I've finally found a few minutes to create an entry for Art Journal Journey. The incredibly efficient host this month isYvonne, who we know from her blog Meggy's Way. Her theme is "In my garden there is" and she's given us lots of great examples. And because Moo-Mania and More's theme this fortnight is "Anything Goes," I thought this qualified. In my garden there is a hummingbird. My hummingbird flits and flutters around finding flowers to pollinate.
My hummingbird is so tiny he almost got hit by a falling leaf. I began with a piece of textured wall covering, over which I added the hummingbird and flower I fussy cut. I had previously dried the leaf, but wanted to make it pliable, so covered it on both sides with white PVA glue. I added the word using a Sharpie pen. The spread was created in my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book. I have wanted to join Yvonne and AJJ, as well as MM&M for days, but I've had no time to create art until today. I've been busy organizing. I found all these rubber stamps in my basement, and couldn't believe I've had these forever, and never used them.
I bought them years and years ago before I knew how to stamp and before I had any sense of style. You can see I paid very little for these, but the fact I took them to the basement studio and forgot about them shows how little they meant to me. None had ever been used or stamped.
I decided it was time to go through them and cull out the ones I would never ever use. I have a neighbor whose daughter is a Stampin' Up dealer and a scout leader. I asked her to help me find a good home for the stamps, and she was actually thrilled to take some of them off my hands. But first, I had to sort them to see if there were any I could use.
One of the first things I did was decide if any of the UM rubber was worth saving. If so, I turned the rubber over and gave it a good swipe of Wacky Tac, a repositionable glue that is no longer sold.
The "Dots" definitely had to go, but
you can see I've decided there are lots that I will be able to use. All I have to do is replace all those ink pads I gave my friend Kathy when I was sure I would never be good at stamping anything. DUH! Now it's time to put these away and join all the creative artists at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania and More. I'm sure they'll welcome you as much as they have me.
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