Australasian November 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1411 It's the Little Things

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Welcome to November's Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  We have all been creating with the 'It's the Little Things' stamp set.  If you arrived here from Wendy's Blog you are in the right spot.  If you happened upon us accidently, WELCOME to the hop.  Once you’ve checked out my post you can click on the link at the bottom to visit the next blog on the tour.  Eventually you’ll end up back here.  Enjoy!

Little things pages

I wanted to create a bright and cheerful layout to match the mood of these photos taken on Formal night during our recent Mediterranean Cruise.  We were cruising to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday.  Not every family member could join us but we so rarely get the opportunity for family portraits we jumped at this one.

I recently watched a You Tube video on the 'Smack Down' stamping technique and I just had to try it.  Before I was a scrapbooker I used to spend hours creating fabric using machine embroidery.  This stamping technique reminded me of that process.  Click here to watch the Smack Down Stamping clip.

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The photo above shows my masking and smack down stamping.  I followed the exact process demonstrated in the video.

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I used just the top left flower for the smack down stamping.  My three colours were Pixie, Sorbet and Cranberry.  Then I stamped the bottom right flower and the concentric circles onto scrap daisy white paper and embossed the centres with Silver Heat Embossing powder. Do your embossing while the stamped images are on a larger piece of paper and cut them out when you are finished. I daubed the edges of the cut outs with slate ink to help them stand out from the background.  I created an accent cluster top left and bottom right of the double page layout.  I also used the dotty flower centre to define the edge of the smack down design and in the centre of the Cranberry flowers on the page. The leaves were stamped using Pear Pigment Ink so they would stand out against the pink and red background.

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The It's the Little Things Stamp of the Month is only available during the month of November.  Full retail price is $27 (S1410) but why pay that much when you can get it for just $5 with an accompanying $75 order? Visit your consultant’s website to place your order or write your wish list.

Feel free to leave a comment or share this blog post with friends before you hop over to Anne's Blog to see what she has created.

Happy scrappin’

Shaunna

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23 comments

hallofindulgence

That's so fun! When I fist glanced it I thought "What paper has Shaunna used? I MUST have some!" Now I see I can make my own, I will have a go.
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patriciamanhire

Stunning layout and idea for making a personalised background paper Shaunna :)
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nenifoofer

Gogsmacked! I was looking for a page project but do not have photos - so glad you could do a page to match yours!
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nenifoofer

Oops that should read gobsmacked...
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Denise Tarlinton

Wow Shaunna! Your pages are so fun and bright! I just love the way we can use our stamps to create our own decorative paper! A great idea. :)
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Doris Taylor

A beautiful, vibrant , full of fun page
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Doris
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Passionate About Pages

It's one of my favourite parts of stamping Denise - every page can be unique
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks you - hope you enjoy creating it
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Patricia
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I absolutely LOVE it Shaunna! I have watched the video and definitely giving it a try.
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I just LOVE this technique, page and blog!!!!! Have to try this. Your work is just so beautiful. Love the colours, the balance and how professional it all is. You might think the corner of your page was printed that way if you didn't look closer. You are so clever.
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Passionate About Pages

Oh thank you for such kind words, Anne. I thoroughly enjoyed making this page.
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Loretta McKellar

I love this smack down stamping. I don't think I have seen it before but will definitely be trying it. Thanks :)
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Passionate About Pages

It was new to me too - happened upon it doing a You Tube crawl!
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Vandra Stenton

Thanks for sharing that new technique Shaunna. I can't wait to try it. Beautiful pages as always!
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Wow it looks just like printed B&B paper! - I have not heard of Smack Down before but I love the name of it will give this a go for sure.
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Shaunna that is a beautiful layout! This is a technique I have to try one day! TFS.
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Francine, it's actually really easy because nothing has to line up!
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Passionate About Pages

Yay! That's what I was hoping it would look like :)
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Vandra - you'll love doing it
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Breathtaking layout!
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Passionate About Pages

Thank you so much
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