Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stampotique Design Team Call

I am super excited for the event of the year (according to me) and I have been waiting for this for some time now. Stampotique is doing there design team call and I could not wait to apply. They are one of my favorite stamp companies and I just love their challenges. 
I have actually made top 3 for their weekly challenges 7 wonderful times and it excites me every time.
I have recently moved thus having to take a break from the challenges for awhile but I'm back into the swing of things and cannot wait to get inky again.

So for my design team entry I decided to create something with this weeks challenge theme in mind...
 Try a New Technique is this week's challenge and this was a toughie for me. I have tried so many great techniques it was tough to grab one that I haven't tried haha!!
I decided to go with a technique that Tim Holtz used on this month's twelve tags of 2013. I'm not sure what the technique is called but it's basically a distress paint resist. 
I used some of Tim's masks for this and adhered them to my journal page. 

Using the paint and a dabber you apply the paint over the masks to create a resist. Then let completely dry.

Once dry, I used several different colors of distress stain and one color of Dylusions spray to cover my entire page with bold colors.

I just love how the stains and spray resist the picket fence distress paint, so cool!! and look at how bold those colors are.

I set the background aside to dry and began planning my page. I decided to cut out some spooky cats and also a spider from some of Tim's dies. I also decided I wanted to use one of my favorite Stampotique stamps called Relaxin' by artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrent. 
I used Distress markers to color her and then just fussy cut her out.

I then added everything to my page and decided it needed a little stenciling too. 

I wrote out my phrase, edged with Barn Door and then placed everything on my page. I also edged the page with black ink and added the stamped word "Happy Halloween". I also added the red eye and back to the cats and spider.

I really love how this page came out, the bold colors behind my Relaxin' girl just really make her pop off the page.

Here are a few of the projects that I previously made for Stampotique challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by and have a super fantastic day.


  1. Surely you should be 'a shoe in' for this team Claudine. Love the way you create such bold and vibrant backgrounds to set of these super images perfectly. Good luck! Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Great technique Claudine. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

  3. wow, great work!! Love it all. Sue

  4. Best of luck! I am also a Stampotique Fan-atic ;). Love your creations with fav was your Daisy's. Have always loved them! Thanx for sharing. :)


  5. GOOD LUCK! I totally love the way the webs came out...fab masking!

  6. Absolutely amazing! I'd say good luck but I don't think you need it :) I can't wait to save my pennies and get some of these stamps ~

  7. Great creation, Claudine! Anything with Tim Holtz, Stampotique and Claudine in the mix just *has* to be good, right? Great projects! Good luck!

  8. WONDERFUL! Good luck with the design team application!


  9. Good Luck!!! It is all very very cool!!! You'll do fine!!!

  10. Love the page, Claudine. The colors are great and don't you just love spider webs? (and the cats) You'd be a great addition to their team!

  11. Very cool page, love how you used the masks on the background. Very colorful! Thanks for joining us for the Stampotique DT call and best of luck.