Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Not as it seems.....

 This week's Serendipity Stamps challenge is very unusual!  It is "Not as it seems".  The Design Team was asked to use a stamp in a different way than it was intended.  I chose the garden wagon stamp and converted it to a holiday wagon.  I filled it with presents from the Sleigh stamp.

I stamped the wagon by inking up just the lower portion of the image and using a craft knife, I cut a slit along the top of the wagon.  Then I stamped the presents from the sleigh a few times on scraps, colored them and cut them out and slid them under the slit. I had to piece the wagon arm so it wouldn't be hidden by presents.

My intention was to create a pine swag to drape on the wagon using Martha's branch punch.  I had to cut the little pieces apart and place them on the wagon with a tweezer.

Here are the 2 images I started with:
We would love for you to play along in our challenge for a prize. "Anything Goes" is the theme so you don't have to do what the Design Team did!   See the details HERE.

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Check out what the rest of the Design Team created:
  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps - Garden Wagon 766G, Sleigh 479J
  • Ink: Memento - Espresso Truffle 
  • Paper: Neenah - Natural White, MME Lost & Found Christmas 6x6, PTI Scarlet Jewel
  • Copics:  R56, R59, YG95, YG97, E41, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Bow Easy, Spellbinders - Curvy Rectangles, SU! ribbon, Martha branch punch, ABS

6 comments:

Pauline said...

What a clever mix of stamps, a lovely Christmas card!

Cathy Weber said...

Look at this! I love this Miriam...how smart of you to piece so many things together and the pine bough around your cart looks perfect. This looks like a stamp that was designed this way. Great job!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful card Miriam! I love your coloring and the vintage Christmas look you got withthe wagon!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing! That looks like it took some engineering to make. Gorgeous , love it Miriam!

anya said...

Miriam, this is gorgeous - I would have never known you swapped images if you wouldn't have showed us! This is fabulous!

Tracey McNeely said...

that is a fabulous image, so rustic.