Todays tutorial is brought to you by Carin McDonough. She decided to create a stamping tutorial as she is so enjoying using her Bo Bunny Ambrosia stamps. It is such a clever idea- using your stamps as masks!
Anyway, without further ado, on with the tut! :0)
Here is a look at the layout you will complete.......
An up close view of the "masked" stamped image
Draw 4 wavy, entertwined lines accross your page lightly in pencil from corner to corner
Put your photo more or less where you want it and then use some punched butterflies to work out where you want your butterflies stamped.
Stamp butterflies in various sizes with clear embossing ink and then heat emboss with white embossing powder. I used a glittery white embossing powder.
Use two pieces of paper to mark off the area you don't want to mist and then mist your chosen area. I used Tattered Angels Starfish Glimmermist.
As soon as you have sprayed your mist use a tissue to blot any excess ink off the embossed sections.
Use some paper again to cover up the part of your paper you have already sprayed and then spray the other sections. I used Patina Glimmer mist.
Machine or hand stitch along your pencil lines (hopefully you sew straighter than me!) and use an eraser to rub out any visible pencil lines.
Cut a frame out from the Ambrosia Cut Outs paper and cut your photo down to fit inside it.
Cut some flowers out from the Ambrosia Flowers paper. Ink the edges and then roll the petals around the back of a paintbrush to give them some dimension.
Paint around the edges of your layout with some white acrylic paint.
Stick your photo in place, add some chipboard and any other embelishments or title that you would like. Stick your flowers along your stitched lines and add jewels to the centers of the flowers and on any crosses of your stitched lines.
..........and there you have it!
I'm sure you'll agree a wonderful way to use our stamps!