Challenge #3: Stamp your Own Background

Saturday 2 August 2014

Welcome back to Day Two of the UKScrappers 2014 Summer Scrapbooking Challenge. Challenge #3 is to use three or more of your existing rubber stamps to create a stamped background.

I started by choosing a background paper, something quite subtle, not a bold colourful pattern, but I didn't want something totally plain either. I chose a red tone-on-tone chevron. I then made the layers of my layout, but stuck them all together without sticking them to the background page.

I then drew around my layers in the position I wanted them to sit on my layout, with a light pencil line, and then I started stamping.

I went for a whole lot of stamps - some words and phrases, some icons and border strips to create most of the stamping, and I did this in a slightly darker shade of red from my background paper. I then chose a few stamps to stamp in black ink, to give more of an impact. Once the stamping was done I flicked on some ink splatters and then stuck my layout to my background paper.

Once it was all stuck down, I then finished off the layout by adding a title, journaling and embellishment.

My background paper is by Amy Tangerine (Yes Please collection) and I've used a wide variety of stamps, some Studio Calico, some American Crafts and two Technique Tuesday sets which you can find at Hey Little Magpie.

Jackie has also used a variety of different stamps to create her background but she has chosen all patterns and icons instead of words, which creates a slightly different effect.

Enjoy Challenge #3 and I'll be back very soon with the next challenge...

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Happy scrapping xx

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1 comment

  1. Awesome layouts, love the stamped backgrounds - it adds so much!