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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Around the World in 80 Stamps

Hello all... just slipping in an actual post between all the PaperArtsy sneak peeks.  PA project 1 can be seen here, number 2 is here and, just like with buses, there'll be another along in a minute - well, at 7pm this evening to be strictly accurate!





But first, it's time for a new challenge over at Fun With ATCs.  



And it's okay, you don't really have to use 80 stamps; but we would like to see you use At Least Three Stamps on your 2.5 x 3.5 Artists Trading Card.


This seemed the perfect chance to use the teeny tiny Tim Holtz stamps Tiny Things - they're unbelievably adorable vintage images, and give incredibly sharp, detailed stampings.


To make the most of them, I stamped them in Archival ink onto Specialty Stamping Paper.  It really does give a clearer, sharper result...











I've actually used seven stamps in total - just showing off now, of course!!

The very dapper chap (I suppose the post title makes him Phileas Fogg...) is attempting to make a decision as to which form of transportation he should select for the next stage of his Around the World journey.  















And with the fabulous balloon, or the vintage car...












... or the splendid aeroplane, or of course that wonderful 'motorcyclette' to choose from, I'm not surprised he's looking a little indecisive.








Still, at least he has the globe to guide him on the way; I'm sure he'll 'enjoy the journey' (from the Simple Sayings stamp set) once he gets started!

All the panels are mounted on padded tape in varying thicknesses so that you get layers of dimension, and some gentle inking with Vintage Photo DI finishes things off.









I'm trying to keep it short today since there's so much going on.  

As I said, there'll be another PaperArtsy post later this evening, and of course there's also a project to be seen over at Artistic Outpost today (shhhh... it's a C*******s card!), so if you've got time to hop over there, that'd be great too!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you out there in Craftyblogland some time soon.

Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
From Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne

33 comments:

die amelie said...

Soooo adorable, Alison!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Helen said...

love the idea of around the world in 80 stamps!! great work as ever, Alison.

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fabulous idea, love this, fantastic use of these stamps!!

Lisa M said...

Oh em gee.....did you just say the C word? ;) LOL! I can't wait to see that card and tell you that I love your tag with the journeyman. I do wonder how which he'll choose for the voyage; but no doubt the adventure will be worthwhile. Really love how you sold me on those TH mini stamps. Very crisp and clean lines.
Hope your week is starting off well.
hugs,
Lisa x

Von said...

Fab collage of images Alison :)
Von ♥

Rita said...

Fantastic use of the stamps Alison. I love what you've done with them. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Those stamps are brilliant and so is your wonderful ATC - love this! Hugs, Anne x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Phineas has so many choices for his trip. Love this!! Really love how you have everything layered and he's looking at them all, trying to make his choice for the beginning of his journey. Fabulous make. How are you doing this and still trying to move?!? As wonderful as this piece is, you are truly the amazing one here!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Dianne said...

Miss Butterfly you are BRILLIANT, you have used 5 gorgeous stamps on that tiny piece of art work,love how you created those 4 tiny stamps, just gorgeous work, and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.Going over to Artist output, I can hardly stand it, you are the BOMB*** and the busiest Butterfly in town, big hugs...

May said...

Fabulous ATC Alison... Love the stamps & design... clever girl...Hugs May x x x

Gio said...

You're so creative, Alison! How are you able to put so many beautiful details in such a small room? Brava!

Hettie said...

This is wonderful and such a great inspiration piece for the male species - tricky creatures to make for!
So clever Alison.
Hugs
xx

Annie said...

Love your ATC Alison and those stamps fit perfectly.

Crafty hugs Annie x

Paper Profusion said...

Your energy and creativity is boundless Alison! Well done for being so fabulously productive whilst so much goin' on i.r.l. Those stamps are gorgeous! Nicola x

inkypinkycraft said...

looks great x

Still playing catch up and yet never getting caught up ....so this is just to say hello , have been looking at your lovely pieces and hope to get back to my normal comment levels soon, I know , I know I keep saying it :( but I do have the very best intentions! hugs Trace x

Patti P. said...

Oh my, love these small stamps and if it were me, I would fly away in the balloon. What a grand job you have done. Sorry to be so very absent but after looking through all that I have been missing, I would say you have been a very busy person. Fabulous work as always, hope you are doing well.
hugs....Patti

Dorthe said...

Around the world in 80 dayes :-) such a wonderful piece.. love the tags showing the journey !!!
xo, Dorthe

maj. said...

Fantastic ATC!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great ATC, so many stamps on such a small card!! Amazing!!!

Greetings
Maria

Brenda Brown said...

A great way to meet the challenge, I love the images and theme.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW FANTASTIC WORK !!!

Hugs
Anke

chrissies said...

What a busy bee you are and all wonderful work yet again. Great idea to chose a theme to fit in lots of stamps on the ATCs

Very nice Christmas card as well.

Love Chrissie xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Alison your selection of stamps sends me off to a bygone era of travel. Love the stamps theme.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, Alison. I have those Tiny Tim stamps and they are terrific,

Lucy x

cathylynn said...

Fabulous ATC and the color tones are wonderful! Great inspiration here Alison! You always create pure beauty with tremendous talent!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is a wonderful ATC, great theme and of course I love the colour palette you worked with.
Alison, I visited your amazing Paper Artsy post also.
Wishes
Lynne

Kelly Neis said...

I love the stamped tags all over and dimensional, looks great! I would love to see where you put all your artwork, I would think it looks fabulous all around in one place.
Hugs Kelly

Nan G said...

Love it! Wow those must be some tiny stamps to fit so many on ATC!! I agree with above comment...where do you put all of the art you make? Hope the move is going well. Hugs

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous ATC, great images.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really outstanding!

Kezzy said...

Wow so loving your ATC, and I really am loving the stamps, I have seen them before but wasn't sure if they would be too small but seeing this might make me re think lol. Gorgeous :-) hugs Kezzy xxxxxx

Buttons said...

Great use for these little stamps Alison. Jenny x

Margaret said...

Oh, I think I can see him rubbing his chin in indecision... Hmmm... :)
Of course, he can't really go wrong with any of the fantastic choices you have given him! Fabulous tag!!