Wednesday, 14 August 2013

WOYWW #219


Hello fellow Deskers! And if you're not a Desker - you're missing out - go over to Julia's and get involved - go on, you'll love it!

(Apologies for the weird lighting today - it is a GORGEOUS morning here in sunny Staffordshire (Note to Self: must put some washing in) so I've had to close the blinds or else all you'd see would be glare.)

Today I am mainly playing nice with a Julie Nutting (for Prima) Doll Stamp. I've got a couple of unfinished journal pages which I'm planning on giving a She Art style look so I'm playing at paper piecing a She to be the focal image of my Art. I love the look of text pages for faces (I really like how it worked with my Gorjuss girl mixed media angel here) so I'm seeing how that works with this stamp.


You know the saying "Necessity is the mother of invention"? Well... I thought I would have had an acrylic block big enough for the Doll Stamp amongst my vast selection of acrylic blocks but, incredibly, I didn't - sooo... I took the liner tray out of the tin I use for storing my Pitt Artist pens flat, turned it over ...


...and Bob's your uncle - THEEEE cutest stamping block ever!


Also on my desk today is my Tim Tags prize which arrived yesterday. The prize was a $25 credit to spend at one of Tim's sponsor's stores, so I chose Journeyman Tissue Tape, Traveller Tissue Tape, Idea-ology Word Bands and a Prima stamp. Thank you Tim! Oh I do love happy mail!


Whilst I remember - a couple of my lovely WOYWW visitors last week asked for a tutorial on the Faux Batik (resist) technique I featured in my post. Part 1 of the tutorial can be found here, a second post about the evolution of the journal page I was working on can be found here and Part 2 of the tutorial will appear as my next post - coming soon. (here)

Thanks for visiting

40 comments:

  1. Wow what a stamp! I used a well known Gold covered chocolate box to stamp some of my stamps when I only had a couple - as you say, it does the job! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 80 x

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  2. Looks like a lovely sunny day over there. Tins are great for UMs. I will visit your tutorial and see what I can find there
    Bridget #15

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  3. Well, WOYWW is a mine of information! What a great way to improv when you don't have the right size of stamp! Stamping on text pages is also such a great idea! Maisie, you're on a roll here! Have a great WOYWW and thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog last week! Julie Ann xx #39

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  4. Love the girl stamp looking forward to seeing you she art.. Great lot of stash you got there with your Tim win.
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :) #71

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  5. Hi Maisie love that stamp. Nice stash - there seems to be a lot of happy mail about this morning! I'm expecting some myself if the postman ever gets here! Have a Happy WOYWW, Cindy #85

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  6. I think it was very clever indeed to use your pen box for the large stamp, a fab stamp too! The idea to have her on text is neat and I look forward to the finished project! Lovely new TH stash too... you are having a good week! Annette #9

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  7. Yay, happy post...both in terms of what you received and what you've written!! Love that stamp and clever you for thinking of the tin liner..it was made for the job!
    Hope the sunshine stays for you...it's clouded over in Wiltshire.....
    Hugs, LLJ 60 xx

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  8. Hi Maisie. You've really been on a creative streak lately with such great artwork and posts! I really like the Julie Nutting art dolls - I have her book. Can't wait to see what your finished cutie looks like. Fun goodies you bought! Hugs, Cathy

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  9. I love that stamp and it looks great on the text page. Very clever to use the box lining and great stash you won.
    Have a great week.
    Von #13

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  10. We love those Prima dolls, you're right though they are big. We'll have to follow your innovative idea for stamping them.

    The bears @#93

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  11. Great goodies you got :-) And the doll is so cute ... your stamping block is very inventive too. Love this. It's fascinating how you have such a load of stuff and still there's 'missing' something LOL
    Happy WOYWW, Suzanne xx
    #41

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  12. You're being quite inventive there and I agree, cutest little stamp block ever =)

    Back from my holidays wishing you happy WOYWW and a lovely week.
    xx Monique #97

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  13. Very cool stamp - I just received some ATCs with parts of figures like this on them and they are fabulous :-)
    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xxx #99

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  14. Hi there! Love the doll stamp. I just used her too a few weeks ago for my niece's bday. They are addicting. My collection is growing! Can't wait to see the finished piece! Congrats again on your tag win! Such great goodies for your collection! Winnie#85

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  15. Oh the word bands a great choice there and it came quick too - amazing! Shame about the postage costs though from the US! Do love your stamping block too. BJ#90

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  16. Lovely doll stamp and ingenious mount.
    Thanks for visiting
    Famfa 7

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  17. I too have that stamp and I love it! I once went to a crop with the intent to show off some new stamps I was designing for and I had left ALL my stamping blocks at home! What a dummy I thought I was. Luckily we were at another crafty person's house, but who doesn't stamp, we ended up using Cd cases, dishes, and drinking glasses...Necessity IS the mother of invention.
    Ann #114

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  18. So love that doll stamp! Congratulations on your win and love the goodies you chose, I almost picked up those word bands the other day but put them back in favour of something else, will have to go back for them I think!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx#8

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  19. I neeeeed that stamp, love it and your idea of how to use it. Love your goodies too, washi tape is always on my want list but never quite justify it........... one day.

    Now following you, ready for any future tutorials.

    Lynda #89

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  20. Hello, I wanted to get right back to you this morning.. but our friends place was on fire just about the time I was doing this. I posted it to show people I would be back AFTER I had some sleep. Im up now and Im still loving that stamp. I think Im going to have to get one. looks like your having a lot of fun with it. Thanks for stopping in.. It's been a crazy week. Roberta 55

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  21. Lovely stash prize you chose.Its amazing how inventive we crafters get in order to do what we want, isn't it? Love your images,
    Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #45 xx

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  22. Congratulations, what a fun prize! I won something similar where I got to shop online for $25 worth of crafty goodies and I was thrilled! The little girl stamp is absolutely adorable! Thanks for your sweet visit today--wish I could share some tomatoes with you! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh 117

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  23. very cute stamp and you chose well for your prize .... love happy mail. look forward to seeing what you make with it
    happy playing
    janet#44

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  24. Hi Maisie
    forgot to say yes the buttons were stamped with the craft stamper fighting hares well recognised
    janet

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  25. Hi Maisie
    I am loving that big stamp wow she is going to look great when you start putting her together I can't wait to see her done up.
    I am going to follow your tutorial and have a go
    Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week
    Hugs Ria #43

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  26. Brilliant idea to make your own 'acrylic' bloc! Love your work, and thanks for your encouraging words about my pyrography. Kind regards, John-W #67

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  27. Happy WOYWW Maisie!

    Great stamp and stamping, and that was inspired to use the tin lid! We have to improvise so often!

    Cazzy x #103

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  28. Oh and enjoy your lovely happy mail!

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  29. OMGoodness, I almost ordered that stamp and a couple others like it. Now I will have to go back and get them, now that I know how big they are. Thanks for the share, and the earlier visit.
    Krisha #115

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  30. What a cute box, erm, stamp block you have. :) Love the new stash you've got with your winnings! It was a fab tag! I'm off to check out the tuts. Hv

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  31. Happy mail. We all love it. Kim 26

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  32. Awesome post. Love the Prima doll...didn't ever get much into the Bella girls or other dolls but this has possiblities. Thanks for the batik tutorial. I had forgotten about the emboss resist style of resist. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my desk and commenting today. Vickie #137

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  33. What a clever use of that stamp. I know She Art was popular in the States for awhile, but I never saw a stamp that came close to replicating it.

    I'm not much of a stamper, but when I got my first UM, I didn't have any blocks. NONE. So, since mine were much smaller than your little gal, I used an old cassette case (does anyone actually remember cassettes, or am I really telling my age-grin). Your improv was perfect.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier today. Happy WOYWW from #1.

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  34. Nice post! Thanks for sharing that tutorial also... will have to check it out :)
    Cheers,
    Jana #79

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  35. Hi Maisie,

    Aren't you clever! I hadn't thought of using a tin for the support of an unmounted stamp. Sometimes I think I "think outside the box" and then I read something like this, which I wouldn't have thought of..... hmm

    I took the She Art class from Christy Tomlinson on-line. It was a great introduction to mixed media for me. I have made several canvases, using a lot of different techniques. I think putting them in a journal would be perfect! I'll have to check out your tutorials.

    Thank you for visiting me already. I knew it probably wouldn't be until today that I managed time to get around to desks.

    Happy WOYWW
    Cheers,
    Kay (23)

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  36. Hey, Maisie Moonshine, looks like you're having fun this week with your sweet dolly stamp and all your new toys!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww, I appreciate your visit and comment!
    :)trisha
    #27 this week

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  37. I saw those stamps at a store somewhere - they are quite large, but beautiful. Very ingenious way to mount that lovely lady. April #120

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  38. What a great stamp. Enjoy using it -especially now you have the ideal block!!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #69

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  39. Great post, Maisie! Your little gal with the fab dictionary stockings is so cute! Your prize from Tim is awesome - have fun with those goodies! And bravo for inventing a new block for stamping!! That's using the ol' noggin'!

    Thank you, too, for the how-to link. That is a cool technique and you make it look so easy! Happy Belated WOYWW and thank you for coming to visit me! Enjoy the rest of your week! Darnell #19

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  40. I Love how the first thing we think of when we she a fabulous sunny day is to put the washing on....lol. I really like the she art type pages so can't wait to see what you create with your Prima Doll stamp and I think you have used your prize money wonderfully with all your fabulous goodies. Will have to pop back a bit later if I remember and take a peek at your tutorials. Happy WOYWW! Danie (a very late #133)

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Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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