Sunday, August 1, 2010

"I Can Ride" - for - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - Stamping on Layouts

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This pictures seem so sweet to me, they were taken about  4 years ago on the day both my children learned to ride without their training wheels.  My daughter is two years older and my husband took off her training wheels and said "practice on the grass", well my son was having no part of training wheels if his sister had hers off they came too...and within minutes of each other they were both riding (and falling lol) around the yard.  Then not long after racing of course!

The technique I used in this layout for my "rider" is called over stamping, it gives your stamp the illusion of movement! Fun eh! 

This method is done with "Clear stamps and Clear Block" you must be able to see through the block to accomplish this technique.  I used a stamp set by Close To My Heart "X-treme D1432", its the perfect stamp set for today's kids, biking, boarding, music its all about fun, on a "3x3 Acrylix Block Y1006".  I brought the layout together by using the same ink to distress the edges of my paper, sponge my chip board lettering and stamp some words that go with my theme.

Over Stamping is when you repeat the same stamp a number of times with different depths of colour.  The first stamp is the darkest (or even a different colour):
1. Ink your stamp and stamp on to your paper, then re-ink your stamp & stamp directly over top of the first stamp, then re-ink a third time & stamp again directly over the first image to get a very dark coloured stamp. (stamped total of 3 times)
2. Ink your stamp, move over slightly and stamp your second image, then re-ink your stamp & stamp directly over top of the first stamp.(stamped total of 2 times)
3. Ink your stamp, move over slightly and stamp your third image. (You want to use your stamp as is now so do not re-ink and do not set down on the stamp side.
4. Do not re-ink, move over slightly and stamp your 4th image. Repeat this step as many times as you have ink remaining on the stamp or until you are happy with your images.

In mine I had a total of 5 stamped images but once the layout was complete you can only see 4.


Melly said...

Gorjuss petal!
Love the idea you've used, the feel of movement really works!
Hugs melly xxx

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Kelli. This is really cool and I love the stamped affect to. I'll have to try that some time. Love those pics and brings back memories!

suezie said...

Kelli this is such a cool technique - it really gives the appearance of motion on your page! Fab idea!

Carolyn said...

Wow, awesome layout. Totally love the motion stamped look. FABULOUS.
Hugs xx

Nancy said...

Well Kelli this is a really awsome layout. I just love the way you did the overstamping. I found it inspirational and will try this. Going back in the old photo album is pretty great. The kids must be tickeled.