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

Monday, October 20, 2014

it's monday

it's roc here.  today is my turn to post here at the stampotique designer's blog.  i've created a postcard to give away.  i made this postcard using my art lives here stamp and cutting it apart and refashioning it.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard i'm giving away you can hop on over to my blog by clicking here for all the details.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! Love this art journal page I've made with my Gelli Plate. Of course I used some new stamps from the fall release :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Coby's Saturday

When I saw this stamp I fell in love,
so different then other stamps and I like that!

I used this stamp on 4 different PL cards,
I hope I inspired you to use stamps
with Project Life or Scrapbooking.

Used stamps:

Friday, October 17, 2014

brusho ink in my journal

I have been playing ...

... with my latest toys - the brusho inks that everyone is using!  Who knew that this stock item in every primary school art cupboard could be so much fun!!

Whenever I use something new I start with my favourite colours - just lovin' that turquoise!!  Because it's an ink powder, splashing spots of water on the page and dabbing it off (one of my favourite techniques of the moment) doesn't work once the ink is dry, but I managed to catch it before it dried and got a lovely effect.  I'm happier splashing water on my pages than bleach!

I think Nina looks right at home on this double spread journal page, and Daniel's circles give lots of choice for a sun!

Stampotique stamps used

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Black, Purple and Pink - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, Wednesday always marks another wonderful Challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and this week our hostess is the wonderful Carol Fox

Carol has challenged us to use the colors Black, Purple and Pink.. incredibly these are some of my favorite colors and I just love them together
For this challenge I really wanted to do a two page journal spread

I used Stampotique Stamps
Young Ignis , Ignis Heart by artist Magda Polakow
Circle Cube - By artist Daniel Torrente

I also added some handwritten quotes to my background
I stamped my Young Ignis, and Ignis Heart stamps onto a separate sheet of paper and colored them with copics
I stamped the circle cube stamp onto pink paper with embossed dots that I had colored some of those black, I cut those circles out and added them to my background

Here is my journal page - 

(note - I added the stitching to the teddy here, the original stamp has no stitching)

Thanks so much for coming by and if you want to know more about how this page was created please hop on over to my blog

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie Unleashed

Happy Tuesday!
It's a day for happy funky art!
I'm pretty sure it's impossible not to smile
when you see a monster wearing nothing but his socks!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
1879 Postmark, Unicorn's Cousin
“More of me comes out when I improvise.” 
Edward Hopper

Monday, October 13, 2014

it's my turn to post

i created this postcard using my just b u rubber stamp.  it's all paper layered on her dress.  the wings are from my flying heart rubber stamp and her legs are the back legs off my bunny rubber stamp. 

i love to create different images using my stamps.  that is how i design them, always keeping in mind that you can use multiple images to create something totally new.  they can be easily cut apart and glued into some new image.  i'd love to see what you are creating new and out of the box with your roc nicholas stamps.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in the mail hurry over to my blog and find out the details.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! New stamps are always a lot of fun, so this Sunday I made a card with another cool one from Kira Nichols. Further I used Die-Namics Blueprints, Dylusions and Distress Markers to make this card. The text was computer generated.

Stamps used:

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today I played with my Stains, Use them not
often, such a pity because I love the results.

I weathered aquarel paper, splashed with the stains
and sprayed water over it again.
The colors I used: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers
and...Tarnished Brass.

Background much fun those new stamps,
I used four of them:

On the background with Salty Ocean Distress Ink:

Friday, October 10, 2014

french journal page

This journal page just kind of evolved; it started off as a scrap piece of paper but the sponged ink through the stencil took over and I love how many of France Papillon's new release for Stampotique made it onto the page!

I was also thrilled to discover that France's romantic text refers to a visit to a chateau, which I thought co-ordinated brilliantly with her chandelier  and made for a great collection of collage images.

Stampotique stamps used:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book Text

Happy Thursday. 
Corrie has asked us to use book text over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. 
I have incorporated old book text in the ground as well as in one of Daniel Torrente's new circle images.  Thought I'd try a fun and funky birthday card for a one-year old. Roc's "ponytail" is just adorable and perfect for paper piecing! 

SDC 168 Use Book Text - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, Wednesday's always mark another fun challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and this week our hostess is Corrie Herriman and she has chosen the theme 

"Use Book Text"

I love the theme but I don't have a ton of books that I tear up, I need to go to the thrift store and get some so that I can just rip those pages and use them for backgrounds.

I did find one book to use for this challenge and it was an older book that the kids never liked so I figured it was ok haha!
I used a gelli print that I have had for awhile for my background and I added the torn book print and then painted a little bit over it so that it would blend well with the background

Stampotique Stamps I used are:
Ignis - By Artist Magda Polakow
Barcode Text AND Barcode By Artist France Papillon
Cross Hatch Swirl - By Artist Maryse Carrier

Here is my finished postcard

I stamped Ignis onto the book text and colored her with distress markers, this way the book text shows through
I also doodled a bit all over the edges and added a sentiment that a friend of mine lives by haha!! 
Thanks for coming by, I hope you will join us in this challenge

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Barnmark

Happy Tuesday!
This weekend we are hosting longtime friends who are about to move to the other side of the country - to a tiny island!  It's been a very fun visit so far, but it's going far too quickly!  The little "barnmark"  featuring the new Ponytail, definitely reflects how I know I'm already feeling... and they're not even gone yet. 
I'm thinking there's a west coast vacation in my not-too-distant future!!
Thanks so much for dropping by.
Val :)
 Stamps by Stampotique Originals
Circles CubePonytail
“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” 
Rodney Dangerfield

Monday, October 6, 2014

it's monday

it's roc here, so it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using my i'm learning to fly text stamp and my caged bird rubber stamp.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in the mail fly on over to my blog and see the details there.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday :-) This week I played with some NEW stamps from the fall release. I used the super cute new monster from Kira Nichols and I think it goes so well with this new sentiment from Carol's Collection. I also played with the awesome new script stamps from France Papillon, unfortunately it doesn't show up very well. But I bet you will see it more often ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Did you already see the new stamps????
No? Look how great they are!
Yes? Look again how great they are!

The Design Team got stamps from the new
release and I played with them this week.

For today a made an new calender page, it's the first of
October yet. I stamped on a Gelli print, Romek is stamped with
white embossing powder on black Cardstock:

Stamps I used:

I also made a tag for a Stampotique challenge 
in the Netherlands:

Stamps I used:

Friday, October 3, 2014

40 stars

A friend of mine is forty at the weekend so I set too to make a birthday card.

I am much more suited to art journally, splodgy tags or pages though, than cards.  This one had to have stars
i) because I got a smudge of ink on the clean white card
ii) because I smudged pritt stick on a clean white space on the card
iii) because it turns out I no longer have '40' confetti in my confetti drawer!!

There are 40 of them though ;)

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bob's in time out

Kim is hostess this week at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and is calling for a masculine card.  I selected Daniel Torrente's "Bob’s in time out" to go on a muted collage background.  I stitched on a distressed tag and stamped "misunderstood" from Carol's collection.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SDC 167 Masculine - Wednesday's With Claudine

Good morning all, we have a new challenge this week for you over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and our hostess this week is Kim Howard

I know a lot of people have trouble with masculine themed cards or journal pages, I know I do.

Stampotique Stamps I used for this project are:
French Journal Page - By France Papillon
Angel Boy - By Daniel Torrente
Feakin' People Person - From Carol's Collection

I decided to do a small journal page for this one and I used a jelli print that I had made several months ago (gotta love those gelli prints)

if you would like to see a little of how this was created hop on over to my blog 

thanks again for coming by

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a Cup'a

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share an ATC made from the scrap pile with a few of my favourite new stamps.  Yum Yum fits perfectly in the largest teacup from the Stacked Cups.  Isn't he adorable? I love this little guy?!  He reminds me of myself... always eating! :D
Thanks for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Altered Hello, Yum Yum, Stacked Cups
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.” 
Julia Child

Monday, September 29, 2014

it's monday

it's monday once again. i made this postcard using my stacked love rubber stamp and my heart vine.  if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail hop on over to my blog for all the details.  to see more of my rubber stamps you can click here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I've made a fun Halloween card with these cool bunch :-) I've used My Favorite Things Blueprints for cutting the paper and sprayed them with Dylusions. I used Distress Ink and a template to create the dots. And the trick-or-treaters are colored with Distress Markers.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coby's Saturday

This week I was thinking about what to do for today.
I didn't want Halloween, Autumn.....

I started with making a background paper, Yellow
and Orange ink, stamping circles and stripes on it.
Then text and circles by Stampotique.

Ok, background ready.........

Project Life! I'll make a page in my PL Album!
Love to do that, Pl is so much fun especially
when you make your own backgrounds.

I hope you like it too:

Used stamps:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Early Halloween

I was in a gift shop in Ann Arbor a while back  and burst out laughing over this quote, "I love your stupid face."

Carol's SDC 166 is calling to "get your spook on" with an early Halloween entry.   I had to link this funny quote to my little Corie  and Frankie images.

Husband's Halloween card made. Check. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stampotique Designers Challenge 166

Happy Wednesday all, I'm so happy to be here to show you my project for the new challenge

The theme is Halloween this time and our wonderful Carol has chosen this one. All of us here at Stampotique love Halloween.

In fact our Facebook group is having an ATC Halloween swap for October, won't you come by and join us?

For my project this week, I created the ATC and also a coordination card for the Facebook swap

I used Stampotique Stamps:

Hazel Jester and Clothes Text - By artist Linda Peterson

Halloween Cube - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Here is the ATC I created, I printed out the saying from the computer

and here is the ATC with the coordinating card

This was fun and I just love how Hazel is so proud in her Jester costume!

Thanks for coming by the Designer's Blog today, make sure to check back everyday for a new inspiring project by one of the designers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a 4-Wheelin' Postcard

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm excited to share a project made for a postcard swap
featuring Stampotique stamps designed by Roc Nicholas.
The theme was "Hearts"... mine are little but they are there!  
Thanks for visiting today!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Squiggle Arms, Scooter Girl, Just Be U, Stacked Boxes, In Stitches
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” 
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Monday, September 22, 2014

it's my monday post time

it's roc here today, so it must be monday.  i made this postcard using my artiste stamp sold through stampotique.  if you'd like to have a chance to receive this postcard in your mailbox find your way to my blog for all the details by clicking here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! Today I have made a fun snail mail project. If you are following my blog, you probably know by now that I love to send some happy mail. If you want to receive this fun envelope with some goodies, just leave me a comment on my blog :-)

Stamps used:

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today is Party-time. My favorite Craft store
in the Netherlands, de Craftorij,  is four years old. I bought there
my first Stampotique stamp and later on a lot more :-).
I learned there techniques and got so many friends
over there. It's a great place to be and that's why I made
a birthday card today'

The background is made by strokes aquarel paper 
using the sewing machine to put them together.
With Versamark and Black embossingpowder I stamped
3 stamps and colored them with aquarel paint.

Hope you like it.

Used stamps:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stampotique Sunflowers

Really enjoyed making this little postcard :)  After using a stencil with spray inks I added colour with ink on a sponge and some background stamping.

The flowers were stamped in grey and added to the postcard (I just love that black and white contrast with colour!) before finishing it off with a suitable quote.

Stampotique stamps used: