Because it's not technically stamping.
But I couldn't focus, so I decided to just draw.
This is my rendition of Rancho de Taos in New Mexico. Do I have any readers from NM? I love New Mexico and is where I'd live if I had a million dollars. I love the deep blue sky and the soft look of all the buildings. I have this really cool crazy photo of Rancho de Taos that looks like a painting - it has the church all lit up with these glowing pastel colors and you can still see the deep New Mexico blue above that, even though the photo was exposed for hours overnight. It was one of the first pieces of art I bought in Santa Fe when we started going there and it's what I would grab running out of the house from spiders or a fire.
Anyway, I just drew these shapes with Copics and blended a few colors - flesh, eggshell, pinkish white, pale yellow.
I masked them and brayered on Adirondack Aqua and Pacific Point Blue. I made stars with my white gel pen. Then I stamped Peace, Love, Joy from All Holidays.
Now if my house filled up with spideys, I wouldn't grab these little punkins on the way out, but they're cute!
They are made with oval punches, and you've probably seen them...
But if not, just punch six ovals, big or small and fold them in half, wrong side out.
Put adhesive on just one half oval at a time, and stick them together, half oval lined up with half oval. Take a strip of cardstock for the stem, and wedge it halfway between two of the ovals as you're sandwiching them and position the other half between the last two you adhere..
So super cute and easy. I think they would make such cute little accompaniments to name tents at a dinner.
I see there's some controversy about Maddie & Splotchy & the possibility of Halloween costumes. I guess there will be a few weeks to resolve your differences until you find out my decision!!