"STAMPS CARVED FROM A POTATO!"
Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
(I really enjoyed carving the potato, easier than I recall, perhaps the knife was sharper.)
Having cut my potato into three parts, I punched a butterfly template using a Martha Stewart punch and carved around this from the potato. For my second stamp, I placed a punched circle onto the potato and again carved around this. While for the third I used a scrap piece of card from which I had previously punched a star and carved the centre from this, though I decided not to use the star in my final piece.
At this point I decided to use a Stamps Away stencil to create the background, with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; punched six more butterflies and two cherubs from copier paper to use as masks and created the background. I then took Mustard Seed to create the centre circle behind my sun having used a punched circle as a mask.
The next bit was fun, giving potato printing a go ....the potatoes (in picture above) are Dusty Concord (butterfly) and Spiced Marmalade (sun/circle) Distress Inks.
As all entries MUST have real stamping too, I decided this should be minimal on this occasion and felt an appropriate verse would suffice. So I stamped the 'Love is like a butterfly... ' verse stamp from CraftiDevils.
I then layered the finished piece onto black card. (Right)
On the left is a section close up of the butterfly, sun and verse.
Thank You for reading my blog...Happy Stamping!
Take Care .... Karen Gartland x