The world is round
and the place which may seem like the end
may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest
A last minute take on the VivaLasVegaStamps October challenge. I've chosen the warm orange- browns, polkadots and trees from the moodboard. I was planning to use the above sentiment too, but don't have space for it, so I'm leaving this as it is. I'm also posting for the Simon Says Stamp challenges Wednesday (Anything goes) and Monday (Throwback, I chose the 'Love this technique' from September.
The background was simply brayered with acrylic paints in light brown and a yellow orange on a cream cardblank. Spreading paint with a brayer is my "Love this Technique" part. Haven't done much of it, but is a new favourite. I used sequin waste and chalk paint for the dots, stamped the Ledger background first, and the Tree Circle background on top. Had I checked the colour of the inks, I might have chosen a darker colour for the trees, Versafine Vintage Sepia was surprisingly pale! The tree stamp was heat embossed with VLVS clear embossing powder. I placed it off centre, because my plan was to add the sentiment... better this way with air and space, then all cramped up :)
P.S all my unmouted stamps are completely unmounted, I have an acrylic block with "TacknPeel" that I usually use for stamping. The tree circle is too big for that, but I had my gelli plate out (I like to roll the paint on that before going on the paper, got a gelliprint, too) and realized that the unmounted stamp stuck nicely to the gelli plate that sits firmly on a large acrylic block.