Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Art Journal Page

Here's a Art Journal page from our November Guest Designer, Connie Baever.
The page is made in an old book. Gesso is applied directly to the book
page, and after she stamped and wrote the text she covered the page with Aqua
Pastels and water.

The art journal page uses the Smashallaum 6122 from the Daniel Torrente an Jill Penney line of stamps from Stampotique.

Don't forget we have our Stampotique Designer's Challenge going on right now using Non-Traditional Christmas colors.  We hope you will join us using your Stampotique stamps.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Give yourself a hug

I love this little monster, designed by Kira Nichols for Stampotique Originals. Made the background with Distress Stains.

Stamps I used are all from Stampotique Originals: Hug Monster (4007), Give Self a Hug (4010), Kisses (3023).

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tags

Need some more inspiration for some non-traditional Christmas colors?
Check out these stunning tags from our November Guest Designer, Connie Baever.

You see all those fabulous details on the tags such as the film strip and the absolutely gorgeous jeweled snowflakes?

Hope you will join us over at Stampotique Designer's Blog for this week's challenge to use non-traditional colors with your Stampotique stamps.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

We Three Kings by Joanne Wardle

As Christmas rapidly approaches, I find the need for quick and easy cards gets more urgent.
Here's an easy one made with one simple stamp from stampotique.
I have coloured the card with pencils, highlighted with glossy accents. I have also used some gilding flakes to accent the bands around the crowns. I finally finished with some gold cord.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


For this tag I used the cute Floating dog from Kira's new images. Isn't he cute this little doggie? These are the other stamps I used: Dogs laugh, Altered Laugh and Hanging hearts.

Have fun stamping!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Non-trad Christmas

Mink by Daniel Torrente
Splatter Long and Hearts cube by Jo Capper-Sandon
Sentiment by Carol's Collection

I'm loving the latest Stampotique Designers challenge - to create a non-traditional Christmas card. Anything non-traditional is right up my alley! This card is very similar to one I have made before but I wanted to make a Christmas version because I just love Mink's sullen expression and it goes so well with the sentiment. This card would be perfect for a real scrooge, and we all know one of those!

Have a look here if you fancy playing along with this fun challenge.

Bye for now, Kate

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Join us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge today for the start of our new challenge to make an untraditional Christmas creation (no red/green).

Our guest designer this month, Connie Baever, has created this stunning Christmas card, love how she went with a monochromatic color scheme on this.

So many wonderful details on this, the film strips and snowflakes, the metallic ink.  Gorgeous!

Want to join us, you have until 12/13/11 at 5 p.m. to join in using your Stampotique stamps.  Link up over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Don't you just love the new monster images by Stampotique's newest Artist, Kira Nichols!

The monster is stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then masked.  To create the BG on both panels I used the Watercolor Distress Technique, using Ranger Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge.  Once dry, I removed the mask on the monster and stamped the sentiment in Ranger Black Archival.  To add color, I used STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, using Gamsol for blending, then added highlights with STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliners.  For the background panel, I added the Honeycomb in Ranger Black ink, and the Hexagon in Gesso.

Details:Stamps - Stampotique Originals Whisker Monster with SignHoneycomb , Hexagon
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Distress Stain Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner
Card Stock - Watercolor, Summer Sun, Black
Other - Gesso, Heat Tool, Non Stick Craft Mat, Prima Distress Tool, 3L Dimensionals

Designer - Lisa Somerville

Monday, November 14, 2011


I made this bookmark with distressinks in the colors, Crushed olive, Thumbled glass and Broken china. I used these Stampotique stamps: Thinker, Carol's flower small and Dream definition. Quick & easy and it makes a wonderful little gift.

Have fun stamping!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

explosion of colour by Joanne Wardle

For this month's challenge theme at Happy Daze I have made this one layer card, using stamps from Jo Capper-Sandon's range at Stampotique. These Splatter stamps are perfect for the theme. I have used distress inks for the colour.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Underwater Wonder World

Join us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge today for our sketch challenge hosted by Lisa.  She uses Smushallaum #6122 in this underwater wonder world.

Our guest designer, Connie Baever has created this phenomenal card with great colors.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Made this card for an alphabetswap: the Q from Queue.

Stamp I used: Stampotique Originals (9085 - bird legs small).

Friday, November 4, 2011


This week, on wednesday to be precise, the counter for the number of bloghits for my blog, past 100.000! That's reason enough to throw a small party :-) that's why I made this Stampotique card, for which I used these stamps: Dance party break up, Hanging hearts, Splatter long and Gussie up' ...

To thank everyone who visited my blog over the past few years there's a little give away. So visit my blog to have a chance of winning this card and a small goodiebag.

Have fun stamping!