Monday, March 27, 2017

Top Flight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop!!



Today we have an AWESOME blog hop for the opening of a great new online store called Topflight Stamps. Topflight Stamps offers a wide variety of art stamps from countries around the world. You will be sure to find something different and fun there. They also offer free shipping on all orders over $50 with US addresses!! 

And, don’t miss the Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code TFS-GO20 – offer good March 27 through March 31. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop (read to the bottom of this post for info) to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!

PLUS - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their blog post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3. The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day.



 I’m sharing a project I made with The Journaling Clear Stamps Set with Masks by Claritystamp. It is a two sided wooden block! 





Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!! • 









This is the awesome Stamp and Mask/Stencil Kit from Claritystamp!! I love this company and have had a single stamp from them that I bought one time while I was in Scotland visiting my Granny. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember what the company was that made it ... but thanks to a couple papercrafting slueths ... it turned out to be Claritystamp!! What a find! And now, I can just order them strait from TopFlight!!



I started with a sketch of an angel on my wood block.


Then I added the stamps for texture with archival ink in coffee and black.


Then I had an idea ... and it went totally wrong ....


So I turned the block over and started on the other side in frustration! I used the new Architextures Paper Pad from 7Gypsies ... it has an awesome print that reminded me of old wallpaper.  A little whitewash over it and it felt even more vintage! Then after the whitewash dried, I stamped away, added some text and 7Gypsies Architexture Chicken Wire and felt so much better about this side of the block!!




 After I had the one side done, I felt brave enough to start over.  I remade the angel, and added some crackle and sanded down the paint.  I went around the edge of the cream paint with Glimmer Glaze in Satchel.  Then when I used my ClarityStamps with the archival ink in coffee, they really popped a little more!








60 comments:

  1. Karen, these are SO gorgeous and fabulous in every way!!! I absolutely love what you've done with these awesome new stamps!!! Thanks for your always great inspiration!! xoxo

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  2. Fun art. I love the look and sure enjoy seeing people who can create this way.

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  3. Karen, I admire your ability to sketch and what you created is simply breathtaking. Even to show where you didn't like it so much? ♥ I love how you finished the piece up. Truly inspirational.

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  4. Beautiful! It's always nice to have added choices in the crafting community , very excited to welcome you into my world .

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  5. This is fabulous! I love this sentiment...so applicable to many of my favorite women!

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  6. Just wonderful on so many levels.

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  7. Love Clarity Stamps! Thanks for sharing your techniques on wood.

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  8. WOW !! These are art pieces ! They are stunningly beautiful ! I have always been a fan of Clarity stamps and thank you for inspiration !

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  9. WOW!!! I really love your projects!! Especially your first one!!! I'm going to share your post with my daughter so she can see it because your first project reminds me of her!!!!

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  10. These are really amazing! I love the wonderful, uplifting feel and the sentiments on each one! Very impressive! Wow!

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  11. Love your design and the colours fit it nicely!

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  12. Your projects are stunning as ever! The rustic choice of materials are so inspiring. Hugs, Clare

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  13. I love your project! Love your design and color choices.

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  14. What a beautiful project. Thanks for explaining the details. I really love the whole concept of this new company.

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  15. Great project! Love how you used the stamps in the background to make your inspirational piece! Beautiful job!

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  16. Beautiful. Love your style. Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration with us.

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  17. What a beautiful project. Love the sentiment. Thanks for showing the process.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! Love the vintage look.

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  19. I love this and I can totally relate to that sentiment lol!

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  20. Great project - and we all have those days.

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  21. WOW... what a fantastic project!!! I never knew wood could look so beautiful! ;)
    You did a wonderful job on this I love everything about it!
    I am a new follower to your blog and would love for you to Check out my blog too, as I host always anything goes challenges each week! Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  22. Wow, beautiful creations, Karen!!!

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  23. Stunning!I love that your art has 2 sides :)

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  24. Beautiful project! Love your pretty angel!

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  25. So pretty. I would like to be able to do that too. Thanks for the chance to win

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  26. Thanks for sharing your project made with The Journaling Clear Stamps Set with Masks by Claritystamp. It is a two sided wooden block! Love how you share we all have to turn our paper or wood over from time to time...sweet!

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  27. Terrific work on your
    block. Both sides are
    unique and lovely.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Wow! I love the background on this....the rugged wood just adds so much wonderful texture. This is a genius idea, and so beautiful!

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  29. OH MY WORD....so can I say your "fail" turned into a FABULOUS success!! LOVE your creation!

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  30. Awesome project. I love all the texture. Just shows don't give up

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  31. These are awesome. Love how you used your floportunity to produce a work of art.

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  32. Sweet art project and great step by step info showing your process. Thank you!

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  33. Wow! BOTH sides of the project are beautiful! I love the look of all that layering, but I can only pull off "clean and simple" projects.

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  34. Great use of different mediums and supplies.

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  35. Karen, love the fact that you work in different mediums - bothscrap booking and arts and crafts. That's what I like, also and its fun to look around in my various kinds of supplies to come up with a new design. Love the boards you used and the creative spirit your 2 designs displayed! Great work!!!

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  36. Awesome! Love the whole project, beautiful colors & great design!

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  37. Love your art project and thank you for the tutorial. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. Amazing projects! Never thought about using wood as a background. Thanks for the idea.

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  39. Wonderful project (and process!) - I love that sentiment!

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  40. Fun project. Very pretty. Hugz

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  41. this is fantastic.
    Love that it is two-sided.
    You can turn it for a different
    view whenever you want.
    thanks for sharing.

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  42. great project with all those collage stamps.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  43. WOW... those are absolutely stunning mixed media projects. I LOVE your work. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial.

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  44. Your vintage style makes me wish I were so creative!

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