Hi folks! This post has been a long time coming. At the beginning of October, I decided not to renew for another term as a designer for Hampton Art Stamps. Several factors went into my decision, but foremost was the intuitive knowledge that it was just time. Hampton Art will always have a special place in my heart – being on this team allowed me to really get to know my stamps well, and thoroughly learn the ropes of designing for a manufacturer. I am extremely grateful that I had the chance to really evolve there as a papercrafter, stamper, and mixed media artist. I also met some friends there that I hope to keep forever.
As part of saying goodbye, I thought that it might be fun to share with you some of my projects spanning from early on in my term through to this recent end.
I think the tag on the left might have been my very first post with Hampton Art. The vintage style in the card and tag pair is something I am still very much enamored with and continue to explore.
This was a card I made for some holiday inspiration last year. At that point, I was beginning to learn that if you are going to make all your holiday cards, for practical reasons it’s important to keep the crafting simple.
This card was a fun exploration in scoring and was prepared for a hop we did with Scor-pal.
As I started to fall more deeply in love with mixed media and the fantastic array of mists available to us, my projects started to embody that love.
This card below was a step forward for me as it represented a better understanding of how to manipulate mists and still showcase a stamp.
Create a luminous background and simply stamp a lovely silhouette.
I was also really excited about how I was able to create a scene here as well.
Towards the end of my last term, I went a bit tag crazy.
Starting to really love imperfections, imperfect stamping in this case.
For the card below, I did a lot of mixed media work in addition to the stamping, and I have a video tutorial for this one as well.
Although this next tag was made for a different DT, I used Hampton Art/ 7 Gypsies stamps for the imagery.
I titled this tag, “Ebb and Flow.” Some really fantastic nature themed stamps.
I used my techniques with hot glue to represent the beautiful intersection between land and the sea.
Another project above with some of these all time fave stamps.
OK want to see a layout from then and one from now? This one featured Pupusa getting acclimated to the pool.
Hahaha so cute but not really a style in which I work much these days. Did you catch the small pic of Pupusa rolling in the grass post-pool haha? She does the same thing when I take off her sweaters.
Here’s one of my recents that I love.
I love how this melon seedling sent out such graceful tendrils, twining around structures for support.
Thanks again to Hampton Art for the opportunity to learn, grow, and find my voice. It has been quite a journey. Moving forward, I am so eager for the new experiences and opportunities to move myself further along in the direction of my dreams! Hope you will stick with me as I pave my way on this exciting road.