Saturday, October 29, 2011

Peace on your wings

I love this Angelboy stamp. So I chose him to be on the first Christmascard I made this year. And itsn't that Peace on your wings quote beautiful? I made the background with distressink and water.

Have fun stamping!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas with non-Christmas stamps by Joanne Wardle

You don't always have to buy special Christmas stamps to make your Christmas cards. Sometimes you just have to look at the stamps you have in a different way. This general tree from Stampotique, can easily be made to look wintry with simple colouring, and the addition of white flower soft or glitter. The tiny bird from Jo Capper-Sandon's range can easily be made to look like a robin redbreast with the appropriate colouring

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I haven't made a lot of halloween cards and had these cute images from Stampotique.  Perfect little scary kiddos!  I definitely need to make more of these now that I've used these, they would make great little ATC's.

This card is a 5.5 x 5.5 and I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 139 .   I hand wrote the "BOO" on the banner.. 

Hope you have a great weekend!  We don't have any sports planned today so I'm hoping to do some shopping for the kids, it's gotten too cold too fast and all the pants we tried on this past weekend-the kids have outgrown them ALL.  

Card Details:
Stamps: Corie 9217, Frankie 9219, and Skullboy 9221 from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Going Gray, SU! retired designer papers, Neenah White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, copics, Pumpkin Pie, SU Journaling Marker
Embellishments: black twine, seam binding, dimensionals

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beware Shadowbox

Roc is here to share a shadow box she has created.

Roc used the following stamps for her shadow box are:

Mary #6054 (but i cut her head off and shortened her legs),
Halloween cube #2 #6110 for the skeleton head and the pumpkins

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Goth Garland

Amy Wellenstein has created this very cool Goth Garland which would be perfect for this upcoming Halloween.  

Amy used a variety of stamps for her garland:


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Candle boxes

Today 2 boxes with scented candles which I made with Stampotique stamps and Tombow markers. For the green box I used these stamps: Smile, Carol's flower large, Carol's flower small and Living is not enough ... For the pink-purple box: Marci, Daniel's hearts, Dream in color and Two hearts are better than one.

Please visit my Blog to see a third box made with Jo Capper-Sandon's stamps.

Have fun stamping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spooky Treat bags...

Gettin in the "spirit" ??...he he he!  the Halloween spirit that is!  Here are some spooky treat bags made with some very cool Daniel Torrente images... "Minky girl", and "two sticks"...
 I just grabbed some brown craft bags and inked them using some TH masks then stamped over them.  The tops of the bags are stapled down with black netting and a colorful tie die material.  Did I mention the black rubber mouse and fake garlic?  :)  These were really alot of fun! tfl!   Jane W.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

alcohol ink and acetate flower by Joanne Wardle

The new challenge at gingersnaps is to use alcohol inks. to be honest I don't use mine very often, but I don't know why.

To make this card I stamped Carol's flower from Stampotique onto acetate with stazon, then on the reverse I applied various colours of ranger alcohol inks with a blending tool. I then glued this to the card, to which I had already added a ribbon (by threading through the card), glued on a button.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tag time!

Mink by Daniel Torrente

It's tag time over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and Nellie has challenged us all to create a tag or to use a tag in some way on our art. Well, I love making tags anyway and often use a bit of left-over inky card to make a tag which I then often turn into a little hanging. These tags are a couple of extras I made once I got on a tag roll for Nellie's challenge!

Heart Shirt by Daniel Torrente
Splatter Long by Jo Capper-Sandon
Crow Line by Janet Klein

Don't forget to visit the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog here if you want to play along.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ghouls just want to have fun!

I created this fun card for the Colour Challenge over atSplitcoaststampers today. The colour combination is Pumpkin, Eggplant and Turquoise. All strong colours, so I wanted to try to get a good mix of each.
I used Frankie, Corie and Skullboy for my spooky scene, coupled with the Ghouls just want to have fun sentiment. Such sweet little ghouls and very easy to colour with my Twin Touch Markers.
The colours I used on the images are as follows
Frankie's Pumpkin Head_YR-31 Y45 and YR23
The Purples: P85 and RP87
The Turquoise B67 and BG61
The Skin
R139 and R131
Green Shading GY163-Eye Shading BG178
Ground Shading WG5
All markers from Shinhan Arts

Additional Supplies: Cardstock , Top Note Die,  Circle Punch, Ink-SU
Ribbon, Bat Punch and Fence Punch-Martha Stewart Crafts

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

There's still time to play along with the Stampotique Humorous Birthday Challenge - grab your Stampotique images and join us!

I started out by stamping Minkygirl in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then created a Mask from Eclipse Tape and placed it over my image.  To add color, I pressed Ranger Distress Stains in Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed onto a Non Stick Craft Sheet, and spritzed with water, then pressed my stamped side into the inky pool, lifting to try, then reinking to cover any white space.  Once dry, I removed the mask and color the image with an H20 Brush and Markers.

Stamps - Stampotique Minkygirl, Sleeping Beauty
Card Stock - Red, Yellow, Black, Watercolor
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Markers (Red, Yellow, Pumpkin, Blush)
Other - Non Stick Craft Sheet, H20 Brush, Spritz Bottle, Heat Gun, Eclipse Tape, Ink Blending Tool

Designer - Lisa Somerville

Sunday, October 9, 2011

a "Stella" Hallowe'en by Joanne Wardle

In previous posts I have used Stella Sitting on various props, and have used masking to achieve this. I know that a lot of people find masking a bit too "faffy", so for this card I used the simpler "cutting out" method!!
I just stamped Stella, the broom and hat, onto white card coloured with pencils and cut them out.
I made the moon background by cutting out a circle mask (by drawing around the inside of a roll of sellotape), then applied black soot and pumice stone distress inks with a cotton wool ball. I
removed the maks, applied a litle more pumice stone ink, for clouds. I stamped happy (from Happy unbirthday) and old english Hallowe'en. I glued Stella and her accessories in place.
All of the Stamps are from Jo Capper-Sandon's range from Stampotique Originals.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Faux Tintypes

Amy Wellenstein has created these faux tintype pieces (faux tintypes) using Splatter 8832, Clover 6086 and Karin 6108.

Love how these look like they are framed!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn Splendor

For this card, I created a background with this Beautiful Leaf   Stamp. First I stamped the leaf in rust on the card base. I then stamped the leaf with versamark ink onto the shipping tag and heat embossed with gold powder. I added a few splatters in Tea Dye Ink with the Splatter Long stamp and then sponged over with Rusty Nail and Scattered Straw. The sentiment enjoy life was stamped on rust and sponged with Rusty Hinge ink All Stamps are from Stampotique Orginals. My Two fibers included Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Natural Hemp Twine. Embellishments: Skelton Leaves, Vintage Brad and a clip! I really enjoyed creating this Autumn Card because I TOTALLY love Autumn and I don't really tend to create backgrounds and such!

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends and a safe and relaxing weekend to all

Thursday, October 6, 2011

mistletoe bird house by Joanne

The new monthly challenge at Happy Daze is Christmas or Hallowe'en.

The design team were given these tiny little wooden bird houses to play with. Unsurprisingly I kept mine simple. The only stamp I used is Jo's Mistletoe stamp from Stampotique.

Check out the instructions and what the rest of the design team did on the Happy Daze blog.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spooky Printer Tray

I used a selection of stamps from the September 2010 Release to make this chipboard Mini Printer Tray.

I have used:
~{Web}~ on the background for one square
the spider and 2 birds from ~{Birds and Bugs Cube}~
all of ~{Halloween Cube 2}~
and the bat and skull from ~{Halloween Cube 1}~

I coloured these with Inktense pencils and they have all been stuck with silicone glue to allow dimension. Some have Crackle Accents on them for interest.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Altered Envelope

Roc has created an altered envelope this week and WOW!  Look at the amazing colors on this envelope!

She used the Relaxin' stamp set as the main image and the pumpkins are from the Halloween cube #2- 6110.  The Tree 6112 can be faintly seen in the background along with the Spirit definition #7077.

Drop Roc a line at her blog and let her know what you think of her altered envelope.


Monday, October 3, 2011

To be a star ..

I am so fond of quote and sentiment stamps and I absolutely love the Stampotique ones! For this card I made an alcoholink background that I stamped on with Stazon Jet black. This odd card template is one of my favorites. These are the stamps I used: Angel, Text stars, Twinkle, twinkle .. and To be a star .

Have fun stamping!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Joyful Atc

Stamps used: Joyful, & Splatter Long

I stamped Joyful onto white cardstock and inked around the edges adding water to make the ink run slightly and distress the background dabbing with a cloth.

Joyful  was stamped once again onto more white cardstock then I cut around the image and mounted her on foam to add some dimension... the ribbon and flower are from my craftbox.. simple but so much fun.. one of my favourite stamps!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.
Happy crafting. Gez.xx

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome Our October Guest Designers

Stampotique Originals is THRILLED beyond belief to have not one, but TWO guest designers this month!  
Here is a little bit about each of them and you will love what they will be sharing this month for both our challenges and some additional projects they each created!  Watch out for their debut's next week.

Roc Nicholas is a self taught artist who lives in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania.   She works out of her home based art studio wheres she also teaches art and stamping classes. She loves to experiment and uses a variety of different media, but loves to include rubber stamps, when creating her art. Roc was a contributor to the book “Good Mail Day: A Primer for making Eye-Popping Postal Art” as well as other art and international stamping magazines. You can see more of her art on her blog at
And one of Stampotique's very own designers is joining us this month as well:

Mixed-media artist Amy Wellenstein is drawn to the printed word, the graphic image, and the stories they tell when combined.  She specializes in collage, jewelry, and paper arts.  Formally trained in metalsmithing, Amy constructs intimate contemporary pieces of sterling silver filled with bits of ephemera, found objects, and vintage beads.  The results are tiny narratives to bless and adorn the wearer.
Since 2001, Amy has taught collage, jewelry, and paper arts workshops in Arizona, California, and New England.  Her work has been featured in Somerset Studio magazine, several books, and other paper arts publications.
Amy lives in Peoria, Arizona with her scuba-diving husband and TWITCH the cat.