Have you visited the challenge blog Twofers yet? We've changed the rules so that now you only need to make ONE item, and we have a prize of a $20 Alleystamp voucher for our fortnightly favourite.
The new challenge has just gone live, and this time the theme is Vintage/Retro - we'd especially like to see something that represents the 20th century, so there are a lot of styles and images to choose from.
I decided to go for a Clarice Cliff look. Clarice Cliff was an artist and ceramic designer who was extremely popular in the 1930s and 1940s and her work is still very sought-after. I love her ceramics: art deco style pottery decorated with bold crocuses and surreal landscapes in vivid colours.
I stamped the main image using a Woodware stamp set, which I also used for the corners and sentiment. I bought this stamp years ago when I did a lot of glass painting - it looks great stamped and embossed on embossable acetate and coloured in with glass paint. However I found that all my long-neglected glass paints have dried up, so this time I stamped and embossed onto plain white card. I coloured it in with ordinary water based markers instead of Promarkers, as the "brush strokes" that ordinary markers leave reminds me a little of the look of hand painting on ceramics.
I stamped the crocuses by colouring the stamp, again with water based markers, huffing on it then stamping, and then using a water brush to draw out the colour to fill in the spaces.
Why not pop over to Twofers and see what the others on the DT have come up with, then show us your own piece of stamping?