Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reading: {making an impression -book review & giveaway}

I know I’ve probably said this before (and I always do mean it) but I am really, really excited about this book review and giveaway.

The book is Making an Impression – Designing & Creating Artful Stamps by Geninne Zlatkis. Geninne is an artist known for her beautiful illustrations. The reason I'm so excited about this book is because I’ve been a fan of Geninne’s for a long time and in fact, used one of her beautiful bird illustrations on a craft that I posted about here.

The book showcases Geninne’s signature love of nature and offers step-by-step photos and directions to make hand-carved stamps.

Geninne takes the process a step further and shows us how to apply the stamps to beautiful projects like these tags.

Stamped frames surround Geninne’s beautiful bird illustrations.

Simple embroidery makes this project even more special.

A stamped rock with painted berries. So simple and beautiful.

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In addition, the book provides 50 motifs and templates featuring Geninne’s designs. The templates can be copied from the book to use for image transfer to make your own hard carved stamps or other projects.

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I know every artist or crafter would love to have a copy of this book on their shelf. The photos alone are creatively inspiring. Or, with the upcoming holidays, this book would make a beautiful gift. To enter for a chance to win a copy of Making an Impression, please use the Rafflecopter widget below.
Please note: This contest is open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Thank you for your understanding.

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Thanks for visiting and good luck!

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I was provided with two complimentary copies of this book. One to review and one to giveaway. All opinions are mine.


  1. OMG I have to get that book (but from the shop, i'm in new zealand!). gorgeous, gorgeous style x

  2. gorgeous inspiration! loving it all.

    hope you'll stop by...i am now happily sharing photos and info about my paris trip!

    smiles to you.



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