Hi everyone! Stacy here with another sneak peak at some of the upcoming goodies you will soon be able to find at the Crafter's Companion Store!! This week I have such a treat for you. We are giving you a peak at our new Kanji Stamps. These Asian inspired stamps are really a delicate treat. There are words and sayings in the beautiful Kanji script and complementary backgrounds and images. The possibilities are endless on what you could do with these stamps.
I decided to make a layout. My husband and I have internationally adopted 5 children. When we were in China adopting number 5, my friend, Denise and I found this little shop that would custom make these lovely Chinese outfits. We both had some made for our children.
Last Christmas I put all of my children in their outfits and took a photo of them in our home. That photo has been sitting waiting for a whole year for just the right layout. "Ha" When I saw these Kanji stamps a bell went off in my head. I decided to stamp three of the images onto vellum. It sort of gave them the look of being painted on rice paper. I layered it on some red and black card stock and attached it with bronze brads.
I went for a fairly clean and simple look to the layout because the photo just seemed so busy with the bright red outfits my children are wearing. I happened to have the bronze heart charm and the red/orange and black fiber trim in my stash. I really struggled at first pulling it all together but I think sometimes the more simple layouts can be the hardest. Finally I decided to just put the focus on the photo and the stamped vellum and it all fell into place.
I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope it inspired you a bit today. If you are inspired I would love to encourage you to go over to our sister blog, Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog, http://crafterscompanion-challenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/crafters-companion-january-challenge.html and join in on our January "Anything Goes" challenge. There is a wonderful prize that features one of my personal favorites, Humphrey the Elephant. I hope to see your projects over there soon. Until next time...happy scrapping!