It's no secret that I don't usually stamp. I can think of only a couple layouts I've made that include stamps...so it might surprise you to know I picked up the Kelly Purkey stamp from the shop this month! The Outline Letters 3x4 stamp are the perfect sized font for my smaller pages! I also think they'd rock any planner or Pocket Life page because they really are the perfect size!
Given that stamping is a little outside my comfort zone I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use them in a traditional and non-traditional project! The non-traditional project led me to go through Pinterest (one of my go-to's for inspiration) until I found a DIY on Stamped Clay Bowls!
(If you follow the link there is a detailed step-by-step of how these are made, I was going to retype it here but it's already so easy to follow, so why risk messing it up!)
For my non-traditional challenge using stamps, this is what I ended up with! Now keep in mind I'm not much of a stamper and this was my first time using dry clay. So.much.fun. though. I've already brought more clay so I can try it again with other stamps. Who knew stamping could be so much fun, haha.
My first attempt was the "Shiny" bowl so it has a few messy stamped area's plus some tears where I wasn't gentle enough when transferring the clay from table to the bowl, but overall I still find it cute!
The second bowl was a bit easier, but still managed to stretch it too much when transferring from the table to the bowl! I guess more practise is needed :)
Next up I tacked my traditional challenge! I thought I'd go all out and use the stamp not only as my title but also to create a pattern on the paper. I just repeated the message over three lines. And yes, this may have taken a few attempts....there is a knack to getting a perfect impression that I just haven't mastered yet, lol.
To hide a little of the imperfect stamping and to spice it up (and go outside my comfort zone a little more) I used watercolour paint! Very messily I might add :)
Other goodies on the page all come from the June kits!
I have to admit that I really enjoyed using the stamp set on both projects! If I had to pick one, I would probably go with the clay bowls, but that's only because it was something completely new :)
Have you picked up the stamp set from the shop? If so I would love to see how you've used it! Just leave a comment below and I'll be sure to check it out :) PS - Have you noticed you can now search by product AND manufacturer in the shop?! So easy to find all those things you need now!