Rubber stamps, unmounted rubberstamps, unmounted.Flora and Fauna--PAGE 15
Rubber stamps, unmounted rubberstamps, unmounted

Berry Leaves 3 x 4"



(The berries will be along later in the summer, hopefully.)

The berries never arrived! Only the throrns! So...the bush is history!

This mini version of the tulips from the Holiday Impressions Convention has been included here by special request.

Originally it was decided not to produce the smaller version....but stampers have written saying they have used the stamps on shrink art with some success and would like to have the images in the smaller version.

352 HI Tulips--Mini Set $12.00

Full Size Tulips Page 16

Carved version of a pen and ink drawing.


Click here to see
Pen & Ink Version

Elizabeth Perini sends this sample.....

The blue background is made using a technique Elizabeth invented.

Often the backs of gg designs stamps are quite smooth (thanks to a very careful and competant rubber die producer) and Elizabeth sometimes uses the back of the stamp as a shadow stamp, to create a background for her images.

In this particular case, it worked exceptionally well.

Give it a try with your recent gg designs stamps.

Thanks Elizabeth, for sharing this idea. Yet another reason for using unmounted stamps!


Butterfly "Kit"

3 Shadow Stamp Wings with 3 interchangable bodies.

351 Butterfly Kit.....$10



There is obviously no attempt to create anatomically correct butterflies. You all no doubt already have many lovely, handsomely drawn, realimages. This is meant to be a stamper's "toy." Use the wing shapes as shadow stamps to lay in the first color. Then add designs with your favorite method. These stamps work well with fluid watercolor.

Ida Abshier's "monoprint" watercolor method creates wonderful, loose, flowing creatures floating across pages of a journal, in a quick, loving message to someone you miss....or just for make you own "To Do" lists more playful (and perhaps, more apt to get done!)

Click here to review Ida's Technique.




Samples below are from Linda Reid, who has provided many of the samples through out the catalog. Thanks Linda!

These and many other Butterfly and Pussy Willow samples are shown full size......

This image is from Judy Aguayo's class....

Summertime and the Stampin' Gets Easy

Click above to see other samples by Judy.


A Suprise from a Prize!


Michelle Morlan won the Pink and Black Halloween Theme prize....a part of Deb Lovett's Plastic Wrap Tutorial. She selected the Pussy Willow image and here is what she did with it:

The back ground was made by writing on a piece of card stock with
white crayon and then painting over with a tan acrylic paint, to get a
nice resist effect. Then of course using pussy willow images, and
a new butterfly image, I stamped, cut and applied images to the front.
Used a mica pen and glitter gel pens to accent areas of images.
The scanner warps the image a little bit, and makes it look shorter
than it is !
It is prettier in person. (ggd: This is frequently the case but with scans, imperfect as they may be, we all get to enjoy the results!)

Flora and Fauna Index

Page 1: Bird of Paradise, Poppies, two styles, Bougainvillea two versions, Sunflowers, Morning Glories, Morning Glory, Still Life in Two Parts
Page 2: Ivy/Stein, Daisies, Daffodils
Page 3: Calla Lily, Easter Lily, Iris, Iris Too

Page 4: Roses, Carnations, Daisies, Leaves
Page 5: Plant (2 versions), Do It Yourself Violet "Kit," Hydrangea, Modified Minis, Lily Blossom, Companion Blossom, Peruvian Liiy, Blossom Ellipse
Page 6: Floral Minis #3, Roses, Do It Yourself Calla Set
Page 7: VEGETABLES--Mushrooms, Garlic, Autumn--Corn, Wheat, Squash, Pumpkin, Halloween--Carved Pumpkin Set, Asparagus, Beets, Artichokes, Broccolli
, Chili Peppers
Page 8: GREENERY--Aloe Vera, Leaves Background, Set-Two Fern Leaves, Smaller Set-Two Fern Leaves, Bush Background, Fern/Foliage, Loose Leaves, Three Striped Leaves, Mistletoe Sprig, Greenery and Berries, Border 2 and Border 3--leaves, Grasses--3 ways
Page 9: FRUIT--Oranges, Lemons, Apple, Pear, Grape
Page 10: Blossom, Rose, Tulip, Pansy, Petunias, Water Lily, Floral Background #2, Floral Minis #1, Floral Minis #2
Page 11: MISCELLANEOUS--Gargoyles,Fish, Eye/Tear, Mermaid, Gecko, Sampler Set, Sea Shells
Page 12: Zinnia, Floral Background #3
Page 13: MISCELLANEOUS (Continued) Sampler Set, Patriotic Ribbon, Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons and Butterflies, Stars
, Stick Figures
Page 14: Daisies--Since there are so many, we are grouping them together. Better for comparison.
Page 15: Butterfly "Kit", Pussywillows, carved feather, berry leaves
Page 16: "Elizabeth's Tulips," full size, Morning Glories

Page 17:Angel Trumpets, Poppies, Dandelion silhouette