Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Chelle Fowler: Fly Banner

When I asked Chelle Fowler to describe her stamping style in five words or less, she chose "vintage, romantic, nostalgic, grungy, and eclectic" as her adjectives.

"All those words could describe me, too!!" she exclaims. "My style is always evolving. My love of vintage, junk, and bits & pieces of the past find their way into every project I do...I’m not a clean and simple kinda gal at all!"

As you'll see below, Chelle isn't kidding about that...and we wouldn't have it any other way! For example, she started with 11097MC Floral Faith Clear Set (drawn by artist Vicki Schreiner):

This set works great for creating fancy and elegant cards, like the beautiful one created by Michelle Pearson that is featured as this week's card on the main Inky website.

But guess what happens when Chelle applies her "vintage, romantic, nostalgic, grungy, and eclectic" style to these stamps? You end up with this amazing project:

Wow, huh! Let's get a better look without the quilt background:

I love how she used these stamps to create her gorgeous home decor project. How about a close-up view:

Chelle stamped the floral spray image (2866H in wood mounted) several times onto cream cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. Then she cut out the colored images.  

She also cut out banners from patterned paper using a Sizzix die, along with pinked circles from the Sizzix Rosette Die. The letters were cut from patterned paper using the Sizzix Vintage Market Alphabet Die.

After punching several mini butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch, Chelle inked all the paper pieces using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool and assembled all the pieces:

Supplies: 11097MC Floral Faith Clear Set, This & That Charming 6 X 6 Paper Pad, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Sizzix Rosette Die, Sizzix Mini Banner Die, Martha Stewart Mini Butterfly Punch, Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad, Ink Blending Tool, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Jute, Seam Binding.

Happy spring, Inky friends...and hope you FLY today!


Sue D said...

Wow--wonderful banner. I never would have thought of using that stamp set for a banner but it is perfect.

Shell said...

Totally gorgeous!!! I love the way she used the stamps to fit her style.

Diana N. said...

What a creative use for the stamps! I certainly would have never thought of creating a banner like this. It's fantastic!

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