Thursday, March 8, 2012

Blockhead Stamps Banner Ad

I'm not one given to placing random ads on my blog so when I choose to do so there had better be a good reason. In the right column you'll notice a new ad from Blockhead Stamps. A couple of years ago I submitted some of my work to one of their creative challenges. I didn't win but the owner liked my work so much she asked if I would be willing to create some pieces using Blockhead Stamps that she could use as part of her display at shows. I agreed and got to choose any stamp set they offered for my work. I chose Inspired by Nature. Here you see a card I make with this stamp set using a bleach technique on watercolor paper. The background was misted with a variety of liquid watercolors, the images were stamped with a permanent solvent ink, then the color inside the images was removed using a bleach pen. After the color was lifted out, it was replaced using watercolor pencils. The butterfly was stamped on and cut from a separate piece of  paper and attached with its wings raised up as if in flight.

The entire exchange with the owner of Blockheads was friendly, supportive and professional and left me with a very positive impression. So when I read on Blockheads' blog page that there was a one in ten chance of winning a stamp just for placing the banner on my page, I jumped at the chance to win a prize as well as show my appreciation for a great company to do business with.

If you haven't checked out the wonderful stamps and other crafting supplies they have available, give Blockheads Stamps a look-see.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva

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