During the weekend there has been a really interesting topic up for discussion over at the forum at Two Peas. It has been about getting the effect and style that Glitter Girl has without spending a fortune on elements and premade bits and pieces. The discussion has collected a wonderful list of tips and suggestions and the topic is really dear to me since I like to have lots to choose from but my budget is kind of pushing my money in the direction of paper instead of printed paper embellishments. When I get my hands on a pack like those bits from Amy Tangerine it is a special & rare occasion. But just like alot of other scrappers I like the look with lots of things going on. So, what to do? I loved all the suggestions that came up in the thread and I got alot of inspiration from that and I started thinking of the things I had and the things I wanted to have and suddenly I realized that this is the perfect opportunity to use some of all my wonderful stamps which I sadly seldom use (mainly due to pure old laziness).
I went through my stash of stamps and looked for the ones I thought looked fairly current and that could be used as elements for embellishment and/or layering. I also looked for those that could be colored. I took out my stamping paper that I use when I stamp and color for card making and I stamped with my Staz On, it is the ink pad I think works best for clear stamps. Then I stamped like a mad woman and after a couple of packed pages I sat down in front of You Tube and watched haul and process videos the whole evening while fuzzy cutting out all the elements I had stamped. This is the pile I had on my desk when it was time for bed and I feel so inspired about all this! I will color these darlings with my ProMarkers when I'm about to use them and I hope it will be a nice addition to my stash of elements.
I hope you'll have a nice Monday! Hugs!