6.03.2013

Camp Scrap with May + a giveaway!

Hello! Today we have a fun treat as we have our friend May guest blogging and a giveaway for her fun online class! Check it out!
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One of the things I love most is to combine cute stamps with messy inking techniques. Hi there, May Flaum here guest blogging and sharing a card I had entirely too much fun making. Whether I’m working on a scrapbook layout or card or something else entirely, I’m not known for being the most neat and clean stamper. So what is a crafter to do when she wants to mix the two? The answer, it turns out, is a pair of scissors.


I save scraps of my specialty stamping paper (watercolor paper can work nicely too) and I stamp with a staz-on or archival ink in black my images. This works best with images that are easily cut out – and that’s just one of the things I adore about this set! Then, I applied an assortment of distress stains and marker pens to the animals and kept blending and adding water to the colors until I liked the results. As you can see above, things get pretty messy!


The time consuming part is to hand-cut each animal. This goes much faster if you have the coordinating die cut set – but if you don’t you can also simply cut the images out as I have. What I like about this technique is that I can play with my messy inks but still get images that aren’t mangled or so grungy that they look strange.


Once all the animals and trees are cut out, I arranged them with a die cut polaroid (one of my faves!) onto a background that is inked and water splattered. A little ink around the edges of my polaroid, some twine, and of course my sentiment and this card is now full of zoo-tastic fun!


I will be sharing a layout with this stamp set on my blog soon, because these little critters are great for more than just cards I love them as layout embellishments.

I hope this project that I made to share with you here today. If you’d like to join me on a crafty adventure this summer, please do check out my new class Camp Scrap with Big Picture Classes. I’ll be crafting up scrapbook layouts, cards, mini books, and more and it is going to be a whole lot of fun – without any rules on what you have to do. With over 50 new projects made just for class and a very active classroom we’re going to have a lot of fun.  You can check out all the information here , and I also post about it each week on my blog.




What could be more fun? How about we give away a spot in Camp Scrap to one reader! You have through June 4th to leave a comment, and we will randomly pick one lucky winner for a spot in the class!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

103 comments:

  1. ooo! me me! lol...

    I love stamps and stamping, but so many times I can't seem to achieve the fantastic effects I see on the blogs and videos. :(

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  2. Love the water colour effect on the stamped images. Thanks for a chance to win a place in class.

    ~Kate~

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  3. As I'm not the best colorer (is that a word?hehe) this way of coloring the images has such a cool effect!

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  4. What a great card! Love the water color effect!! Great job--I hope I win! :)

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  5. Cute card, cute stamp set and great technique.Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in Camp
    Scrap.

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  6. I love your way of coloring!!! Your card is adorable!!

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  7. Wooooaaa, this is wonderful! I'd say the mess-making was well worth it, the watercolor effect is so cool! This really made me interested in your summer camp, so happy for a chance to win a spot! Mommies need summer camp too :)

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  8. Beautiful card. Great messy ink technique, looks like fun :)

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  9. Such a cute card and great use of your stamps! Would love to win a spot in the class...thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Just love the distress look on the animals. This set is so darn cute placing the animals in the polaroid as well. Thanks for this great idea and sharing.

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  11. Adorable ! Love the watermelon effect . TIS.

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  12. Thanks for sharing the technique. Love the card.

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  13. Cute card- such a fun, unique look. And it's a fabulous sounding class! Thanks for the chance!

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  14. always love visiting, you do such fun things here.
    Sandra ltb

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  15. What a great idea for those messy scraps! I love how this turned out, and thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in the class!

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  16. What a nice card!
    Thanks a lot for the chance to win a class and greetings from Italy!

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  17. I love that this is "messy" technique but the end result isn't that messy!

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  18. This class sounds absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much for the chance to win a spot! :-) xx

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  19. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and enjoyed seeing your technique. Thank you so much.

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  20. Love the messy! Thank you for a chance at a spot in the class. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

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  21. Great card love the Polaroid look! The class sounds awesome!
    Rach xx

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  23. Fabulous card and equally fabulous technique! I would so love to win a spot in May's class! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. Camp Scrap sounds like so much fun. I'm a huge May Flaum fan!

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  25. Camp Scrap would be an awesome experience for me! I've made cards off and on for years but I am just starting to learn the different techniques used. I want to make a bunch of cards for OWH and the camp would help me! Thanks!

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  26. I love how you pulled it all together with the polaroid! Genuis!

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  27. Super cute card! Thx for the giveaway!

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  28. How fun, thanks for sharing! thanks for a fun giveaway too!

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  29. Thanks for the chance..would love to have something different and fun to look forward to!

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win this class. And thanks for the technique, but I'm pretty sure my results would look like a pen leaked all over the paper, lol.

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  31. I love all things Lawn Fawn and would love to win a spot in this class.

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  32. I'd love to take it. I've never won anything from your blog before...

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  33. Thank you for sharing this technique! I'm always up for trying new things, to this one is getting added to my list! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class! cnighs at yahoo dot com

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  34. omg, i love your stamps and the giveaway looks awesome :)

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  35. This card is super cute and the class looks amazing :)

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  36. Love the watercolor effect on both the animals and the background! Can't wait to try some this weekend! Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class.

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  37. cute card & so creative. thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I have been trying to do more scrap booking. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.

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  39. Very fun card and looks like a great class.

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  40. Ahh i would love to take the class...Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. What a fun idea! I just got some of the stamp sets and coordinating die cuts. My son and I will have fun trying this with different mediums, thanks!

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  42. Love the watercolor look on the card. Would love a chance to be in the class.

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  43. Your web site in so fun and refreshing. Watch all your videos. on u Tube and I am 65 love it.

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  44. would love to win-May's classes are awesome!!!

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  45. love May...she's one of my favorite creative people! What a fun take on the critters!! Love that!

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  46. May always has such great, messy ideas! It would be great to be a part of Camp Scrap! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  47. I like the loose, splattered look of the coloring. It must feel freeing to work outside the lines like that. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

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  48. Camp Scrap !! sounds like a blast!! Can't ever go wrong with Lawn Fawn!!

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  49. Neat! This sounds like it would be so much fun and a great learning experience. I am relatively new to all of this. I love your coloring. I have yet to try water coloring paper. That is up next for me to learn. Oh, and gilato's. Hope I spelled that right. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  50. So cute luv all the elements used

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  51. Sweet card! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  52. I just live your Stamps and Supplies.

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  53. This class looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. Love those critters! Cute card :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  55. Oh my goodness, I would love to win a spot. Thank you for the giveaway. You guys all rock!

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  56. What a fun card. I love all the cute animals. TFS.

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  57. These are so cute! I always love your animals!!! Thanks so much!

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  58. Fun card! I love May's style. thanks for the chance

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  59. I would love to win a spot in that class. I've been totally drooling over it.

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  60. Cute card! And thanks for the chance to win a spot in this new class. ;-)

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  61. This card is totally awesome! Good to know that you can be a little messy (well, maybe a lot messy) and it still come out great. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your class.

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  62. Oh I love the watercolour messy look, I can only imagine how much fun it was to make. I love that messy + cute stamps = awesome card! Thanks so much for the inspiration and a chance to win!

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  63. What a great idea with the stains. I'm still new to them. Love the inspiration here! Thank u!! Btw would love a spot in the class!!! Thank u for the chance to win!

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  64. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing this cool technique! Would love to win a spot in the class.

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  65. I love the watercolor affect you achieved! Great inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

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  66. I would love to win a spot in May's class.

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  67. This seems fun. Love the water colour effect on the stamped images. Thanks for the opportunity of winning a place in class.

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  68. What a great opportunity! Would love to win!

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  69. I would love to win...The class looks like fun.

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  70. Lovely and fun card! love the watercolour effect on the images~ Great idea! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  71. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Sounds like a great class. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

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  73. great card! would love to win a spot in this class!

    Serena

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  74. A very cute card! And the class sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

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  75. Love this set of stamps and the card is superb!!! What fun to be part of this class!

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  76. What an adorable card! And I would love to be part of the class! Sounds awesome!

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  77. Fun technique to go along with fun stamps. Very cute! I'd love to take an awesome summer class. I'm up for a challenge!

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  78. Great technique! I love fussy cutting so I need to try this. Class sounds like a fun summer activity!

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  79. You always have the best techniques! Can't wait to take the class!

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  80. Such a fun card! Thanks for the chance at an awesome class!

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  81. Love Lawn Fawn and it would be fun to go to a "Mommy" Camp!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I love how you colored the critters and the tree! Stunning :)

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  83. Me and my girls love your work and we have so much fun following you both!!

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  84. Great card. Love the way
    the critters pop out of
    the frame.

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  85. Love this card. And I'd LOVE to win this online class!

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  86. Beautiful card!! This stampset is a must-have for every scrapper.
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!!

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  87. Love the watercoloring. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class

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  88. So fun! When I saw the tech, my mind went, "dur", why haven't I done that before??!! Great post!

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  89. I've been wanting to try watercolor for a card. This class may be the answer. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  90. Wow, Great blending and coloring! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  91. Another great May Flaum design. It's adorable. I'm looking forward to starting Camp Scrap this week and getting my hands dirty!

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  92. Great idea for those adorable stamps and lots more - I think flowers would look terrific with this technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. Love this card...May's classes are awesome, it would be so cool to win a spot! Thanks for the chance.

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  94. I am not a neat and clean stamper either! I love to fussy cut and I love the effect May got here with her inks and cutting. Such a cute card!

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  95. I really like the way you've arranged the animals in the Polaroid. What a great card:)

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  96. Fun card. Great tip on the coloring then cutting. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in class. Looks like a fun class!

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  97. Your card is so incredible adorable!! Pick me! pick me! OOH OOH Mister Carter Please Oh Pretty Please with a Cherry On Top!!
    Sorry that really shows my age. LOL
    I would love to be in your class! Just to learn and have fun! Sounds good to me!!

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  98. I love this coloring technique! Thanks for the chance at a spot in the class!

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  99. pick me! pick me! would love to win a spot in May's class

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