Thursday, July 19, 2007


I have discovered painting on transparencies can give the look of Hamblys without the expense. Well, not as much per sheet! I got transparencies at Staples in a box of 100! Then with my favorite stamps and some empty paper towel rolls... I made a pattern! So fun!
Here's the steps:
1) choose your stamps and paint colors... I use foam stamps or stamps that are fairly solid in design with Ranger dabber paints... LOVE them! Here you see me dabbing paint on.

2)Okay, stamp a pattern by re-painting the stamp and repeating to create a pattern.. much like Hambly does...

Jenbly's are not permanent as a screen print would be, however... you can make as many as you like in any color or style... For more durability turn transparency over to apply to page.

See my example:

Made with Stampin up stamp and white Ranger paint!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Creative mojo!

I am a creating machine right now. I have finished at least a page or two a day for the last 2 weeks! I was on quite a dry spell for awhile. It was so frustrating! I thought I'd never finish something again. Well, I got the We b' June Kit and BLAM! I was inspired to create! I did some pretty safe pages, but then I got all my materials that I had been "saving" and just PLAYED! Here's the result! It was very freeing... I felt alive and the energy just coursed through me. I am even using bright colors, which is unusual for me. Not because I don't like them, but because when I do something that I'm not happy with the result it stands out big time! But fortunately I LOVED what happened! I hope that this creative streak lasts for awhile because I have alot to finish. I can't wait for all the new CHA stuff to come in (even if my hubby is not so thrilled with that idea) so I can see the latest papers and embellies! I'm addicted to overlays right now so hoping there are lots more. I love Hambly, but I have ventured into making my own "Jenblys"... I painted a paper towel roll and stamped them on transparencies. I can only make 8 1/2 by 11" ones right now, but i'm looking to see if I can do the same on acetate (is that safe for photos? Not sure). I 'm also trying out some other stamps like leaves and flowers! Here's a sneak peek:
Let me know what you think...