Thursday, 27 October 2011

Sticker Magic

Welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop for the Master Forgers - if you found me via Helen's blog then you are on track, if not then you may want to pop back here to start at the beginning so as not to miss out.

"Miss out on what?"  you ask.  Well, this month over at the CKCB the prize sponsor is Momenta Stickers and this month's blog hopping theme is to work some magic with stickers - I can't wait to see what sticky creations the rest of the Master Forgers have come up with!

I have two projects to share with you plus an apology.  The apology is because neither of my projects uses my October Counterfeit Kit - it's half term holiday at the moment and we've taken the opportunity to visit friends and family so my creative time has been severely curtailed!

I have made use of my August Counterfeit Kit though - on a page based on a sketch by my good friend Mary that I started last month at the Green Buttons' Retreat.  My kit had a large sheet of multi-coloured Polar Bear Press stickers that toned beautifully with the papers but I needed the title to stand out more from the page.  My first attempt was to colour over them with some (borrowed) Promarkers.  I left them on the sticker sheet while I coloured them so that I it wouldn't matter if I went over the edges.  The finish wasn't brilliant because a) I've never used Promarkers before and b) the sticker surface was pretty glossy.  On top of that the exclamation mark wasn't plain like the letter and its pattern showed through a little.


So I decided to detract from my rubbish colouring by over-stamping with Saddle Brown Stazon.  I placed the stickers on some cellophane packaging and used a striped circle stamp by Artemio.  The pattern on the exclamation mark is now practically invisible!


This page will go into my Egyptian Holiday album: my friend and I ate lunch on our balcony each day, but we discovered that 2 seconds wasn't quite enough time for me to get back to my chair after pressing the camera button

My second sticker project is from quite an old page, one of my favourites, created for a challenge from Indigo Mill.(I miss that shop).  Here, I took a really nasty, cheap, glossy paper and transformed it using un-loved peel-off stickers and a couple of shades of chalk ink.  I removed some adhesive from the peel-offs by applying them to my skin a few times and then placed them randomly onto my paper.  The ink was dabbed over the stickers onto the paper.  The stickers were carefully removed and I repeated the process until I was happy.


I reckon both of these ways of altering stickers would also work well with part used alphabets - you could mix and match alphabets by colouring and stamping them to match each other or you could use up all those unloved consonants to make a subtle background.  Let me know if you give either of these a go.

In the meantime why not hop over to Jen who has more sticker magic for you and don't forget to drop by Momenta Stickers to see what they have to offer.

P.S.You know I like a good combination challenge ... so my first page ties in with October's Die-cut Challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous - thanks to the Tim Holtz rosettes!

31 comments:

Mary B said...

Great use of stickers and I remember the trouble the alphas caused you but they turned out perfect in the long run.

alexa said...

I love that Oh Shoot page in particular - worth the sticker trials!

Sian said...

Great ideas, great layouts and it's very reassuring to discover someone else who doesn't own any promarkers :)

Helen said...

These are great ideas - I have so many multi-coloured alphas that don't match anything! The first LO made me smile - the photos are fab and I love the design of it. Perfect autumnal colours in the second one too!

Emily said...

These are both great ideas! I really like your paper rosettes. They are so elegant.

Tracie said...

Really love both these layouts but the Shoot one is just gorgeous!! Some fab ideas there Jemma!

humel said...

Fabulous pages - well done you with the stickers! I have a few unloved alphas that I could transform, thanks for the inspiration :)

Margie said...

I love your layout-and I love the idea to overstamp your letters-I will have to try that!!

mytwoandras said...

I like the way you used your stickers. And it's great that you were able to use an older kit.

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

That first layout made me laugh! Two seconds is not long enough for much of anything, is it? I love both layouts! Thanks for the great ideas!

MommaSaid said...

Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Stazon to the rescue! And I like the masking idea, too - both pages look great!

furrypig said...

great ideas... you really are an inspiration thank you for those ideas xxx

Missus Wookie said...

I've got a similar set of photos when Wookie was working out his camera's timer :) Great use of the peel offs, was startled to be told they were a hot new item in the US a few years ago :lol:

can't see the second of the five photos tho' :(

redmom said...

Both your techniques are amazing. I really love that transformed paper on your second layout!

Keri said...

Hah, love the steps you've taken to get a GREAT alpha sticker look on this page, and love that the theme of the self-timer!

Angelfish said...

Both great ideas Jemma :o) I wouldn't have thought of recolouring/stamping on my letter stickers. Love the Oh Shoot LO.

Ali said...

gorgeous and love the colours - great ideas tfs :)

Eli said...

interesting technique....
great LOs! thanks for sharing.
Eli (Scrapbookers anonymous)

Yara said...

Loved reading your post and your layout story! Love the rosettes. Thanks so much for playing along with us at scrapbookers anonymous!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Both pages look great, your sticker techniques are awesome! I love Stayz-On!!!! And too bad about the 2-second timer. :) LOL xoxo

Lydia said...

Love your layouts! What a fun title to go along with your story on the first one. So glad you played along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Deb Hickman said...

Two fab LO's, I love the story behind the first one and love that rosette die. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxx

Lisa said...

I love what you did to the letters in the first layout - what a great idea! I'm filing that for future use but I'm not sure if I have any suitable texture stamps. I'll have to have a look. The second layout has such stunning colours and the technique on the background paper is very cool!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the subtle effect you got with your stickers! The fall colors are gorgeous!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW this is so Gorgeous... love it... the colors... the photos... Fun and fabulous... thank you so much for playing along with us over at Scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs...xoxo

Anne Pennington said...

Well, at least you have a lovely rear end to take a photo of. I think I'd be horrified if anyone got a shot of my behind in a bathing suit!! I am certain I could not scrapbook the photo!! Lovely layout - and such fun photos! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

Lea said...

Those letters ended up great!!! And how funny is that layout, I love it!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

S said...

Great post today - two layouts so twice the inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Hi! wonderful layouts. great rosettes on the first and i really love that picture on the second one. love the leaves too and how you stitched on the title. Thanks so much for playing along with us at SCrapbookers Anonymous. =)

happysnapper said...

best use of peal offs ever, you are so inventive well done.