Friday, May 27, 2016

Stampotique and Alice in Wonderland Mash Up

Hello and welcome back to the blog. I'm so excited for this post because it's kind of a tribute to one of my favorite movies of all time "Alice in Wonderland". The new movie "Through the Looking Glass" is coming out today and in honor of the release all of us Stampotique designers decided to do a special project. You can check them all out at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog.

For my project I made some Alice In Wonderland playing cards, only two so far but it's a work in progress haha!

I used Stampotique Stamps:
Playing Card Front - By Arwen McCullen
Moth Fab - By Daniel Torrente
Mad Hatter - By Janet Klein 


If you have an Alice project you'd like to share, come on over to our Facebook page and share it with us :)
I'm off to see the movie, Cheers! 



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 246 - Anything But Black

Welcome back to another week and another new challenge over at Stampotique. This week Samantha Reed is our hostess and she is challenging us to a "Anything BUT Black" challenge.
Here is what she says about this challenge:
"The first thing I usually do after choosing which stamp I'm going to use is to reach for my black inkpad. So I'm challenging myself and you to make anything you fancy so long as there is no black ink or paint etc. Have fun!"

So let's see your best "non-black" creations. No black what-so-ever is going to be quite a challenge for me, I use black on everything I create, I think black is my most used color.

This week I created a dashboard cover for my Midori travelers notebook. This one is going to be the cover for my calendar insert

To begin I covered the entire page with gesso
I then used my DecoArt paint to paint the entire background an orange color
After that was dry I combined some DecoArt turquoise paint and this awesome stuff called Texture Powder (by Prima)
The powder essentially makes any paint into a texture paste when combined. It's the coolest stuff. I used the paste through a stencil onto my background



I then used my finger to apply some more of the paste here and there

So this part is actually funny, I stamped my image and then embossed it and realized that, out of habit, I stamped with black ink!! I had to go and re-stamp the image with a brown ink instead. LOL see how much I use black ink?
The bottom image was my black one LOL..

I then colored my brown embossed image with the copic markers and cut her out



After decorating my background, stamping, painting some more, inking and using some dies, it was finished. I love it!! and no black whatsoever! Those streaks on the bottom, sides and top are a dark brown, no black, I promise. :)

 For this project I used Stampotique stamps:
Ruff and Kate's Doodle Cube - By Artist Kate Crane
Comfort Zone  - by artist France Papillon


This was a super fun challenge, I really hope you will join us this week at the Stampotique Challenge Blog  and thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 245 - Circles

Good afternoon or morning or night to you all today. I am running a little late on this week's challenge. My daughter graduated from high school this passed Wednesday and we were celebrating with her. We also had family over to celebrate with us so it's been a very busy week/weekend


I did however have time to put something together for this challenge, it's just a bit late.
The theme this week is "Circles" and Kristen Catalano is our hostess. Here is what she says about this challenge:

"I love to use circles on my projects, so this week I'm asking you to get creative and show us what you can do with circles"

I worked in a tag book that a friend of mine sent to me

I can't tell you how much I love the Mabel stamp from Karen Hayselden, it's been a "goto" for me

I also used Stampotique stamps - Kate's Doodle Square by artist Kate Crane and also, Agatha Text #1 by artist Magda Polakow 



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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 244 - Scribbles

Hello and welcome back to the blog. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... it's time for another  fun challenge over at Stampotique.

This week Arwen McCullen is our hostess and she is challenging us to Scribbles, here is what Arwen says about this challenge:
"I want to see scribbles in your projects this week, that can be by hand or by stamp, just add some scribbles."


For my project this week I wanted to do a mini canvas but I didn't have one so I created one haha!
I started my project with a stencil and some crackle paste
I used Ranger watercolor paper for this


Once dry, I applied some Color Burst and water. (love this stuff) Usually I apply water and then color burst but this time I put  some color burst first and then spritzed with water


I kept adding water and more color until I achieved the look I wanted



I then added my Stampotique images (which I colored with topic markers), I used the stamps:
Mabel - By artist Karen Hayselden
Prairie Flowers - By artist Terri Richardson

I then added scribbles around the edge and little mini circles here and there with my Pitt Pen


After everything was dry and put onto my background I then used cardboard as my base and simply glued my watercolor paper to the cardboard. This gives me a sturdy piece to work with and it will hang better

I added my canvas to the Tim Holtz Idea-ology hanger. I stamped and put the Phrase Artsy Fartsy on the faceplate of the hanger. (that is also a Stampotique stamp) This was so fun to make and I love the outcome!! 


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 243 - Motherly Love

Hello all and welcome back to the blog. Today is Wednesday and that means another fun challenge at Stampotique this week.
I am hosting this week's challenge and I'm asking you to celebrate Mother's this week. 
Make something with Mom in mind.

I made a Mother's Day card

This card was done with artist Terri Richardson's Potted Geranium stamp

I love how it showcases the beauty of the flower. I made my background with Colorbursts

We hope you will come on over to the Stampotique Challenge Blog and join us this week.

We are also having an open Design Team Call as well, you can get all the info HERE

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Stampotique Design Team Call

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by the blog today. I wanted to let you know that Stampotique is having an open Design Team call for the term of July 2016 thru Dec 2016..

If you feel you might be a good candidate for the team and have a heart for Stampotique please send the following info to me:
(jasminngirl411 at yahoo.com)


1. Your name, email address and blog information (you must have a blog to apply)


2. Provide photos or links to 3 creations made by you. These creations can be previously created but cannot be more than 6 months old

Once you have provided me with the above information I will send you a application form through email that you will need to fill out and email back to me no later than May 9th 2016 

If you are selected for the team, this term will run from July 1st 2016 thru December 31st 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Stampotique Design Team.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stampotique Challenge 242 - Masculine

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today begins a new challenge over at Stampotique...
The challenge this week is hosted by the wonderful Corrie and her challenge to us was "Masculine", here is what Corrie says about this challenge:
"I really struggle with cards for men. So this week I would like to see what you make when you need a masculine card."

So let's see your masculine cards this week!!

I too struggle sometimes with Masculine cards, this is what I came up with

I used Stampotique stamps:
Playing Card and Card Corners - By Arwen McCullen
Christmas Cube - By Daniel Torrent
Vintage Bill , French Journal Page - By France Papillon


I think it came out pretty cool, I hope you got some inspiration today. 
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