Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waterbird Wall Hanging

Hello All!!! DeeDee here and I am so excited to be here posting for Viva Las Vegastamps!! I feel very honored to be part of the team, and am absolutely in love with everything they have to offer.

I've come to share a small square wall hanging with you today. I love creating cohesive scenes with found objects and stamps. For the piece today I used this gorgeous Waterbird Stamp (1.75" x 3.75")

I bought mine rubber only; unmounted with no cling.. the price is to DIE for, and it's super easy to make your own cling at home with double sided tape for a clear acrylic block.. if you're not ready to make your own cling you can still purchase the stamp at a great discount unmounted but with cling adhered to it. Or.. if you prefer they come wood mounted, too!!!

I based my piece off of a sort of naval, beachy, water, exploration theme.

Besides the stamp, I used Miracle Tape for my adhesive (also available at Viva Las Vegastamps!)... and I have to tell you.. F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. --- When I was in college I grew accustomed to using painters double sided tape for everything... it adheres to all things.. foam, plastic, glass, metal, wood, paper.... and that's what Miracle Tape reminds me of.

Besides using it on this project I did another side project and the tape held my designer paper (you know how thick that can be) to the wooden frame AND kept on the back plaque. Not to mention it comes in ALL widths; 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 2" AND in a 3 pack of 8.5 x 11" sheets.

Other products used: recycled cardboard packaging, TH Distress Ink, TH Distress Powder, TH Alcohol Ink, old book pages, map graphic, Fancy Pants Designs paper, raffia, fake netting ribbon, small starfish, bead caps, adhesive backed cork round and a lost and found fish charm.

There are tons of other great water themed stamps that would accompany this well... including a gorgeous map background stamp which would be a great substitution for a printed graphic!

I hope my piece today inspires you to look at things you wouldn't normally use for paper crafting; like recycled packaging, cork, and netting! Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I had to share -DeeDee


Stampo said...

Just wonderful, DeeDee... thanks for such a great submission!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

DD, Awesome as always! You set the bar high girlfriend :-)

Fab said...

Gorgeous card, I couldn't help but feature it on and I thank Terri Sproul to bring this beautiful card to my attention through FB. Deedee keep creating your magic ! X Fab

Cindy said...

Very nice DeeDee!

Hugs XX

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

way cool dee dee

Kim said...

Wow, what a beautiful work of art Dee Dee!!