Saturday, April 19, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Is everybody recovered from the great release?  Wow,
such a great creations on the blogs of my colleague
Designers. Have you not done the Blog Hop yet? Go over here and 

For today I wanted to make a new banner for my Facebook page
and of course I used some new stamps:


used stamps:

Agatha Heart by Magda Polakow, our new Designer!

Thanx for comming by and happy Easter.


Friday, April 18, 2014

playing in my journal, by Sarah

I hope you've enjoyed the Stampotique blog hop; it's still open for another few days if you've not had chance to join in yet.  I've continued to enjoy playing with the new stamps and this time decided to make a journal page.


One of France's new stamps says

so I decided to use this as a challenge for a page.  I've put some details on my blog as to where I feel I was working outside my comfort zone, and would love to hear how you'd move out of yours


I wasn't sure about this page at first but it's growing on me ;)  


Stampotique stamps used:

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enjoy the little things

Wow.  What a fun week are having at Stampotique showing off our new collections.  Here is a new image that you will adore called Agatha's star.

Ever since I was a little girl I just love collecting small containers. Little tins and boxes are just perfect for storing tiny little treasures.  I repurposed an Altoid tin featuring Magda Polakow's Agatha's star.  I am using this as a travel tin for my watercolors. 

To see more visit my blog at veralanestudio.com.

Janet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Showers - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back to another Wednesday and a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog

This week our lovely Carol Fox has chosen "April Showers" as our theme
I am SO ready for some Spring and April Showers here in Colorado. It's been such a cold a long drawn out winter so I think this is a wonderful challenge and it couldn't come at a better time

I thought that I would use one of our new release stamps for this challenge so I am using:

Agatha Star - By Artist Magda Polakow 

I am thrilled about Magda's new stamps and I just love them all

I used a gelli plate print for the background on this card, I thought it sort of looked like rain coming down and I just love the colors



Thanks again for coming by and as always, thanks so much for your support!! 
Have a happy day!
As always, you can see more on this card at my blog: claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com
and don't forget about the wonderful blog hop with the new stamp release... start here:

New Release Blog Hop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Call for Stampotique Creations

You've reached the last stop in our blog hop.  Don't you just LOVE all of the fabulous new stamps in the Spring release!?!  If you haven't had a chance to enjoy all of the Design Team creations, you can start at the beginning.

To celebrate this release, Stampotique invites you to link up your best Stampotique projects below to be considered for use within the Stampotique.com web site (as samples and examples).  Favorites will be featured in the slideshow on the front page of the Stampotique.com gallery and there will be a random draw for $30 to spend in the Stampotique store on May13th!

Because we are looking for lots of samples, we invite you to link up to 3 projects.  They may be new or previously created and each project must:
  • contain only stamps made by Stampotique
  • be well photographed
  • include brief instructions how it was made
  • include a list of Stampotique stamps used
  • include your name to be credited for the work
If you have any questions, please just let us know!

Stampotique Stamps:
Bird Cage, Dog, Comfort Zone Text, Unlease Yourself

Monday, April 14, 2014

it's monday time

its roc...so it must be monday once again.  i've created an altered envelope using my blessed skellie rubber stamp and my learning to fly rubber stamp.  you can find them at stampotique.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! This Sunday I have two cards for you, with both the same stamp. The first one I made for my Sister-in-law, who gave birth to a little girl last week :-D The second card I already showed on my blog, which I made for a girlfriends baby shower. Both cards are made with MFT Die-namics Blueprints and Dylusions spray.
Love to make cards like this <3

Stamps used:

Stamps used:


Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Coby's Saturday

And Saturday again, this time I made an Art Journal
page. The background is a Gelliprint,
The flower and the butterfly are stamped
with Versamark en black embossingpowder.
The quote with Archival.

Hope you like it!



Friday, April 11, 2014

an art journaled tag

I had a bit of a play with my versamark inkpad this week.  I used it to create a different effect with my inky background, stampeding  'sometimes I pretend to be normal ...' repeatedly.  I heat set it then added dylusions inks.


Some splashing of water, and extra stamping and I was happy with my background for the artichoke monster.  I used an old map for my background journal page!


Thanks for looking, Sarah :)
Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maison des fleurs

Today I have a square card with Maison des fleurs in the center surrounded by a garden of hearts using Abby's hearts.  Hanging in the Coptic colored sky are 2 nuages.  A happy and simple card to stamp and color.  Suitable for birthdays, thank yous, house warming, or just a card to say hello.  More information can be found at: Veralanestudio.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine

Happy Wednesday to you all and thanks once again for coming by and sharing this time with me. I appreciate each and every visit and comment here. 

For this week's challenge over at the Stampotique Desinger's Challenge Blog, our wonderful Magda Polakow has asked us to use a Pen/Paint Pen or Marker on our project 

This challenge is right up my alley, I use those items on almost everything I do, Thanks Magda for this awesome challenge


I made a postcard this week for my project and have used the Stampotique Stamps:

Jasmin - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon
Carol's Large Flower - By Artist Janet Klein
Carol's Small Flower - By Artist Janet Klein




Thanks for stopping by and as always for a full tutorial check out my blog at

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Happpy Card

Hi everyone!
Today's project features the fun letters of the Altered Hello stamp.  Bright background papers and an oversized flower seemed to complement this stamp perfectly.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the card pieces and fabulous flower from the infamous scrap pile :) 
Altered Hello by Stampotique Originals
“Between hello and goodbye is I love you.
” 
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Monday, April 7, 2014

it's monday

it's that time once again, monday, so here i am, roc,  posting my creation for the day.  i've made an altered envelope, so once more,  i think i'll do a give away.  details will be on my blog.
to make the envelope i used quite a number of my rubber stamps.  they are:  squiggle arms, horse, flying heart, and for the top border i used the tail feathers of my rubber stamp flying bird.  i really enjoy using pieces of my rubber stamps to create new designs.  that is one reason i design them without too much frill - so they are easy to cut apart and piece.  i hope you find creative things to do with my rubber stamps.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! In a couple of weeks it's Easter already, so I've made a simple card for the occasion.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Yes! It's the first saturday of the month and that means:

a new Calenderpage for the birthdays.

April: new live, flowers start blooming again and the birds are so busy
with building a nest. I love this period and
that's why I made this page:




Friday, April 4, 2014

stampotique on a gelli plate


I have had so much fun this week playing with a new technique using my gelli plate.  Step by step instructions are available on my blog but I hope you like the mini journal page I came up with :) I have to say, Jo's shrooms are my favourite, favourite stamps and I love using them in my journals. I'd love to know what your favourite stampotique stamp is!

Stampotique stamps used:
Owlseeyou by Kira Nichols
heart tie by Jo Capper-Sandon
Giant Shroom by Jo Capper-Sandon
Mushroom group by Jo Capper-Sandon
Quiet Place by Jo Capper-Sandon

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hearts don't have to be red

Spring time colors, layers of paint and ink make up this funky tag.

My "Love you heart" stamp from Stampotique lends itself to this loose layered style.

Hearts don't have to be red, nor are they limited to Valentine's Day.  This heart is perfect for everyday stamping, used alone or in a repeat pattern. 

Hope it inspires you today.

Janet
Veralanestudio.com

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Bit Of Humor - Wednesday's With Claudine

I must say that I really am loving the theme this week. This week's theme was chosen by our lovely  Nellie and she chose "Humor" 

Check out the challenge HERE

I just love to laugh so I love humor and I use humor in my daily life, after all, laughter is the best medicine, right? 

 I am using the Stampotique Stamps

Are My Pants Too Tight - By Artist Daniel Torrente
Seaweed - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon (in the hair)
Meadow - By Artist France Papillon (also in the hair)

I made a tag for this one and made him have some big hair and I think he likes his hair haha!!!


I love the look of the big hair and the Seaweed and Meadow stamps coming out everywhere haha!!


Of course you can always see my steps and how I made this tag at my blog


Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy week!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Handmade Envelope

Hi everyone,
In a continuing effort to use up my scrap pile,
I took my new Envelope Punch Board and Baby Cthulhu out for a test drive!
I can see that making envelopes from my scraps is going to be a new obsession!
What projects are you doing to use up your (well-orgainzed!!) scraps?
Thanks so much for dropping by,
Val :)
Baby Cthulhu by Stampotique Originals
"Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope."
Shana Alexander

Monday, March 31, 2014

it's monday

it's roc here, so it must be monday.  here is a little altered envelope love.  i can't seem to make enough of these.  i've used my learning to fly stamp.  hope you are flying to new heights this year!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy sunny Sunday!! Cause it's gorgeous weather here in The Netherlands. Hopefully you are also enjoying some lovely Spring weather, wherever you are :-D
This week I made an art journal page again with my Gelli Plate. I stamped Roc's Angel on the page, paper pierced her and colored her with Distress Markers.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Coby's Saturday.

In the Netherlands, where I live, is it spring. This weekend it's
wonderfull weather: lot of Sun.

For today I pimped something that I got at
Christmas with a candle and flowers.
The candle is burnt and the flowers are dead.

So time to pimp the wooden tray:





Thanx for passing by and I would like to read what you think about this project.

Used stamps: Spidergrass, Birdy Up, Keep Calm.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Papillon tag


I ReaLLY enjoyed making this tag :)  There's a bit more information about how I made it over on my blog 'The Art of Moodling'.


Stampotique stamps used:
Papillon script by Jo Capper-Sandon
Large Butterfly by Jo Capper-Sandon
Row of Numbers by Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Time Square by Amy Wilson Wellenstein

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vintage theme

 
 
I thought I would join in on France Papillon's vintage theme this week at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  This image of my husband's mother Leah featured in the stamp Summer of 32 really fits this request to go vintage.

I really enjoyed creating this faux vintage piece with teabag stained muslin.  This pin cushion is filled with rice and will hang in my sewing room on my grandmother's oak Hoosier.  My mother passed two years ago yesterday and had used grandmother's Hoosier as her sewing station.  Now it's become mine.  It was very therapeutic to celebrate and honor my and my husband's mother this week. The buttons used in this piece were from my mother's collection.

For more info on my pin cushion follow me to veralanestudio.com.

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vintage - Wednesday's With Claudine

Wow, what a week it's been so far, we are knee deep into Spring Break!! WOOHOO!! My daughter turns 16 on the 30th and we are thrilled. What a beautiful young lady she is becoming.

For this week's challenge over at the Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog our hostess is France Papillon and she has challenged us to do something Vintage looking.

This was a toughie for me, Vintage is not my forte' and I'm not so good at it. I love the challenge though and always try and look at something straight in the eye and just GO FOR IT!!

I used the Stampotique Stamp

Topknot - By Artist Daniel Torrente

I made a background with patterned paper, math problems and spread gesso and then sprayed with Color Wash and also did some stenciling


I created the flowers with the Big Shot and some Tim Holtz dies and just added lace and buttons and other bits and bobs here and there


I hope you've gotten a little bit inspired for this week's challenge. Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com

Cheers!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Scrap Cleanup

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm using up a scrap left over from last week's project.
I love keeping a photo album of handmade background papers for use in later projects.
It's easy to flip through it and find the perfect background!
How do you store your scraps?
Thanks so much for dropping by,
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique:
Queen of Life, Clothes Text
“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.” 
Mary Higgins Clark

Monday, March 24, 2014

it's monday

roc here.  yup..it's monday again.  today i made an altered envelope - one of my most favorite things to do.  they just make for a happy mail day for someone.  i used a few of my rubber stamps to create this.  a few obvious ones are the stacked love stamp and the flying heart stamp.  there is one stamp, however, that i used in a most unusual fashion. 

hop over to my blog and tell me what it is and you can have a chance to win this envelope.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! Today I have something different, a little monster box. I saw the amazing Kate Crane using a little matchbox and wanted to try this too. It was a fun little project, but it was also a real challenge to work so small. I used an ordinary matchbox from the grocery store and made a little wrapper for it. Used my Dylusions sprayinks and a lot of Kira's lovely monsters.



Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Coby's Saturday

This week I played with stamps, a glossy, ink and
Posca's.

I created something total different with a
few stamps of Stampotique
and a beautiful dress.

Love to do this, searching what to use
and what not!

Hope you like it!


Used stamps of Stampotique: 

Friday, March 21, 2014

happy happy happy happy happy


Yesterday was International Happiness Day so I decided to theme this week's projects around happiness.  I've put a different project over on my blog.  Stamping and playing with paint AlwAys makes me happy!!


A while ago I made up a collection of cards and tags using scrap background paper from my table and decided to use these for my backgrounds.


Thanks for coming by, that makes me happy too!!!

Sarah :)

Stampotique stamps used:
Happy happy 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Batch birthday cards


Is there a particular month where there seem to be an abundance of birthdays?  We have a group that seems to have many celebrations in one month.  This is a perfect time to stamp some variations for an array of cards.  Since you are working with like images and materials you can create a birthday batch of cards in a sitting!

I began with my Stampotique birthday cube with candle. These little cards measure 4"x 3.5".  A 2" x 2"  square of white cardstock is centered in the upper portion of pastel cardstock.  Scrapbook paper is added to close the area under the square.  More info and how I presented these to the birthday gals and guys can be found at veralanestudio.com.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Masculine Postcard - Wednesday's With Claudine

Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me, I'm thrilled that you are here!!

For my postcard I had the new Challenge in mind
Be sure to check it out at the Challenge Blog

Our Most talented R. Maria Sabina has challenged us to do something Masculine and
this is toughie for a lot of people, masculine isn't easy so make sure to take a look at all the wonderful inspiration that our design team has provided

For my project I created a postcard and I had a great time with this theme!!

I used only one Stampotique stamp this week - (love this guy!)

Are My Pants Too Tight - By Daniel Torrent


if you would like more information on how this was created, please stop by my blog -

Take care and have a wonderful week!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Watercolor Techniques

Hi everyone!
It's terribly cold here today so I have been daydreaming about summer.
This gorgeous little stamp takes me back to the beach with my brother when I was young.
This quick little watercolor technique suits this image perfectly.
Thank you so much for visiting!
Val :)
To achieve this look:
  1. Pounce three distress inks beside each other onto your craft mat and spritz them with water. Here I have used Squeezed Lemonade, Evergreen Bough and Broken China.
  2. Push a nice multimedia paper or watercolor paper into the wet ink and twist or move gently to get good coverage and nice blending.  (If the color is too dark, spritz with more water.  If the color is too light, dry the craft mat and repeat with less water.)  
  3. Dry the image with a heat gun.
  4. Stamp image with Versafine Onyx Black ink (or other insoluble ink).
  5. Heat set the image with a heat gun.
  6. Using a small watercolor brush, brush a bit of water into areas you wish to lighten and dab those areas with an absorbent towel to remove a bit of color. Here I have done the shirts and the hat.
  7. Heat the image one last time to dry the lightened areas. They will lighten a bit more when dry.

“A second wave collapsed over my feet, lipped with white froth, and the chill gripped my ankles with a mortal ache.” 
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Monday, March 17, 2014

it's monday again

it's roc here, so it's that time once again - monday! i have made an altered envelope to give away.  details for the give away are on my blog.
to make the envelope i used quite a number of my rubber stamps.  they are:  artiste block, flying heart, stacked boxes and scooter girl
i was really pleased how using the bottom of the flying heart made a pennant-like border on the top of the envelope.  i'll be using that again in the future.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you! Did you enjoyed this weeks weather? Here in the Netherlands we had some pretty awesome Spring days :-D So this week I have a simple card for you with the lovely Carrot. I also used My Favorite Things Die-Namics and colored my papers with Dylusions.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Much Love