Sunday, July 1, 2007

Kaya! Three

Kayang-kaya kaya?

Our ancestors have used stamps, mostly using wood, leather and even mud. The earliest forms of inking was to use plants and even the colored juice of fruits; added to which stamping was used for documents, fabric, and other products that will take on ink of any kind.

We may not give it much thought but we use stamping techniques in our layouts more often than not, such as inking edges and even masking among others. If you look back into your earliest memories of kindergarden, cut outs from potatoes and carrots, sponges and even crumpled newspaper dabbed in some ink was virtually our stamps. You may have already been stamping at the age of 3 and haven't even realized it yet!

And so, this month we take our challenge to the next level and dwell into the world of stamping. Kaya 3 is called, " IMPRESS US " and the challenge is to incorporate stamping into your layouts.

For those who have yet to build their collection of stamps or don't have any, have no fear! You can use anything that will hold ink and an image, such as using your cats eye ink pad as your "stamp," use sponges, mask paper, rocks, leaves, etc. There are no limits! For as long as you use an "image," whether it's the latest Fancy Pants stamp or the texture of the rock in your garden. So roll up your sleeves and keep an eye out for that stamp you haven't used in ages or for that wonderful textured leaf and ink up!

Stamping --- is impressing an image on any surface (glass, cardstock, clay, leather, etc.) using ready made or homemade stamps using any form of coloring such as inkpads, acrylic paints, homemade ink (tea, food coloring, bleach, etc.).

1. Stamp images on your medium of choice, using any coloring agent such as inkpads, paints, even homemade recipes like coffee, tea, etc.
2. Any technique is allowed, such as (any but not limited to) direct to paper, embossing, masking, use of UTEE, etc.
3. There is no limit to the number of images you can use.
4. You can use either or both ready made and homemade stamps.
5. For this challenge, all layouts must be TRADITIONAL layouts only.
6. Layouts must be in 12x12 sizes.
7. If you're feeling highly productive, not to worry, there is NO limit to the number of submissions for the challenge.

Deadline of submissions is on July 28, Saturday. Voting for favorites on July 29 and 30. Announcement of favorite on July 31.

***To our fellow PS scrappers who are not too keen on stamping, give this challenge a chance and please refer to our next EB on July 15th for demos on stamping techniques.

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