This is one of my first stamps I bought it a number of years ago. The plate was labeled Chix Art Beauties. After stamping, I used three sizes of a Spellbinders die to frame the image. The framed image was placed on a mat of designer paper. The floral arrangement in the corner was made with a couple of Spellbinders to create the scrollwork. I accented the scrolls with some triple-layered flowers. A small acrylic greeting, "dream", sits in another corner.
A Different PortraitThis time I did something completely different - no stamping at all but I used some of my own photos. My I introduce you to Nele .... she is a rescue dog from Egypt and belongs to my brother. He took her a few years ago and now she is quite an old lady but absolutely lovely and adorable. And this is my tribute to her.
I printed the images in a black frame and mounted them on various layers of corrugated and black card and Dovecraft paper. The sentiment is cut from the patterned Dovecraft paper and glued to a corrugated nestabilities cog whereby the edges of the cog are slightly distressed with black ink. The finishing touches are some little doggy buttons, button thread and ribbon knots from my stash.