When I was a baby girl, we lived in what my family referred to for all these years as "the shack". My Grandmother would recall giving me baths in the kitchen sink with boiled water. When my Grandfather came back from WW2, he was never the same. He became an alcoholic and drank away everything they owned, drowning those dark memories. He died just before I was born. Seems that we all just wanted to have something and be somebody thereafter. The problem with having stuff and feeling like somebody, is that you often don't see that enough is simply enough and you forget who you once were. I guess that's why this precious stamp set is so dear to me. A reminder to build a life, not just a mass. To focus on the heart of the home more than its size or color. But now that I've shared more than you wanted to know, on with the art...
I am really loving the effect of stamping with misted DOX. Using Walnut stain and the Cog Collection is a great match. The stencil is by Carabelle Studios, mixed with Walnut Stain DOX.
Just in case you missed my tutorial on tinting texture paste at Stamps and Stencils, do check it out.
I was so thrilled to find this lone set of Seth Apter dies at convention recently. I cut a couple of circles from my inky paper. Where have these rugged circles been all my life!?!?
Layers of holey paper.
I decided not to cut these two stamps apart and used them as a unit onto this little tag. I layered with a handmade flower from my Small Tattered Florals set by Tim/Sizzix and punched inky leaves from one of his new punches. I love that thing! I really like it with these particular flowers. A bright touch to this rather grungy card. Thanks for bearing with me today! To better days and precious memories...
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Stamp Set
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