Joining in with Simon Says Stamp this week as they ask to see what you're known for... seems like my glee in using both Dylusions and stencils has become a bit identifiable. I made this page with some new goodies I picked up when visiting The Ink Pad with Louise Nelson last week. I had the good fortune to spend the day with Louise, a lovely person and talented mixed media artist from Australia. She'd come to the USA for the Craft & Hobby Association show, and as long as she was in California, she extended her stay and came to New York.
I sure love meeting blogging friends in real life! We met at the famous clock tower in Grand Cental Station, then navigated our way by subway to Greenwich Village. Our first stop was The Ink Pad, and we did our part to help keep the stamping industry sound.
I added Acrylic Ground through a Prima stencil down the right side of the page and colored it with Pan Pastels, and then used a new stamp by a French company called Aladine all over the left side. It's a gorgeous script stamp with lots of variations. I finished the page stamping a few favorites in Jet Black Archival ink and heat embossed them with clear powder.
Thanks so much for visiting today. Pop by Louise's blog if you're not already a follower... she's really inspirational and has a unique and funky style.
I hope she makes it home all right without needing an extra suitcase!