Thursday, January 19, 2012

A is for Animal and Architecture

On Saturday, I mentioned that I was starting my personal campaign to use all my stamps more consistently. I started with my first pizza box full of wood-mounted stamps. With my pizza boxes, I store everything by theme as the stamps are (mostly) marked with name and manufacturer. My "A" box is for Animals and Architecture/Home stamps.

I've been meaning to use this stamp for a dog's age. Of course, I say that with most of my acquisitions. I was never quite sure what I would do with the image (which I loved) and then I finally I got an idea. I would just let the style of the stamp guide me and I came up with this design.

I colored the image with a vintage feel keeping most of the image in a sepia color palette and just pulling out a few details. I paper pieced both the dog and the ball, stamping them first on white cardstock before affixing them to the card.

Home Is
Stamps: Dog on Porch (Rubber Tree Rubber Stamps); Home Is (Verses)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Copics: R24, R27, R29, RV11, RV13, YR21, YR23, YR24

The beautiful sentiment reads "Home is where your story begins" and I thought it went perfectly with the pup.

Off to see what else is in that box!


  1. This is lovely! Where did you get the pizza boxes to store your stamps? At a pizza store?

  2. WOW! How cute is this! I love it!

  3. Shar I just love this and what a fun idea. I have wanted to do an A - Z something for a while. You have just jogged my memory. The composition is awesome!

  4. Ahwwww! Too cute. Love how you colored that!


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