Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Family Artventures

I have a collection of quirky stamps from the Lost Coast rubber stamp line and I decided it was time to do something with them.  These stamps have blank faces and so the idea of "Not Your Momma's Brag Book" was born.  It only made sense to me that the faces that would fill the blank spaces on these stamp images would have to belong to family members.  Out came the round punches and in went the faces.
The thought of scrap booking has NEVER appealed to me.  But painting, collage and stamping has ALWAYS held my attention.  As I combined all three art forms, I discovered that I could actually live with pages featuring partial pictures (namely "a face") and not get nauseous.  LOL!!

I've never owned a brag book but the possibility of having an altered one pushed me to gather my supplies and create one.  I have to say that I was satisfied with the results and am wondering how Linda of Lost Coast feels about designing new stamps featuring men and cats (and dogs).
"Not Your Momma's Brag Book" is not only my own little personal bit of family artventure, but a workshop I'll be hosting on Saturday, July24th at Stampin' From the Heart in Los Angeles.  The shop's blog is featured on my sidebar where you can get more info on this workshop.  You can e-mail me if you have any questions.
Not Your Momma's Brag Book, it's a good thing!       


Sherry Goodloe said...

This blog post made me smile. These are too cute :)

PS I didn't see you at the RSC! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Emmy said...

This is wonderful! And I totally know what you mean about scrapbooking; I've tried several times, but I just can't do it. I get so much more satisfaction out of tearing up things and painting, stamping, and gluing them back together :P

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is darling.

Stampmaiden said...

Thanks, Sherry. Somehow we missed each other through the large crowds. Next time.
Thanks, Emmy. Scrapbooking seems like such a waste of paper whereas you and I probably make use of left-over scraps of paper.
Thanks, Lisa!

Bea said...

Well aren't those the cutest stamps. They look like little Zetti ladies. I love the idea of this kind of brag book. :)Bea

~jolene said...

Mija, you and your art never fails to AMAZE me!!!

soulbrush said...

you always do such cutie pie things. hey i remembered in the middle of the night- don't we have some sort of swap we planned to do this summer??? let me know. my brain is fried in this heat.