia.html .
I went to Sewing for Pleasure a couple of years back and diverted into the Hobbycraft section where I came across Tracey Dutton demonstrating her stamps. She was working with a brayer and Adirondack dye inks to produce backgrounds on which she used gorgeous sillhouette stamps. I was hooked immediately :). The stamps weren't too pricy either, (though I seemed to "need" rather a lot when I looked at them) nor were the ink pads, or the brayer. But oh dear the total on the credit card slip was alarming, how ever did such a small bag of stuff cost so much?!
I try to avoid buying too many silhouette stamps these days, it's so much fun to paint/ colour images. But I do still love these stamps. I made some brayered backgrounds tonight that I didn't like, which will cut up for ATCs, and in the end I settled on a chalk ink background. I'd like to call this card New Dawn and have it symbolise a new birth, but this foal is not that young, his tail is far too long for a new born :). Still a lovely stamp though. I've added no embellishments at all and really kept this simple, I feel it works better like this. I've mounted my one piece of cardstock onto a card, I hope this meets the challenge requirements. It's just too messy a technique to use direct onto the card!