I'm combining challenges again today - Effie is providing a fortnightly sketch over on UKStampers (this is number 6) and in the Crafty Secrets member forum at Splitocoast Stampers, Marcy has challenged us to layer up our images this week.
Here I've layered the hands onto the book, the book onto the little reader and the little reader onto the stack of books (so four images all together). I used scraps of card between each layer so there's a little dimension but not too much. Perhaps it's because I have always been an avid reader myself that this is one one of my favourite stamps ever!
There's a lady in my area who runs a little enterprise called "What Katy did next". She sells lots of recyled stuff aimed at the crafter - one of the things she does is rescue pages from books that are not fit for resale through charity shops etc and puts them together into packs of 50 assorted pages. You could get anything from Beano album pages through sheet music and atlas pages! My pack had quite a few children's story book pages and I've used one of them here. I rubbed gesso onto the page with my finger (using a Nestie as a stencil) and doodled a border round it to create a little "story world" for him.
Mats and decorative strips are all coloured with Copics to match the colours I used on the image.
Story of Me (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Old book page
Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Tim Holtz Alterations die by Sizzix (Brackets)
Nestability by Spellbinder (used as stencil)
Zig drawing pen
Sewing machine and thread
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