Jan 27, 2011

Hip Hop Thursday! More Marah!

Good morning and good day!  If you're here for the UNITY HIP HOP  - WELCOME!

Today, just as last week, I am THRILLED to show you MORE work with my Marah Johnson stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  This time, stamping on CANVAS!  I see stamping as a way to add interest to my layouts.  Usually, my stamping will be subtle, not so much the focal point, but the backdrop for my layout, helping tie in a theme.  This time, it's ART.

Here is the stamp set I used:

-art, create, nurture quote

Here is a close up of the canvas, bought from my local fabric store, and spritzed with SHIMMERZ (rock-a-fella blue, razzle dazzle berry, and fiery fiesta).  I used a juicy ink to make sure that the ink transferred well onto the canvas (VersaFine Vintage Sepia Pigment Ink by Tsukineko).

I often like to have a small little focal point off the main page somewhere, and I had some extra canvas lying around.  Here is the cute little corner "Create Color".

Oh for the love of flowers.  I had this PRIMA vine of flowers staring at me for the last 2 months, and it was only at the end of the layout that I saw it and made the connection that the colors were PERFECT for the palette on the page.

Thanks Mom for the sewing machine!  I'm taking good care of it while you're off traveling the world!  I've been sewing on MOST of my projects lately, and have grown to love the zig zag stitch!  I also pleated (although horribly) this piece of canvas.

Unity Stamps: Art & Soul
Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger
Flowers: Prima
Sprays: Shimmerz Paints
Letters: Karen Foster, American Crafts
Photo Anchors: 7 Gypsies
Adhesive: Glue Arts, Glue Glider Pro, Extrem Adhesive Squares
Leaves: Prima
Dies: Labels 4 by Spellbinders
Epoxy Stickers: Making Memories
Other: Canvas, Ranger Dabber Paint (Cranberry), Hemp Cord

Here is a reminder of the Kit of the Month for January.

Isn't it cute!  If you scrapbook, you're probably drooling!  I am!

Do you know about the Hip Hop Sketches?  If you play along, you can win some stamps!  I'm thinking that people just don't know where to find these challenges and where to upload.  You can find the information at Splitcoast Stampers in Unity's Challenge Forum


Now it's time to hop on over to Jessica's beautiful blog:

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Thanks for visiting today!


StampinCathy said...

This page is just gorgeous Lesley! I love this stamp set and just love how you used the canvas. Thanks for the inspiration.

JPScraps said...

Stunning! I love the use of fabric.

Lacey said...

BEAUTIFUL layout! Love how you incorporated the canvas. Those stamps are reaching higher up on my I NEED these list. The FEB Sneak is FANTASTIC!! I think i'm going to ADORE that kit!

Jen E. said...

that is so pretty! i like your layering and stitching. the canvas looks cool.

Rona said...

beautiful - I love the interest the canvas gives the layout!! Gorgeous detail and sweet picture!!

NoraAnne said...

So beautiful Lesley! I think my comments on your layouts are getting so repetitive, beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous, etc. etc.!!!!! But seriously, WOW! I always look SO forward to visiting here, I always leave inspired! Thanks for sharing another stunning LO!!!

Lisa said...

EEP! Incredibly gorgeous....

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous page! Love the stamping on cloth!!

sharon g said...

I'd love to do the split coast stampers stuff, but I can't figure out the site. I've gotten as far as Read This First, but then I'm lost. Maybe you guys could print very simply how we are to get onto it and do it. Some of us are very SLOW in the technology dept!

sharon g said...

I love how you used the fabric!!

Lindsey said...

Oh wow, this is TOTALLY art! Beautiful.

Gwen said...


catnap said...

Love the use of fabric, and the stamp on fabric, too.