Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rakle Stamps

Wow, now this is exciting!! I just got these amazing images from Phebe at Town Scrapper, and let me tell you, I am blown away! This particular image really attracted me because it is so totally boy, with no feminine aspects. The stamp company is Rakle, and I think they are from Norway. The rubber that they are on is really deeply etched and high quality. They come EZ mounted in beautiful packaging. since I was a bit tired of making cards, I thought it would be fun to decorate something that I use. This is a mini Clipboard that I got at the dollar store. It is 6" x 9". I wanted to have a teen boy feel, a nice change from all the girly that I love doing. I did some doodling on the paper ( which is stamped) to look like a bored teens notebook page ( everything but the work he was supposed to be doing), and the Key was sketched and thrown on to show just the sort of stuff you might find in his pocket.

recipe:
Stamps: Rakle Skater boy, CHF lined paper, SU Genuine Article, My own key
Paper: Basic Grey Dp, Fabriano watercolor paper, Whisper White
Ink: Stewart Superior Black, Distress in: Marigold, Marmalade, Vitage, Tea Dye, Walnut Soot, Pine, Shabby Shutter, Jean, China
Other: Bind it All, mix of ribbon, Radiant Pearls, Rangers blue Cloud Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge

Image was colored with Distress Ink and then enhanced with Radiant Pearls. Note paper was stamped with SU Turquoise and then put through the bind it all to give the look of having been ripped out. Next the other side was cut with my Create-A-Cut and given that torn look. Distress Ink in Walnut, Tea Dye, and Soot was spread around to show wear and lack of care. Doodling was added. Key was sketched on watercolor paper, lines drawn over with Faber Pitt pen in Umber and then colored in with watercolor pencils and Radiant Pearls. all images were cut out, and the whole item was painted and adhered. Thanks so much for coming by, and have a wonderful Tuesday!!
Hugs,
Sophie




16 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Wow this is brilliant ,fabulous work ,Dawnx

Donna said...

this is fabulous, Sophia! love yoru notebook paper & all the doodling - your coloring. what a fun clipboard to use in your office!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

FABULOUS job, sweetie pie!!! Love the 'bored teen' feel!! My notebook used to look just like that, except it had hearts and flowers all over it!! hahaha!

Lynn said...

This is very cool, I love all of the details!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh....how cool is this?!?!?!?! My boys would totally get a kick out of this! AWESOME Sophia!!

dini said...

I've been intrigued by these images too - and your coloring looks fabulous!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

I love these stamps!! You've done a lovely job here!

chelemom said...

Amazing job!!! Love the added "doodles!" As always, your details are awesome!

Anita Hagen said...

WOW, this was really a tough and cool card for a boy. Your are right, this stamps are from Norway (Scrapmagasinet). You can find it on this website: http://www.scrapmagasinet.no/shoppen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=54

Have a nice day!

Hugs Anita

MichelleO said...

Sending a BIG High Five on this one Sophia! I so totally thought that was a page torn out of a notebook, and thought the ticket and key were "props" for the photo! Really wonderful! You blow me away!

Ila said...

I love this!!...Totally Amazing!! I wasn't totally sold on these stamps but Wow...now I am thinking differently. Your coloring and design is just Fantastic...and the radiant pearls just glisten on this image.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Sophia, This is fantastic and so much amazing detail. I find it hard to do anything for men/boys. Great work. Hugs, Nikki x

Libby Hickson said...

This is great - love it!

Tina said...

Sophia i love your creation, and i have to say i love Rakle, i have nearly all of them now...and don't use them nearly as much as i should, i'm going to make a card tomorrow using Rakle... Crafty Hugs Tina x

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