Monday, 2 November 2020

Mirror Stamping

 Morning and we have a "Mirror Stamping" challenge at A Place To Start.I went on youtube and checked it out as never done this before and almost never did this time either!Most of them said use a silicone mat which I don't have -or acetate which I tried twice with different stamps and smudged them -about to give up and go ATG-tried with stamping platform another two no nos and after about 4 attempts with this seagull stamp from stampin up finally managed it with a stamping block and added a bit of colour with promarkers.I added a can ring pull covered in Seth Apter Baked Earth embossing powder and a strip of numbers from inside kitchen roll inner.

As it was only a small stamp was going to make a bookmark but decided to make a header for one of my journal page inserts so quite pleased with result.


challenges-

Simon says-movie inspiration/The Birds

TTCRD-ATG

Simon says-ATG

not just cards-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

krafty chicks-ATG

creative fingers-ATG

catch the bug-New technique/mirror stamping

 all fun-ATG 

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

2crafty critter crazies-ATG

country view challenge-anything but a card

craft-deebowz-ATG

crafts galore encore-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and hope you find the time to join us

 Carol x x


39 comments:

meg said...

I can imagine just how difficult this was well done on persevering and creating a fabulous header for your journal page

Lynne said...

I've struggled with this technique before and gave up in the end, but you have made a lovely header for your journal page. You must have more patience than me :) x

brenda said...

I know my comment won't be here as I forgot that pesky robot.

Worked out really beautifully Carol, I've tried lots of way over the years and always go back to acetate, taking that to the card rather than the other way round.

B x

dutchess said...

Well done..I have never managed to do this without making a smuggy mess....take care xxx

Alison59 said...

Oooh Carol, I'm intrigued - need to google this. Yours looks fabulous :-)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant work Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck GinnyMy Blog As I do Rodos

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work as always - you did a great job

Chris said...

Oh well done on persevering with this difficult technique- I've tried it once or twice- failed miserably :( - but you've done a really great job. Thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug this week.
Chris
x

*Vicki* said...

Well I'm glad you continued through getting an image that worked and it turned out fabulous! Love the coloring and how you've created your AJ page with it! That mirror stamping can be a bit tricky sometimes. TFS! HUGS

Mrs.B said...

It looks as if it worked out well in the end and does make a good header. Mirror stamping is not something I've tried too often, but I've usually used my brayer, less chance of smudging than with acetate.
Avril xx

Cath Wilson said...

You did well, Carol. I think I'd have given up. It's a long time since I did any mirror stamping but I still have the stamp we used to use at the time...maybe one day - just not now, lol. Love your birds! Great way to use the image.
Cath x

Leslie Miller said...

In the end it appears to me you did a great job on this! I saw a video about mirror stamping with the MISTI. Have not tried it yet, but it looked like it would work. Maybe not.

Stampsnob. said...

Very good use for the small stamp ..Lis

Chrissy said...

Looks fabulous Carol, love the tab and great header for a journal page, I used to do this many years ago, I had a red rubber blank stamp that you stamped the image on then stamped with the blank stamp..make sense?..it was at least 4x4" square..

Luv CHRISSYxx

cass said...

Looks great Carol, I also didn't have a silicone mat, took a few goes, but got there in the end. Cass

Claire (Mrs H) said...

I gave up trying to do this. Bit tou have done a fabulous job. It looks amazing
Claire

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Carol

Gr Karin

aussie aNNie said...

Always fun to use this technique. I have a special stamping rubber mat I use...love your result. x

craftytrog said...

Beautifully done Carol! xx

Carol L said...

I've never tried this technique but I'm glad you persevered to get such a fun result!

Angela said...

Great work, yes it's a hard technique.Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We hope to see you again next challenge.
Smiles, Angela DT Member
TTCRD DT
https://chasingwhiteunicorns.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

Janette said...

Looks fab Carol, worth the trouble.xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Carol, super seagulls, it sounds like a real challenge - well worth the effort.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lacey Lassy said...

I know the work it takes to try something new; it takes perseverance. This came out wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

Daffodil Cards said...

So THAT'S how you do it, well done for persevering Carol. Love the stamp and the quote header, a fabulous result.
Faith x

Ilonka said...

Whow that looks great. Such a beatiful work !!
Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka XX

ahlers5 said...

Terrific header for a page. The longer image is ideal. You have so many ideas.

pinky said...

I have never tried this myself either Carol and not sure if I would have the patience that you had. But worth it in the end. It looks brilliant!

Nance said...

That is a very pretty journal page and love the heading. Very cool! Glad you joined us at Krafty Chicks.

Brenda said...

Great mirror stamping. I've always failed miserably at this technique but certainly appreciate the effect.

creationsnz said...

I've heard about mirror stamping but never tried it. You have certainly got a good result with it and I love how you use odd bits and pieces like the can pull. CarolG

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, it is years and years since I did any mirror stamping. To be honest I was never a big fan, it seemed to be too much effort for a half hearted result - and I have a wood mounted silicon pad ...... somewhere. You have done an amazing job, nice clear results, with some very interssting embellishments.

Dionne xx

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Brilliant. You are such a clever lady and think you should write a book with all your techniques, I for one would definitely be interested! Michelle x

Helen said...

I've never tried this technique but it certainly looks impressive!

Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge.

Helen x

Jane said...

Hi Carol, your mirror stamping turned out beautifully for you gorgeous page. Thanks so much for joining in with my anything but a card challenge over at country view challenges. Happy November xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

Ilonka said...

Whow That looks great Carol. Great Job !! Thanks for playing along with us at the Classic Design Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT XX

Janice said...

Love this as a header for your journal page, a technique I've not tried before.
Janice x

Passions & Distractions said...

I LOVE using this as a header and all the neat touches! I've never tried mirror stamping before. Sounds like I should give it a go! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!