Thursday, November 20, 2014

Corrie sets the challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog and would like everyone to make something with a stripy background.
"You can use ink, paint or pens whatever you like, just no ready made stripes with pattern paper."

My stripey background are stripes of rickrack stitched on cardstock.  My little taxi stamp is repeated for a bumpy ride.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Designer's Challenge Stripey Background - Wednesday's With Claudine

Wednesday brings another fun challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog

This week our hostess is the lovely Corrie and she is challenging us to do a "Stripey Background" but no using patterned paper for this. 

Ok, I love using stripes so this challenge is right up my alley

I used Stampotique Stamps -

Barcode Text 2 and French Journal Page By artist France Papillon

Daniel's Hearts, Twinkie and Checkers By artist Daniel Torrente

I decided to do a journal page for this challenge

I am kinda in love with this page. I just love the humorousness of Twinkie and "shenanigans" is my new favorite stamp!

Come on over and join us at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and join in on this fun challenge

For more info on how this background was created, head on over to my blog and check it out

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Love Note

Happy Tuesday!
Lovelyarethesound by Stampotique Originals
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” 
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Monday, November 17, 2014

it's roc here... it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using a myriad of my rubber stamps.  the wings on the heart are from my flying heart stamp.  the grass is my heart vine stamp.  on the left is my scalloped lace border.  the word fly is from my i'm learning to fly rubber stamp.  the top border is created from using the top part of the hats off my party dog and my horse rubber stamp. 

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard just fly over to my blog and find out all the details there.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you all had a great week, I sure had, I was away with my family :-D
But I have something to show you of course ;-) This week I have a card, with as always My Favorite Things Die Namics and Dylusions. But what I love to use the most on making cards, are my background stamps. I can make my own 'design' papers with them :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I'm still practicing in my great Dylusion
Art Journal....and still it's difficult but I
go on!

This time I stamped the background with
the smallest fun to do! 
The circles cut by hand at sew under the
sewing machine, then colored with 
one of the colors I used.

used stamps:

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Sometimes a journal page just sits there for a while ...

...and sometimes that 'while' can be a lonnnnng one!  This page started off with some brown spray which sat in my journal for ages.  I recently added some blue (love blue and brown together), didn't like it so used my solution to most pages I don't like - white paint/spray through a stencil :)

I love those large circles so complemented them with one of Stampotique's new release images - Daniel's circles.  They're stamped over one of my very favourite Stampotique images - numeric.

So now I have a double page spread I love, but is still unfinished...

...and that's okay!  It's just the way of art journaling flows.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

It's Bling week at the Design Team Challenge .  Our lovely and talented France Papillon has asked us to "Bring on the Bling." 
My "Lucy" is Magda's Agatha's Moon.  Also in this card is Daniel's circle cube and France's essential Design Cube
More on my blog:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bring On The Bling - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, This week over at the Design Team Challenge Blog the Challenge is all about "Bringing on the Bling"!! 
Our wonderful hostess France Papillon has picked out theme this week. 
This was a toughie for me because I don't do a lot of "bling" when I craft but it was fun to step outside my box and create something

I used Stampotique Stamp
Stella - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon

I decided to make an ATC for this one and here is my outcome

I added bling in the form of ultra fine glitter to the bees and the red line that Stella is sitting on. I think it turned out fun and colorful!

Thanks for coming by and make sure to join in at the Challenge Blog
You could win a 30.00 gift certificate to the Stampotique online store

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Birthday Bash!

Happy Tuesday!
It's hubby's big bday today so we're celebrating!
Thanks for dropping by to join in the fun!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Happy Happy Happy, Romek (balloons), Christmas Cubed (present)
"The first forty years of childhood are always the hardest."

Monday, November 10, 2014

it's monday time again

hello there. it's roc, so it must be monday.  today i created a postcard using my bunny rubber stamp and to make the carrot tops i used my squiggle arms stamp.  if you' d like to see my stamps you can check them out at

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard hop on over to my blog, what's up roc, to get the details. hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! This week another art journal page, but this one is made with my Gelli Plate. Doesn't Liaka look like he could use a hug ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Coby's Saturday

For this week I used a book from
Dina Wakley to inspire me.
She's a great artist!

And again   only used one stamp,
hope you like the result:

used stamp:

Friday, November 7, 2014

art journaling on the train

It might look like it ..

but this isn't quite the same journal that I've been enjoying working in recently.  I took a baggie of art journaling supplies away with me on our recent trip to London, including my little Daler Rowney journal (which is about 4"x 6" in size, a nominal A6) but when it came to the journey home I realised I'd accidentally packed it into my suitcase!

Fortunately we'd happened to shop at the Chelsea School of Art and Design shop (next to the Tate Britain, open to the public, very very cheap :)  ) and that journal I did have in my bag! It's a proper square but similar in size to my Daler Rowney (Sea White chunky small, approx 5.5" square)

What I LoVe about working in artist quality sketchbooks is that the paper is heavy enough to take wet media so no gessoing, no gluing of pages together to make them thick enough etc

Having said that, I did glue in a brusho background before collaging on top (with more brusho backgrounds, letraset and those gorgeous stamped numerals!!)  !

It was a very therapeutic activity for a train journey!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snowman Spotlight

As you may already know, Arwen is hostess to SDC172 calling for "Spotlighting detail."   I must admit, I was unfamiliar with the technique and idea intrigued me.  I took a different approach and incorporated the "spotlight" with the mixed media background.

The stamp is snow family
More on my blog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Spotlight SDC 172

Alright ya'll, have you ever head of the "spotlighting"? 
So this is all about highlighting a portion of an image to make it stand out.

So for this week's challenge over at Stampotique's Designer Challenge Blog our so talented and wonderful Arwen is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "Spotlight"

This is a fun and difficult challenge at the same time. I love it! Spotlighting isn't hard but it's tough to decide which portion to highlight.

I decided to make a simple card for this challenge and highlight a portion of my main image stamp.
I added some patterned paper for the background

I used Stampotique Stamps

Young Ignis - By Artist Magda Polakow

Barcode Text - By Artist France Papillon

I chose to highlight the teddy bear because it seems as love Young Ignis is just hugging her bear and loving her.

Come by and join us for this challenge and you could win a 30.00 gift certificate from Stampotique Originals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Sunflower Dreams

Happy Tuesday!
Here's a little wall hanging I made for my cube at work.
The sunflower rubber has been colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, huffed, and stamped directly on white paper.
Thank you for dropping by,
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Sunflower Medium, Grow Your Dreams
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, November 3, 2014

it's monday once again

hi again. roc here.  today is monday and it's my turn to post a project for the stampotique designer's blog.  today i made a postcard using my little church rubber stamp.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in your mailbox all you need to do is hop on over to my blog for more details.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! Today I have an art journal page, I made this one in a small handmade journal. 
I sooo love this combination of stamps, very whimsical. 

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Coby's Saturday

And it's November.....time flies.

Time for a new calender page, just one to go
and I can make my birthday calender for on the toilet.

Yes I know, there are a lot of people that find it very
strange but in the Netherlands almost every one has it.
So we'll never forget a birthday anymore!

used stamps:

Friday, October 31, 2014

circles on a journal page

I am very happy with this journal page spread!

It started off as a bit of a rubbish gelli print which I painted over with some turquoise brusho, thinking it might lift it - it did!!

Then I started playing around with Daniel's circles cube from Stampotique

and lots of variety in text and numerals.  The background numeral piece is from my scratch paper on my worktable; it's how I clean my stamps - by stamping them repeatedly on scrap paper!!

Add some doodling ... and Sarah is a happy art journaller!!

Stampotique Stamps used:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

Here is a fast and easy color, cut and paste card using little SkullBoy, Frankie, and a portion (:-) of Pepper.
I rearranged the words to "This is Halloween" for my copy.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Your Favorite Colors - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back everyone, today there is a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and our hostess this week is the super Nellie Van Leeuwen
She has chosen the theme, "Use Your Favorite Colors"
What a great theme! I am excited about this one!

For this challenge I chose to make a mixed media canvas
I used the Stampotique Stamps:

Paris Lamp PostFrench Journal PageComfort Zone all by artist France Papillon

My favorite colors are those of Fall, I just love the browns, oranges, reds and yellows that come with the Fall season and so I used all of these colors on my burlap panel.

I created a lot of texture in this background with embossing pastes, fabrics, paper and paint.

Come on over to the Designer's Challenge Blog and join in on this challenge. You could be the lucky winner of a 30.00 gift card to spend in the store.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday with Val's Line Up

It's almost here!
Wishing you all a huge Halloween haul! 
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Line Up, Artichoke Monster, Stella's Hat, Stella's Broom, Happy Unbirthday, Old English Halloween
“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” 
J.K. Rowling

Monday, October 27, 2014

it's monday

hello. roc here.  it's my turn to post a project.  today i created a postcard using my stacked boxes rubber stamp and to create the flower garden i used the daisy off my daisyhead rubber stamp.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you can go over to my blog for the details by clicking here.  hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

The weeks are going fast, especially when your kid is home from school for a fall break. But of course I made some time to play ;-) For this Sunday I decided to do one last Halloween project and made this card. I used some My Favorite Things Die-Namics to cut the paper, Dylusions to color them and used some old and new stamps from Stampotique of course ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Coby's Saturday

For today a Golden Oldie, a Christmas tree I love,
clean and simple. So I made a Cas card, also
clean and simple.  

The quote is so great, no food, no presents
but Peace with Christmas and all through
the new year.

used stamps:

Friday, October 24, 2014

a discombobulated pony

I know I've said this before ...

... but I just love how Roc Nicholas' images lend themselves so beautifully to paper piecing!!  And her new ponytail is no exception!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tag for a gift bag

This mixed media background is layered with acrylic inks, sprays, Gelatos and modeling paste with stencils.  I created it on tag board and trimmed into tag shapes.  Add a Stampotique image such as Daniel's Cup Of Fun Certainty for a one-of-a-kind gift tag. 

Leaving the gift tag blank gives the receiver the opportunity to re-gift the tag. : -)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ghouls and Goblins - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, thanks for coming by the blog again. As you know Wednesday marks another fun challenge over at The Stampotique Designer's Blog and this week our hostess is the great Kristen Catalano and she has challenged us to do some Ghouls and Goblins. Being that it's so close to Halloween, what a fitting challenge.

I decided to do a journal page for this challenge and I used Stampotique Stamps:

Buru!Spider WingsCircles Cube and Lovelyarethesound all by artist Daniel Torrente

Barcode Text #2 - By Artist France Papillon

This is my finished journal page, I love how the background came out with the embossed paper and the acrylic paints but the star of this page is Lovelyarethesound and Buru! It looks as though Buru has become discombobulated! haha!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday with Val Flying In Circles

Happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to share a 6x6 project featuring The Crafter.
She always gets into so much mischief with her scissors!
Today, she might have gone a bit too far!! 
Hubby says with just one wing, she can only fly in circles now! LOL!
I can't decide whether to turn it into a greeting card or a page in a little art journal.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
The Crafter, Spider Wings, Barcode Text #2
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” 
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan