WOYWW 604 – altered stamps


Happy WOYWW to all – and creeping closer to the final days of 2020. They cannot come soon enough for me.

I finished an art journal page that I quite like. It is what is on my desk today:

Yes, careful watchers will note that I now own a set of Janet Klein images. I have commented for many weeks on WOYWW how tempted I have been by them. Mostly I have seen the little people with flower eyes, which I like well enough, but when I saw these, I just couldn’t resist.

Ignore the rubbish stamping – it was more for demonstration purposes than for use in the final page above! I almost passed them by, because of the head-toppers. I have been wanting images that will work as collage-y figures in my art journal but oh my, that fruit bowl! Anyway, once I got them in my hands, a little knife work and they were transformed. I ended up using them exactly as I intended when they fell into my basket.

A few posts back I mentioned I was on a mission to find supplies that could be used in different ways, to make standard issue items more unique to me. There are three things on that page that have been altered or used in a different way. I wonder if you can spot them all? I have a few step-by-step sort of photos to take but I will be sharing probably tomorrow.

Hope you all had the best socially-distanced Christmas that you could – we are still working our way thru family Zooms, cause if Thanksgiving taught us anything it was that massive multi-houshold Zooms are rarely satisfying. I prefer smaller groups, so that means many more Zooms!

I have not made it thru the list from last week, as of today as I type, but expect to do so by the time WOYWW posts tomorrow. Here are a few more can’t comment links that I like to add to let people know that I visit even if I can’t leave a comment to prove it! ~Stacey had a great idea for using monogram letters as gift tags! I will totally do this next year. Dorlene is another who often posts scrapbook layouts that I love seeing and can never say so.

See you in 2021!!

27 thoughts on “WOYWW 604 – altered stamps

  1. Oh I love what you’ve done with those stamps!! It’s making me look at a couple of mine a different way, but you do have to be brave – they cost so much!! I haven’t seen these ladies before, I like quirky figures but the little girls didn’t really call to me. These are another matter though!! You were right about the muscle memory – I have moved my waste bin under the table about six inches to the right – just can’t find it now without actually looking!! Heaven knows what I’ll be like by the time I finish. Sorry I’m so late – you know, life and stuff! Stay well, stay safe, Cindy #15

  2. Your pages are amazing! I love those stamps but I am sticking to my “no buying” rule for 2021. You are so very creative! I love coming here to see what you are up to! I apologize for the late post. I have had a few computer issues! Take care!
    Chana Malkah, #1

  3. Love what you have done with the stamps, they are uniquely yours now on that wonderful journal page, adore all the scrumptious colours. Happy New Year BJ#10

  4. Thank you for your comment, Mary Anne, and I’m glad you enjoyed your visit! A T-rex in a tutu sounds really fun!

    Happy New Year from a fellow nut.
    Shoshi #25

  5. Fabulous journal page! I bought theta set-..still to meet some ink! Chrisx #38

  6. This is a fabulous journal page!

    Find Niamh on you tube for some free classes – she also does paid classes. The one you have seen the start of on my blog is

    Happy woyww and happy New Year!

    Susan #15

  7. Love your imagines. Thank you for your visit. Wishing you a happy new year. Ani

  8. Loving the journal pages. I’ve seen the stamps before and love how you’ve used them. Have a happy woyww, Angela x17x

  9. I love your journal pages – so colourful and you’ve made a great job of altering the stamp with the fruit bowl! Happy New Year to you and yours. Elizabeth x #32

  10. Your page is lovely, Mary Anne – love the colours. Those stamps look really fun, and versatile too.

    Happy New Year and happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #25

  11. Those journal pages are such fun! I love the vibrant colours as well as the images. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. Praying for a happy and blessed New Year for you and yours. With love & God Bless. Caro x (#16)

  12. Hi Mary Anne, I love what you have done with the images. I have seen many stamps that I almost liked – it never occurred to me to buy them and adapt them! Something for me to consider in the future. I will be starting my very first journal in the New Year – I really have no idea if it will be an art journal, or something else – time will tell – but the plan is for me to stick with it (that will be a first). I have been inspired by all the WOYWWers that have journals. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #30

  13. your stamps make me think of wooden spoons. very cute

  14. I see what you mean about the stamps – I like how you simplified them – yeah, who needs a fruit bowl on their head LOL? Still. there might be some accessions when you want to use them like that. I sometimes cut the wings off my angel die-cuts so it just makes a female figure – a lot more versatile that way! Happy 2021 Marianne! Glad you rejoined the tribe! xx zsuzsa #24

  15. Interesting pages! Love how you changed to images to your liking. Happy New Year.
    Carol N #27

  16. Your journal pages are great. I prefer them without the bowl of fruit too. Love the calendar in your previous post, will have to download it when I am on the laptop. I always comment on my IPad because some of my comments kept going missing. Have a happy and healthy new year Angela #14

  17. HNY Mary Anne, ingenious idea to turn the hats upside down. Love what you’ve done with these lush stamps on your pages. I’ll look forward to seeing how you did the backgrounds. Take care with love and hugs from Sue #22 xx

  18. Fab LOs, really love the colours and images, they’re great fun! The one with the fruit bowl on her head reminds me of Carmen Miranda, lol!! I can see how the figures appeal to you and I bet you’ll use them all the time. Am so with you about smaller zoom/FaceTime calls and have been doing quite a few of them myself, keeping in touch visually has suddenly become more important.
    Hugs LLJ 2 xxxx

  19. I was thinking you could use them as book marks with their heads sticking over the top or they might make pockets to tuck some secret thing behind them! Well, I must fly!! Happy New Year! Happy WOYWW!? Happy crafting! AND stay safe
    ((Lyn)) #19

  20. I never thought of using those images in that way – never thought of buying them although I did like them. Now you are tempting me!! Love your journal pages.
    Here’s to a better year ahead than the one we have just had. Keep crafting, blogging and stay safe, happy and well.
    Hugs, Neet 13 xx

  21. I’m not a fan of those images particularly, but I do like what you’ve done with them. I had a very socially distanced Christmas, it was just me! I even opened some windows (small ones) to allow air to circulate, lol. very law abiding! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

  22. Ha, those images had your name all over them…even if it required a scalpel to completely MA them! I’m rubbish at guessing, but those wings could very well be sweetie wrappers?! I’m looking forward to crossing into 2021 too, may it bring you greater health, missus.

  23. I love those images, ones to go back to time after time.. your double journal page is fantastic. Stay safe & all the best for 2021, here’s to a much brighter year ahead. Creative wishes Tracey #7

    • I have never seen Janet’s images used like that!!! They look soooo different, soooo you.
      I love her images, most of mine are digital, and must admit, I have chopped the odd bit off or added an odd bit. Love that page.

  24. I must admit that those Janet Klein figures are indeed very flexible Mary Anne. The journal page is fabulous. We are having a Zoom get together tomorrow but there will only be 6 computers involved if everyone makes it so hopefully it will go well. Stay safe, happy WOYWW and Happy New Year. Sarah #9

  25. Happy WOYWDW . and happy new year

    Loving the page its colourful and love those stamps,

    Take care and stay safe,

  26. Thank you for sharing. Love the ‘don’t forget to fly’.
    Cannot wait to see what you do next.

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