I know the basic premise of Paper Seedlings is to plant creative PAPER ideas in your brains. But, I thought this would be a really ROCK SOLID project. After all, it does involve using Stampin' Up! STAMPS! So we're stamping on rocks instead of paper.
I meandered through our landscaping to choose appropriate subjects for my artistic endeavors.
Since Carissa suggests using unmounted (clear) stamps that are able to contour to the shape of the rock, that's how I started too. Even using these malleable stamps, on a few, I had a difficult time getting a completely clear impression. Since it seemed to be sort of a hit or miss proposition (at least, with my arthritic fingers), I decided to give wood mount stamps a try, with equal success. I ended up "wasting" three rocks that I simply tossed back into the landscaping.
Anyway, here is a handful of pretty rocks I came up with:
And, closeups of a few of my faves:
and, my most favorite:
I don't plan to seal these little treasures since they are no longer residents of the landscaping outside, but will now reside inside the house.
Just a little inspiration to run across here and there throughout your day.
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I know this post had a little bit of a rocky start, but I also wanted to remind you all of something:
Only through August 31, new subscribers can join PAPER PUMPKIN for only $10 for each of the first two months! After the introductory two months, the price will go back to the regular price of $19.95.
To get this phenomenal deal, go to mypaperpumpkin.com and join. You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter PUMPKINDEAL in the Promo Code field when you sign up. Remember to name me, Linda Kilsdonk, as your demonstrator.
You must join by Saturday, August 31, to qualify for the two months at only $10 each month.
I must admit that I took advantage of this special promotion myself, and can't wait to get my first Paper Pumpkin delivered to my house! One of my local customers signed up when Paper Pumpkin first started, and she's been bringing her projects and kits to my Stamp-Ins and making us all jealous.
Time to treat yourself to a monthly creative getaway!