Tiny stamps are so cute and playful when we see them on shelves in stores—and we can’t resist taking them home to join our collections. But for some of us, when it comes to figuring out how to use them, it can feel like a daunting task—but not for Sharon Schuman of North Las Vegas, Nevada. Her artwork, Gulliver’s Daughter in the Land of Lilliput was inspired by Gulliver’s Travels.

She wondered what might have happened if Gulliver had taken his family along with him and then decided to stay in Lilliput. The result was her card depicting Gulliver’s daughter playing in her sandbox. 

Sharon found the Brownies suited the role of Lilliputians very well, and the little houses were a perfect setting for their homes. The stamp of the little girl completed the cast of characters.The girl and Brownies were colored with pencils, then fussy-cut. She stenciled in the sky and foreground, then stamped the background image of trees and hedge twice. Sharon transformed the bare trees from winter to summer with a tiny Pink Ink texture stamp and various shades of green ink.

Once the scene was set, she glued down the little girl, houses, and Brownies. Sharon says, “I haven’t done scenic stamping for a while now, so I was happy to be able to do that again.” 

Gulliver’s Daughter in the Land of Lilliput by Sharon Schuman(Stamp credits: Trees—Inkadinkado; houses—Dylusions/Ranger; little girl—Stamps Happen; Brownies—The Stamp Attic; trees, leaves— Pink Ink; grass—unknown.)