Monday, November 5, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun Challenge....Take 4!

WOW! I cannot believe another two weeks has passed since our last challenge. Today Carolyn Dube and I are back for Take 4 in our Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun Challenge. If you haven't seen our other challenges and what Artsy Fartsy is all about you can see check out our first post HERE and then click on the side bar labels to see the other challenges.

Today's challenge was to use:
The 3 R's....
Rubber Stamps

Where to start....well not a hard question since all I want to do is use my Gelli Plate right now! I started with the print I made below. I had diecut some fish for a project I was working on and the waste was very interesting to me so I used it as a stencil. The print was a weird size (8" x 8") on a scrap of left over watercolor paper I had torn around the edges. I mounted it on a black piece of cardstock.
Next I pulled out my cherished box of rub-on's. Use them!!!! No more hoarding to another day! These are so old I don't want to tell you. I cut a wave line and rubbed them on!!
Next, I didn't like the black look so I rubbed some Faber Castell Gelato on with my finger--bettter. In the end I rubbed off some of the rub-on on the wave part to make the line a little straighter--I didn't like the wave.
Rubber stamps...I decided as long as I was using old products I would pull out some VERY old rubber stamp letters. SO funny, because they were so old that the rubber kept falling off the wood block--time to re-glue them on!
Why not use some old foam stamps too!
and some more rub-on's! ANCIENT!!! but I still love them!
what's left??? Ribbon! I used this ribbon in our first Artsy Fartsy. I made it with the Gelli Plate. Perfect way to get rid of all that old yucky ribbon and make it new and funky!! I also used a Sakura Metallic pen to outline my letters. The inspiration for the wording I wrote was from the fish...just a little reminder to myself!
I hope you enjoyed my project for this challenge.
Now it is time to go see what Carolyn did with her supplies!!!


  1. WOW! I love this! You get bonus points for using old stuff from your stash too! The gelato on the rub-on really changed how it looked- I never thought to change the look of my rub-ons. Why hadn't I? I change the look of everything else...This started as a great piece from the gelli print on but again I am reminded how your little touches make it pop. The outlining of the letters, the variation (but not too much variation) in the fonts, the depth created in the gelli plate- oh I could go on and on! I should be getting work done, but now I am back to my gelli plate!

  2. What a fun page! Love the ribbon and how you used the rub-ons in the shape of a wave. Great idea to customize them and use 'em up!

  3. This is so much fun. Thank you for sharing the process. I love this collaboration between you and Carolyn. And your quote is great. Even though we are each the "stars" of our own life stories, it's good to be reminded that collectively we are just all "swimmin' swimmin' swimmin" in the same big pond. zo

  4. This is fabulous Maria, I really like how you used the ribbon at the bottom!!


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