Crop Challenge | Stamp a Background with Nancy

Let's take a closer look at the February stamp subscription kit. Here I used the coffee cup to create a repeated background design for my layout. I started out with some Versafine ink and randomly stamped the image in a loose diagonal shape. I wanted it to look like it was raining coffee cups, with the diagonal shape giving my photo a great landing spot. I filled up each of the cups with some watercolors, smudging the edges on purpose for an eclectic look. It was easy to create this eye catching design with just a handful of stamps.

For your challenge, use any stamp to create a repeated background design. Bonus points if you fill them up with watercolors! When you complete this challenge, upload it to the member gallery and leave a link to your project in the comments below. See ALL of the crop challenges here.

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  1. CeliseMcL says…
    02/17/2017

    I normally start at the beginning but today I felt adventurous so I jumped to #12 and I have enjoyed Nancy's workshop class this month and like her style. This layout was inspired by her background stamping. I used some very old flower stamps with the new spring stamp set and of course water color for extra credit. ;o)
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199772-jonquils

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  2. penny says…
    02/18/2017

    I stamped a background with various sentiments from the Adulting stamps. Also used watercolors: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199817-adulting-card

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  3. mandy1632 says…
    02/18/2017

    I went hybrid after trying to physically stamp a background and having it all go horribly horribly wrong... SO, digital!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199850-the-whole-world-is-a-garden

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  4. sparlkle4000 says…
    02/19/2017

    Well, I must say that this was an interesting challenge. It really challenged me.

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199860-cherish-us

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  5. sparlkle4000 says…
    02/19/2017
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  6. Brinkleyboy says…
    02/19/2017

    This challenge brought me so much joy creating the background and finally got to break out this magnificent stamp set! Love it!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199898-spring

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  7. JaneD says…
    02/20/2017

    Stamped a background using the pencil from the stamp set "Word Search Valentine". I have also used watercolours, first time since I was a Little girl. Difficult but fun!
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199942-first-day-of-primary-school

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  8. JaneD says…
    02/20/2017

    I love this challenge, so I just had to make another Project. Here I have used the "Veggie" stamp set to make a patterned paper to use as the title card of this documenter spread. I have also used watercolours.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/199954-var-tradgard-our-garden

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  9. cporter says…
    02/21/2017
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  10. Brinkleyboy says…
    02/21/2017

    I did another one for this challenge. Started by stamping all across the page with just the stamp and phrases. Once I was finished it needed color so stamped them all again on pattern paper and added over the plain stamped images leaving a few blank to give it a visual break and interest.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200007-what-will-i-drink-now

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  11. tpgirl says…
    02/21/2017

    I stamped a background paper (Not a great stamper, I chose not to water color today) and then i cut it up to use in this pocket page layout from our Myrtle Beach Vacation. These photos from the pool aren't that great but I wanted to include them in the album.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200030-crop-challenge-stamp-a-pattern-paper

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  12. mandy1632 says…
    02/21/2017

    I stamped this background with 3 different sets: http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200033-keep-going
    I think I'm going to try it again this week!

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  13. Sunniva says…
    02/22/2017

    Since I haven't got my photo printer++ I haven't finished, but I thought I'd at least upload my stamped background!

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200061-stamped-background-for-page-about-us

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  14. olivia200 says…
    02/22/2017

    I'm not much of a stamper so this way a big push to improve myself. http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200091-volcano-drinks

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  15. CristinaC says…
    02/22/2017

    Stamping + watercoloring (with dye inks):
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200121-yay-you-did-it-card

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  16. diestempelkueche says…
    02/23/2017

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200077-crop-challenge-stamped-background-mood-board-mixed-up-title

    Girls and bows (Thank you Maggie Holmes!) are the perfect match for this challenge, handcolored with pencils...

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  17. jennmccabe says…
    02/23/2017

    I had to make use of that cute coffee mug stamp from the Confidant Stamp Sub ... also attempted the watercoloring.
    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200141-sc-crop-weekend-daily-joe

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  18. SarahSC says…
    02/23/2017
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  19. ShellyJ says…
    02/23/2017
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    02/23/2017
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  21. boymom says…
    02/23/2017

    I enjoyed this challenge so much! It was fun getting my art on! http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200188-live-colorfully-card

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  22. Cards4Ever says…
    02/23/2017

    Love this challenge. I also did watercolors. http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200191-mom-thank-you-card

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  23. n0tob4g0tn says…
    02/24/2017
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  24. Imomster22 says…
    02/24/2017
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  25. AndreaHB says…
    02/24/2017

    I stamped the background on this layout http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/200218-number-5

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