Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a Naughty ATC!

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm excited to share an ATC made for an ATC swap on the Stampotique Facebook Group.  The theme was "Naughty".  Now that's wide open to interpretation!! So I asked hubby to help me come up with some cute ideas.  Here's what "we" came up with! LOL!  I giggled the whole time I was making it!
For details on how it's made, please drop by my blog.
Thanks for visiting today!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
"After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse."
W.C. Fields

Monday, September 15, 2014

it's monday

today it's monday, so that means it's me - roc.  i made a postcard that i will be giving away.  i used my be grateful rubber stamp to create this piece of art.  if you'd like to learn more about how i made it, and for a chance to have this postcard show up in your mail box, head on over to my blog by clicking here. to see more of my rubber stamp line, or other wonderful stampotique stamps, please click here.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!! This week I have a little tag book for you. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the tags and used Dylusions to color them. The lovely monsters were colored with Distress Markers. And the text was computer generated.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Hi you all Stampotique-lovers! 
Today a little Art Journal page.The 
background is a piece of rest paper, also the paper
on witch I stamped. So trow nothing away :-)!

Used stamps:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another sleepless night

Kira Nichol's "sick kitty" is floating on a soft textured background while having another sleepless night.

I had a lot of fun making kitty's "bed" with paper piecing. 

Hope it makes you smile.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SDC 164 - Birds or Animals - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all and welcome back to the blog. Today starts a new challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog

Our lovely hostess is the wonderful Sue Davies and she is asking us to make something With Animals or Birds. 

I decided that I wanted to make a card for my parents anniversary. Their anniversary isn't until New Years Eve but I figured I'd work on it early.

Birds have always been the theme for their anniversaries and my Dad has this tradition of giving my mom a set of two birds every year. Usually they are little sculptures or ceramic figures but she has one for every year they have been married. I think it's such a sweet tradition.

I just recently got this stamp and as soon as I saw it It reminded me of my parents.

I used Stampotique Stamps

Treemates - by Artist Kylie DiOrio 
Kylie has some wonderful bird stamps and I just love them all

Two Hearts..One Love - By Carol's Collection
Carol has some really awesome sayings in her stamp collection

Here is my card

I hope my parents like the card, I think this stamp is just so sweet. 
Have a wonderful day everyone

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Sign of the Seasons

Happy Tuesday!
Do the leaves change colour in the fall where you are?
We have brilliant fall colour here on the east coast in Nova Scotia, Canada!
The leaves have just barely started to change
but it won't be long now before the forest is ablaze
with shocks of reds, oranges and yellows!
The Stampotique Leaf stamp is one of my favourites
and is perfect for this season!
Thanks for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Leaf, Forget not that the earth delights
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

Monday, September 8, 2014

it's monday time

today i created a postcard that i'll be giving away.  i used my heart vine rubber stamp, my stacked love rubber stamp and my flying heart stamp.  to see how i made it you can fly on over to my blog by clicking here.  also, if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you will really need to stop by the roc nicholas facebook page and join the postcard swap.  hope to see you there!  if you'd like to see more of my rubber stamp line you can see them at stampotique.com.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! This week I made a card with a perfect combination of Die-Namics Blueprints, Dylusions and the super awesome stamps from Stampotique :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Coby's Saturday

And again it's time for a calender page, September!
I bought a new die- set and wanted to 
use it today. After making my background with
paint and ink I could punch them.

A background stamp of France Pappilon, The September
stamps and the beautiful stamp

Life is nothing without friendship.

Used stamps:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sarah's art journaled tag

...and mine is definitely amongst my paints, papers and rubber stamps!

This tag started off with a sponge ink base that I didn't like so I tore it off, and decided I quite liked the effect.  I'm going to add it as a page in one of my small A6 journals.  It nearly looked like this

... but in the end, decided to include Gucio.  Sometimes it's so hard to know!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Have a little fun

That's just what Kaz had in mind.  Kaz is hostess this week over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge (SDC163).  We are taking older stamps and giving them a refresher!

Large Fleurfly is from my first collection with Stampotique. I give her new life with a funky background ready to mail out with the message, "Have a little fun."


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Refresh It - SDC163 Wednesday's with Claudine

Wow, it's already September!! Time is flying this year

It's time for another Challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and
this week our hostess is Kaz over at Slightly Wonky Crafts and she has a wonderful challenge for us. She is asking us to "Refresh It" Use one of those older stamps that you haven't used in awhile and give it a new lease on life.

How fun! I have so many stamps that I just love but one of my very first stamps I ever bought from Stampotique was 

Prom Queen - By Artist Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney

I also used another stamp that was one of my first buys

Whatever - By Carol's Collection

I decided the make a tag for this challenge

I just love bright colors and I love how vivid the background has come out on this one. I did some sewing around the edges and over the wash tape and "Whatever" word.

Thanks for coming by, I'll see you next week!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Greeting

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a cheerful little greeting card.
I drew inspiration for the coloring from the colors in the background paper and the fun sentiment (cut out from designer paper).  It was great fun playing with my Copics and getting a bit inky!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Bird LadyGucio Walking
Tweety: Oh, Mr. Putty tat. Don't you wike me anymore? 
Sylvester: I think... I think... I think you're... I think you're... delicious!

Monday, September 1, 2014

it's monday

if it's monday then it must be roc time.  today i created a postcard using my monster stamp as the focal image.  to see all the stamps i used in pieces to create this hop on over to my blog by clicking here.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I finished up my first Halloween project, I just couldn't wait any longer ;-) I had this idea in my mind and love how it turned out.
I used a matchbox and made a wrapper for it, which I colored with Dylusions. The quote stamp was stamped on some old book paper and crumbled before sticking it on some black cardstock. Instead of painting the white inside black, I dismantled the box and traced it on some black cardstock. The fence is cut out with a Tim Holtz Die and colored with my brown Dylusions ;-) For both parts I used some script stamps and these, with their Gothic font, are just perfect for Halloween.
Only 60 days left till Halloween!!

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Yesterday I found a background, made on an Art
Journalday. Inspired by a card in the Craft Stamper
I made this card with again using only one stamp:

Friday, August 29, 2014

stencilled tag

I got some new stencils the other day and really enjoyed playing with them alongside my Stampotique stamps.

And being me, that play involved a tag.  After laying down a colourful background I went for clean and simple imagery (I just love these sunflowers and am so glad I have both, they work so well together).

I'm thinking it'll work well mounted on an art journal page made from some of the papers I made yesterday.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Under the Sea

Arwen is calling the Stampotique Designer's Challenge (SDC 162) this week and the theme is "Under the Sea." The design team has really created some outrageous designs!

Here's s simple, stamp, color, tear and stich!
I'm using Amy Wilson-Wellenstein's  Caerleon  and Gawan  in this collage card.

Janet Klein

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SDC162 - Under The Sea - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello everyone and thanks again for stopping by the blog. This weeks Challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog is "Under The Sea" chosen by our wonderful Arwen McCullen

For my project today I chose to use a background that I had previously made in one of my art journals. I was actually experimenting to see if this mesh type material would stay if I adhered it with gel medium, it ended up staying pretty well and I thought it kind of looked like fish netting.

I also had previously used a stencil to add some lettering along the bottom and used Dyan Reaveley sprays for my background.

I decided for this under the sea page, I wanted to use Stampotique Stamps - 

Something Fishy - By Amy Wilson-Wellenstein

Smushallaum - By Daniel Torrente

Smushasha - By Daniel Torrente

Seaweed - By Jo Capper-Sandon

Breakfast - By Daniel Torrente

Here is my finished page

The page turned out just how I imaged, it looks like the mermaids have caught the creature in the netting, I also cut the hand so that it was reaching through the netting, as if he was trying to escape.

I hope you have enjoyed my creation today, make sure to try out a "under the sea" creation of your own and link up to 
Stampotique Designer's Challenge in order to be eligible to win.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Techniques

Happy Technique Tuesday everyone!
Today I have the pleasure of crafting with friends who are new to stamping during our lunch break!  I thought that making a couple of Stampotique bookmarks would be a great way to introduce them to stamping!  It's so much fun to play with color and make your own background papers - I know we'll have a blast!  For the details of how these were made, please click here to visit my blog!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Timeless, Whole Heart, Find Your Balance Text
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Whole Heart
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have 
is the relationship with yourself.” 
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Monday, August 25, 2014

it's monday once again

today is monday. my day for posting here at the stampotique designer's blog.  i created a postcard using my stacked cup rubber stamp and my scooter girl.  i love how easily my rubber stamps can be cut apart and fashioned into something else all together.  they have such flexibility when creating.  if you'd like to see more of rubber stamp line sold through stampotique.com you can click here.  i'd love to see what you can create with them!  if you'd like to see more of my artwork you can visit my blog by clicking here.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!! Today I have a card with BROWN Dylusions spray o_O it's the first time that I used this color and I loved it :-) Brown is not really a color that appeals to me, but for masculine cards it's great.
My teammate Coby told on her blog, a while back, about a Dutch foundation (Post voor Kanjers) that sends cards to sick people. I had never heard about it, but really liked the idea and signed up. But now I also have to make cards that older men would like, so therefor the brown Dylusions. And I think that Old Timey Frog fits perfect on this card :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today a Hazel stamp, love those stamps because
they are so sub-tile, you can do so much with them.

From a couple of pages made with the Gelli Plate I
made a little book. It will be my:
Keep calm-book.
On every page I will place a keep calm quote:

used stamps:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flowers galore!

It's flowers galore at Stampotique this week with Kirsten's challenging us to use flowers in our project.  Let me introduce you to Cinth, who would love you to say 'Hiya' to her!!

Although she's a touch un-seasonal she's a jolly, good-natured little person who lives very happily, just the kind of person you want to be around!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Large Sunflower

Kristen is hosting at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week and the theme is flowers.  I took it as an opportunity to make a card that could be used for birthdays, a thank you, or a general greeting.

My  Sunflower (large) sits as a single image on my sprayed and splattered background.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowers and a Bookmark - Wednesday with Claudine

Happy Wednesday to ya, thanks again for coming by and spending this time with me once again
I hope your having a great week.. Today marks another new challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and this week our wonderful hostess is Kristin and she has chosen the challenge "Flowers" 

Even though it's the end of August we still have a few flowers here in Colorado. It's sad though because soon it will become colder and our flowers will go dormant for another winter.

I decided to make a bookmark for this project and I wanted it to have the flower by artist 

Janet Klein called - Sunflower Left

I had originally created something else for this project and didn't like it so I cut this flower out of my original project so I could still use it. No waste! haha!

I also used one of my favorite stamps by artist 
Linda Peterson called Hazel Jester
All of the Hazel stamps are so cute but this one is my favorite, Hazel Jester definitely has that cuteness factor

I created an "arm" and "hand" for my Hazel so it would look like she was standing there holding this flower, although I'm not so great at drawing I though it turned out ok. LOL

Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Duotone

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share an ATC made for a
Stampotique ATC swap over on the Stampotique Facebook Group.
The theme was black and white this time and I had lots of fun with this one!
If you haven't played along already, give it a go! It's heaps of fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Master Butterfly, Large Butterfly
“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white,
it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.” 
Vikrmn, 10 Alone

Monday, August 18, 2014

it's monday once again

today is monday, so it's roc here.  today i created a postcard using my flying heart rubber stamp and my i'm learning to fly rubber stamp.  if you'd like to see these stamps, or more of my rubber stamp line, you can visit stampotique by clicking here.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard all you have to do is fly over to my blog for more details. hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Sunday again, so my turn :-) This week I made two little gift envelopes and little cards for the twin boys next door, who are celebrating their birthday. I used a little envelope I had lying around as a template for my sprayed paper and stamped them after putting them together.

Stamps used:

Have a happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I'm sorry, again some nature this week. When I was looking what to do 
for today I couldn't resist this stamp. Had
to use it!.

I wanted to play with Bister, red one and sprayed with
Dylusion Yellow ( with a lot of water).
With Gesso and a stencil I made the 
chevrons. Using the sewing machine is always fun!

The Flower is stamped with Versamark en colored
with some orange Distress ink.

Used stamp: 

Friday, August 15, 2014

dreaming on a journal page

Still working in my little passport sized Moleskine journal but with only two pages left it's very nearly complete.  I switch between working in different sized journals depending on my mood, so I must be going through a small journal phase at the moment!!

This isn't want I originally intended for this image but that's the great thing about journaling, ideas flow as you work with the imagery (and I still have my original idea to work on!!).

It makes me think of the story of 'Where the wild things are' for some reason!!

Stampotique stamps used: