Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Crafty Secrets American Beauty and a give-away!

Just think, in less than a month it'll be time to celebrate the 4th of July!
Now would be the perfect time to get started on those BBQ invites and cards. 
Sandy at Crafty Secrets has the cutest new set called American Beauty. 



There are so many stamps on this set including my fave little Campbells soup kid!
I used 10 of the stamps on my journal pages and I used the Artsy Banner set for the banners along the top and bottom, I stamped them with Archival Jet Black ink on an old book page and cut them out. I stamped the inside of the top banner with one of the star stamps with Archival Vermillion ink, then I put Fired Brick Distress Stickles in the center of the stars. 
The page backgrounds are made with Dylusions spray inks in postbox red, london blue and a spray water bottle. I used my new Distress Markers, L  O  V  E these markers, to do my coloring on the
Campbells kid, flags around the borders and the lady. 
I was looking at the pages later and decided I wanted to try some doodling and out lining like I see on so many journal pages people make. I didn't do much, but, I thought it really added to the pages. I used my Gelly Roll white pen and a black fine tip pen.
The white-ish circles are made with Dylusions 5x8 Dotted Flowers stencil. I layed it on the page and sprayed water on it, blotted the excess water and dried it with my heat tool.
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It just so happens I have an extra American Beauty stamp set and I'm going to give it away to one of my readers! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post for your chance to win, I may throw in an extra item or 2 or 3!
I'll pick the winner Monday, June 18th.
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Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!!
Smiley from millan.net

32 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Love it! Especially like how you colored up the boy! Awesome spread!

Cynde said...

Pam I love what you did with the Distress markers coloring, and also the stencil over the top with the dots, it really is Old looking and New at the same time! (Love the Campbell Kids or Dolly Dingle kids what ever they are called)on everything. They are just too cute. Love it!!

Gloria said...

Pam, what lovely, patriotic pages! The new Crafty Secrets set has a great variety of images. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a delightful set, and thanks for sharing your pages. :o)

SuZeQ said...

As always, Pam - your work inspires me. Love it! Great giveaway ... thank you!
kosec@sbcglobal.net

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love patriotic stamps and this set is a definite must have. I would never have thought of using them in an altered book. I am so using this idea in one of my own altered books.
Thank you for your constant inspiration.

Diane said...

What inspiration you have given us. I can think of many ideas I could build upon your example using this stamp set. I have my fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

You are always so creative. Cool use of these stamps. I have been wanting this set super badly. Thanks for a chance to win it!
Take care!
Stacie D.

Nelda said...

Really love the great idea of celebrating our great independence, as shown in your book. Love the stamps and your use of stamping on old book pages! Nelda

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Pam, your journal pages are just fantastic! I love your red white and blue theme, and the flag border is wonderful!!!

Julie T. said...

Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful stamp set. Proud to be an American, YAH

Merrylion said...

This Stamp Set is just what I need to start my first art journal. What better way to start one with a Patriotic Theme. Thank you for the chance to win, thank you for sharing, and thank you from Patriot Way, Maine.

rgcarr said...

Really love the journal. I like the ink effects and the colors. I would love to win the stamps. I'm a big fan of all Crafty Secret products!

starqueen said...

Hi Pam,
I love the journal! Another wonderful showcase for your creativity!
Thank you fo sharing!

Sharon said...

What a lovely set of stamps to use for the comingup holidays< Anyone would love to have. Your journal page has to much work put into it.
thanks for sharing and the change to win some great stamps.
sdenimandlace1@aol.com

connie said...

beautiful coloring and art journal. Would love to win these stamps. Thanks for the chance.

April said...

Wonderful! I love the vintage stamps. Great job!

Carol said...

Awesome journal page, love the colors, images and design! Thank you for the chance to win.

Teresa said...

Love it. Those Crafty Secrets stamps are just too stinkin' cute. I love the way you've colored them. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Camell's Cafe - a place to sit awhile and visit said...

Wow, what a great journal! The colors are so vivid and can't help but love the vintage Crafty Secrets stamps. Thanks for offering the give-a-way. Love it!!!

Beth said...

Love the pages - it makes me want to make a journal for myself. Thanks for the great inspiration and info.

Linda S. said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a great set of stamps from Crafty Secrets. I see such useful images in this set. I also coveted your comment about the Distress Markers...saving my pennies. Linda S. in NE
ls4atwindstreamdotnet

Karen L said...

I love everything by Crafty Secrets and your art journal is fabulous!! Love those cute stamped images and the gorgeous backgrounds! Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win my own stamp set!

SHartl said...

Your journal is so wonderful and you really used the stamps in a creative way. Thanks for the chance to win some Crafty Secrets!

Sue A said...

Oh say can you see... what beautiful patriotic journal pages you have created. I love this stamp set, thanks for the chance to win!

Janice Gates said...

Such talent all of you have. I do use stamps, but never thought to do what you did. Would love to win this!

MB Isaac said...

Love the mixed elements! beautiful..... I am new to stamping and having a blast - glad there are blogs like yours to visit for motivation and inspiration.
- MB

misaacmom at gmail dot com

Georgia Napper said...

The new American Beauty stamp set and what you did with it is fantastic. I've never done an altered book but this gives me the inspiration to do one. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Pambi7 said...

Pam,

I have always loved your art. You are so creative. Now that you started journals, you are even more inspiring. I love the dylusions sprays.

Thank you for sharing and giving such great detail on how you create your art. I really like the American Beauty stamp set, thank you for giving us an opportunity to win.

Bev said...

Hi Pam,

I love this...since I looked like a "Cambell Soup Kid" when I was little.

Wow, those distress markers are cool...gotta get some!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Truth said...

Crafty Secrets is my favorite! I love the little guy in the red hat.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, I love all the red white and blues, I would love this stamp.

Debbie K. said...

Pam, your work is just gorgeous! Love the cute stamps. Have a great week and thanks for a chance to win your blog candy.
- DebbieK
dkaste at wi dot rr dot com

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